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Cranial Osteopathy - Capital Osteopathy - Centretown Ottawa

What is Cranial Osteopathy?

Cranial Osteopathy is gentle, safe and very effective for the prevention and treatment of various conditions as well as the enhancement of health.

It can be used to treat people of all ages but is especially useful for babies and toddlers.

What conditions can Cranial Osteopathy help?

Chronic Conditions including Facial Pain, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Jaw (TMJ) Issues, Migraine, and Sinus pain

Victims of Recent Violent Injuries (Deliberate or Accidental) including Car Accidents, Falls, Sports Injuries and Whiplash.

Stress Sufferers including people who are physically and emotionally exhausted and suffering a whole range of stress related conditions, these can include physical pain from muscles and joints due to maintaining a "stress posture" and digestive problems.

How do Cranial Osteopaths work?

A Cranial Osteopath applies appropriate touch at the right tissue levels to stimulate the body's self-healing and corrective mechanism, the same as with osteopathic treatment elsewhere for the body. The therapist uses their hands to apply a touch that touch may be light, may remain static or move, or may introduce tension or traction to the body.

What happens in the first appointment?

The purpose of the first meeting is mainly to gather information. This process will include taking a full medical history and a physical examination. After the gathering process, the practitioner will advise you:

  1. What is the nature of your problem?
  2. What is the cause(s)?
  3. Whether cranial osteopathy is an appropriate and safe treatment to help your problem.
  4. If yes, your practitioner will outline a treatment plan including further investigations, exercises, and lifestyle modifications if necessary.

If there is time left, your practitioner will begin some treatment.

How many follow-up treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you will need will be dependent on how long you have had the problem. For acute or problems that have started within the last three weeks, they normally require between 2 and four treatments on average. For longstanding or problems lasting more than three weeks, they need between 6 - 8 treatments on average.

How long are the appointments?

Initial appointments are 60 minutes, and follow-up appointments are 30 minutes long but may be longer.

What should I wear in appointments?

We recommend that you bring a pair of shorts and a sports bra to each appointment.