What is an Osteopath? DO(Q)
An osteopath is a manual medicine practitioner. DO(Q) in Québec who have followed the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized curriculum are regulated by Ostéopathie Québec.
An osteopath works gently with the body’s structure to diagnose and treat a wide range of health problems. Osteopathy aims to maintain the normal balance between all the systems of the body by focusing treatment on musculoskeletal components. Treatment of the muscles, other soft tissues and joints will affect the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems of the body. In other words, osteopaths look at the human body as a ‘total picture’.

What is an Athletic Therapist? CAT(C)
Certified athletic therapists are Canadian healthcare professionals that have orthopedic clinical assessment and rehabilitation skills of other clinicians and therapists, with the added expertise relevant to sport-related issues. This involves the provision of complete and consistent care from the emergency injury intervention to the full return to activity. Registered with the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, a Certified Athletic Therapist must have successfully completed a national comprehensive theory exam and a subsequent oral/practical exam developed and administered by the certification board of the CATA.

Do I need a doctors’ referral?
A referral is not required to consult an osteopath or certified athletic therapist. Some insurance companies may require a referral for athletic therapy for coverage purposes only.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

Bring any medical imaging reports /CD’s you may have.  For those taking medication, bring your list of meds and dosages.  Be sure to bring a pair of shorts, any orthotics, sports bra or tank top for females.

What should I expect on my first appointment?

The first appointment will be comprised of an evaluation and initial treatment.  A medical / injury history will be taken, a postural and regional exam will be performed.

Where can I park?
Parking meters are available along Greene ave. $2 per hr.  There is a parking meter lot  just below (South) Sherbrooke and on the right (West) side of Greene. Parking is also available on Olivier St.