Your appointment will begin with a review of your past medical history and a thorough clinical assessment. Your practitioner will take the time to listen to you, and ask questions so that there is a more complete understanding of the situation and circumstances that have brought you to seek help. If relevant, questions may be asked about your work routine, diet, pattern of exercise, sleep habits, etc., as these may give clues to help our assessment. You may be asked to provide reports from other healthcare providers and if necessary given appropriate referrals. Physical tests may be used to determine treatment.
Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle techniques, depending on your age, fitness and condition. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as soft tissue release, visceral release, cranial field, joint mobilization and manipulation in order to release tension, restore function and help reduce inflammation.
Yes: the following currently cover osteopathy
Policies are all different please confirm coverage before your appointment.
This association is a member of the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths, or CFO www.osteopathy.ca.
Links to provincial associations where standards are the same as NSAO can be found there.
All our members are issued with a certificate of membership as well as a membership number, they are listed on this website. If you are in doubt as to the authenticity of your therapists you can contact us.
All members of the NSAO meet or exceed the standards in osteopathic education as outlined by the World Health Organization in 2010
No, osteopathic manual practitioners are not physicians. They are not members of the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. Your osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat you or if they need to refer you to someone else.
Treatment times may vary between Osteopaths.
The costs of treatment vary from practice to practice.
You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first. Some insurance plans may require a prescription for reimbursement purposes. It is important to check with your medical plan.
Yes – if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.
What you wear may vary depending on your treatment plan, you and your practitioner will determine what is best. However comfortable clothes are recommended. For the first assessment you may be asked to show the area to be treated, for example if you are having your knee treated shorts may be appropriate.
Contact us and we will be happy to help.
Osteopathy—Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom