About

WELCOME — from all the team members of Osteo-MedSport clinic! We are honored to count you among our valued customers. The clinic opened its doors in 1996 and since then the improvement and expansion constantly continues.
For several years, the clinic has been recognized as an internship site for the athletic therapy curriculum at Concordia University. In addition, we are accredited by the National Sports Institute of Quebec (INSQ) for the treatment of athletes at national and international level. Therefore, do not be surprised to see high level athletes in the waiting room.
Our professional services are tailored to the general needs of all. We can treat a multitude of issues such as joint problems, muscle aches and others, whether using manual therapy, massage, exercise or specialized treatments.

Accredited Clinic:    Athletic Therapy Interns- Concordia University / UQTR

                              Osteopathy Interns- College d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal

                              INS- Institut National du Sport du Québec

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OSTEOPATHY — is a holistic, “whole body” system of manual therapy which addresses the patient as a whole unit. It is based on anatomical, physiological and unique bio-mechanical principles and uses a hands-on approach to treat various areas, pains, symptoms and functional disorders. As explained by the World Health Organization, “the practice of osteopathy is distinct from other health-care professions that utilize manual techniques, such as physiotherapy or chiropractic, despite some overlap in the techniques and interventions employed.” This system and philosophy of health was first developed in the 1870’s by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, an American medical doctor, and has since developed international recognition and practice.

As primary care practitioners, osteopaths are trained to carry out standard medical examinations of the respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous systems, and to recognize conditions requiring medical referral. In Canada, manual osteopaths undertake a minimum of 5 years of professional study after having already completed a degree in a health related field. In Quebec, they are regulated by  “Ostéopathie Québec”.

Osteopaths are hands-on in their methods of improving function and health, and use a combination of soft tissue release, osteo-articular, craniosacral and visceral techniques. Some of the common conditions treated include: pain/dysfunction of the back, neck, upper and lower extremities, TMJ (jaw), menstrual, headache, concussion, sciatica, sinusitis, sport and/or overuse injuries, digestive disorders, as well as excessive post-surgical scarring.


ATHLETIC THERAPY — involves the immediate care, as well as the assessment, prevention, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Athletic therapists are a vital part of the team which maximize the welfare and performance of an active individual. Certified athletic therapists are Canadian health care professionals that have the orthopedic clinical assessment and rehabilitation skills of other clinicians and therapists, but with the added expertise relevant to sports-related issues. This involves the provision of complete and consistent care from the emergency injury intervention to the full return to activity. In Canada, membership in the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association requires a minimum of 4 years of academic and practical requirements before certification. As part of their role in the health care delivery team, athletic therapists encourage and nurture a health-positive attitude and lifestyle.

Athletic therapists work to prevent injury in numerous ways, including musculoskeletal and posture evaluation; the selection, fitting and repair of sports equipment; ensuring proper warm-up; conditioning programs; prophylactic/supportive taping; and ensuring adaptation to the activity, environment and facilities. In the event of injury, they assess and use procedures and techniques to optimize the healing environment and safely prepare the individual to reintegrate back into an active lifestyle.

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ACUPUNCTURE — which is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has been in use for thousands of years. The practice is based on the flow of energy called ‘Qi’. Qi is suppose to flow freely along specific meridians or pathways in the body. When this energy becomes blocked or stagnant, it can result in a number of health complications. The insertion of fine needles into specific acupuncture points on the body helps to rebalance the flow of this energy. It is preventative but can also be curative.
At the initial acupuncture session, the patient will be asked a number of questions that will relate to their pain, discomfort or health condition. Once the points have been clearly identified, a small thin needle will be tapped into these acupuncture points.
Most often patients do not feel any pain throughout this process, and at most a small tingle. The acupuncture treatment may last from 30 minutes to an hour. It may require more than one session, usually 4-10. The effect is also very calming and relaxing, in addition to managing the pain symptoms.

Acupuncture can help treat:
Allergies, sinusitis
Muscular and joint pain
Headache and migraine
Facial paralysis
Digestive problems
Gynecological ie: pre-menstrual, pre-menopausal, menopausal symptoms
Fatigue and/or lack of energy
Addictions ie: nicotine or alcohol detoxification by diminishing side effects
What you can expect during a treatment?
Many techniques can be used: needle, moxibustion, cupping, electrical stimulation and soft laser (no side effects).
All needles are sterile and are disposed after each treatment.