Osteopathic Manual Practice


We are excited to announce that Alison Ritchie has completed the five year Osteopathic program at the Canadian School of Osteopathy and is now working on her thesis.

She will continue to bill as a RMT until this is complete.


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To book an appointment with Alison, book online or contact the clinic.

 


Osteopathy BC defines Osteopathy as “a safe and effective patient centred manual therapy which works in combination with the individuals own homeostatic mechanisms to help restore balance and optimal health. It works with the understanding that the way the body is able to function is inseparable from the way it is structured.

All aspects of the body must work together to maintain health and the osteopathic approach is able to address the person as a whole to improve not only structure and therefore function but overall health and wellbeing.

Osteopathic Practitioners support the body’s ability to restore and maintain health by using skilled palpation and manual techniques to influence muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs.

The World Health Organization, in its 2010 report on Osteopathy, recognized osteopathy as distinct from other healthcare professions that utilize manual techniques, such as physiotherapy and chiropractic, despite some overlap in the techniques and interventions employed.”

To learn more, have a look at this informational video from Osteopathy BC: