WHY OSTEOPATHY ?

There is magic in what we do
It works! There is no cure-all, but osteopathy has a great reputation for bringing relief for numerous painful and challenging conditions.

The best results are often achieved through receiving a course of treatments. Even though a painful condition may seem to occur suddenly, there is always an underlying predisposition or maintaining causes that need to be unwound and the longer-standing or the more traumatic a cause, the longer it may take to resolve the condition. Osteopathic treatment, where possible, aims to address the root cause of any condition and stabilise your recovery.

Many people with go to an osteopath for ongoing help with stressful lifestyles, physical jobs, children with developmental challenges or just for continued support through difficult times.

Osteopathy is a well-established approach to healthcare trusted by many worldwide for a wide variety of conditions. Of course there are the better-known benefits of relief for joint pains, stiffness, muscle pain and back pain, but its application can be far wider; relief for ailing infants, children with sports injuries and postural problems, relief during pregnancy and preparing body and mind for childbirth as well as health support for all manner of conditions.

An osteopath has to go through a rigorous training and continuing education to maintain safety and hygiene standards as well as a thorough technical instruction to acquire and refine the very precise handling skills needed be able to accurately adjust the old, young, fragile and pained.

What is OSTEOPATHY

The term ‘Classical Osteopathy’ was coined by members of the Institute of Applied Osteopathy (now the The Institute of Classical Osteopathy) in the early 1990’s to apply the same terminology as in other senses of the word ‘Classical’, such as Classical Architecture:
“representing an exemplary standard within a traditional and long-established form and relating to the first significant period of an area of study.” Osteopathy reached its heyday in the early 20th Century, when osteopathy represented a whole system of healthcare incorporating an approach to health and disease through a more holistic approach to manual therapy.

About

Chris Batten

Chris studied osteopathy on a four-year, full-time course in Maidstone, UK, under a great osteopath, John Wernham, who had been a student of John Martin Littlejohn, himself a student of Andrew Taylor Still, the discoverer of Osteopathy. It was a privilege to be taught by the successor to such a lineage, with personal stories from the roots of the profession, a very thorough education in a traditional approach to osteopathy, a thorough grounding in medical sciences and clinical methods. 
After qualifying in 1989, Chris established his practice, treating with this traditional approach to osteopathy, which steers body, mind and spirit towards a greater sense of ease, free movement, equilibrium and stability. He developed a broad patient-base in the UK, with special interests in treatment during pregnancy, for infants and children, and osteopathy for general health.
With a deep thirst for a greater understanding and need to share, he added to his busy practice a career in teaching classical osteopathy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as lecturing at conferences worldwide. Since 2000, he has been Secretary and Director of Education of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy.
Chris is a member of Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners as well as The Institute of Classical Osteopath 
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TREATMENTS

Treatment -Treatment for all the family, offering relief from birth to seniors. 
Sessions are booked on a 45 minute basis, an hour for the first visit. The treatment process itself usually takes around 20 minutes, depending on your age or how mobile you are.
Specialising in:
Pregnancy – from some fertility issues, through the tensions, aches and pains of supporting your growing baby, to the preparation for the intense experience of giving birth, osteopathy has much to offer to ease your life.
Infant and child treatment – infants can suffer from many issues after the intense and sometimes traumatic birth process. Children can suffer from bumps, falls, sports injuries, development issues, poor posture, and all manner of problems from stresses and strains. Much benefit can be gained from osteopathic treatment for all these causes, who’s effects can be more or less obvious and widespread in their overall health.
All manner of  aches, pains, stiffness, tension and  general health problems.
What to expect :
  • To be heard
  • To be handled with due care and consideration 
  • To be treated with respect regardless of gender, age or race
  • To be examined, treated and to the best of his ability and advised appropriately in the best way to help you improve 
The first principle of any form of healthcare is to do no harm and your safety and care is the most important consideration. After  thoroughly questioning you about your general health, history of injuries, operations, medications and the details of your current condition, you will be examined, especially in relation to the your spine. 
Not only is the spine at the centre of all the body’s movements, but also contains the spinal cord, the core of the body’s sensation and the main communication channel between the brain and the body’s organs.
Advice may be given to help your treatment process and may include tips on diet, lifestyle, posture/ body use, work environment and exercise.
You are more than welcome to bring a chaperone, partner and minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, preferably parent or guardian.
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Treatment in Action
  • “The Health is at the core of the immune system” –James S. Jealous DO

  • “When every part of the machine is correctly adjusted and in perfect harmony, health will  hold dominion over the human organism by laws as natural and immutable as the laws of gravity.” –A. T. Still MD, DO

  •  Any variation from the health has a cause, and the cause has a location.  It is the business of the osteopath to locate and remove it (the cause), doing away with disease and getting health instead.” –A. T. Still MD, DO

     

TESTIMONIALS

What patients have to say
I can’t recommend Chris highly enough as a skilled, knowledgable and compassionate osteopath. He has been treating me for over 15 years for both ongoing upkeep and some major physical traumas. I’m still playing roller derby at 43 thanks to Chris working wonders with all my impact injuries. With his treatment and support I was even able to return to skating after a ruptured disk in my back saw me off work and sofa bound. He’s a superstar osteopath and also a really lovely person who will make you feel at ease - he’s the best osteo I know.
Sophie Walton
Topsan - England
To date, Chris has been, by far and away, the best osteopath I've ever worked with. As a martial artist with a history of back and neck injuries, I struggled with rotation in my thoracic spine for years until Chris helped me regain much of the range of motion that I thought was lost to me after a long time being told by doctors and surgeons that there was nothing they could do. Chris has an expert's intuitive touch, and his demeanour when investigating your symptoms really investigates the root cause of your pain before he tackles it head on. I always had the impression that I was a human being rather than just a fee payer, as Chris would go more than that extra mile for me and did not limit himself to viewing me as a time slot he had to clear - if something needed doing, he'd do it! I cannot recommend him highly enough.
T Abdulrazaq
Chris is a gentle and skilful practitioner to whom I’ve entrusted not only my own health and well-being but also that of my daughter when she was just weeks old. He has helped us both and I would have no hesitation in going to him again.
Claire B
Thank you so much for helping me with all my click-y problems, and i wish you all the best for your Canadian future!

When I first went to Chris at age 7, I had lots of twitches and a problem with wetting the bed. After the first session, he had cleared half of my twitches! Over the next few years, he cleared all of my twitches and solved my bed wetting problem and also helped me with my posture and my nerves.

Will
ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, I WAS ASKED BY MY THEN OSTEOPATH JARED POSTANCE, IF I WOULD VOLUNTEER TO BE A SUBJECT AT A WORKSHOP, CONDUCTED BY CHRIS BATTEN, WHO HAILED FROM ENGLAND. HE WOULD DEMONSTRATE TO OSTEOPATHIC PRACTIONERS, HIS PROCEDURE FOR PATIENTS WITH IMMUNE COMPROMISED HEALTH ISSUES. I HAD PRIMARY PROGRESSIVE MS. HE WAS VERY GENTLE AS HE CONDUCTED HIS PROCEDURE, WHILST EXPLAINING THE PROCEDURE AND REASON FOR PROCEDURIAL STEPS. I NOTICED (TO ME A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT), THE SUBTLE BUT PROFOUND IMPROVEMENTS IN MY COGNITIVE ABILITIES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN MY WALKING. THIS ENCOURAGED ME TO CONTINUE MY TREATMENTS WITH MY REGULAR OSTEOPATH, WHO FOLLOWED THE PROCEDURES AS TAUGHT BY CHRIS. AS OTHER PHYSICAL ISSUES APPEARED SOME DUE TO PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL STRESS, THESE TREATMENTS CONTINUED TO KEEP ME ACTIVE AND BALANCED. I AM VERY HAPPY THAT HE HAS NOW MOVED TO CANADA AND WILL BE SETTING UP A PRACTICE HERE IN TORONTO AREA. TO ALL PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS, YOU WILL BE IN GOOD HANDS
DONNA YOUNG
I started seeing Chris when I had just turned 40. I was having trouble walking for a sustained period of time. After treatments, I found I was able to walk with ease and I also slept so better, my posture and general health improved with the suggestions and advice he gave. Both of my children also had successful treatments for a variety of things such as anxiety, twitches, glue ear, bed wetting. As I stayed in the room while he treated my children, I saw how his gentle manner changed slightly to ensure they were as relaxed as possible. With my son, they spoke about travel and with my daughter Chris would sing songs from musicals.
My daughter had crippling anxiety when she first went to Chris, she’s now 16 and full of confidence.
Cate
Today, here is my testimonial for Chris Batten on my full session including words on chair session with Chris. Chris took the time to begin with on explaining what the session would entail and went into depth on the importance of cleanliness and of expectations. Both were completed with respect, professionalism and my questions answered. He took the time to put me at ease and no question was too small to answer and without a doubt on my safety especially during these time in the pandemic. He puts the patient above all else and takes extra time when it is required. After both sessions he explained what was worked on, what needed to be addressed and how I would feel after the sessions. Explaining this he added future steps on my health and wellness and what should be expected from this session. He works for the good of the patient, explains in detail on what his findings are and how WE work to achieve a healthy body, mind and spirit. What he brings to the table is a teacher/practitioner that works for the best of his clients as I highly endorse him as he works within all ethical, moral values.
Dbik Gii’zhigate-kwe “Moonie” Atikameksheng Anishnawbek – Seer/Traditional Healer
Seer/Traditional Healer

FEES

prices do-not include HST

Rarely can issues be resolved in one treatment.  It is common for treatments to be ongoing so as to resolve (address) the underlying condition(s).  Packages may be available for those that require ongoing treatments.

  • INITIAL VISIT
  • $150

    60 minutes
  • Health History Intake
  • Physical Assement
  • Osteopathic Treatment
  • Self Care Recommendations
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  • RETURN VISIT
  • $120

    45 minutes
  • Physical Assessment
  • Osteopathic Treatment
  • Re-Assessment
  • Self Care Recommendations
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  • Children
  • $120

    60 Minutes
  • Physical Assessment
  • Osteopathic Treatment
  • Re-Assessment
  • Self Care Recommendations
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  • Infants
  • $100

    45 Minutes
  • Health History Intake
  • Physical assessment
  • Osteopathic Treatment
  • Care Recommendations
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CONTACT

Let's get in touch

Chris Batten

  • 2826 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y7

  • info@chrisbattenosteopathy.com

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