Linda Southworth (DOMP)
UK trained Osteopathic Practitioner
Member of Osteopathy BC
Located in Sechelt, BC.
What does an Osteopathic Practitioner do?
Osteopathy uses gentle spine/joint adjustments, along with deep tissue massage techniques to correct your body and relive pain. Unlike some disciplines, a British-trained Osteopathic Practitioner will soften up the muscular tissues before using any manipulative/adjustment techniques. This ensures a more effective treatment, a quicker resolution to your pain, a more gentle manipulation/adjustment, and fewer treatments needed. We like to see positive pain reduction and general improvement in three treatments or less, ideally. Many of our patients only need to visit us once or twice a year once their condition has stabilized.
Essentially osteopathy uses the practice of balancing and correcting problems relating to the musculoskeletal system using gentle joint adjustments, relieving pain, and encouraging the body to heal itself. When the bones, joints and muscles are not working harmoniously, other systems of the body begin to stop functioning smoothly. Our philosophy contends that the body is capable of healing itself, but only when the musculoskeletal system is properly aligned. An Osteopathic Practitioner adjusts and applies pressure to the affected part of the body to release stress and tension. It also works on organs and other bones within the body, improving posture, relieving pain and promoting a well-functioning body. Osteopathy does not stop at the spine as the main source of pain and disease, searching the entire body for the source of any ailments.
Most Extended Medical plans now cover osteopathy in Canada
Here are just some of the conditions we commonly treat:
Neck Pain Back Pain Frozen Shoulder
‘Slipped’ Discs Sciatic Pain/Sciatica Headaches
Pulled Muscles R.S.I. RTA Injuries Sports Injuries
Adolescent back pain
Osgood Schlatters disease
Herniated/prolapsed/bulging intervertebral disc lesions
Intervertebral facet joint dysfunction/disease
Spina Bifida Partial Sacralisation
Facet joint sprain/strain
Muscular tears/ruptures/scar tissue
Psoas Bursitis Whiplash
Headaches Migraine TMJ
This list is by no means exhaustive; please feel free to enquire about other conditions.
Linda is a UK trained osteopathic practitioner who has over 30 years of experience helping patients overcome their conditions and rapidly return to a pain free life. Now relocated on Canada’s west coast of British Columbia, in the community of Sechelt, she continues to help people using traditional, time proven osteopathy techniques that are unique to her profession, and is one of only a small handful of full-time trained British osteopathic practitioners in the province of British Columbia.
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#105-5674 Teredo Street, Sechelt BC
Our door is located on Inlet Ave., across from the Pharmasave parking lot on the street level. We are NOT located on Teredo Street