Osteopath care is…

What is Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathic Manual therapy is the practical implementation of the principles of Osteopathy. Members of OSTCAN are known as Osteopathic Manual Therapists. Treatment will always consider motion restriction and asymmetries in the body, with the goal of facilitating normal movement. This means that your visit to an Osteopathic office will include a dynamic assessment of the way your body moves, followed by a treatment plan designed specifically for you. Treatment will include joint mobilization and soft tissue treatment to remove any obstacles that interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of your body’s tissue. It is through a deep understanding of anatomy and physiology, and with excellent palpation skills, that an osteopathic manual therapist is able to detect and treat these restrictions. It is a unique approach to manual therapy that aims to treat the cause of the symptom rather than simply reducing it temporarily.

What is Manual Osteopathy?
Manual Osteopathic Practitioners are educated and trained to work exclusively without the use of drugs or surgery by using manual methods for structural assessment and treatment. This is the predominant method of education worldwide (outside of the USA) and it is what is currently present in Canada. An Osteopathic practitioner in this context is different from an Osteopathic Physician.

What is an Osteopathic physician?
Osteopathic Physicians are educated in schools of Osteopathic Medicine and are licensed and credentialed to an unrestricted scope of medical practice in the USA. This is the only country in the world offering a recognized medical degree in Osteopathic medicine. Most of these practitioners work in medical settings in much the same way as an M.D. does, practicing in almost all medical specialties. Additionally, these practitioners may be eligible for medical licensing in many countries outside the USA.

**Taken from ostcan.ca

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Meet Our



Elena Cartier, a Registered Massage Therapist and Osteopathic Manual Therapist in Barrie Ont, Canada, brings a wealth of experience and contemporary insights to her practice. With a foundation in various fields, she is known for her exceptional expertise and a personalized approach to client care. Elena’s focus extends beyond the physical, delving into mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental aspects. Specializing in “difficult cases,” particularly Motor-Vehicle Accident injuries, she emphasizes the inherent healing potential within each individual. Elena is dedicated to providing Curative Care, aiming not just to treat problems but to address their underlying causes. With nearly a decade of experience, her daily mission revolves around holistic healing and inspiring positive results in her clients.

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Treatments Offered

Craniosacral Treatment

Rhythmic motion of the brain and spinal cord, fluctuation of cerebral spinal cord fluid, mobility of the cranial bones, and sacrum. It helps nerve pain, helps circulatory stasis, cornalizes CSF and correct cranial strain.

Visceral Manipulation

Gentle, specifically placed manual forces that encourage tone, mobility, and tissue motion in areas of the body where physological motion has been impaired. Helping with digestion, breathing etc.

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Osteopathy Therapy
Can Help With

Correct Physical Imbalances

Correcting Physical Imbalances

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Improve Physical Performances

Improving Physical Performances

Visceral Relief

Neck Pain

Mental Health


Osteopath Care

HST Included

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15 Minute Treatment


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30 Minute Treatment


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45 Minute Treatment


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60 Minute Treatment


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