Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and Osteopathy Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the musculoskeletal system, including the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back. MSDs can arise from a sudden exertion (e.g., lifting a heavy object), or they can arise from making the same motions repeatedly repetitive…
Your Manual Osteopath Practitioner
Osteopathy is an extraordinary holistic medicine that treats the client as a whole. It is a gentle manual therapy that is gentle and safe for patients of all ages.
Osteopathy is a preventive and curative approach with self-sustaining results. It can also be an emergency medicine for acute conditions.
I am an experienced and caring osteopath in Ottawa who is passionate about treating all of my patients with a holistic approach to total body health. I graduated from the esteemed Institut Dauphine Osteopathy in Paris, France, where I developed a keen interest in sports injuries, working with professional rugby and soccer teams. In addition to treating athletes, I specialize in treating women and men with Head injuries (headaches, migraines, concussions); Neck and back pain; Digestive issues; Musculoskeletal disorders; and Stress / anxiety issues.
SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION
Soft tissue manipulation can be used in many different ways. This method is used to evaluate the condition of tissues, ease restrictions, help the body’s fluids (blood, lymph, etc.) flow smoothly and restore function. Optimal neuro-vascular flow helps to reduce harmful fluid retention and allows the body’s immune system to work more effectively. Throughout the treatment, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will continuously check on the state of the body’s tissues. The goal is to gently guide the tissue back to health without over-treating.
As the gentlest osteopathic technique, Cranial Osteopathy is also one of the most significant. It is used to assess and treat the mobility of the skull and its contents. It may also be used to assess and treat the spine, sacrum and other parts of the body. The goal of this technique is to adjust the body’s physiology by restoring balance and optimal neuro-vascular flow surrounding the Central Nervous System and all of its autonomic centers. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners achieve this by treating the body’s inherent biorhythm. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners trained in this technique can feel this rhythm in the patient’s head, spinal cord, and in the sacrum and the rest of the body.
OSTEOPATHIC ARTICULAR TECHNIQUE
The osteopathic articular technique, involving gently moving two joint surfaces, is used to reduce muscle spasms, ease neurological irritations, assist in joint mobility and help reduce pain and discomfort. It is a less forceful technique than joint manipulation. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will carefully prepare the soft tissues around the treatment area, positioning the patient so that there is minimal (if any) force needed to perform the maneuver.
Visceral Manipulation is used to effectively treat organs and viscera of the body, including the lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, pancreas, intestines, the bladder and the uterus. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will gently move the structures themselves and the fascia that surrounds them to restore full movement. Applied with gentle pressure, visceral manipulation corrections can improve the mobility of an organ, improve neuro-vascular flow surrounding the organ and ultimately help maximize organ function.
Anamnesis is a line of questioning for the patient that informs about your injury and more. This allow the practionner to make an osteopathic diagnosis.
These question are necessary to have a therapeutic hypothesis. They will confirm or infirm the diagnostic during the second step.
Observation: the osteopath observes the patient’s posture. This research covers the study of the static structural disorder and limited range of motion.
Tests: They identify wich areas lack good mobility. The osteopath uses different tests that will allow to assess each structure of the body and identify the issue.
An osteopathic treatment will be offered. Several methods such as structral, visceral, cranial or strengh methods may be employed to provide the best results.
The patient will instantly feel a drecrease of the pain and/or an amplitude gain even if he may feel tired and/or sore.
Osteopathy Approach for ADHD Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common behavioral disorder in the Canada. It is estimated that the condition affects between 3-9% of school-aged children and young people. ADHD can be a life-long condition, and many children who have it continue to have symptoms in adolescence and adulthood. Signs and…
Osteopathy and Visceral Manipulation Visceral manipulation is gentle manual therapy that assesses the structural relationships between the viscera (organs), and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the various systems in the body. Visceral manipulation assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive, eliminatory, neuroendocrine and lymphatic dysfunction.…
Osteopathy Approach for Jaw Pain – TMJ During your lunch or when you yawn, you feel a discomfort on your jaw, a little ‘clock’ when you open or close your mouth ? And that will be pass ? But after few days is still here and it worst ? It’s maybe a Temporal Mandibular…
Hip Pain and osteopathy Hip pain is a common condition treated by osteopathic manual practitioners.It may occur because of problems with your muscles, hip joints, menstrual cycle and the nerves. In this blog, I will outline the symptoms and causes of hip pain, tips on to avoid hip pain and how an osteopath may help. Causes…
Osteopathy for sleep disorders Restorative sleep is what helps us wake up ready to tackle the new day. A good night’s sleep doesn’t only recharge your batteries; it also helps keep the body in good physical and psychological condition. Patients with sleep disorders are often surprised by the quality of long-term solutions provided by…
- Clare Glassco
Go see Carl! I've spent hundreds and hundreds of dollars on chiro, physio and massage to no avail. A few visits to Carl and I am back to my full yoga practice. Thank you Carl!
Carl is very professional. He got to the point quickly and made quick pain relief on my back, so I could start doing something I couldn't at the beginning, such as bending my back to put on socks. It took only two sessions of treatment to help me fully recover after I injured my back at the third time. Thanks to Carl!
It is my first experience with an Osteopathic Practitioner. Next week I will have my third session with Carl and I am very happy about it. I had a terrible back pain, migraine and some other minor pains. I would like to say after two session treatments, now I can live my normal life. He is also very friendly and generous with his time.
- yohanna berg
I can't thank Carl enough for his help getting my concussion symptoms back under control. After aggravating my concussion I was unable to walk outside for a few weeks and what I had tried in the past wasn't helping. Carl's cranial osteopathic treatments have been an integral part in helping me get back on track and healing. Seeing a steady improvement from week to week, I feel completely safe and comfortable with letting him make the decisions on what should be our priority in terms of helping me heal effectively and efficiently.
Carl is a very good osteopath. You will see results immediately. I went with a lot of pain more than a month ago and I would assure that without his intervention I would still have it. I definitely recommend him.