Nanaimo Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a gentle and safe manual therapy that is centered around treating the whole person. Osteopathic practitioners understand that physical problems can be caused by emotional stress and strain, and work to help you find the source of your problem. Osteopathy uses gentle manual techniques to help decrease or eliminate pain. Each treatment is tailored towards the individual’s specific needs and generally involves little to no discomfort. Osteopathy is generally relaxing and does not hurt. In addition to manual techniques, osteopathy sessions often include an educational component where your osteopathic practitioner will provide you with information to help you to make sense of your pain and will provide you with movement strategies, modifications to daily activities, or exercises to give you control over your pain management.


Osteopathy can be helpful for a wide variety of conditions and symptoms, including but not limited to:

-Neck, back, and joint pain

-Motor vehicle accident injuries (ex. whiplash)

-Post surgical pain

-Pregnancy related discomforts

-Stress & anxiety, inability to relax

-Digestive discomforts (ex. IBD)

-Muscular aches

-Chronic pain conditions such as:

  • fibromyalgia
  • pelvic pain
  • arthritis

Program name (alternate):  Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Address / Contact Info

Island Optimal Health and Performance
Island Optimal Health & Performance 1881 Dufferin Cres. Nanaimo, BCV9S 0B1
Contact name: Anne-Marie Mougeot
Mailing address:
Island Optimal Health & Performance
C/O Anne-Marie Mougeot
1881 Dufferin Cres.
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 0B1
I work out of Island Optimal Health and Performance, beside Buzz Coffee, across from Country Grocer on Dufferin off of Bowen Ave.

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 753-9449

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:30am-4pm: By appointment only.

Service Details

Geographic areas served: Nanaimo
Referral protocol: self, physician, health professional
Referral criteria: Doctor's referral is not necessary unless required by your insurance provider.
How to apply: Please call the clinic to book:
Age ranges served: all ages
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English, French

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Classification Tags

Clinical Headings: Pain Management
Community Headings: Health Service

This program was last updated on 24 May 2018.