This is a holistic therapy with no drug and none invasive approaches that will tackle the conditions from muscles, joints, spine, bones, as well as internal organs and fluids of the body to heal and balance your whole body. In order to make it easy to understand, we will break it down to Q&A sessions as below.
Literally all conditions can benefit from MOT sessions. However, most clients get MOT due to below reasons:
- Neck and back pain
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Emotional disorder
- Tennis elbow
- Postural related conditions
- Headaches & migraines
- TMJ dysfunction
- Nerve related conditions such as Sciatica
- Joint pain, traumatic injury (e.g. concussion) and overuse injury
- Motor Vehicle Accident related injury
- Pregnancy and postpartum depression
- Insomnia and other sleeping disorder
- Digestive related conditions
- Other conditions regarding muscular, nervous, craniosacral, circulatory and lymphatic symptoms
- Clothes stay on
- Gentle and pain free
- Hands-on treatment
- Full body assessment with treatment plan provided
- Lasting results with fewer sessions
- Combination of MOT, Tuina and Massage techniques (Exclusive with Panda!)
Most MOT sessions in Alberta is provided by Manual Osteopathic Practitioners who are not doctors but have received certified training and obtained certificate and relative association membership to guaranty the consistency of the practice. Our MOT therapist Jack has been practising massage and MOT for over 8 years and is an active member of good standing with Canadian Massage & Manual Osteopathic Therapists Association (CMMOTA).
The most important foundation of a successful treatment is based on a thorough and extensive assessment! That is why your first MOT session will last 90 minutes, during which time Jack will assess your body and condition with great details, followed by a briefing of the assessment result and a proposed treatment plan. Your first treatment will also be included in this 90 minutes session. You may need to remove the thick coat/jacket BUT unlike massage, you will keep your clothes on for the entire session.
Jack will let you know how frequent you need to come back to achieve the desired results and also how to keep the result long-lasting with home exercise and follow-up sessions afterwards.
Chiropractic treatments mainly focus on the spine while MOT focuses on the entire body, even internal organs and body fluids. Chiro could also be more aggressive and painful while MOT is a pain free procedure with gentle approaches. Therefore, many clients love MOT due to its wider ranges and pain free techniques which will achieve the same or in some cases, even better results than Chiro.
While massage is mainly focusing on muscular related conditions, MOT can work on much wider ranges beyond massage such as on spine, bones, joints, internal organs, body fluids, etc. The conditions that MOT can treat are also more extensive. You do not need to remove your clothes for MOT while most massage treatments require that you expose your skin of the treatment area to get the best results.
It is a traditional Chinese technique called Tuina. They have very similar theoretic basis and treatment approaches. Our MOT therapist Jack has solid background in both Tuina and MOT which makes his treatment very unique and effective!
Most of them do! However you still have to check your policy to confirm as everyone has different coverage amounts and percentage for MOT. As of now, Canada Life is still working with CMMOTA regarding insurance coverage. Therefore, if your Osteopathy insurance is with Canada Life, you may not be able to reimburse your treatment at this moment. Good news is that most of other major insurance companies do recognize CMMOTA and can cover your service based on your policy!
Unfortunately, none of the insurance company offers direct billing for MOT at this moment, That being said, you will need to pay upfront and get reimbursement afterwards with your insurance company. Most of the insurances offer online app to easily get it done and all the information you need is on the receipt that we send to your email box.