There are few things more frustrating than being in pain, seeking out help and then not seeing results. 

Whether it’s treatments that don’t work, or treatments that help short term but the problem keeps coming back,  dealing with chronic or recurring pain gets tiresome. 

If you’re ready to get to the root of what’s causing you grief, Osteopathy is here to help. 


What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a hands on therapy that aims to help the body heal itself and return to its balance. 

Osteopathy takes into consideration the whole body, all its moving parts and systems during assessment and treatment. Osteopathy believes structure and function are interrelated, and treatment aims to address structure to improve blood flow, lymphatics and function. 

 Osteopathic Manual Practitioners use their deep understanding of anatomy and physiology in concert with their highly attuned palpation skills to detect and treat restrictions and dis-ease in the body, aiming to treat the cause of symptoms rather than just temporarily reducing them. 


Conditions Commonly Treated with Osteopathy 

  • Muscle & joint pain
  • Pain & limitation with movement, sports and activities 
  • Back pain 
  • Hip pain 
  • Headaches & migraines 
  • Digestive issues 
  • Menstrual pain 
  • Postural pain
  • Recovery from sports injuries 
  • Congestion & swelling 
  • New pain, persistent & longstanding pain 
  • Pain & limitation that have been resistant to other forms of treatment
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Spinal health
  • Traumatic injury
  • Reproductive issues
  • Respiratory health


Will Osteopathy help me? 


Osteopathic treatment is for people of all ages and stages!

Whether you’re looking to address pain, recover from an injury or just get some help feeling better when things feel off, osteopathy can help. 

Book Your First Appointment Now! 


Meet our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners


Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Natalie Jakymyshyn Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Marie Baker Katie Agnew Manual Osteopathic Practitioner at Fit For Life Physiotherapy in Burlington


What does an Osteopathic Treatment Look Like?  

At your first appointment your osteopathic manual practitioner will take a health history and find out what is bothering you. From there they’ll provide treatment and a plan for how to move forward. 

Your first appointment will take about 45 minutes and follow ups are generally 30 mins. 

Your appointments take place in a private treatment room. 

Come wearing comfortable clothing that you can move freely in! 


What are the Benefits of Osteopathy? 


  • Reduced pain
  • Greater range of motion 
  • Improved performance 
  • Improved digestion 
  • Decreased headaches & migraines
  • Improved circulation 
  • Feeling better so you can do the things you love the most! 

Frequently Asked Questions About Osteopathy 


What is the difference between physiotherapists, chiropractors & osteopaths?

A number of different practitioners use manual (hands on) therapy to address client concerns. Chiropractors, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and Physiotherapists are a few prominent examples. 

While there can be overlap in techniques, each discipline has it’s own approach and application of manual therapy.

Osteopathic treatment considers the body as a whole system and addresses concerns from this perspective. 

What does an osteopath do for you?

Osteopaths provide hands on treatment that aims to address the root cause of your issues. They help you reduce pain, improve range of motion, feel better, and get back to doing what you love! 

Do you need a referral to see an Osteopath?  

You do not need a referral to see an Osteopath. If you are interested in seeing an osteopath you can make an appointment when you're ready. 

Fit For Life Physiotherapy, Voted best Osteopathic clinic in Burlington in 2023 by the Burlington Post Readers Choice Awards Winners of the Platinum award for Best Osteopathic Clinic in Burlington in the 2023 Burlington Post Readers Choice Awards! Thank you for trusting us with your care!


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