Cherise Jacques RMO - Registered Manual Osteopath at The Birch Tree in Ladner, BC

what is manual osteopathy...

Mobilization of shoulder joint for pain relief and to reduce inflammation

History of Osteopathy

Founded by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, Osteopathy is a system of addressing the body as a whole. The term ‘Osteo’ refers to bones and ‘pathic’ to disease as it relates to both the interconnectedness of structure and function.  It is the hallmark for eight governing principals, upon which Dr. Still founded Osteopathy:

The body is a unit.  Structure governs function.  The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms.  The body has inherent capacity to defend and repair itself.  When normal adaptability is disrupted, or environmental changes overcome the body’s capacity for self-maintenance, disease may ensue.  Movement of body fluids is essential to the maintenance of health.  Nerves play a crucial role in controlling the fluids of the body.  There are somatic components to disease that are not only manifestations of disease but also are factors that contribute to maintenance of the diseased state.


Osteopathy addresses the  whole interconnected structure and function, aiding the flow of fluid, the nervous system and structural adaptations resulting from stress or injury.  

Craniosacral techniques used on the skull to treat concussions.

Osteopathy: A Natural Treatment Contributing to your Well-Being

  • Reduce stress
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Benefits posture and alignment
  • Decrease inflammation and aids circulation

The result of Osteopathic care is the ability to move more easily.

Our Mission

We are excited to help you live your best life!  Our vision is for you to be able to engage in life in the way you desire and we want to help you reach those goals.  Aligning your body to uncover your Bliss though Osteopathic care is our ultimate goal.  

Who can benefit from Osteopathic care

Wellness for Athletes, wellness and fitness performance

Muscle Energy Techniques

We offer preventative care for a wide variety of needs.  Osteopathic manual care helps high level athletes stay sharp, agile and ready for the challenges of the game.  It is beneficial in ageing to keep the body limber and able to remain active and strong.

 

More to come.

Osteopathic care for newborns and children

Osteopathic and Craniosacral Therapy being performed on a baby.

Osteopathic care for newborns can be essential in the early days and weeks to get things off to a thriving start for your little one.  It can help the bones of the cranium to settle in to better alignment and the body to unwind from any twist or restrictions it may have acquired in utero or the birthing process.

 

Acute injury and Chronic pain

Mobilization techniques for the wrists, elbows and joints

Manual Osteopathy is known to aid in the recovery from chronic pain  and acute injury, concussions and impact injuries from falls or motor vehicle accidents.

More to come.

our philosophy...

BLISS OSTEOPATHY

Bliss Osteopathy Cherise Jacques - Vancouver, BC
Manual Osteopathic Emblem of Brain


When you are aligned with the truth of who you truly are, then you experience bliss. 

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