Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to see an osteopath?

Note: Harmony Osteopathy is not currently accepting new patients.

Although some patients are referred by their doctor, or another health care professional, this is not required, and you can make an appointment directly with your Osteopathic Manual Therapist.


What do I need to bring to my appointment?

If you have any x-rays, test results or relevant medical notes bring these with you.  If you can’t easily remember all the medications or supplements you are on, you should also bring these along.


What should I wear?

As Osteopathy is a manual medicine, treatment is hands on, and usually involves moving various parts of your body. Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing.


Will osteopathic treatment hurt?

Most osteopathic treatment is gentle and should not cause high levels of discomfort. At times, hands on treatment of painful or tender areas will be necessary, and in these cases your OMT will take care to make you as comfortable as possible. Some people experience some soreness for a day or two after a treatment as their body reacts and adjusts to the treatment. If this persists or increases, contact your osteopath to discuss it.


How long will the treatment take?

This varies, but most appointments will last between 30-60 minutes. In some cases your initial consultation may be longer than a follow up visit.


How much will an osteopathic treatment cost?

Initial Osteopathic Treatment Session: $160

Follow-up Osteopathic Treatment Session: $120

Initial Child Osteopathic Treatment Session: $120

Follow-up Child Osteopathic Treatment Session: $65


Is Osteopathy covered by my insurer?

Group health insurance (extended health) benefits, which are paid by private health insurance companies, often include the services provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners who are OAO members. Please contact your benefits administrator for information about your group plan, benefits and limitations with respect to coverage for the services of an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner who is an OAO member.


How can I pay for my treatment session?

Harmony Osteopathy of Oakville accepts payments via e-transfer, cash or cheque. Receipts will be issued for each treatment.