The STADIUM Clinic has a solid reputation in this field of expertise in Montreal. Our team leader, Charlen Berry, has more than 30 years of experience in osteopathy as a clinician, lecturer and as a professor. She also worked with elite athletes and Olympians.
Our team has developed an expertise in orthopedics, sports injuries, neuromuscular conditions, treatment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and management of concussions. We encourage our professionals to pursue their education which enables them to offer quality osteopathic care according to the profession’s highest standards.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a profession recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and established in more than 20 countries around the world. Osteopathy is now being taught at the university level in Great Britain and France andefforts are underway to teach it in Quebec universities.
The osteopath is a professional who performs palpations, tensions tests / techniques, and specific tests to assessand restore the function of the structures. The osteopath does not only treat bones, the word osteopath is derived from the Latin OTÉO (structure) and PATHOS (pathology). The osteopath therefore cares for the dysfunction of the structure (bones, muscles, soft tissues, specialized tissues, viscera...) and helps to normalize the mobility and function of these structures in order to allow good circulation of blood and fluids of the body. The principles of self-regulation and self-healing are the foundations of osteopathy.
What are the health problems that can be helped by osteopathy?
Osteopathy is indicated in the presence of multiple problems that are not corrected despite the intervention of several professionals and in the presence of a good medical diagnosis.
Here are some examples:
• Non-specific generalized pain or discomfort despite the absence of pathology or disease;
• Joint mobility restrictions;
• Past or recent traumatic or sports injuries;
• The presence of adhesive scars that may restrict function;
• Digestive, respiratory, gynecological, urological, circulatory or other systems;
• Fatigue, insomnia, headaches;
• During pregnancy, following childbirth, with young babies (birth is difficult for some babies and mechanical restrictions are often present in infants following childbirth);
• As a preventive value, to treat restrictions, before pain and pathology set in;
Some conditions that can also benefit from the intervention of an osteopath:
• Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ);
• Pyramidal syndrome;
• Patello-femoral patellar syndrome;
• Neck, dorsal and low-back pain;