Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
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
*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.