What is Manual Osteopathy?
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 Our Manual Osteopath – Shawn Weldman, DOMP
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Health & Lifestyle Coach
Shawn Weldman is a graduate at the National Academy of Osteopathy who takes pride in using the most current research and science to get his patients results – both physically and mentally.
Through the application of various treatment protocols such as joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, visceral manipulation, cranial osteopathy, muscle energy techniques, corrective exercises, and coaching services – he assists his patients in optimizing their health and lifestyle practices to the highest degree.
He will work together with you to map out a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. He educates, coaches and inspires his clients on a wide variety of health related topics including: mitochondrial health practices, circadian rhythm optimization, electromagnetic radiation mitigation strategies, the importance of sunlight, grounding and clean water, nutritional guidance, recipe ideas and more!
His overarching goal is to help his patients rebalance their nervous system, improve their posture, and eliminate pain by having his patients step out of their own struggles by guiding them to make empowered choices that gives them more energy, clarity and enthusiasm – for life.
Availability: Monday 12-8pm, Wednesday 12-4pm and Friday 12-8pm
What is Traction Therapy?
What Are the Benefits of Lumbar Traction?
If you’re experiencing back pain that is interfering with your every day life, lumbar traction could be highly beneficial in helping to relieve your pain. Specifically, lumbar traction can help take pressure off pinched nerves that will reduce pain and improve your flexibility. While traction therapy is great for many conditions, there are some things it should not be used with, such as spinal fusion surgery and osteoporosis. Each person is unique and should be consulted based on their individual needs to find the optimal solution to relieve the pain.
Who Benefits from Traction Therapy?
People with spinal conditions benefit from this therapy because the traction reverses the force of gravity. It is most commonly used to treat:
- slipped discs
- bone spurs
- degenerative disc disease
- herniated discs
- facet disease
- foramina stenosis
- pinched nerves
- lower back pain
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- sacroiliac syndrome