Scope of Practices-
Our practice as Massage Therapists is the “assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissue and joints by manipulation to develop, maintain or augment physical function, or relieve pain.”
(Massage Therapy Act, 1991)
Acupuncture is a controlled act in the Province of Ontario under the RHPA as it is “a procedure performed on tissue below the dermis.” CMTO supports the use of acupuncture as a modality if performed within the Massage Therapy Scope of Practice and in accordance with this Standard of Practice.
(Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991)
Members of the Ontario Osteopathic Association are Osteopathic Manual Therapists. Practitioners of Osteopathic Manual Therapy follow the theory that imbalances in the human structure contribute to or are directly related to the development and/or maintenance of disease. Anatomy and physiology is the foundation of Osteopathic treatment. Practitioners recognize that the human body is self-regulating and self-healing – and will strive for health if given a chance. Our role is to encourage this self-healing capacity through manual treatment – to convert the physical into the physiological. We allow nature to do its job of removing any and all obstacles and obstructions that will interfere with the proper nutrition and drainage of the body’s tissue. Understanding and adjusting the anatomical unity of the human structure is our job.
(Manual Osteopathic Practitioner)