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My Story

Katharine has been in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years, specializing in personal training and aquatic exercise & therapy, working with clients affected by various disorders (movement, neurological and structural) before returning to school to study Osteopathy. Even from a young age, she knew she wanted to help people and possibly be a doctor.  A high performance athlete through university, her personal experience with her own injuries as well as other health issues, led her to discover how Osteopathy could help her body heal itself.  Her innate desire to help people and optimize their body's own healing abilities led her to start studying Osteopathic Manual Therapy. 

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 is currently working on her Graduate Diploma in Animal Osteopathy (GDAO) at the Canadian Academy of Animal Osteopathy.  

She is a member in good standing of OSTCAN - Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA).

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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

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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