What is Manual Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a branch in alternative medicine that emphasizes the treatment of various conditions through the mobilization and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles, in addition to visceral manipulation of the organs, as well as working with the cranio-sacral system.

The main goals of a manual osteopath during treatment is to improve the bodies structure which will then influence the function therein, to improve the bodies self regulating capacity by opening up the circulation and nerve pathways for healing, to improve overall posture, and to relax the nervous system and optimize its overall function. Osteopathy is highly beneficial for those who suffer from pain, restricted joint range of motion, headaches, migraines, fatigue, mood disorders, poor circulation, digestion, breathing and posture, hypertension, disk and vertebral problems, sciatica, insomnia, stress, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, soft tissue restrictions and more.

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults, negatively impacting almost 80 percent of people at one point or another. Research has shown through anecdotal and scientific circles that being treated by a manual osteopath helps to mitigate these dysfunctions. In fact, osteopathy is the number one recommended treatment for lower back pain in Canada!

Meet Your Osteopath Ryan!

Ryan Burkholder is a Designated Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOM), trained at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy, where he graduated in 2018.

Prior to his four years of training in Osteopathy, he grew up with a background in athletics. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) while on scholarship as Captain of the Men’s Division I hockey team.

After UAH, Ryan played professionally in Europe and Asia before returning home and beginning his career as a Strength and Conditioning coach in Toronto. Since then it has been Ryan’s goal to, help people feel better using their own bodies. This continues to motivate his research in Osteopathy, Strength + Conditioning, and his passion for writing and photography.


Ryan believes that a strong and vital structure can be the key to high function.  Whether the goal is to athletically perform at a high level, become more productive professionally, or to simply feel better in day to day moments, focusing on the betterment of physical function pours over into the many other aspects of our lives.

Joy and youthfulness are often challenging when there is an ache or a lack of confidence in the body holding you back from doing things you’ve always wanted to. Whether it’s a bucket list hike, playing with grandkids, or hoisting an elusive trophy in your given sport, your goal is important.

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Initial Assessment / Regular Treatment (60min) – $125*

Initial Assessment / Regular Treatment (30 min) – $75*

*Get 50% off a float with your first manual osteopath appointment


Initial Assessment / Regular Treatment (60 min) – $112.50*

Initial Assessment / Regular Treatment (30 min)- $67.50*

*Get 50% off a float session when you book your first manual osteopath session