Osteopathy in Vancouver at Limelight Wellness Centre
Discover the natural healing benefits of manual osteopathy and restore your body's balance and mobility. Our experienced practitioners use gentle, hands-on techniques to alleviate pain and promote optimal health for your entire body.
What is Manual Osteopathy?
OSTEOPATHY is a form of drug-free & non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles and spine.
Manual Osteopathy is recognized as an effective treatment for a wide range of painful disorders, because it positively affects the body’s nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Osteopathic practitioner use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and well being.
Benefits of Manual Osteopathy
Osteopathic manual practitioners treat
more than you think, we can help you with:
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Joint Pain (Knee, Hip, Wrist, etc.)
- Whiplash and Accident Trauma
- Migraines and Headaches
- Sciatica and Disc Injuries
- Postural Problems such as Scoliosis Kyphosis
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- TMJ (Jaw) Problems
differences between manual osteopath practitioners and osteopathic physicians
The training of osteopaths (called Manual Osteopathic Practitioners within BC) and osteopathic physicians have the same origin.
From early in the 20th century, however, these two fields were evolving differently. As the name indicates, osteopathic physicians are medical doctors. As such, they are trained to prescribe drugs, perform surgery, deliver babies, and to have the prerequisites to specialize in other branches of medicine. Osteopathic physicians are almost exclusively trained in the USA. Manual Osteopaths (or Manual Osteopathic Practitioners within BC) are not MDs, they are not trained in allopathic medicine but purely osteopathic manual treatment. Osteopaths are trained in many countries, all over the world. Worldwide osteopaths (or Manual Osteopathic Practitioners within BC) have a very comprehensive practical training in what has come to be known as Osteopathic Manual Therapy. It is this manual practice or manipulation which was most distinctive about the founder of osteopathy, (Dr. Still) methods, and it is the wide range of manual practice approaches that evolved from Still’s principles which forms the core of Osteopathy. In fact, the manual practice of osteopathy has hugely influenced most of the physical therapy approaches – from chiropractic through massage and physiotherapy, to rolfing, cranio-sacral therapy and sports medicine.
Both streams of osteopathy are recognized by the osteopathic international alliance (OIA) which represents 75,000 osteopathic practitioners and osteopathic physicians from more than 20 different countries worldwide.
I have had the pleasure of meeting an amazing team of Proffessionals at Limelight. I have had beneficial treatments from Physio, RMT, hair laser, chiro, osteopath [fixed my trigger thumb where Drs wanted to do surgery] staff. Will continue to keep going. Thank you
Sylvia Lanzl – de Haas