Birchwood Osteopathy is the first Osteopathic Clinic serving the Cariboo District. We are committed to improving your health.
My motivation for launching my alternative healthcare career stemmed from my experience with a severe back injury. The alternative care I received was pivotal to my recovery and fueled my desire for further exploration of the practice. I've since earned a Masters in Osteopathy from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy.
I've been treating patients with alternative healthcare methods since 2011. My approach is that of finding the root cause of dysfunctions in the body, through thorough assessment, and focusing on achieving measurable results. I am proactive in deepening my understanding of the functional relationships of all the systems of the body, its anatomy, and physiology.
John Paul Iantsis, MOMSc.
Member of the OSTCAN B.C. Association
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Osteopathy is a manual form of therapy which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the human body. It follows a belief in the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate.
In treatment, the whole body is considered, including: muscles, joints, ligaments, fascia, nerves, arteries, veins, organs and the lymphatic system.
The process begins with a full body assessment looking for areas of restriction. Once identified, the practitioner works to increase mobility and function in those areas.
For your comfort, you are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movement.
South Cariboo Business Centre
475 Birch Avenue, Suite 226
100 Mile House, BC
BC Health Minister has announced the launch of Phase 2, as of May 19th, allowing Osteopathic treatments in the province. Please read the following protocols for receiving treatment:
The day prior to each scheduled appointment, you will be contacted to go over the BC Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool.
You will be asked to reschedule if you have fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or are feeling unwell. During this time, the 24-hour cancellation requirement will be waived if you need to cancel due to new symptoms.
All practitioners will be assessed, each day, prior to work, with the BC Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool.
Patients are encouraged to wear a mask. You can bring your own or receive one from the clinic upon arrival.
Appointments will be spaced by 15 minutes.
The treatment room will be thoroughly sanitized, and rigorous hand washing protocol will be enforced by practitioners.
Protocols for physical distancing in waiting rooms will be instituted, coupled with systematic cleaning/sanitizing in common areas.