What is an Osteopath?

Osteopathy or osteopathic medicine is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the role of the musculoskeletal system in health and disease.
Patient education, pharmacotherapy, rehabilitation, surgery, diet and exercise all play important roles in treating osteopathically. [1]

A Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) is a fully licensed physician whose training includes, beyond the normal medical curriculum, extensive training in manual manipulation as a treatment to improve body function through addressing body structure. [2]

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have extensive training in traditional manual osteopathic practice, but they are not medical doctors. They treat patients using only manual techniques applied using an osteopathy philosophy and in Canada can be recognized by the professional designation DO(MP) or DOMTP - signifying the practitioner holds a Diploma that specializes in osteopathic manual practice. The training required to become an manual practitioner of Osteopathy is also available in; The United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, Greece, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Isreal, Portugal, Switzerland, Scandinavia, and New Zealand. [3]

At the Taylor Clinic, we believe that ...

* Prevention is the goal of osteopathic treatment.

* Physical problems should be treated as early as possible.
* The self-healing ability of the body guides us in prioritizing treatment.

[1] Wikipedia
[2] Margaret Sorrel, DO, FCA
[3] Osteopathy Ontario

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