What is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner?

When beginning your search for an Osteopathic practitioner you should consider someone with expertise beyond their College of Osteopathy training and an extensive healthcare background. This combination of knowledge and skills is a highly successful formula for patients choosing to feel better with Osteopathy. At the Taylor Clinic, our objective is to restore optimal mobility and function to all the interconnected parts of the human body.

Osteopathic practitioners treat the primary source of dysfunction. Treatment is based on an extensive knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and genetics in addition to years of clinical experience. Osteopathy is widely regarded as an effective treatment for bones, joints, muscles and organs. Treatment enhances the body’s ability for self-healing and put simply, Osteopathic practitioners remove barriers that prevent the body from healing itself.

Additional training and courses provide Osteopaths with specialties for instance, the treatment of concussions. These occur from any physical impact to the brain. Trauma can either be a direct hit to the head or indirect forces to the brain, such as whiplash. Symptoms can vary from headaches, sensitivity to light, nausea and altered brain function. If left untreated, negative impacts on the brain may persist. Osteopathic practitioners use various manual techniques to address the source of problems and facilitate recovery. This gentle approach allows patients to carry on with activities of daily living more efficiently and effectively than before, taking a couple of days to fully benefit from the treatment.

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