Who Provides Osteopathy

Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) members have extensive education and clinical training, effectively assessing and treating patients using a range of manual techniques. They use a treatment philosophy that identifies and restores areas in the body that are restricted or constricted. They evaluate the body and employ a holistic approach to achieve improved outcomes. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work cooperatively and in communication with physicians and other health care professionals.

The aim of your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is to optimize the self-healing mechanisms of the body. The frequency of treatments is based on your assessment. Adequate time between visits is required to allow your body to integrate the changes that occur from one treatment to the next.

Active and Affiliate members of the OAO must be graduates of a Board-approved, osteopathic educational institution, which includes the Canadian College of Osteopathy.