A Manual Osteopathic Practitioner in Brantford

Are you looking for a reliable osteopath in Brantford? Holistic Healing Arts can help! Osteopathy is a manual therapy to treat physical impediments resulting from injuries, falls, surgeries and more. This treatment is unlike chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, or physiotherapy. Manual Osteopathic Practitioners have been effectively practising and using these techniques for many years. Contact us today to learn more about our services and book an appointment.

Manual Osteopathy

If due to injury or posture, the body is compromised, the circulation and hormone excretion are also compromised. With this, you can understand that your body acts as a unit. An Osteopath can diagnose and treat the issues that inhibit health. This helps to restore balance in the body through hands-on and natural techniques. At Holistic Healing Arts, we offer osteopathy to Brantford’s community.


The founder of osteopathy, Dr. Taylor Stills, discovered that the body has a natural ability to regulate and heal itself. This process can happen when the fluids (lymph, blood, synovial, etc.) are circulated freely – without any obstruction. The prime focus of osteopathic assessment and treatment is on any obstruction that is preventing the circulation of these fluids. The barriers may take the form of structural and non-structural blockages like curves, twists, pulls, and misaligned organs, bones, and tissues. By using the right evaluation technique, our Osteopathic Physician can determine the origin and effects of the obstruction and devise an individual treatment plan.

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral manipulation is ideal for the normal movement and function of your internal organs. This treatment is done by an experienced therapist using his or her hands to move and release fascial restrictions in your abdomen and pelvis. Generally, people have an idea of joint and muscle restrictions causing tightness, pain, and limited movement in their bodies, but they do not consider the role of their organs. People go to physio, chiro, or massage therapist to treat pain and alignment issues. But these practitioners may just be treating the outer shell of the problem if they are not considering the mobility of your organs in your alignment and movement patterns.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

Cranial sacral therapy (CST) is also referred to as craniosacral therapy, which relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column. CST is non-invasive and uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress caused by compression. As a result, it can help to treat a number of conditions. By the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which improves the healing ability of the body. Osteopaths are able to perform cranial sacral therapy, which can be part of your scheduled treatment visit or the only purpose for your appointment. Depending on what you are using during CST, you may benefit from between 3 and 10 sessions, or you may benefit from maintenance sessions. Your healthcare provider at our clinic will help you identify the right treatment for you.

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Holistic Healing Arts 

Your Natural Path to Wellness

274 King George Rd. Unit #2

Brantford, ON

N3R 5L6

Phone: 519-751-3488

Fax: 519-751-9110

Hours

Monday –Thursday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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