Osteopathy

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a client-centred system of assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. It is a form of manual therapy, and is often considered a complementary therapy to conventional medicine.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OMPs) recognize that the structure of the body governs how well it can function. Muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and the skeletal structure must be working smoothly together to support the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic and nervous systems.

When there is pain or a problem, OMPs look at their patient as a whole, not just as a collection of symptoms. The aim of treatment is to restore health by addressing areas of dysfunction with manual therapy.

About Osteopathy baby

Hania Mastroddi, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

M.Ost., PGCert. Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Master of Osteopathy degree, Postgraduate certificate in specialist paediatric osteopathic practice, Registered GOsC (General Osteopathic Council U.K.), OAO Member

Hania graduated from the University College of Osteopathy (UCO) in London England with a four-year Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree. Throughout her training Hania developed an interest in treating children and went on to complete post-graduate training in specialist paediatric osteopathic practice at the UCO.

Hania is very passionate about osteopathy and its role in promoting whole body health and well-being. Her practice aims to engage with each individual’s unique musculoskeletal system using a variety of manual techniques including joint mobilization, deep tissue massage, Kinesio Taping and other gentle techniques. Hania often follows up these sessions by providing home exercises. She recognizes that individual lifestyle and work can have a significant influence on overall health. Hania likes to get to know her patients and is always aiming to deliver the best quality care to each individual.

Hania has a strong sporting background including Volleyball, Netball and Sailing. She taught sailing to both adults and children in the UK for a few years alongside her osteopathic studies. She realizes the importance of returning back to beloved sports and activities as quickly and safely as possible.

“Osteopathy for babies is a very gentle, safe form of manual therapy. It involves assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal system and surrounding structures. Osteopathy can help to soothe and relax your baby.”

Hania’s Schedule at Little Bird

Where: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry – Baby Bird Wing – Bodywork Room

When: Wednesdays, Hours 9AM – 4PM

What: One hour bodywork appointments

Who: Little Bird Patients*
*Due to Hania’s limited available clinical hours, care for Little Bird babies will be prioritized at this time

Cost:
Initial and on-going appointments: $150+ HST
*Group health insurance (extended health benefits), often include services provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners who are OAO members. Please contact your benefits administrator for information about your group plan, benefits and limitations with respect to coverage for the services of an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. If coverage is important to you, we strongly recommend you check this BEFORE booking your consultation.

Direct Contact for Hania: Email: hania@mastroddiosteopathy.com

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Megan Palmer, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Master of Osteopathy degree, Post-graduate Diploma for Paediatric Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Children (UK), Registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) UK, Member of Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)

Megan graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in Kent, England with a Master of Osteopathy degree after completing a four year, full-time degree involving over 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience.  While studying her Osteopathy degree, Megan discovered a passion for the treatment of babies and children.  Following this, she completed a two-year post-graduate course at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London, England, which involved over 600 hours of clinic-based training, working in a range of environments from private practice to Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

While treating patients, Megan enjoys using a range of techniques such as joint mobilization, articulation, stretching and cranial osteopathy.  She likes to ensure that the patient as a whole has been considered, making sure that she doesn’t just look at the area of pain but looks at all aspects of their life that may be influencing their problem.  Megan frequently gives exercises to patients to allow them to continue their rehabilitation at home or gives advice for parents to help their children be more comfortable and settled at home.

While not working, Megan enjoys taking part in a variety of sports, such as track & field, cycling and yoga.

 

Megan’s Schedule at Little Bird

Where: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry – Baby Bird Wing – Bodywork Room

When: Fridays, Hours: 9AM – 4PM

What: One hour bodywork appointments

Who: Little Bird Patients*
*Due to Megan’s limited available clinical hours, care for Little Bird babies and patients of all ages will be prioritized at this time

Cost:
Initial and on-going appointments: $150+ HST
*Group health insurance (extended health benefits), often include services provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners who are OAO members. Please contact your benefits administrator for information about your group plan, benefits and limitations with respect to coverage for the services of an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. If coverage is important to you, we strongly recommend you check this BEFORE booking your consultation.

Direct Contact for Megan: Megan.LittleBirds@gmail.com

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Amber Leal, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Master of Osteopathy degree, Member of Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)

Amber graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2006. She then enrolled at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2007 and graduated in 2012. She went on to successfully defend her thesis in 2015 and received the designation of Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.

She offers treatment for patients of all ages but the majority of her practice is focused on treating infants and toddlers. Treatment for infants and toddlers can help alleviate conditions such as colic, reflux, latching difficulty, torticollis and gait dysfunctions. She has taken a number of pediatric post graduate courses to offer a greater skill set in treating children. She also has specific training in treating children with Autism and Cerebral Palsy.

Many conditions can be treated using Osteopathic techniques. This is done by evaluating the totality of the patient and treating the entire patient, not just the symptoms. By using Orthopaedic assessment, as well as Osteopathic assessment, Amber’s goal is to get to the root of the patients’ symptoms to help improve their quality of life.

 

Amber’s Schedule at Little Bird – Providing Bodywork Care for All Ages!

Where: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry – Baby Bird Wing

When: Day and Hours TBD for 2020

What: One hour bodywork appointments

Who: Little Bird Patients*
*Due to Amber’s limited available clinical hours, care for Little Bird babies and patients of all ages will be prioritized at this time
*For new clients, please call Little Bird front desk for availability

Cost:
Initial and on-going appointments: $150+ HST
*Group health insurance (extended health benefits), often include services provided by Osteopathic Manual Practitioners who are OAO members. Please contact your benefits administrator for information about your group plan, benefits and limitations with respect to coverage for the services of an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. If coverage is important to you, we strongly recommend you check this BEFORE booking your consultation.

Direct Contact for Amber: amberleal_rmt@yahoo.ca

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