We’ve got some exciting news here at Sprout! Come April, our Kinesiologist, Aaron Coulthard, will be an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner with the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA). This means you’ll be able to book treatments with him for all of your muscle-skeletal aches and imbalances.
What exactly is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a profession that uses manual assessment and treatment to impact the body’s structure and improve its function. Osteopaths use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to assess what is out of order and then realign it using manual therapy. As the Ontario Osteopathic Associations explains, osteopaths “find the health, rather than focus on disease.” They continue: “Understanding and adjusting the anatomical unity of the human structure is our job.” Treatments work to put right body mechanics, nerve impulses, and the circulation of body fluids, in order to restore you to optimal health.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy follows the theory that imbalances in the human structure are connected to the progression of disease. Because our bodies self-regulate and self-heal, osteopaths work with the body’s natural capacities to help remove obstructions in order to restore proper function and drainage of the body’s tissues. Osteopathic manual therapists view the body as a holistic, connected system. When one aspect of the system is off, the entire system can be affected and suffer. Treatments work to align body mechanics, nerve impulses, and the circulation of body fluids in order to restore one to optimal health.
• Back pain, disc bulge, postural imbalances
• Joint pain
• Tingling, pain or weakness down arms or legs
• Hip and shoulder pain, including Sciatica and frozen shoulder
• Sports injuries
• Strains and sprains
• Constipation, bloating, and diarrhea
• Headaches and migraines
• Painful periods
• Ovarian cysts, painful scar tissue
• TMJ and jaw-related pain
• Muscle tension and spasm
• Chronic fatigue syndromes (Fibromyalgia, etc.)
• and more…
Starting April, Aaron will be in the clinic Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-7pm.
To book an appointment with Aaron, book online, or feel free to call or email the clinic. Most extended healthcare plans cover Osteopathy, so come April 10th, Aaron will have a billing number for you to expense treatments!