Is Osteopathy a Regulated Profession in Ontario?
At one time, the College of Osteopaths of Ontario regulated Osteopaths. Expenses were handled the same way as chiropractic and podiatric services: they were covered by OHIP up to a maximum amount; group benefit plans covered the balance of the claim. When the College disbanded in the early 1990s, OHIP stopped covering the services of new osteopathic practitioners since they were no longer a regulated health profession in Ontario. There has been other attempts to regulate the profession again but non have yet been successful, it is very difficult to predict when again osteopathy will become a regulated health care profession.
What are the differences between a DO and DOMP?
DO stands for Doctor of Osteopathy and DOMP stands for Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Doctors of Osteopathy (DO) are allowed to diagnosis a patient and prescribe medication. But, a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP) is unable to do these procedures.
Both DO and DOMP are eligible to work in Clinics, Rehab Centers, and Spas or open their own place.
How can studying one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) module benefit my practice?
Each CEU module that we have is focused on providing the student with as much practical and theoretical knowledge as possible, this is why we have made the module 3 days in length to ensure the student is able to completely absorb and practical understand all the information taught.
Is the Tuition Tax Deductible?
Yes, OSO will provide you with a T4 at the end of each year with the amount paid during the year cycle.
What are the differences between Osteopath and a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor is a person who is interested in how a person's body works, but views the workings of a body primarily through the spinal and muscular systems. Usually a chiropractor focuses on pain relief and injury recovery. He or she will use spine and joint adjustments, massage, electrical stimulation and rehabilitative exercise to help a patient heal as well as working with the patient in other areas of his life (primarily diet and exercise programs).
Osteopathic practitioner use a wide variety of therapeutic manual techniques to improve physiological function and/or support homeostasis that has been altered by somatic / body framework / dysfunction.
Osteopathic practitioners use their understanding of the relationship between structure and function to optimize the body’s self-regulating, self-healing capabilities. One essential component of osteopathic health care is osteopathic manual therapy, which refers to an array of manipulative techniques. Osteopathic manipulative treatment was developed as a means of facilitating normal self-regulating / self-healing mechanisms in the body by addressing areas of tissue strain, stress or dysfunction that may impede normal neural and biochemical mechanisms.