What is osteopathy?


When we are looking for a method to regain health, or a specialist, or the therapeutic approach that suits us, of course a first step is to document ourselves. And this, even if at some point this process reaches its limits.

To obtain more accurate and synthetic answers it is good to add to this another type of approach: It consists in training and using some of our functionalities and faculties, in order to orient ourselves towards the health aid that we need in the moment.

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If only at the level of manual therapies, the choice is vast between osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, kinesiologists, etc.

There are also energy balance therapists, such as homeopaths, acupuncturists, Ayurvedic medicine, etc. And there are other kinds of care and accompaniment, such as nutritionists, pilates specialists, yoga schools, Qi Gongand tai chi teachers, etc.

The Web, books, friends are valuable sources of information and references. When your questions fall within the competence of Parent Ostéopathe in Longueuil, we are happy to answer them.


It is the patient’s responsibility to remain vigilant about the use of his or her resources. No matter which therapist he consults, normally three sessions of care are enough to observe certain improvements.

If the patient has noted it, it is because he is on a good track. And with the help of his therapist he still has to judge how far to continue this care.


Subsequently within a series of treatments it may be that the patient observes a plateau (no new improvements since a few sessions). This is another time when it is wise to take stock, and reassess your treatment plan, or your choice of therapist.

In other words, it would be arbitrary to judge the possibilities of a therapeutic approach on the basis of a single session. On the other hand, if within three sessions the patient has not observed at least some improvements, it is time to question the direction of his approach. Perhaps another therapeutic route would help him more.

Vigilant experience remains the best advisor.


Signing a contract that commits ten sessions of care, or more, is nonsense. Because no one knows exactly how fast your body is healing. Nor can anyone predict the precise number of sessions needed to achieve your goals. Unfortunately some professionals still offer such contracts. Watch out.

In some cases joint or vertebral adjustments are useful. However, if the patient notices that the clinician adjusts or normalizes the same vertebral level session after session, he must seek to understand (and even more so his therapist too!) why this vertebra always “moves”.

Does the treatment provide compensation? A symptom? If this is the case, the “adjustment” will always have to be repeated. Over time, this ends up injuring the vertebral stage concerned, and disrupts the balance of compensations.

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A treatment must be aimed at a cause. It is not enough to relieve a symptom. And even less to remove one of the patient’s compensations, because it can be harmful, as long as the cause is not resolved.

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For example: A crunch (cavitation) in a vertebra can give the impression that a problem has been solved. But this is often illusory. If the cause that “displaces” the vertebra has not been eliminated, relief will be short-lived. And this becomes a subscription to the practitioner, who again manipulates the vertebra. … No one needs that, it’s obvious!

Again it is up to the patient to be vigilant! And to consult who will be able to help him.


Ah! If the human being were interested in reconquering his latent faculties! If he took care of finding intuition and other faculties belonging to him by working on himself! There would no longer be a need to publish such a web page to guide those looking for therapists.

There would not even be a need for many therapists. Because people would find in them most of the answers to their health problems.

In the meantime it is recommended first to inquire in the conventional way. Yes, it is useful, despite the jungle of contradictory theories and overinformation that surrounds us. It is up to us to draw conclusions. Then to experiment with the therapeutic disciplines that seem to us the most relevant. And finally to remain vigilant during the experiment.

This article and its supplement give selection criteria to those looking for a therapist. Because depending on the health problem to be solved, one therapeutic alternative may be more appropriate than another.

… And for the valiant who wish to spread their wings, reconnect with intuition and many other possibilities latent in them, there are schools and disciplines, some of which are serious. Although this is eminently urgent in our time, it is not the subject of this article. … Who seeks, finds.

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395 Maple Avenue, Saint-Lambert, QC, J4P-2S5

(514) 382-4774


395 Maple Avenue, Saint-Lambert, QC, J4P-2S5

(514) 382-4774


395 Maple Avenue, Saint-Lambert, QC, J4P-2S5

(514) 382-4774

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