Previously Ottawa Holistic Wellness

Cranial Osteopathy - Complete Wellbeing - Centretown Ottawa

Cranial Osteopathy is a gentle and effective treatment that is safe for people of all ages, from infants to seniors.

What Conditions May Cranial Osteopathy Help?

Cranial Osteopathy may help:

  • Chronic Ear Infections and Tonsillitis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Releasing general stress and tension
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Whiplash related injuries
  • Infant Disorders, including¬†Brachycephaly, Plagiocephaly, Flat head syndrome, suckling issues and colic

How Does Cranial Osteopathic Treatment Work?

Cranial Osteopathy works by stimulating the body's self-healing mechanism. Through gentle and subtle touch, a Cranial Osteopathic Manual Practitioner aids the body in releasing blockages and dysfunctions to bring the body back into balance. These blockages can be felt in the subtle movements that occur in the nervous system.

How Does Cranial Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Work?

When treating Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work with their hands, using gentle touch to various parts of the body.

Clients typically lie on their backs, fully clothed, on a treatment table.

What Can I Anticipate During Appointments?

The first appointment is usually 60 minutes long for adults, shorter for children. During this visit, our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will take a full case history and conduct a thorough exam.

Following the exam, your practitioner will explain the findings and recommend a treatment plan. The session also involves a cranial osteopathic treatment.

Follow up appointments are 45 - 60 minutes long for adults, 30 - 45 minutes for children, and will include a brief exam followed by treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments depends on the longevity and nature of the symptoms. It is also impacted by the way your body responds and integrates the treatments.

Healing is a process. Chronic conditions that have been present for an extended period will usually require more treatments.

Your practitioner will provide you with an estimate of the number of treatments you need. This is usually between 3 and 10. 

Is Cranial Osteopathy Covered Under Insurance?

Cranial osteopathic treatment falls under the treatment umbrella of Osteopathy, which most government and private insurance policies cover. You will need to check your individual plan to be sure and ask the insurance provider to confirm they accept the specific registration of your practitioner..

Our Cranial Osteopathy Practitioners