What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a safe and effective approach to health care which works in combination with the individuals own homeostatic mechanisms to help restore homeostasis and optimal health. It understands the relationship between structure and function within the body and that all aspects of the body must work together to maintain health.

How can Osteopathy play a role in health care in BC and whom can it help?

Osteopathy forms a very useful adjunct to health care options already on offer in British Columbia. Results with chronic pain scenarios, for just one example, happen more quickly than with most other approaches, proving to be less painful and less arduous for the patient - and are much more cost effective.

Osteopathy is concerned with the restoration of the structure and function of the human body using 'hands-on' techniques, often referred to as Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy.

CFO Update

The CFO is now a member of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. The ISCMR  has an Osteopathy Special Interest Group (SIG) which is based in Canada. The CFO membership means that if you are a full or student member of a provincial association that is part of the CFO you can get reduced rates on a personal membership to the ISCMR, the SIG, and  any of their activities.

Costal Health Alliance - Langford, BC

Coastal Health Alliance is a multidisciplinary clinic in Langford, BC.  We are looking for an Osteopathic Practitioner to join our clinic.  Our current practitioners include: Dr. Lynne MacKean, Physician, Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sportsmedicine; Stephen Simonis, Acupuncturist who also does trigger point injections and prolotherapy;  Trish Trumper and Noelle Daigle who are both Registered Massage Therapists.  If you are interested please contact Dr.