Your Manual Osteopath Practitioner
in Ottawa

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.

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Osteopathic Treatment Methods

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.

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CRANIAL OSTEOPATHY

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.

Visceral-Manipulation

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.

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VISCERAL MANIPULATION

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.

Osteopathic consultation in 4 steps

Step 1

Anamnesis

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.

Step 2

Clinical examination

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.

Step 3

Osteopathic treatment

An osteopathic treatment will be offered. Several methods such as structral, visceral, cranial or strengh methods may be employed to provide the best results.

Step 4

Debriefing

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 For Everyone

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Babies

The birth experience can leave babies with overt or underlying pain.
The stress of birth can cause  babies colic, difficulty feeding, sleep problems and other issues.

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Adults

At work, in your private life, and during your exercise, your body incurs a lot of physical and psychological stress.
All this stress adds up and creates tensions in different areas.

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Seniors

As the body changes throughout the years, stress, strain, and stiffness can make everyday tasks more difficult to perform. Osteopathy aims to restore mobility and enhance your quality of life.

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Pregnancies

During pregnancy, your body undergoes a great amount of change and development to accommodate a growing fetus.

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Athletes

My goals during a consultation is to treat your pains, to make you recover best, and to optimize your performance.

 

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Musicians

Amateur and professional musicians will tirelessly repeat the same movements and will sometimes push their bodies beyond their natural limits.

Read the latest articles

 

  •   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!

    thumb Clare Glassco
    8/25/2017

      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!

    thumb Max Sun
    5/04/2017

      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.

    thumb Maryam Karimian
    10/15/2016
  •   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.

    thumb yohanna berg
    6/15/2016

      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.

    thumb Rosaura Rodriguez
    3/21/2016