Regardless of what modalities and techniques you currently use, if you are providing therapeutic treatments for clients with acute and chronic pain, there will come a time when you wish that you knew more, and that you could help your clients even more effectively.
Manual Osteopathic training gives you the missing tools that you need to address ANY structural imbalance in the body. It deals with the body from a whole body perspective. The only training in the world that is more comprehensive than the training of a manual osteopath with regard to the entire human structure is that of an Osteopathic Physician, which is considered a Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic philosophy regards the body as an entire, interrelated unit that must maintain balance in all of its systems in order to maintain health. Soft tissue/ bodily imbalances can be found in muscles, bones, joints, connective tissues, fluids and organs. Depending on your educational background you may have training in one or two of these components, but will lack knowledge of the rest and will not have the ability to integrate all of the components together.
IT IS IMPORTANT to understand that Manual Osteopathy is a separate, distinct profession. It is not a 3rd year massage program, or a series of weekend workshops. It is a Diploma Program. Our Program follows the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding training, content and hours required for training. Our hours meet or exceed all programs currently offered in Canada.
For more information on the profession of Manual Osteopathy, please visit NMOS.