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  • Anne-Marie Mougeot

5 Things You Should Know About Osteopathy

If you are interested in trying osteopathy, here are 5 things you should know: โฃ

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1. ๐—ข๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ. โฃ

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This means that ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ can say that they do osteopathy, regardless of whether they have received proper education & training or not (!!). โฃ

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Most provinces have associations affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths (CFO) whose members must have adequate training, continuing education requirements, and follow bylaws and ethical standards. โฃ

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To find a practitioner in your area, please refer to www.osteopathy.ca/en/associations/ โฃ

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๐Ÿฎ. ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐˜†. ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜. โฃ

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From 5 years of in person learning + a thesis to merely months of online programming educational institutions for studying osteopathy vary greatly in Canada.โฃ

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The WHO has published Benchmarks for Osteopathic Training and describes 2 pathways to studying osteopathy: โฃ

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Type I: 4200 hours as entry level, with high school or college education. โฃ

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Type II: 1000 hours in addition to prior training in healthcare. โฃ

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In addition to supervised clinical hours and may include a research component. Must be in-person, not online. โฃ

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3. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ โ€˜๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ตโ€™ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€. โฃ

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In BC, members of the association OsteopathyBC use the term โ€˜osteopathic practitionerโ€™. โฃ

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4. ๐—ข๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ถ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. โฃ

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โ€ข Muscle Energy Techniqueโฃ

โ€ข Craniosacral / Cranial Osteopathyโฃ

โ€ข Myofascial Release โฃ

โ€ข General Osteopathic Techniqueโฃ

โ€ข Visceral Manipulationโฃ

โ€ข Joint Mobilizationโฃ

โ€ข Lymphatic Drainage โฃ

โ€ข Pelvic Floor treatment (external approach)โฃ

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๐Ÿฑ.๐—ข๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€. โฃ

โฃFrom persistent pain to digestive issues, headaches, body tension, and even urinary incontinence, osteopathy can be helpful for a range of conditions and symptoms. We also treat people of all ages and stages of life, from newborns to older adults, during pregnancy, postpartum and people will all types of abilities.

Check out my website for a more complete list of symptoms and conditions I work with. โฃ

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