Osteopathy Riverside South, Ottawa, Kemptville

What is Osteopathy?

Ottawa and Kemptville Osteopathy: The relief you may be looking for.

Do you suffer from pain that doesn’t seem to go away no matter what you do? You’re not alone. In fact, pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical help. Osteopathy is a manual therapy that can help reduce pain and improve your overall health. Our Vitality Osteopathic manual practitioner uses a hands-on approach backed by science to restore balance and decrease tension in your body. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, osteopathy may be right for you!

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic manual practitioners use manual therapy to improve your health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework. They focus on different areas such as the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles, and joints), and the cranium (head, face, and jaw) in order to improve blood flow and reduce nerve irritation. The assessment is a holistic approach looking at the whole body to identify any restrictions. Using a hands-on approach backed by evidence, they will restore balance by decreasing tension, reducing pain, aligning your posture, increasing your range of motion, and building your strength. As a result, the body is able to self-heal and self-regulate allowing for the resolution of symptoms and a fast and safe return to a healthy active life.

That is osteopathy. It’s everything you’ve heard about, all of it, and more. It’s a way of thinking, understanding, and healing the body. It’s about relationships in particular. It’s about seeing the whole picture; Balancing tensions and frictions; The participation in life events that have brought your body to this state.

The environment could all be contributing factors to the development of this condition. Since it develops as an autoimmune response, it is also common for the same joints to be affected on both sides of the body.


Osteopathy aims to treat the whole person, not a single disease or injury. Osteopathic manual therapy can help improve symptoms of:

  • Acute & chronic injuries
  • Digestive disorders (IBS, constipation, diarrhea)
  • Pre- & post-operative conditions
  • Excessive scarring post-surgery
  • Asthma
  • Heartburn, reflux
  • Bloating
  • Disc herniations
  • Nerve root impingements – (e.g. sciatica)
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Ligament sprains (tears)
  • Muscular strains
  • Tendonitis, ruptured tendons
  • Joint instabilities
  • Medial & lateral epicondylitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Facet irritations
  • Headaches and concussions
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menstrual pain, endometriosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sports injuries, pain during running
  • Joint dislocations /subluxations
  • Restrictions in joint range of motion
  • Muscular weakness/atrophy
  • Core weakness or loss of flexibility
  • Central and lateral stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tension headaches
  • TMJ (jaw) pain
  • Abnormal gait pattern
  • Nerve entrapments
  • Torticollis
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Fractures
  • Meniscal tears
  • Pregnancy-related back pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • General deconditioning

 We’re the pain relief you’ve been searching for.

At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre we focus on a holistic approach. We offer multi-health services including Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, and Psychotherapy to help treat you as a whole and help achieve your goals.

Servicing areas include: Osteopathy Ottawa, Osteopathy Riverside South, Osteopathy Kemptville

Physiotherapy servicing areas include: Physiotherapy Ottawa, Physiotherapy Riverside South, Physiotherapy Kemptville, Physiotherapy Findlay Creek, Physiotherapy Kanata Lakes

Chiropractic servicing areas include: Chiropractor Ottawa, Chiropractor Findlay Creek, Chiropractor Kanata

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