Natural Balance Osteopathy & Wellness

Gentle, effective care for the whole family

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Manual Osteopathy?

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body's natural ability to heal itself.

So what does that mean? Everything in the body is interrelated, as Manual Osteopathic Practitioners we want to make sure we correct the problem and not the symptom.

Ex- Your car's tire won't rotate. It could be the axle is seized, the brake pads are seized or the pedal won't release the brakes.

A chiropractor may try to force a painful joint to let go with an adjustment (think of it as a seized brake pad), where as the problem may be coming from the cranial sacral system (releasing the pedal to allow the brake pad to release). It's a gentler approach, fixing the cause and not the symptom. 

What's the difference between a Manual Osteopath and a Chiropractor?

Apart from manipulation, osteopaths use other techniques such as stretching, pressure and mobilization. Manual Osteopaths are also trained in cranial osteopathy or cranio sacral therapy, which involve very subtle and gentle adjustments without any “clicking” of the joints. These techniques are seldom used by chiropractors. 

How will I feel after a treatment?

Everybody is different and every injury or disease is different. There are lots of different factors to consider. It depends on the vitality of your body, what the injury/disease is, your job, are you allowing it to health, your diet, etc...

Sometimes you might be more sore then when you came in, and that is normal. Your practitioner will go over this when you have your initial assessment and appointments thereafter. 

How often do I need to come in?

There is no set amount of treatments for everyone. It's a case by case, treatment by treatment basis. We've had many patients come in for 1 treatment and we don't see them again for month's, sometimes years. Sometimes those same patients who only took one treatment for their initial issue will come back in for a different reason and we have to treat them for weeks. Everyone is different. 

Will my benefits cover Manual Osteopathy?

Most insurance companies have coverage for Manual Osteopathy. It is important to check with your insurance provider before booking to ensure you have coverage. 

How can I pay?

At this time we are all credit cards, email transfers (at the end of the treatment) and cash. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.