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Mississauga Osteopath

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a non-invasive, gentle treatment through the manipulation and massaging of the joints, bones, and muscles. Its goal is to restore mobility to joints, induce healing, and reduce pain or discomfort. Osteopathy can help with headaches, injuries, stress, colic, pregnancy pains and arthritis, just to name a few.

Cranial osteopathy is the most well-known and gentle technique used, which enables the circulation of blood and other fluids and is especially beneficial for children.

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Meet Our Manual Therapist

Kelley Rose Graham, M.OMSc, Manual Therapist

KelleyOsteo • path • y (ost-ee-AHh-pathy). Osteo = structure, pathy = suffering.

The founder of Osteopathy, Dr. A. T. Still, viewed the body as a machine and said that if one component wasn’t working, it could have an effect on the whole system. As classically-trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, we work to find the cause of the dysfunction in the body, and not dwell on the presented side effects.

Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual therapy that aims to bring health to all systems of the body by working with the musculoskeletal structure. It works with the body to regain/maintain health and wellness through gentle movements.

The body is a dynamic unit of function, meaning it functions best with motion. Osteopathy’s goal is to restore motion where it has been lost. This lost motion results in stagnant fluid and eventually leads to dis-ease. By removing any obstructions in the vessels (nerve, blood &/or lymphatics) and integrating the in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the practitioner can restore the lost motion and health.

Osteopathy can address a wide variety of concerns:

  • Digestion issues
  • Back pain
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Sleep problems
  • Urogenital system complaints
  • Sports injuries
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • And more…

Kelley is a classically-trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioner as a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association, which requires the highest standard of training in Canada.

Kelley believes the idea that the practitioner works with the body instead of against the body is what sets Osteopathy apart. The body is self-healing, just like Nature, so the practitioner bestows it the level of respect it deserves. The unique approach to the facilitation of healing that Osteopathy offers is what drew her into this field.

Osteopath Mississauga | (905) 891-2288