Stéphanie V. Brizard is an osteopath located at the Clinique Médicale Angus in Montréal.
Versatile, she treats children, adults and seniors alike.
EDUCATION / TRAINING
Bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Montreal (UdeM) (2012).
Bachelor's degree in Osteopathic Sciences (5 years) at the College of Osteopathic Studies of Montreal (CEO) (2017).
Stephanie is completing a thesis on the effects of osteopathy on the surgical recovery of knee ligaments in partnership with a physiotherapy team.
Post-graduate formation in Neuro-proprioceptive taping
Post-graduate formation on detection and mesuring plagiocephaly
Member of Ostéopathie Québec
PRINCIPLES / ORIGINS
Osteopathy is a complete manual discipline based on precise palpation sensations. Based on the notions of anatomy, biomechanics and global human functioning, the osteopath aims to free the structures in all their movement capacity to promote self-regulation.
Bone, muscle, facial, arterial, nerve, digestive and glandular structures are evaluated to offer a complete service and to preserve an integral vision of the human body.
Following a detailed questionnaire in relation to the patient's history, the osteopath analyzes posture, procedure and carries out specific manual tests in order to find the cause behind the present symptomatology.
The osteopath can act both in prevention and in acute cases. The intervention plans are personalized and aim to respond specifically to the needs of the patient in a relationship of trust.
Multidisciplinarity is advocated and the osteopath works with the medical team. The overall well-being of the patient is the main priority and the osteopath refers when needed.
The foundations of osteopathy were laid out by the surgeon Andrew T. Still in 1874 in the United States.
Osteopathy is practiced all over the world and is notably a recognized profession in the United States, Europe and Oceania.
In Quebec, osteopaths who have graduated from the CEO or COQ following training over 5 years must comply with the criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO) and be part of the order of Osteopathy Quebec .
WHO CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OSTEOPATHY?
BABIES AND CHILDREN
Plagiocephaly and congenital torticollis
Digestive disorders (colic, reflux)
Wounds caused by pregnancy (carpal tunnel, low back pain, etc.)
Preparation for childbirth
Sports injuries and traumas (concussions, sprains, fractures)
Postoperative and scars
Chronic pain (lumbago, sciatica, hernias)
Headache and cervicalgies
*The osteopath does not give a diagnosis. Please refer to your doctor.