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My Story

With over 20 years in the health and wellness industry, as well as her experience as a high performance athlete, Katharine saw/felt the body in various states of discord. This was a catalyst to return to school to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.  Her innate desire to help people and animals optimize their body's own healing abilities led her to her studies in Osteopathy. Katharine is able to provide Osteopathic care to your two-legged and four-legged family members.

Katharine has a Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies (Kinesiology) from the University of Regina, and an M.OMSc. (Osteopathic Manual Sciences) from the prestigious Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, ON after completing 4,400 classroom and 1,000 supervised clinical hours.   She also has a Graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy (GDAO) from the Canadian Academy of Animal Osteopathy.  

She is a member in good standing of OSTCAN (Osteopathy Canada).

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My Approach

I approach the body with reverence and respect.  No two treatments are the same, and there is no set routine or techniques.  Each visit starts with a full assessment to determine where the areas of restriction are.  My knowledge of anatomy and mechanics allow me to to find the root cause of your symptoms and remove the restrictions.  By using classical osteopathic principles, treatments are gentle - calming the nervous system, increasing blood flow and nudging the body towards health.  These classical osteopathic principles are:

  1. The Body is a Dynamic Unit of Function

  2. Structure & Function are Interrelated

  3. The Body is Self-healing & Self-regulating

  4. Rational treatment considers the preceding 3 principles

For example in the case of shoulder pain, multiple factors can cause shoulder pain symptoms, by doing a full assessment each visit, the problem areas are found and addressed accordingly to resolve the symptoms.  

"Go to an osteopath and then go to an ordinary doctor ...... the moment the osteopath's fingers are on you, you know you are in technically skilled hands.  You do not get that sensation from an ordinary doctor, and you can not mistake it."

George Bernard Shaw

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