What is an osteopathic manual practitioner?

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners recognize a patient as an integrated whole. When all of the body’s components are in balance, a person is complete and in total health. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

what is an athletic therapist?

Certified Athletic Therapists are best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care of professional and elite athletes. The first to respond when someone gets hurt, they are experts at injury assessment and rehabilitation. It’s that same mix of on-site care and active rehabilitation skills that makes Athletic Therapists so effective in treating the musculoskeletal (muscles, bones, and joints) injuries of all Canadians, whether on the field or in the clinic.

Athletic therapists adhere to the Sports Medicine Model of care. They treat a wide range of patients, from kids with concussions to seniors recovering from hip replacement surgery, using various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription and even bracing and taping. The treatment varies but the objective doesn’t: an Athletic Therapist's goal is to help clients return to their usual activities, whether that means playing competitive sports or walking to the mailbox and back.

What is a registered kinesiologist?

Kinesiologists use the latest evidence-based research to treat and prevent injury and disease, and to improve movement and performance. Kinesiologists work with people of all ages and physical abilities in many settings to help them achieve their health and wellness goals, and improve quality of life. Some areas of kinesiology practice include: 

  • health promotion

  • injury rehabilitation

  • pain and chronic disease management

  • ergonomics and workplace safety

  • fitness training and athletics

  • return to work planning and disability management

  • public health

is osteopathy, athletic therapy or a registered kinesiologist covered by extended health coverage or OHIP?

None of these professions are covered under OHIP.

A majority of extended health coverage plans cover Osteopathy and a limited number cover Athletic Therapy or Registered Kinesiologist. Please check your associated plan if you have questions about your yearly coverage or what is covered per session.

am i in good standing with all of my associations?

Yes, I am in good standing with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Therefore, I am able to treat and provide receipts for therapy rendered.

How long is the first therapy session and then follow up sessions?

Each therapy session is roughly one hour. All follow up sessions are the same time unless communicated by me to you prior to our session. Following your initial assessment, a schedule of follow up sessions, if necessary, are discussed with each client and is different for each injury or situation.