Your First Visit

Striving To Be Toronto's Best Osteopathy And Massage Therapy Clinic

What to expect at your first visit to Integrated Bodywork

What to expect at your first visit to Integrated Bodywork

Integrated Bodywork Takes a Holistic Approach to Your Health

At your first visit to Integrated Bodywork, we will:

  • Determine treatment goals
  • Feedback and self-care

First-time Assessment

At your first visit you will be asked to fill out a health history form if you haven’t filled it out online, which your practitioner will discuss with you while addressing your concerns and answering any questions you may have. Your practitioner will perform orthopedic assessments and osteopathic assessments before and after each session to best determine your course of treatment and to check the progress in subsequent treatments as well. It is recommended to bring a loose pair of shorts/yoga pants and sports bra/tank top/tee shirt which will allow the practitioner to assess and treat your spine and move your arms and legs freely to treat your body efficiently.

Treatment

Your treatment will include one or many modalities (e.g., osteopathy, frequency specific microcurrent and massage therapy.) Feel free to ask questions or provide feedback to the practitioner.

Consultation

Your practitioner will listen to your feedback and may offer suggestions for self-care to support your condition and enhance the effects of your treatment. Follow up sessions may be suggested and booked at this time.

Have a question? Just call or text us at 647-388-7435 or email us at info@ibodywork.ca.

Striving To Be Toronto's Best Osteopathy And Massage Therapy Clinic

Allowing the body’s to self-heal without medicine​

FAQ

The aim of a Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is to optimize the self-healing mechanisms of the body.

The frequency of treatments is based on the initial assessment and treatment. The decision on how often you will need treatment is based on allowing enough time between visits to allow your body to integrate the changes that occur from one treatment to the next.

While very often being used to treat back pain, osteopathic treatment is effective in a wide variety of health complaints. Osteopathy has been successful in treating the following:

  • Acute or Chronic Pain
  • Digestive Problems
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Respiratory Difficulties
  • Postural Problems

It can also successfully treat migraines, dysmenorrheal, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, tinnitus, vertigo, pain and diseases.

Osteopathy is an established recognized system of healthcare which relies on manual contact for assessment and treatment. It integrates the whole body, including the mind with emphasis on allowing the body’s intrinsic tendency for self-healing without pharmacological use.

Osteopathy views a person as a single unit comprised of body, mind, and spirit. In the osteopathic perspective, one needs to treat the whole person. Instead of viewing the body as a machine, osteopathy looks at pain as the result of complex interactions between physical factors as well as psychological and social factors, also referred to as the “biopsychosocial” approach. The perception of pain is not merely a response to physical injury, but is also related to the patient’s own emotional framework as well as their physical and social environments.

An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner works to build a trusting relationship with their patient to help understand if there are other non-physical factors that could be contributing to their chronic pain condition. This allows the practitioner to develop a more comprehensive pain management and reduction plan to help their patient find relief.