Meet the Team : Alex Mader
February 24, 2022
Hello, I’m Alex, a recent graduate of an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner diploma! I’m overjoyed to join the Honey & Ginger team of health and wellness practitioners and I am taking a moment to explain what Osteopathy is and what it may be able to do for you.
Osteopathy is a natural therapy and treatment philosophy. Osteopathic manual therapy is a hands-on approach to improving mobility and proper functioning of muscle, fascia, and joints. As well we take an approach to also work with the vascular, digestive, circulatory, and nervous system. All simply meaning that we attempt to assist the body as a whole and not just focus on one particular area or segment.
So how do we do this? We begin with a health history conversation to identify what systems in your body may not be functioning optimally, which can give clues to other areas of your body to investigate. A posture assessment is next followed by structural testing of major joints and the spine as needed. Consolidating all that information we then discuss the manual therapy treatment for the day and make a plan inline with your short and long term goals.
An Osteopathic session generally includes assessment and treatment of the majority of your body; including joint mobilizations, fascial techniques, cranio-sacral techniques, and manipulation thrust techniques. I enjoy being active in my clients care on and off the therapy table and you can expect to have some exercises or homework to do as well. I look forward to meeting you.
-Alex Mader B.Kin, D.O.M.P.