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Anne-Marie Mougeot


What is Osteopathy?

Craniosacral osteopathy

Osteopathy is a hands-on therapeutic approach that addresses the body as a whole and works by supporting the body's inherent ability to heal itself. Manual therapeutic techniques are used to assess and treat strains, imbalances, and tension within the body to restore a sense of relief, improved mobility, all while supporting the body's nervous system and other physiological processes. Osteopathic palpation is conducted mindfully in order to help you to tune into your mind-body connection and to restore harmony within the whole body. 

Whether you have headaches, neck or back pain, frozen shoulder, digestive conditions, sciatica, painful periods, anxiety or other health concerns, osteopathy can help. Due to its gentle nature, osteopathy is safe and can be beneficial for people of all ages.

Osteopathic techniques include hands-on osteoarticular mobilizations, myofascial release, cranial-sacral technique and visceral (organ) manipulation. Manual osteopathic practitioners use an approach that is comprehensive and can be highly effective for a range of symptoms and conditions. The results of osteopathy are often swift and long-lasting.

Osteopathy is covered by most extended health insurance benefit plans. Depending on your insurance provider, we may be able to direct bill through Telus Health.

Nanaimo Osteopath

About Anne-Marie 

Anne-Marie (she/her) is an Osteopathic Practitioner and an active member of OsteopathyBC. She has completed the 5-year + thesis training in osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and has a graduate certificate in Chronic Pain Management from McGill University and training in lactation and breastfeeding support.

Anne-Marie offers a contemporary approach to osteopathy, blending modern day pain science with her traditional osteopathic skills. She provides a safe and inclusive space for you to feel heard and supported where you can begin to truly understand your symptoms from a broader, whole body perspective. ​Her practice is guided by a holistic perspective on well-being and she loves to continue to learn about the most up to date, evidence informed strategies to support her patients so that they can live happy, productive, and meaningful lives and to support infants and their parents in having the best start to infant feeding. 

What to expect during an appointment

Comprehensive Manual & Exercise Therapy


Assessment & Clinical Impression

Tell me your story.

Prior to your initial appointment, you will be asked to fill out a detailed intake form so that your practitioner can be prepared with an understanding of your health history and presenting concerns prior to your appointment. 

During your consultation, your osteopathic practitioner will listen attentively to your concerns while taking into account the various factors that can influence pain, discomfort, or health concerns. Your practitioner will ask you questions relating to your medical history and the details of your symptoms.

A physical assessment will be carried out to better understand the origin of your pain and may include orthopedic testing, neurological exam, active and passive range of motion as well as a hands-on assessment of the tone, mobility, and quality of your tissues. This information will help your practitioner to develop a treatment plan with you that is tailored towards your individual needs and goals.

Treatment & Therapy

Patient-Centered Care

Treatment sessions typically include a combination of manual therapy techniques depending on your needs and how your body responds. Osteopathy is unique in that it works with the body and never against it; in other words, we don't use tension to treat tension, nor do we believe in treating pain with painful or uncomfortable techniques. Ongoing consent and comfort is of utmost importance throughout the session. 

We may also include some exercise therapy and movement strategies for active care to help to build strength, balance and improve mobility and range of motion. 

Nanaimo Osteopath
Nanaimo Osteopathy

Ongoing Care & Treatment Planning

Helping you beyond the treatment table

In addition to manual techniques, osteopathy sessions often include an educational component where your osteopathic practitioner will provide you with information to help you to make sense of your pain and will provide you with movement strategies, modifications to daily activities, or exercises to give you control over your pain management. Together, we will create an individualized treatment plan including continued care aimed at achieving your functional goals.

You may be provided with resources and videos or images of exercises to provide further guidance for at-home, functional strategies for symptom management and optimizing your movement-related goals. 

Feeling like this might be a good fit?

Common reasons for consultation

  • Neck & Back Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Central Sensitization

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Hip pain

  • Sciatica

  • Arthritis

  • TMJ

  • Urinary Urgency & Frequency

  • Pelvic Pain

  • Endometriosis

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

  • Menstrual Pain

  • SI Joint Pain

  • Low Back Pain

  • Whole body perspective 


I started going to see Anne-Marie a few months ago and I cannot recommend her enough. She is so understanding and supportive with her patients and really takes the time to listen and support me. I have noticed huge improvement in both my mental and physical health since I first visited Anne-Marie. It really makes a difference when you health care practitioner takes them time to listen to their patient and really cares about what they do. I have told everyone I can about osteopathy and to visit Anne-Marie! Thank you Anne-Marie!!!

Eilidh M.

Let's get in touch!

Are you interested in trying osteopathy or learning more about my approach? Let's chat! I am happy to answer any questions you may have or to provide more information. ​

Grateful to live and practice on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation of the Coast Salish People.


#100 - 5271 Rutherford Rd.
Nanaimo, BC. V9T 5N9


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