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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Osteopathic treatment?
    Osteopathic treatment is a type of manual therapy that uses hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat, and prevent a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It aims to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal function to the body.
  • What conditions can Osteopathic treatment help with?
    Osteopathic treatment can be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, joint pain, headaches, migraines, sports injuries, and chronic pain. It can also be useful for managing stress and improving overall well-being.
  • What happens during an Osteopathic treatment session?
    During an osteopathic treatment session, the practitioner will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination to identify areas of tension, restriction, or dysfunction in the body. They will then use a range of manual techniques, such as massage, joint mobilization, and stretching, to address these areas and improve mobility and function.
  • Is Osteopathic treatment painful?
    Osteopathic treatment should not be painful, although some techniques may cause mild discomfort or soreness in the days following treatment. Your practitioner will work with you to ensure that the treatment is comfortable and effective.
  • How long does an Osteopathic treatment session last?
    An osteopathic treatment session typically lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, although the exact length may vary depending on your specific needs.
  • How many Osteopathic treatment sessions will I need?
    The number of osteopathic treatment sessions you will need depends on your condition and individual circumstances. Your practitioner will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and goals.
  • Are there any side effects of Osteopathic treatment?
    Osteopathic treatment is generally safe and well-tolerated. However, some people may experience mild side effects such as soreness or stiffness in the treated areas. These side effects usually resolve within a few days.
  • Is Osteopathic treatment covered by insurance?
    Many insurance plans cover osteopathic treatment, although coverage may vary depending on your plan and provider. It is best to check with your insurance company to determine your coverage.
  • Can I receive Osteopathic treatment while taking medication?
    Yes, you can receive osteopathic treatment while taking medication. However, it is important to inform your practitioner of any medications you are taking so they can take them into account when developing your treatment plan.
  • How can I prepare for an Osteopathic treatment session?
    Before your first osteopathic treatment session, it is helpful to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to arrive well-hydrated. You should also be prepared to provide your medical history and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your practitioner.

Shared Experiences of Transformative Care

“Marinella is one of the best health practitioners I've ever had! She's kind, precise, professional, and wholistic, and I always leave her office feeling noticeably better. Every time I visit Toronto, I make it a point to see her for a "tune-up", and she's great at acute issues too. I have recommended her to others in the past and will continue to do so."

- Maia

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