Osteopathic Manual Therapy in Red Deer
We are taking appointments at (403) 347-3261 for Osteopathic Manual Therapy. Please note that same day bookings can only be booked by calling the clinic.
What is Manual Osteopathy?
Osteopathic Manual Therapy provides a gentle and caring hands-on approach to aligning the body. This eliminates pains and discomforts by activating and engaging the natural healing processes for long-lasting pain-free correction for optimal function in the body.
Neil Wilson, OMT grew up in Grande Prairie, Alberta. He went to GPRC for two years before transferring to the U of A where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree. Neil and his wife, Dawn, moved to Red Deer in 2006 and have been actively engaged in the community since. After working years in the physical rehabilitation and athletic and workplace injury prevention settings and seeking a more defined manual therapy skillset, Neil graduated with distinction from the National Manual Osteopathic College.
As a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner and Professional Kinesiologist, Neil utilizes a wide range of manual therapy mobilization and movement-based techniques to help you become pain-free for a long-lasting duration. With Osteopathic training under the foundations of the Barrel and Upledger Institute, the neurological system can be calmed with craniosacral release techniques. The body systems can then be reprogrammed with detailed assessment and then use of kinetic release and fascial techniques, and proper exercise prescription for self-care.
Neil plays many sports at the recreational level with football, baseball and hockey being his primary interests. Neil absolutely loves to coach his kids, Carter and Kinley, in the minor sport systems since 2017.
In addition to his professional designations, Neil holds physical rehabilitation, injury prevention, and high-performance coaching certificates as: Canadian Gold Standard CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist™, Canadian Registered Safety Professional®, CSEP High-Performance Specialist™ and National Coaching Certification Program Coach, as well as McGill Back Pro concepts and Kinesiotaping trained.
Neil, as a health benefit approved Manual Osteopath provider, can treat acute injury conditions such as sprains and strains for shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles and has a special interest in the treatment of headaches, respiratory and digestive issues, and chronic conditions such as neck and back pain, tendonitis, fasciitis, fibromyalgia, neurological dysfunctions, anxiety, insomnia, stress and post-concussion conditions. Neil has experience working with young children, adolescents, adults, and golden-agers.
What to expect from Manual Osteopathy?
In your first session, you can expect to go over your health history with the Manual Osteopath as well as having a discussion about what your needs are. A detailed history and assessment will be done, which includes observation of posture and function tests to determine where treatment will be most indicated. With the remaining time, a treatment will be given.
In subsequent appointments, there will be a quick assessment, and more time will be spent on treatment, which can take place with you sitting, lying face up, face down, or on your side. Treatments are all done clothed, with instances where shorts and tank-top may be indicated.