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Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Osteopathic Manual Therapy (OMT) is a holistic hands-on treatment philosophy that focuses on harmonizing the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. Thanks to intensive studies that help ingrain advanced assessment skills as well as a wide variety of treatment techniques, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners have extensive knowledge and understanding of the human body’s anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and biomechanics.  This gives practitioners the ability to personalize any patient’s treatment plan.

With the goal of restoring proper function, every part of the body can benefit from OMT. An Osteopathic Manual Practitioner applies very gentle but powerful techniques to realign the body and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The Osteopathic Manual Practitioner’s assessment looks beyond symptoms and pinpoints the source of the problem. The results of Osteopathic Manual Therapy are often swift and long-lasting.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners treat many conditions such as; neck and back pain, sciatica, headaches/migraines,  joint and muscle pain, traumatic injuries, Injuries from motor vehicle accidents, chronic digestive disorders i.e. IBS, acid/gastric reflex, constipation, TMJ disorders, chronic  ear infections, lung congestion, sinus drainage problems and much more.

Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy is a healthcare profession that specializes in the treatment and prevention of athletic and work-related injuries. An Athletic Therapist’s goal is to provide an active treatment program for patients. After a detailed assessment, the Athletic Therapist will directly treat the patient’s injuries and assist the patient through a rehabilitation process that has been specifically designed for optimal recovery.

The Athletic Therapist will attentively educate patients on their specific injuries and stages of healing throughout the rehabilitation process. This shortens recovery time and reduces the risk of re-injury while leaving the patient informed and confident after each session.

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is used by many practitioners to improve sports performance and postural dysfunction or to support injured tissue. Kinesiology taping helps to reduce pain and improves circulation by lifting and distributing stress away from the affected area.

Custom Bracing

Custom knee brace fitting is a safe and effective way to stabilize and protect the knee joint while reducing pain and preventing further injury. A custom knee brace is fitted through precise measurements of the leg in order that a brace is crafted that can deliver a consistent level of protection and comfort without any significant loss of mobility.

Ligament injuries of the knee (ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL), Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and knee instabilities can greatly benefit by a custom fit knee brace.

If you require an assessment to verify that you are in need of a brace or other orthopedic devices/equipment, contact Carolyn Zepf part of your health care team to book an appointment at  Carolyn@carolynzepf.com

Personalized Home Exercise Programs

Exercise is a very powerful way to reduce pain and dysfunction while decreasing your chances of injury even occurring; it’s also a great way to enjoy optimal health and wellbeing. For best results, patients are advised to adhere to the exercise program designed specifically for them. For overall health, it is important to have an exercise program that is followed and updated for each stage of healing or training.

 

About Carolyn Zepf

About Carolyn Zepf

Carolyn Zepf graduated from Sheridan College’s Sports Injury Management program in 2005. She then completed the National Board exams, which opened the door for her to practice in Canada as a Certified Athletic Therapist (AT). During her career as an AT, Carolyn worked with a variety of sports teams in the General Toronto area, but it was her extensive involvement with the combative arts (Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Muay Thai, as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) that gave her keen, on-the-job experience.

Carolyn went on to further her studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) where she studied advanced assessment and treatment skills for five years. To complete the program’s requirements, Carolyn wrote and defended her thesis, “Effects of a functional osteopathic thoracic diaphragm technique in asymptomatic subjects on spirometry measurements”. Carolyn runs her own clinic, “Carolyn Zepf Part of Your Health Care Team”, located in Toronto where she treats patients. Carolyn practices as a Certified Athletic Therapist and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Carolyn also does talks and presentations and relishes her time as a teaching assistant at the CCO in Toronto.

I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your optimal health.

Carolyn Zepf, C.A.T.(C)., Dip.S.I.M., D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.

 

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Address: 2969 Bloor Street, West, Etobicoke Ontario, M8X 1B8

Phone: 416.884.7642

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