BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN MANUAL THERAPY AND EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
Atlas is a Calgary based health and wellness company that offers osteopathic manual therapy and kinesiology services.
Owner and manual osteopath, Mike Viani, has been working in the health and wellness industry for 15+ years. His background in kinesiology has provided him with extensive knowledge in biomechanics and exercise prescription which he combines with osteopathic manual therapy to help his clients move and feel better. If you are suffering from muscle or joint pain, headaches, migraines, swelling and nerve pain or dealing with a medical condition, we encourage you to contact Atlas to find out how Mike can help you.
Atlas Osteopathy operates out of 2 locations, a Brentwood (NW) location and Bridgeland (NE) location. Both locations offer a collaborative wellness experience and feature many different health care professionals from Naturopathic medicine and physiotherapy to traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
All osteopathic manual therapy sessions are covered by most insurance providers. Please contact your provider prior to your visit to make sure you have coverage.
MIKE VIANI D.O.M.P B.KIN
OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPIST & REGISTERED KINESIOLOGIST
Mike has a degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary and is a registered kinesiologist. He has been working in the health and wellness industry for the past 15 years. Mike grew up in Calgary participating in elite level athletics which, like many in the kinesiology field, sparked an interest to pursue a career in health and wellness. His career started as a strength coach, learning about movement and strength training while working with talented athletes from many different sports.
After working with clients suffering from movement dysfunction and chronic pain, Mike made the decision to transition from athletic training to specialized fitness training. The joy of helping his clients achieve a greater quality of life has motivated him to continue his education and add more tools to his toolbox.
Mike completed his osteopathic manual therapy training through the 5 year program at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver. For him, the principles on which osteopathy was founded, as well as the school’s dedication towards anatomy and physiology mastery, provided him with tools that has allowed him to better help clients. Mike’s goal in every session is to establish a solid foundation, remove dysfunction and encourage progressive healthy movement and fitness.
- Member of the Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT)
- Member of the Alberta Kinesiology Association (AKA)
- Canadian School of Osteopathy – Vancouver 5 year program
- University of Calgary – Bachelor of Kinesiology
How I Work
My goal is to provide proficient osteopathic manual therapy combined with kinesiology to identify and correct the root cause of your concern. I combine movement assessments established through years of working as a kinesiologist and analyze the results using an osteopathic approach.
Can I Help You?
Using osteopathic manual therapy and exercise prescription together, I am helping people feel better, move better and live better. If you are suffering from muscle or joint pain, headaches, migraines, swelling and nerve pain or dealing with a medical condition, I encourage you to contact Atlas to find out how I can help you.
Call and Find Out
Give Atlas a call. I am more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I offer free consultations, in person or virtually, so that you may get to know me and the services I provide in greater detail.
What is osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a patient-centered approach to health. It is guided by principles relating to the patient as a whole. The body is a self-regulating, functional unit in which function and structure are inter-related, and healthy tissues require proper circulation of all body fluids.
Skilled palpation and a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics guide the Osteopath to assess and restore balance within and between all the systems of the body; musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological, cranial and visceral.
In health, the body seeks to maintain a balance within and between these systems. The Osteopath uses a wide array of manual approaches to reduce and resolve strains, stress and dysfunction in all areas of the body. The goal is to remove restrictions to vascular, neural and biomechanical mechanisms and ultimately support the natural healing mechanism by promoting auto-regulation.
(Information provided by the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths)
What can an osteopath help with?
Injuries or dysfunctions that affect the movement of the human body such as:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Frozen shoulder or rotator cuff dysfunction
- Tendonitis / Epicondylitis (“Tennis Elbow”, Patellar)
- Muscle and tendon strains, sprains and tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- And much more….
Injuries or dysfunctions that affect the neurological integrity of the human body such as:
- Pain management
- Anxiety / panic
- And much more….
Injuries or dysfunctions that affect the movement of body fluids, heart and lungs such as:
- High / Low blood pressure
- Chronic bronchitis or other pulmonary pathologies
- And much more….
Visceral (organ) Dysfunction
Injuries or dysfunctions to our viscera (collective of all the organs in the human body) that affect hormonal, physiological and structural health such as:
- IBS / Constipation
- Acid reflux
- Hiatal Hernia
- Dysphagia – Issues swallowing
- Urinary urgency / incontinence
- And much more….
Osteopathy & Kinesiology Services
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