At Flourish Clinic we believe in treating the body as a whole rather than just addressing individual symptoms. As part of this treatment philosophy, we offer osteopathic manual therapy. Osteopathy focuses on the relationship between the function and structure of the body.
Osteopathy is a safe and effective approach to health care which uses gentle manipulations to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal. Manual osteopathy can:
- Discover and treat the underlying cause of pain
- Support gut motility and reduce gut pain
- Reduce pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Increase the range of motion in the joints
- Relieve chronic pain
- Decrease stress on the joints
Ali Frederick has been integrating tools from osteopathy in her treatments since 2011. As of 2018, Ali is a registered manual osteopath. She uses a combination of techniques to heal injuries and decrease pain. As many of the functions in the body are related, osteopathic treatments can also improve other seemingly unrelated symptoms that were a result of the body’s compensation for the injury.
For example, many nerves of the digestive tract refer to the low back. Therefore, digestive issues can result in low back pain. A skilled osteopathic practitioner will look beyond the symptom(s) to identify where the root of the problem is situated.
If you feel like you’ve tried just about everything and are at a loss for what to do next, you’re in the right place.
Osteopathy is non-invasive, comprehensive approach to your health. It is a combination of the best aspects of both massage therapy and chiropractic techniques.
Ali helps patients, just like you, overcome chronic pain in the Cochrane area with gentle osteopathic treatments.
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I had a sciatic nerve injury and couldn’t work. My left leg literally shut down and I was in the most pain in my life. My chiropractor told me it might take 6 months to fully heal and I should see her 2-3 times a week for 4 months to start healing and that was normal in this situation.
I was lucky a good friend knew Mark and Ali and suggested that I go see them instead of my chiropractor. It was the best advice I’ve ever taken.
Six weeks later I was back at work with no more pain and my full range of motion back.
At the time of my injury I was really scared for my future and the amount of pain I was in every day. Dealing with theses injuries can be really rough but Mark and Aliare very professional and compassionate and took very good care of me.
Who is Osteopathy in Cochrane for?
Ali treats patients with a wide range of health problems including digestive disorders, chronic infections, autoimmune disease, and musculoskeletal pain conditions.
Patients who do best under our care:
- Don’t want to rely on unnecessary drugs and medical intervention for the rest of their lives
- Are interested in discovering the underlying cause of their problems, rather than just suppressing symptoms
- Are motivated to play an active role in their own healing process
- Are willing to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes to support their health and well-being
In addition to the above, we find that many of our patients:
- Know that diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors play an integral part in healing
- Feel that a combined approach between allopathic and alternative medicines is the most successful path to wellness
- Know that effort is required to achieve healing – it is much more involved than swallowing a pill
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What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a safe and effective approach to health care which uses manipulations to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.
Ali assesses the whole body as a unit and not just the area that is causing your symptoms. The fundamental belief of osteopathy is that the entire body must be working properly in order to achieve optimal health.
After the assessment, Ali uses a combination of gentle techniques like joint articulation, myofascial release, visceral, and cranial. These manipulations also allow other areas of the body that may have been affected to heal and return to normal. As in the example of low back pain in menstruating women – treating the uterus and other affected organs will directly relieve the low back pain.
What conditions can osteopathy help with?
|Abdominal and pelvic pain||Arthritis|
|Carpal tunnel syndrome||Coccyx pain|
|Frozen shoulder||Headaches and migraines|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Joint pain|
|Low back pain||Menstrual pain|
|Numbness and tingling||Plantar fasciitis|
|Sinus pain||Swelling and inflammation|
Are you covered by my insurance?
Ali is covered by the majority of benefits companies. Check with your insurance company for the specifics of your plan.
Do I need a doctor’s referral?
No, you do not need a referral to visit an osteopathic practitioner.
What does Ali specialize in treating?
Ali is confident that she can help most people with the conditions listed above as well as others, not on the list. Ali has particular experience with and training in:
- Celiac + Gluten intolerance and related disorders
- Acute and chronic pain management
- TMJ and associated syndromes
- Gut pain and bloating
- Diarrhea and constipation
- Sports injuries
- Lymphatic drainage
- Stress management
- Low back pain
How many treatments will it take until I feel better?
This depends on whether your condition is acute (occurring less than 3 months ago) or chronic (occurring for longer than 3 months). While there are always individual variations, in general, acute conditions tend to improve in 3-5 visits. Chronic conditions duration are estimated on a case-by-case basis.
Ali and Mark were very thorough in asking the right questions and formulating a collaborative treatment plan that was specific to my needs. Within a few months, I was rehabilitated to the point where I could begin working with a strength trainer. Today my back is pain free. I am so grateful that Ali and Mark were able to find the right level of treatment in order to facilitate my healing at a pace that worked for me. In the last year, I have referred my family, friends and coworkers to Ali and Mark and every single one of them have had incredible results. Thanks again for providing an alternative healing solutions to a diverse range of health issues.
At Flourish Clinic, our specialty is chronic, hard-to-treat conditions. Book your Cochrane osteopathy appointment online now.