Hi! My name is Rasif and I am the Manual Osteopathic practitioner at 360 Healing Centre. I provide various forms of manual therapies to help treat conditions such as acute and chronic pain, muscle spasm, sprain and strain injuries, joint and soft tissue injuries. Clients love manual osteopathy as a wellness tool and recognize its effectiveness in treating various health-related issues.
As we are slowly starting to get back to our old routines, we need to remember to take care of ourselves. After leading a sedentary indoor lifestyle with minimal outside contact during the COVID pandemic, we are physically and mentally stressed. Excess stress leads to physical issues affecting our range of motion and weakens the muscle and joint. Lack of movement can place strain on tissues and lead to injuries performing work or sports activity.
Manual osteopathy can help you feel revitalized and ready to get back on your feet so you can tackle your daily routine.
Why is Osteopathy different?
The following comparisons are generalizations and may not reflect the methods of the practitioner. When searching for a treatment that is suitable for you, keep in mind that all professionals are healthcare practitioners and their main goal is to promote good health. Each practitioner has a unique method and style they have developed over time and deem effective. Different treatments work well for different people. Find one that works for you.
Manual Osteopathy vs. Massage Therapy
A Massage Therapist (RMT) tends to apply techniques on the body as a whole, aiming to achieve a systemic effect with some time spent on specific areas of restriction.
A Manual Osteopathic Practitioner tends to focus entirely on the areas of restriction and traces them along their lines of functionality. Manual Osteopaths focus on the evaluation and motion tests to determine primary restrictions of the body. Osteopathy usually feels more movement-oriented than massage, since the goal is to increase movement in joints and muscle along with reducing tissue restrictions.
Manual Osteopathy vs. Chiropractic
Chiropractors primarily focus on the spine and nervous system, comparatively Manual Osteopathic Practitioners focus on all of the joints in the body, including skull sutures, as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, organs, and connective tissue.
Typical Chiropractic sessions are short (~15-20 min.), but some practitioners may offer longer sessions.
A Manual Osteopathy Therapy session is usually 30 – 60 minutes, providing a sufficient amount of time to discover and release the multi-faceted restrictions found in the body.
Manual Osteopathy vs. Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy both use therapeutic exercises to strengthen body structure. Physiotherapists provide manual therapy for strength and conditioning, with heavy usage of resistance exercise.
Manual Osteopaths use manual therapy to release tissue and musculoskeletal restrictions to increase range of movement, aiding in strengthening.
Manual Osteopathy is helpful by itself and in combination with other forms of therapy to greatly enhance your health and lifestyle.