Osteopathic Manual Therapy offers
a very gentle approach.
For babies and children.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy
The unique discipline of Osteopathy was founded in the late 1800’s by Andrew Taylor Still. Osteopathic manual treatment includes a review of all body systems.
Principles of osteopathy explain the body as a functional unit where structure and function are interrelated. Any structure which alters blood and fluid flow is of interest to the osteopath. Osteopathic manual therapists seek to boost the person’s inherent system of autoregulation.
Osteopathic Manual Therapists are not osteopathic physicians and do not practice osteopathic medicine, however do provide manual therapy.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Your Baby
Heather Pierce is a registered massage therapist and an osteopathic manual practitioner with a focus in pediatric osteopathy.
In tandem with your baby or child’s health care team, pediatric osteopathy can help in the following areas:
NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF OSTEOPATHS (MANUAL PRACTICE)
We are not Osteopathic Physicians and as such do not Practice Osteopathic Medicine, however we do provide Osteopathic Manual Therapy. Our Osteopaths do not refer to themselves as Practicing Medicine or a Medical Practitioner. We do not refer to Osteopathy as any type of medicine, make reference to the Practice of Medicine in any way. Our Therapists do not refer to themselves as D.O. or Dr. We do not claim to give guidance (beyond scope of practice) or conduct Medical Assessments, Medical Diagnosis or use other language specific to Medicine.
Heather’s osteopathic treatment approach is to treat the whole person. Through a comprehensive health history intake and assessment, Heather strives to provide a treatment plan that integrates the biopsychosocial model of care.
As a mother of a beautiful young boy, Heather has personal experience with the early struggles of feeding. Heather strives to work within a team of healthcare providers such as lactation consultants, physicians, and pediatric physiotherapists to help provide the best possible support and care.
Heather has had a successful career as a professional dancer and teacher of ballet and yoga. These interests and talents have figured prominently in her winding path to pediatric osteopathy. Heather has a keen eye for alignment and kinesthetic expertise.
She is continuing her pediatric osteopathic studies with the Sutherland Cranial College (UK) with a compassionate mind and heart.