MANUAL OSTEOPATHIC SERVICES
Manual Osteopathy is a drug-free, non-invasive manual
aims to improve health across all body systems by manipulating and strengthening the
Manual Osteopathy is practiced in Canada as
a complementary therapy alongside conventional
treatments to restore optimal body function. A manual osteopath will focus on the
muscles, and spine. Treatment aims to
positively affect the body's nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.
Manual means that both diagnosis and treatment are carried out with the hands.
Practitioners specialized in manual osteopathy possess a highly refined touch,
developed over years of training, that
helps them identify not
only surface anomalies but also deeper tensions where inflammation and distortions
All our body systems are intimately connected and manual osteopaths help restore
with specific treatments:
- Cranial Osteopathy – Addresses the
vitality and mobility of the dural membranes and cerebrospinal
fluid which nourish and protect both the brain and the spinal cord and influence
nutrient exchange at a
- Mayofascial and connective tissue
therapy – Treats restrictions of the muscles, fascia and
connective tissues, normalizing these important structural tissues.
- Osteo-articular corrections – Gentle
manipulation of joints which restores proper motion.
- Visceral manipulation – Gentle and
direct work to the organs, viscera and ligament/facial attachments
relieving pain and improving function.
Manual osteopathy balances the nervous system and therefore
positively affects all other body systems
Many of the following conditions have responded very favourably to
manual osteopathic treatment:
- Musculoskeletal complaints (back, shoulder, arm, hip, and leg
plus jaw dysfunction/pain)
- G.I. complaints (constipation, IBS and acid reflux)
- Anxiety and depression
- Symptoms from falls or accidents (whiplash, feeling “out of
- Symptoms related to chronic conditions (for example pain,
shortness of breath due to asthma)
In your first session, you share your health history with the manual
osteopath and discuss your treatment
An assessment is made which includes posture observation and tests
to determine where treatment is
In the remaining, a manual osteopath will perform a hands-on
Quick assessments happens in subsequent appointments in order to see
what changes have occurred that guide the treatment process.
Most of the time is then spent on treatment, which can take place
sitting, lying face up, face down, or on your side.
We recommend to wear shorts or loose/stretchy pants and if
comfortable, a sports bra for female patients.
Your comfort is extremely important - so if you prefer not to
disrobe, accommodations will be made.
Also, we have blankets and heating pads to offer you to keep you
It depends on the length of time you have had your complaint, the
severity of your injury and your overall
health. Some conditions respond quickly and others take more time.
Please feel free to discuss this in
Manual osteopathy is compatible with other types of treatments like
massage therapy and acupuncture.
In treating certain conditions (depression, anxiety, chronic
conditions) manual osteopaths may make
referrals to other health care practitioners like naturopathic
doctors, MD’s or psychologists for additional
Manual osteopathic treatment is covered by many private insurance
plans. Please check with yours to
see what your coverage is, as individual plans vary.
Please note, manual osteopathy is not a service that can be directly
billed to insurance companies. Upon your treatment, you will be
invoice with manual osteopath billing numbers. You would need to
submit this invoice
(and a doctor’s referral, if required.)
Again, please check your coverage with your provider.
Our Registered Manual Osteopathic Practitioners
Note, registered manual osteopathic practitioners are NOT registrants of the
College of Physicians and
Surgeons of BC.
Sumit Paul Singh
Registered Manual Osteopathic Practitioner
Sumit Paul Singh is registered with College of Registered Manual Osteopaths. Note, Sumit is not registrant of the
College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. He has completed his manual osteopathy
course from the
National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto. He has worked as a senior
physiotherapist for more than 7 years back home in India, has owned
various physiotherapy centres, and worked as a sports physiotherapist for
the various associations of field hockey, football (soccer), cricket. He acted
as a state coordinator of physiotherapy clinics in Punjab, Haryana and
Chandigarh for Help Age India (NGO for senior Citizen). He holds a vast
experience working with all age groups from infants to the geriatric
He is also a part of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada OCPCC
He is now a Register Manual Osteopathic practitioner.
He is trained in cranio-sacral therapy and visceral manipulation. He is
flexible, a good listener and always treats with a one on one patient
centered approach, with individual treatment session and exercises. He is
also a certified instructor of yoga, pilates, cardio kick boxing, aerobics and
He loves to spend his quality time with his wife and daughter. He enjoys
watching movies, going on long drives and adventurous trips.
Manual ostepathy can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of
- Foot, ankle, hip, and knee pain
- Back pain, neck pain, and sciatica
- Hand, shoulder, and elbow pain
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Postural problems due to pregnancy,
sports injury, driving or work strain, or digestive issues
CST is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy
aims to enhance the body's own healing
According to the some respectable institute Craniosacral therapist uses a touch
under 5 grams to "release restrictions in the craniosacral system to
functioning of the central nervous system."
This light touch is said to affect the pressure and circulation of cerebrospinal
is the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This process is thought to
Practitioners claim that CST can be carried out as a standalone treatment or
conjunction with medical or other alternative therapies.
Craniosacral Therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, both
- Issue in Pregnancy
- Alzheimer's disease
- Back pain
- Brain injury
- Central Nervous System disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Immune disorders
- Learning disabilities
- Neck pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Spinal cord injury
Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle
manual therapy technique that assesses the relationship between the body’s
(e.g. bladder, bowel, uterus, etc) and others structures, like muscles, fascia,
ligaments and joints.
The organs in our body have a certain range of movement that is normal, just
our joints, they need to move within a normal range so we can function.
The movement of an organ can be restricted by surgical scars, adhesions,
illness, poor posture or traumatic injury. A restriction prevents the “gliding
sliding” action of the organ over other structures within the body, creating an
of fixation. Our body learns to accommodate by moving around this area of
and over time this repeated movement leads to chronic irritation and
causing musculoskeletal, neural and visceral dysfunction.
Visceral Manipulation has been effective in the treatment of:
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Fibroids & Cysts
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Bladder urgency/frequency
- Bladder incontinence
- Urinary and sexual dysfunction
with an enlarged prostate
- Referred penile and testicular pain
- Constipation and Bloating
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- GERD, Acid Reflux
- Chronic Spinal Dysfunction
- Joint Pain
- Post Operative Scar Tissue
- Anxiety and Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder