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Katharine McLarty

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

The Government of Ontario has given healthcare practitioners permission to gradually reopen. 

Starting July 7, 2020, we will be offering treatments based on individual levels of comfort.  

The following changes have been implemented for patient & practitioner safety:   

  1. A screening protocol will be sent 3 hours prior to your appointment.  Please complete it before you arrive. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please contact me & do not come to your appointment.  In this case, there is no penalty for late cancellations.  

  2. Please don’t arrive more than five minutes prior to the start of your appointment and please wait in your car until it is your time.  Park in the lot behind the building and walk up the driveway to the entrance between the buildings (follow the signage).  I will meet patients at the entrance and will be opening all doors for patients to decrease contact spots. 

  3. Hand sanitizing is mandatory upon entry.  

  4. Facemasks are required. I ask if you have a mask, please arrive wearing it.  I do have some disposable masks if needed.  

  5. Strict cleaning measures are in place between all treatments.  The washroom is not available for use, except for emergencies.

  6. Please wear comfortable but non-restrictive clothing.  No tank tops or bare feet please.

  7. Preferred methods of payment are e-Transfer, Credit, Debit.  

 

Thank you for your patience during this re-opening stage. 

What is Osteopathy?

The aim of Osteopathy is to find the root cause of problems in the body by searching for areas of restriction. Once these areas are found, we work to remove these restrictions using principles-based treatment, not memorized techniques.  Each treatment is different and unique to your body that day.  When these restrictions are eased with treatment, the body has the capability to heal itself and restore natural function, and symptoms diminish. 

By treating the joints, muscles, and connective tissue, we work to improve alignment.  This allows for free movement and less strain in the body, which results in reduced pain and relief from symptoms.

 

Treatment is conducted in a gentle and intelligent way to help your body heal itself. It is beneficial for people suffering from:

  • Joint and muscular pain

  • Neck, back pain

  • Shoulder, arm pain

  • SI joint pain, leg, knee, ankle problems

  • Headaches

  • Sciatica

  • Digestive issues

  • Injuries

*Receipts are available for those wishing to use extended health care coverage for Osteopathy.

"We look at the body in health as meaning perfection and harmony, not in one part, but in the whole."

Dr. Andrew Taylor Still

Founder of Osteopathy, 1874

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I began to see Katharine McLarty for pains in my back, hip and gluteus maximus in 2018. My sciatic nerve was being pinched by a muscle in my back.   Osteopathic manual therapy is a gentle holistic form of rehabilitation that works with the natural healing aspects of one’s body. For me, it mostly involved gradual and safe movements of my relevant bones and muscles. I also did stretches at home and improved my posture.  My condition improved with each treatment and after eight months I am symptom free. I continue to do stretching exercises, and maintain good posture in order to avoid a relapse. To maintain a healthy back, I still see Katharine on a preventative basis but with much less frequency.  Katharine always assessed my posture for each visit before and after each treatment and gave me helpful feedback. She also listened carefully to my explanation of where the pain was located and how it was improving or getting worse. She would adjust her treatment accordingly. Katharine makes everyone feel relaxed and welcome under her care.  I recommend Katharine for treatment of muscle and bone related pain.

—  M.C.

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©2018-2020 by Katharine McLarty, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

4258 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON  M9C 1Z7

647-556-7801