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Osteopathic Manual Practitioner vs. Osteopath

A common short term used for osteopathic treatment is ‘osteo’. This is similar to chiropractors being called ‘chiros’. However, the term ‘osteo’ has been associated with osteopaths. In the province of Ontario, ‘osteopath’ is a restricted title to members that belong to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a ‘hands-on' therapy (no surgery, medication, tablets or gimmicks) that restores the normal structure of the musculoskeletal system, which in turn improves the function of the nervous, circulatory and immune systems and allows faster healing, reducing pain, congestion and restriction within the body. Hands-on treatment ranges from very subtle techniques used for babies through to more robust techniques used for athletes.

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