The Stomatognathic System

The Stomatognathic system is a fancy name for the everything encompassing the mouth (stoma) and jaws (gnath). I see relatively few people who come in and tell me they have problems in this area, but it’s still something to consider because osteopathy is holistic. If someone mentions jaw pain, like lower back pain, I want […]

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, which we often refer to as “wear and tear”. It’s normal degeneration and is asymptomatic in a lot of people. Cartilaginous joints are most prone to osteoarthritis- examples of these joints include knee joints, hip, and spinal joints. The process is simply a degeneration of the cartilage covering […]

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Whiplash

Whiplash is defined by the Quebec Task Force as “an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck”. It is commonly the result of a rear-end road traffic accident, but can also be caused by side-on crashes, contact or impact sports, falls, and other trauma. Unexpected injuries such as falls and rear-end collisions can be […]

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