osteopathic care methods
SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION
Soft tissue manipulation can be used in many different ways. This method is used to evaluate the condition of tissues, ease restrictions, help the body’s fluids (blood, lymph, etc.) flow smoothly and restore function. Optimal neuro-vascular flow helps to reduce harmful fluid retention and allows the body’s immune system to work more effectively. Throughout the care, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will continuously check on the state of the body’s tissues. The goal is to gently guide the tissue back to health without over-treating.
OSTEOPATHIC ARTICULAR TECHNIQUE
The osteopathic articular technique, involving gently moving two joint surfaces, is used to reduce muscle spasms, ease neurological irritations, assist in joint mobility and help reduce pain and discomfort. It is a less forceful technique than joint manipulation. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will carefully prepare the soft tissues around the treatment area, positioning the patient so that there is minimal (if any) force needed to perform the maneuver.
As the gentlest osteopathic technique, Cranial Osteopathy is also one of the most significant. It is used to assess and treat the mobility of the skull and its contents. It may also be used to assess and treat the spine, sacrum and other parts of the body. The goal of this technique is to adjust the body’s physiology by restoring balance and optimal neuro-vascular flow surrounding the Central Nervous System and all of its autonomic centers. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners achieve this by treating the body’s inherent biorhythm. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners trained in this technique can feel this rhythm in the patient’s head, spinal cord, and in the sacrum and the rest of the body.
Visceral Manipulation is used to effectively treat organs and viscera of the body, including the lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, stomach, pancreas, intestines, the bladder and the uterus. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners will gently move the structures themselves and the fascia that surrounds them to restore full movement. Applied with gentle pressure, visceral manipulation corrections can improve the mobility of an organ, improve neuro-vascular flow surrounding the organ and ultimately help maximize organ function.
Vishal Khare R.Kin., D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Vishal Khare, has been serving the Canadian Healthcare industry for the past 10 years. He is a Registered Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and also holds the title of a Registered Kinesiologist. He successfully completed his studies in 2019 and since then holds multiple disciplinary titles and is in good standing with the respective Associations.
He has a Diploma in Orthotics and Prosthetics from George Brown College in 2011, Bachelor of Sciences with Honours in Kinesiology from York university in 2015 and Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice in 2021 from Canadian College of Osteopathy. He successfully defended his thesis on “The Effects of Global Osteopathic Treatments on Dizziness in Patients with Whiplash” in 2021. Vishal holds an extensive background in Orthopedics, Kinesiology, Exercise Therapy, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Fascial Stretching, Functional Nutrition and Mental Health.
His experience in diverse backgrounds allowed him to develop a thorough understanding of various pathologies targeting lower back pain, concussions, heart health, and musculoskeletal disorders. His multi-disciplinary work history looks at heart health post any cardiac events, mental health across ages and the functional movement post sports and accidental injuries. Currently he focuses on treating the body as a whole; and specializes in TMJ dysfunction, cranial-sacral therapy, visceral, muscular, and fascial mobilizations.
In his treatments, he focuses on treating the root cause rather than the symptoms to improve the patient’s quality of life and get them living pain free.
Member of Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) since 2021
Board of Director, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)
International Jury member of Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO, Toronto).
Member of College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (COKO) since 2016
Member of Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) since 2017
Member of Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) since 2016
Areas of Interest
Visceral & Fascial Mobilizations
Scar Treatments including open heart surgery, c-section, burns, etc.
Concussions, Dizziness, Whiplash
Women's Health (pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation
Pediatric Concussions and Osteopathy
Custom Bracing (ACL and OA unloader braces) & Custom Orthotics
Spinal Dysfunctions like back and neck pain (sciatica, sports injuries, sprains/strains)