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November 2, 2017

Can Osteopathy Help With Fertility?

Osteopathy is a gentle form of manual therapy gaining tremendous interest due to its global approach in working with the body. This is in part due to the fact that osteopaths work with many aspects of the body: bones, joints, muscles, fasciae (conjunctive tissues), organs, nerves, blood vessels, cranial tensions, and for some osteopaths, energetic and emotional elements as well. 

Osteopathy was initiated at the end of the 19th century by Andrew Taylor Still, an American doctor. Dissatisfied with the poor body of knowledge available to doctors, he was one of the first in his time to make advances in understanding the anatomy of the human body via human dissections. It is therefore not surprising that osteopathy is essentially rooted in anatomy. 

​In discovering the inside of the body, Still started to become interested in the role of each structure and in symptoms and health problems that may occur when these structures are hindered. For example, if ovar...

February 3, 2017

Many people think that teen braces are inevitable, but osteopaths have know for years that this is not always the case...

Teeth alignment and osteopathy

Years ago, Osteopathy evolved in its understanding of human anatomy to discover cranial mechanics. And in so, the understanding that crooked teeth are a consequence of a crooked cranium. It has been found that if you can straighten the cranial bones, then the teeth will follow suite! On the other hand, straightening the teeth but not the cranial bones, can lead to head, neck and back aches.

Yes! That's right! The cranium is not, as most of us tend to have assumed, one ball shaped bone. It is in fact comprised of many bony plates that hinge together with ligament tissue, allowing for some flex and expansion.

Visualize this: the bones of the base of the cranium from back to front interlock like the mechanism of the wheels of a clock. When one bone (or one wheel) gets pushed in a certain direction (for example at birth), the other bones (or w...

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