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Osteopath FAQ

 

What should I expect on my first appointment?

 

During your first appointment, our Osteopath will conduct an initial consultation with you. You will need to fill out an initial intake form and bring along any pertinent medical records such as X-rays, MRI's or CT scans. This information will provide our osteopaths a better idea as to how they can help and treat you.

 

Our osteopath will perform a physical examination that may involve various assessment tests for your joints, muscles, and other tissues. Once all information is collected and analyzed, our osteopath will provide an appropriate individualized treatment plan suited for you and your health needs. Because Osteopathy is a holistic treatment, your treatment plan may include gentle manual osteopathic manipulations, dietary recommendations, exercise and lifestyle modifications.

 

How many treatments will I need?

This depends. Each individual has varying degrees of healing powers. Depending on your condition, various follow-up appointments may be required. Our Osteopath will recommend an approriate number of follow-up sessions based on their experience with treating similar conditions and your individual needs

 

What should I wear to my Osteopathic treatment?

For most treatments you will not need to change out of your clothes. Because there is bit of movement (i.e. you may be asked to stand, sit or lay down) during the assessment and treatment, it is best that you wear comfortable and non-restrictive clothing.  

 

Are Osteopath treatments covered by insurance?

Yes, if your insurance policy covers "Osteopath" or "Osteopathic Visits" then you may submit your receipt to your insurance provider for reimbursement. As the level of coverage varies from insurance company to company, please contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage for Osteopath prior to booking. All our registered Osteopaths are duly licensed and are regulated members of the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT), which provides accreditation for Osteopathy to insurance companies. Please note that our clinic is not able to direct bill for Osteopath treatments. A full detailed receipt will be provided.

 

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Osteopathic treatments by a Manual Osteopathic Therapist (MOT) may be covered by your extended health benefits. Check with your insurance provider today!

Osteopathy is a holistic treatment that uses gentle non-invasive manual techniques to release or remove your pain.  The body is looked at as not a collection of separate parts, but rather an integrated and ever-changing functional unit.  Osteopathic practitioners need to look at all aspects of your health, including physical, mental and emotional, to properly diagnose and provide the right treatment for you.  Sometimes, the treatment needed for your health concerns may be rooted from somewhere else in the body, not just the area of pain or discomfort. An Osteopath performs gentle manual manipulation of muscles and joints to get you back to optimal health.

 

Conditions Treated:

  • Pain in all body parts: head, neck, shoulders, back, arm, hand, hips, leg, knee, ankle, foot and more
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis (Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff issues)
  • Nerve Pain (Sciatica, Neuralgia)
  • Migraines and Headaches
  • Concussions and Vertigo
  • ENT: sinusitis, chronic ENT infections, tinnitus
  • Digestive concerns: IBS, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, herna
  • Psychological: sleep, stress, anxiety, depression
  • Trauma: car accidents, whiplash, falls

 

 

Osteopath Fees

Initial Visit (60 mins) - $135

45-Minute Follow-up - $105

30-Minute Follow-up - $75