Osteopathic Care

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Gentle, effective care for you and your entire family

Osteopathy is a manual therapy that assists the body in optimal functioning. Osteopathy acknowledges the relationship between structure and function, and to get to the root of pain and dysfunction for you and your baby. It’s gentle, safe and — best of all — very effective.

Osteopathy provides a gentle treatment for the whole body.  When the body functions better it can easily manage pain, improve mobility and restore health.

Prenatal care can begin at any time during pregnancy, postpartum care is anytime after baby is born, and pediatric care can begin from the very first day of life.

At this time Osteopathy is offered only in our Toronto studio.

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Feel your best during your pregnancy with Osteopathic Care

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Recover and thrive postpartum with regular Osteopathic care

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Osteopathy is safe, gentle, and effective for the ailments of childhood

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Whole Family

Osteopathic care is for the whole family - all are welcome here

Prenatal Osteopathy in Toronto

The discomforts of pregnancy are many — but so are your treatment options.

You’re expecting a baby but the aches and pains are really starting to add up. Your sleep may be disturbed. Your hips are so sore, and you feel like you’re on a rotisserie at night because you have to turn over so often.

Thankfully, prenatal Osteopathy in Toronto can help with gentle manipulations and soft tissue work to help ease your aches and pains so that you can feel better and enjoy your pregnancy.

Prenatal Osteopathy can begin at any stage in your pregnancy and can help with body aches and pains such as hip and low back pain, but also with visceral complaints such as constipation, aching legs and swelling. In addition, seeing an osteopath for labour preparation can help your baby settle into a great position for an easier birth and a faster recovery

At this time Osteopathy is offered only in our Toronto studio.

Prenatal Osteopathic Treatments may include:

  • Specialized gentle techniques to help ease pelvic girdle/low back and hip issues
  • Gentle mobilizations to assist with swelling
  • Gentle adjustments appropriate for your growing body
  • Soft-tissue work to ease round ligament and broad ligament pain
  • Fetal positioning

Some of the common prenatal conditions that can be effectively treated by Osteopathy:

  • Upper and lower body swelling
  • Varicose veins
  • Shortness of breath
  • Numbness and tingling in hands
  • Pelvic, low back, tailbone and hip pain
  • Sciatica/sciatic nerve pain
  • Abdominal, round ligament and other uterine pain
  • Gas, bloating and constipation

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Postnatal Osteopathy in Toronto

Congrats on your little bundle of joy!

Becoming a parent is an incredible, exhausting, and formative experience for most of us. However, it usually comes along with a bunch of aches and pains. Your butt and lower back might be sore from sitting and feeding your baby all day and all night. Your shoulders are probably sore from said feedings. Your energy is depleted. Your organs might not be functioning quite the same way they were.

Postpartum osteopathic treatments in our Toronto and Newmarket locations can help. Gentle treatments help restore function to all of your body’s systems to help reduce your pain, increase function and encourage overall wellness. Getting you feeling your very best is our top priority.

No matter whether you had a vaginal or a surgical delivery, we can help you feel your very best so that you can be the mother that you want to be.

Some of the more common postnatal conditions that can be treated with Osteopathy:

  • Neck pain
  • Low back and pelvic pain
  • Tailbone pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Wrist pain
  • Foot and knee pain
  • Gas, bloating and constipation
  • General swelling

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Pediatric Osteopathy in Toronto

What is Pediatric Osteopathy?

Pediatric osteopathy refers to the specialization within osteopathy that focuses exclusively on babies and children. Babies and children have different physical structures which are constantly shifting and changing as they grow. This constant change may result in growing pains and physical discomfort. This state of constant flux requires a specific and very gentle approach to osteopathy. 

Our pediatric osteopath in Toronto will sit down with you and your little one to discuss any issues you might have been having. After performing an examination, they will recommend a plan of management. Osteopathy is very holistic, so you will likely find that even though the problem seems to be in one area, the treatment is all over the body. After all, everything is connected!

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Caring for your baby with osteopathic care

Osteopathy has been around for hundreds of years and is a branch of medicine that aims to treat a range of conditions through the gentle manual manipulations of bones, muscles, and ligaments. Osteopaths understand the link between your body’s structures and what they are intended to do, and can make adjustments to help them function better.

At Oona, we offer specialised osteopathy services for babies and young children in Toronto and the GTA. Our highly trained professionals will assess any issues your child has been having, and can perform a series of gentle movements to help them feel happy and healthy again.

How Can An Osteopath Help My Baby?

Pediatric osteopathy can be super helpful for many of the common issues that come up with babies and kiddos.

Birth can be an especially traumatic event for some newborns (mamas too!). Even “easiest” labour still involves a lot of compression and rotation for the baby. This is compounded if the baby was posterior, if the mama had a long second stage (pushed for a long time), or if it was an instrument-assisted delivery (forceps, vacuum, etc.) Even a straightforward birth can result in some systemic issues for your little one just because of the compression and rotation from birth, which may lead to feeding issues, gassiness, pain and trouble sleeping.

After a very gentle physical exam, our pediatric osteopath will be able to perform some gentle, therapeutic movements and stretches to help alleviate these symptoms. Improvements can often be seen after just a single session, allowing both you and your new bundle of joy to get back to enjoying your time together.

Other issues that can be helped by paediatric osteopathy include:

  • Aches and pains
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Excessive irritability and crying
  • Postural issues
  • Feeding difficulties

Common Questions About Pediatric Osteopathy

In addition to correcting movement patterns, we commonly treat babies for gas, constipation and digestive issues, colic and latch/feeding issues, among others.

Some babies have a hard time turning their head one way or another and osteopathy can be very helpful in assisting them to return to normal motion and function. This improves breast or bottle feeding, as well as overall wellness for your little one.

You can consult an osteopathic practitioner from the first days of your baby’s life, or as needed according to the appearance of symptoms or concerns.

The first visit is the longest and includes a thorough history of the birth and baby’s development. Although the focus in treating newborns is often on the head, the osteopath treats the whole body and can be aimed at the spine, the diaphragm, the upper and lower limbs, and the gut itself. Babies and infants are very receptive to osteopathic treatment.

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Osteopathic Care in Toronto for the Whole Family

Osteopathic care can be for the whole family.

Osteopathy is useful for many of the common aches and pains and systemic issues that anyone in your family may experience.

Examples of conditions Osteopathy can help:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches and neck pain
  • Digestive issues
  • Cyclical menstrual issues 
  • Postural issues
  • …And more

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