Osteopathic Practitioner

Akram Naserianaraki, Osteopathic Practitioner

Akram Naserianaraki received her certification as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner from National Osteopathy College in Canada. She also has extensive background for years of work as a massage therapist in Iran.

Osteopathy is a natural medicine and science that treats the whole body. The role of the osteopathic practitioner is to perfect the art of listening to the body and to support it where it is trying hardest to correct itself, as the body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Combining this with a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and disease processes as a physician.

Akram is able to facilitate healing and support homeostatic mechanisms. She also continues to keep updated with future education.

Common patients:

  • Adults
  • Expectant and post-partum mothers
  • Children
  • Babies
  • Athletes
  • Retirees

Types of pain treated:

  • Hyper/Hypo-mobility
  • Stiffness
  • Pre and post operations
  • Migraines
  • TMJ, Jaw
  • Rotator cuff and shoulder bursitis, tendinitis and muscle tears
  • Acromio-clavicular pain
  • Sciatica
  • Disc – strain, hernia, prolapse
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Toe pain
  • Foot pain
  • And more

Health Coverage for Osteopathic Practitioners

Do I Need a Doctor’s Referral?

You do not need a referral to visit an osteopathic practitioner but if you have coverage through your extended health plan they may require one.

Is Treatment Covered by MSP or Extended Benefits and How Much Does It Cost?

Patients must pay upfront, collect their receipt, and submit to their extended health plan. It is best to check your coverage beforehand as we can not. Typically treatment with an osteopathic practitioner is not covered by MSP, but there are some extended benefits companies that will cover it. We can NOT direct bill for Osteopathy.

She will Charge $110 Hour initial visit, $110 Follow up visit.

Frequently Asked Questions About Osteopathy & Osteopathic Practitioners

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is an effective yet safe approach to personal health care. All aspects of the body must work together to maintain health., so osteopathy works to restore you to your optimal performance by providing insight into the functional and structural relationships within the body.

The osteopathic practitioner will use a variety of techniques such as joint articulation, visceral and cranial, and myofascial release, depending on the pain the client is experiencing. When these techniques are used in conjunction with one another it promotes healing and a decreases pain throughout the entire body, while also improving the pain the client would like addressed.

What to Expect Your First Visit for Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Please come to each appointment with a change of clothing. For women, a tank top and shorts or yoga type pants (comfortable pants). For men; a t-shirt and shorts or comfortable pants. This is for diagnosing purposes, it is ideal to palpate the skin without layers of clothing impeding.

During the Initial Appointment, an assessment will be performed. We will then discuss the findings with you and develop an appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs.

Are There Differences Between Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopaths?

There are two branches of osteopathic practice. Osteopathy practiced by osteopaths, and osteopathic medicine practiced by osteopathic physicians. The training of osteopaths and osteopathic physicians are similar in that they both have the same origins. Osteopaths worldwide have very extensive practical training, known as Osteopathic Manual Therapy. It is the manual practice of osteopathy that greatly persuaded most of the physical therapy approaches, like chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and sports medicine.

Both osteopathy is recognized by the osteopathic international alliance (OIA) which represents 75,000 osteopathic practitioners and osteopathic physicians from more than 20 different countries worldwide.

Do All Osteopathic Practitioners in BC Have the Same Training?

Not all Osteopathic Practitioners in BC have the same training. Osteopathy BC members must have a minimum of 4 years training in Osteopathy and most have previous health care designations which Akram has training in Massage Therapy. Akram is Member of The British Columbia Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (BCAOMP)

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