Shoulder Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you treat?

Osteopathy is a manual therapy which uses the practitioners hands to assess and treat. The treatment approach is considered to be very gentle. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners adhere to strict standards of practice ensuring the safety, comfort, and confidence of the client.

What do you treat?

Osteopaths address areas of somatic dysfunction, which is a technical way of saying that we address body structures that do not move as they should.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy is used to treat musculoskeletal pain (shoulders, back, neck, hips, knees etc.), headaches, digestion and more.

Do you guarantee I'll get better?

A reduction of symptoms through Osteopathic Treatment is largely dependent on the underlying cause(s) of the condition.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners treat somatic dysfunctions, or tissue based restrictions which can be manually (with our hands) assessed and treated in your body. If these restrictions are causing or contributing to your symptom(s) then we typically see improvements, or resolution.

How long are treatments?

Treatment sessions are typically 60 minutes in length which includes time for reviewing and updating health history, conducting manual assessment(s) and treatment, design or review of home care exercises (if required), and payment.
Children’s treatment sessions are typically shorter, 45 min in duration, but the length of the session is dependent on the individual and the primary complaint(s).

What should I wear to an appointment?

Please wear comfortable clothing that permits movement (ie: t-shirt and shorts, track pants, yoga pants etc.).

How do I pay and can I direct bill my health insurance?

Osteopathic Manual Treatments are covered on many extended health benefits plans however direct billing is not typically available.
We appreciate payment at the end of each treatment session. A receipt with the information required for Extended Health Benefits claims is e-mailed once payment is received.
Credit, Debit and Cash payments are accepted.