BMS Wellness is Burlington's premiere classical osteopathic clinic. Osteopathy is a manual therapeutic modality developed in the late 1800's by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, a traditional physician who became disillusioned with the medical practices of the day. He thus developed a diagnostic and treatment system that stimulates the body to heal itself. Over the years, medical research has proven the immense value and benefits osteopathic treatments can provide. Osteopathy is a drugless, manual system of health care that recognizes the body's ability to self-heal and self-regulate is rooted in a number of factors, including favourable environmental conditions both internal and external, adequate nutrition, good sleep patterns, regular exercise and good structural integrity. Your practitioner utilizes generally accepted osteopathic structural examination and diagnostic methods to facilitate accurate structural assessments that will guide the treatment process. These manipulative techniques can detect and correct structural misalignment, thereby enhancing function of the whole system. Regular treatments not only decrease chronic pain, but also help the body resist injury and self-adjust, should events trigger a flare-up of old injuries.
Classical osteopaths focus on restoring good structural integrity, a balanced nervous system, and strong, free fluid mechanics. The body functions as a whole integrated unit, and dysfunction in one part of the body will directly, or indirectly, impact every other part of the body. Such factors as fascial pull, an imbalanced distribution of the forces resulting from normal daily activities, impaired neural communication, and imbalanced fluid mechanics, combine to create the breeding ground for disease.