Have you been searching for reliable osteopathic therapy near you? Are you struggling with joint pain? Located in Calgary, Alberta, Intrinsi offers osteopathy services with experienced osteopaths. If you’re experiencing pain, an osteopath can help! An osteopath looks at your complaint from a whole body perspective. By doing so, they not only address the root cause of your pain but also help improve your overall health and function as a whole.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is rooted in the understanding that the human body is not a collection of separate parts, but an intricate and dynamic functional unit, interrelated at all levels. Everything in the human body is connected. When considering how to help you achieve optimal health, osteopathic practitioners take into consideration both physical and emotional aspects in order to optimize the body’s self-regulating, self-healing capabilities. Osteopaths draw on current medical and scientific knowledge to diagnose and use osteopathic manipulative treatment to treat areas of strain, stress, and dysfunction that may be hindering normal neural, vascular, and biomechanical functions.
They use massage, stretching, and manipulation to achieve the desired results. These results or goals may include increasing the mobility of the joints, decreasing muscular tension, increasing blood flow to a particular area or throughout the body, and encouraging the healing mechanisms of the body. Surprisingly, your body is very capable of healing itself. Sometimes, it just needs a helping hand to do that.
Benefits of Osteopathy At Intrinsi
Our therapy experience at Intrinsi is unique to most clinics in Calgary. Frustrated by the common business-centered approach to treatment where your therapist is often juggling multiple patients, we ensure that all of our treatments are one-on-one. This means:
- Your therapist has more time to become familiar with your condition and complete a thorough assessment. You won’t be rushed through any session.
- The focus is entirely on you for the duration of your session
- Your therapist has more time to practice functional movement with you and explain what is causing your discomfort
- Your treatment plan will be shorter– we want to see you improve quickly. Our structure is not based on return visits, but on supporting you with effective treatments
- Your treatment plan may include co-treatment sessions with other therapists as part of your treatment plan to take advantage of our diverse skill set. We always aim to refer where and when we can and aren’t afraid to hand you over to another therapist if we believe their skills may be better suited to you and your situation.
Conditions Osteopathy Can Help
Why should you visit an osteopath? An osteopath can help with an array of conditions and issues. They often work to eliminate pain, encourage healing, and help your body back to peak functioning. Here are the top reasons individuals seek out osteopathy:
- Foot, hip, ankle, or knee pain
- Hand, shoulder, or elbow pain
- Neck or back pain
- Tendonitis (such as golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow)
- Postural issues
- Nerve pain
Is your condition not listed above? Contact our clinic for more information. Find out if osteopathy is right for you.
Your First Appointment
If you are nervous about your first appointment, don’t panic. Nerves are normal. To help calm your nerves, we have provided the following information regarding your first osteopath session. Get familiar with our processes and our clinic before you arrive. We want to put your mind at ease right away!
At your first appointment, you will first undergo an initial consultation. This means you will have to answer questions pertaining to your visit, as well as questions regarding your past medical history. This helps give our osteopaths a better idea as to how they can help and treat you.
After your consultation, your osteopath will perform a physical examination. This may involve various tests to assess the health of your joints, muscles, and other tissues. From this, your osteopath will come up with an appropriate treatment plan suited to you and your needs. Your treatment plan may include manual therapy, diet recommendations, exercise prescriptions, and lifestyle changes.
Depending on your condition or ailment, various follow-up appointments may be required. You may require several sessions or a few more sessions. Again, this greatly varies depending on the client and their situation. At the end of your first appointment, you and your osteopath will discuss your treatment plan and what the process is for moving forward.
What is the difference between physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic?
A chiropractor focuses more on the alignment of the joints, tissues, and bones to enhance healing and improve function. Meanwhile, an osteopath focuses on a more holistic viewpoint. They consider the whole body and make recommendations at every angle.
Meet Our Osteopaths
Our expert team brings a wide range of experience to Intrinsi and our clients. Before you come into our clinic, take your time to familiarize yourself with our osteopath team.
Intrinsi is here for all your osteopathic needs!
At Intrinsi, we care. If you have been on the hunt for an “osteopath near me,” you can trust our expert team to deliver the highest quality of care possible. We don’t just cycle patients in and out nor do we try to make as much bang for our buck as possible. Instead, we focus on our clients. We focus on making them feel as comfortable as we can and helping them get back to their highest state of health as soon as we can. Your health is our ultimate priority. With us, you get a team that is dedicated to you – the client.
Book your next appointment today. Uncover all the benefits that osteopathy has to offer and begin your journey toward a better health and a better life.