The Problem and the Solution

What's the difference between Physiotherapy and Osteopathy?

A combination of both physiotherapy and osteopathy may be the best treatment.

In osteopathy we look for the root of the problem. For example, you can have pain on the knee but the problem may actually be coming from the pelvic area, causing an imbalance that affects your knee resulting in pain. On the other hand, knee pain may also be a result of some tension in the abdominal area. Hence, the focus of osteopathy is to find the source of the pain. This is a manual, gentle therapy, and global.

On the other hand, physiotherapy focuses on treating the knee pain. In this case, a physiotherapist may use electrotherapy to reduce the inflammation around your knee and increase circulation. A physiotherapist may also recommend some exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knee and to stretch and increase mobilisation if necessary.

In many cases, depending on the problem, a combination of both physiotherapy and osteopathy may be the best course of treatment.

Tatiana received the degree in Physiotherapy from Université de Montréal in 1991. She is also a graduate of College d'etudes Osteopathiques CEO where she trained as an Osteopath. Her experience includes: orthopaedics in adults,children, pregnant women, babies, ATM disfunction's, urinary incontinence, and scoliosis in children.

Tatiana operates two physiotherapy and osteopathic clinics in Montreal - Physio Balance at Coeur de l'ile and Montreal Nord.