Is your Body Balanced?

Osteopathy With Diane, Balancing the body

How to test if your body is in balance.

When in harmony, the body is able to support our health and well-being effortlessly.

Below are somethings you can try to see how balanced your body really is:


  • When standing, is it more comfortable to lean on one leg?
  • Do you tend to sway forwards, backwards or to one side? (try with your eyes closed)
  • With your feet shoulders width apart, move only your pelvis in a large circle. Do you notice any differences from side to side, front to back? Try the other direction
  • Raise both arms straight up, is one hand higher than the other? (take a look in the mirror)
  • Sit on a stable surface with your feet dangling above the floor. Do you sit evenly on both ‘sitting’ bones?
  • Take a slow, deep breath in. Is there movement and expansion throughout your whole ribcage? The front, sides and back? How does it feel?
  • Cross your arms over your chest and give yourself a hug. Turn your upper body to the right and then to the left. Do you move the same distance on each side?
  • Now try turning your head in both directions. Any difference?


Each part is connected with the whole. a problem in one area will affect the rest.

A balanced body keeps the burden of undue pressure and irritation off of joints, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and organs.

A body in balance is a joy to inhabit. A happy home for our spirit and soul!

Osteopathy with Diane specializes in treatment for women. My private practice is located at the beautiful Ignatius Centre in Guelph, ON.

With over 17 years of clinical experience I use techniques that are gentle, efficient and tailored for you. With sensitivity and presence, I safely and effectively release the restrictions that are causing symptoms and disturbed functioning in your body.

Osteopathy is a gentle, hands-on healthcare system that balances the body’s structure, restores physiological functioning, and brings well-being. 

The goal of osteopathic therapy is to optimize the self-healing mechanisms of the body. Treatment aims to relieve pain, ease muscle tension, restore movement and joint motion, align posture, release restrictions around organs, balance the nervous system, dissipate stress, revitalize energy, optimize blood, lymphatic and cerebrospinal fluid circulation, and improve function, health and well-being.

We help resolve imbalances in your body by using a whole-body approach to address all of the related components. This helps to address the root of the problem which alleviates your symptoms and their causes.