(frequently asked questions)
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy which improves healing by focusing on how the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function.
Using skilled assessment and hands-on techniques, osteopaths can identify important types of dysfunction in your body. A personalized treatment plan will be discussed between the osteopath and patient.
Then, the Osteopath uses manual techniques such as stretching and massage for general treatment of the soft tissues along with mobilization and manipulation of specific joints and soft tissues. Supportive exercises are prescribed to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Do I need referral to see an Osteopath?
No, a doctor's referral is not necessary. Most people 'self refer' to a clinic to visit the osteopath for treatment. Although referral by a physician is not necessary, patients are encouraged to keep both their doctor and osteopath informed, so that their medical records are updated.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Yourself and if you have insurance, please bring us the card or your associated number! If you have any x-rays, test results or relevant medical notes bring these with you. If you have doctor prescription, you could also bring it with yourself or just mention it to the practitioner.
how much will an osteopathic treatment cost?
Initial Assessment which involves general evaluation usually cost $100.
The treatment session costs $70. For other services and costs please all us by clicking here, 647-847-7711.
Does my health insurance cover osteopathy, other services & Physio-care products like compression gear or orthopedic shoes?
Important question. Yes for most insurance companies, Osteopathy is covered! Give us a call at 647-847-7711 before your visit, so we can check that for you. After the thorough visit with our practitioner you may be advised to use compression gear or orthopedic shoes for your everyday life in order to maintain the treatment effectiveness and avoid further injuries.