What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathic manual practitioners use their palpation skills to identify areas of the body that are in restriction and gently treat these areas to restore proper body function. They focus on the relationship between structures in the body and seek to restore the structure and function relationship in the body.

Osteopathic manual treatment is based on the following principles:

Structure and function are interrelated

This means that every structure in our bodies has developed to serve a function. Dysfunction in the body leads to changes in the structure. When this occurs there will also be changes in that structure's ability to serve its function. Osteopathy looks to restore normal function to the body.

The body has the ability to self-regulate and self-heal

This means that everything our bodies need to function is already within our bodies. When there are no restrictions, the body can heal itself. Osteopathy looks to remove restrictions that may prevent the body from doing this by making sure that the nervous and cardiovascular systems are able to freely get to every part of the body.

The body is a dynamic unit of function.

This means that everything in our body is interconnected. When something changes in one area, there will also be changes to other areas in the body. This can be seen through compensation. When one part of our body starts to develop a dysfunction, other parts of our bodies will overwork themselves to compensate for it. Osteopathy looks to break this loop by finding the root cause of the dysfunction.

By freeing up restrictions in the body, osteopathy can help with musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, reproductive, nervous, and digestive issues.

Osteopathy can help with:

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You can find the Laurelwood Wellness Centre at F118-155 Frobisher Drive. Free parking is available.

F118-155 Frobisher Drive
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 2E1

Telephone: 519-883-4188 519-883-4188


Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: One Saturday per month by appointment only