Christine Johnston, R.M.T, Osteopathy (Thesis Writer)

christineThe goal of my treatments is to support the human body’s marvelous ability to heal itself; alleviating painful and uncomfortable symptoms for people of all ages.
My journey to Osteopathy has been a winding one… but anything worthwhile usually is. I attended the University of Guelph and pursued a career in the legal field. Yearning for a change and with appreciation for alternative treatments, exercise and good nutrition, I became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2007. I am certified with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and am a member of the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario.
I have completed 5 years of osteopathic training at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and am eagerly waiting to defend my thesis as the last step to receive a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP).
Personally, I love being active and incorporating exercise and health into my daily activities. I enjoy music, gardening and hanging out with my beautiful family.
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Osteopathy

“Osteopathy is a natural medicine which aims to restore function in the body by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. To achieve this goal the Osteopathic Manual Practitioner relies on the quality and finesse of his/her palpation and works with the position, mobility and quality of the tissues.”

Osteopathy was founded by Andrew Taylor Still (1874), an American doctor who was disappointed with the ability of Western medicine to heal.  Osteopathy believes that the body has an innate and natural ability to heal itself.  When the blood supply to an area of the body is obstructed, only then does the body begin to compensate.  Compensation leads to pain and disease.

Osteopathic assessment and treatment focuses on removing the obstructions within bones, organs or tissues that are misaligned.  Osteopathic Manual Practitioners assess and treat the whole body with a gentle hands-on approach.  Treatment is aimed at finding and removing the cause of one’s pain not just the symptoms.

Treatment is designed to maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  Osteopathy is beneficial for all systems of the body; musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive and nervous systems and people of all ages.  Treatment methods include soft tissue manipulation, osteopathic articular techniques, cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation.