Paul Lorenc has been practicing Osteopathy in Mississauga since 1997. Paul has built a wonderful treatment center here in Port Credit Mississauga. Please read on to learn more about Osteopathy and all the ways we can help you feel more comfortable.
“Osteopathy is the knowledge of the structure nerves and vessels, relation and function of each part of the human body applied to the correction of whatever interferes with its harmonious operation.”
– George V. Webster, D.O., 1921
The practice of Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of muscoskeletal ailments. It predominantly works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the health of an individual depends on proper physiological and anatomical function of the joints, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue.
Traditional osteopathy adheres to four fundamental principles:
1. The body is a unit. It relates to the notion that every part of the body is in tight arrangement within each other, and any disturbance to that set up results in adaptations within the local area and in the body as a whole.
2.The body has the ability to self-regulate. Each person’s physiology depends on self-healing mechanisms and is constantly working towards homeostasis.
3. The rule of the artery is absolute. Effective circulation is required for healing, immunity, nutrition, and detoxification, which are essential for tissue health.
4.The body is a functional unit. Although each tissue in the body has a special function, they must work as a team; a change in one system will have a ripple effect, resulting in compensations throughout the person’s physiology.
“The person is the environment in which parts exist and operate. Every quality and circumstance of the person’s life influences the quality of function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system to heal itself.”
(Korr,1987, pp. 514/106)
There is a reciprocal relationship between the structure and function of the body. By treating the body framework and the organs, we are able to affect digestion, circulation, lymphatic drainage, respiration and metabolism.
The osteopathic treatment is provided by an osteopathic manual practitioner (D.O.M.P) whose objective is to, improve and restore the normal physiological function of human body, including: structures and systems, and to enhance the natural God’s given ability to health itself. Number of different osteopathic testing and treatment techniques are used to a wide range of population who suffer injury, pain or other health concerns by easing the pain, reducing swelling, improving tissue mobility and promoting healing.
Who are Osteopathic manual practitioners ( D.O.M.P)?
D.O.M.P’s use their hands and provide a gentle “manual” approach, consistent with the osteopathic philosophy, to identify the causative factor(s) of the problem and restore order to all of the systems: muscoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, endocrine and nervous system.
Osteopathic practitioners use a highly trained sense of touch developed over years to both diagnose and treat the body. Our philosophy is to see the person as a whole, considering body, mind and spirit.
Manual Osteopaths are always looking for the cause of problems; therefore we avoid merely treating the symptoms.
Who is qualified to be Osteopathic Manual Practitioner?
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have extensive education and training in traditional manual osteopathic practice. They assess and treat patients using only manual techniques and sometimes modalities like: ultrasound and electrotherapy. They are not physicians and they cannot prescribe medication or perform surgery.
In Ontario, osteopathic manual practitioners can be recognized by the professional designation D.O.M.P. which signifies that the practitioner holds a diploma in osteopathic manual practice followed by a research thesis. Only members of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) are recognized for insurance reimbursement.
Who can be helped with osteopathy?
We actually use a wide variety of techniques and each treatment is tailored to the individual being treated. We treat newborn children all the way up to the elderly. Sports professionals, office workers, manual labourers and just about anyone can benefit from Osteopathy treatments.
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George V. Webster, D.O., (1921).
Korr, I. M. (1987). Osteopathic principle for basic scientists. Journal of American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 87, No.7, pp. 513/105- 515/107.