What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathic treatments have influence on the anatomical structures of the body so that there may be proper physiological function and in turn encourage the body's intrinsic ability to self-heal.
How does it work?
Imagine you have a stone in your shoe. You will automatically change the way you walk in order to compensate for the stone. You will place more weight on the opposite foot and alter the way you swing you arms. Your nervous system is telling you there is a sensation change in your foot. Your blood pressure may increase slightly because of the discomfort. If you can't get the stone out straight away, your ankle may start hurting due to the change in gait, or your knee or your hip. This is an example of what happens when lesions occur in the body. Osteopathy searches for the stone and works to correct any compensating alteration patterns.
What to expect at an initial appointment?
A thorough health history is taken and a physical assessment followed by treatment. Appointments take approximately 45 minutes and are conducted fully clothed. For ease and comfort during treatment, please wear loose, comfortable clothing (no jeans). A follow up appointment is approximately 30 minutes.
Marcelle has been fascinated by health and the human body since childhood, a passion that continues to drive her in her chosen field of Osteopathy. The Australian native holds her Masters in Osteopathic Manual Sciences from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association.
Marcelle draws upon her in-depth knowledge of anatomy to address the specific health issues of each individual and believes in working with her patients to achieve lasting health changes.