‘As a natural medicine, osteopathy applies the knowledge of the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body, to all diseases, disorders and dysfunctions. The tools osteopaths use are their hands. Osteopaths use a gentle “hands-on” or “manual” approach to identify the causative factor of the problem and restore order to all of the systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, or nervous system’ (Ontario Association of Osteopaths).
Osteopathy looks for the causes of dysfunction, treating the body as a whole. Osteopathy is not only a treatment, but also a philosophy. Osteopaths use a holistic model, understanding that there is a connection between the physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.
‘Physiotherapists manage and prevent many physical problems caused by illness, disease, sport and work related injury, aging, and long periods of inactivity’ (Canadian Physiotherapy Association). At Life Enhancement Therapies, the Physiotherapists focus on orthopaedic, sports injuries, and pre and post-natal care.
Treatment consists of the following:
- Postural and gait analysis and correction
- Muscle imbalance assessment and treatment
- Manual therapy joint mobilizations
- Therapeutic exercises and yoga
- Core stabilization and muscle re-education
- Pre and post-natal physiotherapy
‘Massage therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain’ (Ontario Massage Therapists Association).
- Trigger point release
- Deep tissue massage
- Fascial stripping
- Lymphatic drainage
- Postural analysis
- Therapeutic exercise
- Strength and conditioning
- Core stabilization
Private yoga sessions with a Registered Physiotherapist
Private sessions with a Registered Physiotherapist. Appropriate for those individuals with pain limiting their exercise tolerance. Working one-on-one with you to tailor a program to increase endurance, strength and flexibility while constantly adapting the exercises to avoid pain.