Frequently Asked Questions


What’s the difference between a Manual Osteopath and Chiropractor?

A manual osteopath does not diagnose. Although some of the techniques may seem similar to the methods used by a chiropractor, manual osteopaths do not use HVLA techniques.

What makes Manual Osteopathy successful?

Manual Osteopathy uses techniques that mobilize joints, muscles and ligaments. Chronic muscle tension or spasms restrict the function of the body leading to pain and or loss of mobility. By releasing the muscles and ligaments, we relieve the compression of the surrounding structures and thus improve function and mobility.

Is manual Osteopathy covered under insurance?

Yes, most insurance companies cover manual osteopathy.

Is manual osteopathy painful?

Manual osteopathy is a gentle modality; however, some patients with chronic pain may feel muscle stiffness the next day after treatment.

Do I need to take off my clothes for treatment?

No, Intuitive Health typically works on top of your clothes, if skin access is required, we will seek your consent before proceeding.

What should I wear to treatment?

Intuitive Health recommends you wear comfortable, stretchy type clothing to your appointment.