Osteopathy at Valleyfield Clinic
Osteopaths at ABC Health Clinic Valleyfield adapt their care to all individuals.
Osteopathy is a manual approach aimed at restoring the functionality of the body’s structures and systems to optimize its self-regulation capacity. This practice is based on in-depth knowledge of health sciences and the specific interactions that contribute to the body’s balance.
Through precise and thorough palpation, a comprehensive and global assessment is conducted to examine the causes of neuro-musculoskeletal, visceral, and cranial dysfunctions. Each osteopathic treatment is specific and tailored.
At ABC Health Clinic Valleyfield, our osteopaths welcome you in a calm and modern environment to provide you with comprehensive and invigorating care. Whether you are suffering from acute or chronic pain, osteopathy greatly supports your recovery process and well-being.
About ABC Health Clinic Valleyfield
In October 2022, ABC Health Clinic Valleyfield relocated to a spacious and modern facility to provide high-quality care. Situated in Carrefour Valleyfield (on the second floor of the building housing the Société de l’Assurance Automobile du Québec – SAAQ), the clinic is conveniently located near Boulevard Monseigneur-Langlois, the city’s main thoroughfare connecting Highways 20 and 30.
We take pride in our community and actively participate in various regional events, such as the Relay for Life and the Valleyfield Triathlon. Additionally, we are proud members of the Rotary Club of Valleyfield, supporting numerous local community projects.
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Who can benefit from osteopathy?
An osteopath can be helpful to everyone from newborns, to the elderly, to high-level athletes. As a matter of fact, as part of their training, osteopaths develop a fine palpation and learn to observe, evaluate and treat the human body in its different phases of life and according to the presented issues. Every client is therefore treated differently based on his or her uniqueness, specific particularities and needs.
- Infants and children:
- Breastfeeding-related disorders (e.g., inadequate sucking), stomach aches, regurgitations, frequent ear infections, head shape (flat head), crying crisis, etc.
- Promote a smooth transition from childhood to adulthood by addressing certain related physical ailments (onset of menstruation, rapid growth, stress, sleep disorders, etc.)
- Adults :
- Optimize the current condition, ease everyday aches, etc.
- Harmonize adaptation to old age by optimizing the function of joints, general circulation and strengthening the immune system.
Why consult in osteopathy?
Osteopathy could help in managing diverse issues and it would be hard to name them all! It is efficient for many health systems and often recommended in chronic issues but can also help substantially in acute symptoms. Here are a few examples:
- Muscle and/or joint pain :
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Jaw issues
- Physical trauma related to a road or work related injury (overuse injuries also)
- Sport injury
- Digestive health :
- Transit disorders
- Gastroesophageal reflux
- Stress management :
- Calm the nervous system
- Nervous system and ENT (ear-nose-throat) :
- Sleep disturbance
- Post-concussion syndrome
- Respiratory system :
- Shortness of breath
- Decrease in respiratory amplitude
- Woman’s health
- PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
- Menopause symptoms
- Follow-ups before and after surgery and manual treatment of scars and adhesions
- Optimization of sports performances
What to expect during your osteopathy treatment?
The first consultation allows the osteopath to get to know you better. The osteopath will complete an osteopathic health check to discover whatever issues are ailing you and also the possible causes of these problems. Your family history, traumas, health challenges and all other information that may help better understand your current condition will be discussed in details with you. The data collected will guide the osteopath in his or her postural evaluation and will help find the structures that need to be addressed to finally get to the potential sources of your symptoms. Osteopathy is a global manual therapy that involves different types of manual techniques such as musculoskeletal, visceral, fascial and cranial techniques. An appointment lasts about 45 to 60 minutes depending on the reason for consultation and the approach needed. The frequency of follow-up will be discussed and depends on the reason for consultation. Recommendations about your health habits will be part of the meeting in order to maximise the effect of the treatment.