Fredericton Centre for Osteopathy Welcomes You
Meet our Osteopath, Adam Ridgewell
Having grown up in Southern Africa with a background in school sports and an extensive outdoor life, Adam traveled to Canada and the UK to gain a fuller understanding and to help people with the spirit to live life and perform at their best.
Over the last 20 years, Adam has fulfilled his quest in Physical therapy and Osteopathy, gaining degrees from top accredited Colleges and Universities.
- 3-year Diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy (Vancouver)
- Osteopathic degree from British College of Osteopathic Medicine (London, England)
- Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Westminster (London, England)
He has also combined his knowledge of functional human anatomy with a ‘Chek Certified’ Golf Biomechanic qualification from the USA.read more
Fredericton Centre for Osteopathy (formerly SouthSide Osteopathy) would like to welcome you to Fredericton’s first and premiere centre for a truly collaborative approach to osteopathic patient care.
Live Well Through Balance
Offering traditional, structural osteopathy with massage therapy (with an osteopathic perspective), our patients will receive individualized treatments which focus on the main osteopathic principles:
The body is a unit
This means one part of the body cannot be separated from another and therefore treated as a whole. The “whole” is greater than the sum of its parts, where a disturbance in one part of the body will affect another. For example, hip pain may originate in the hip or may be resulting from compensation for knee, ankle or back problems.
The body has a self-healing capacity
Our bodies have an inherent ability to heal themselves. Osteopathic care assists in this process by facilitating changes in the musculoskeletal framework, helping the body to heal itself faster and to maintain that change.
Structure and function are interrelated
This means that the body functions best if the structure is optimal and vice versa. Through manual treatment and self-directed postural and related movement changes, such as correct breathing and movement techniques, osteopathy aims to bring effortless balance between mind and body.
We are focused on providing professional care with individualized attention. We treat – and help to prevent – a wide range of problems from back pain through to sports injuries and work-related problems.
Osteopaths are highly trained in recognizing the many causes of mechanical problems in the body. Osteopathic care is likely to achieve long term relief from physical problems rather than provide a temporary fix.
Our clients range from children and adults through to amateur and international golfers and other athletes.
Most extended health care plans offer partial or total coverage for osteopathy and massage therapy. Please contact your insurance provider to confirm your coverage.
Direct billing with Blue Cross is available upon request (Massage treatments require a doctor’s referral).