• Blog,  Goals

    What’s on your Summer Bucket List?

    Last year my family planned 2 bigger vacations so this summer we are spending it a little closer to home. That doesn’t mean I don’t intend on enjoying every last minute. I am actually pretty excited about having a “low key” summer but have learned the lessons many time over of how “time flies when you are having fun”. It does fly and with Canadian summers seeming so short, we should enjoy the sun and the relaxation.   That’s why…

  • Blog,  Features,  Osteopathy

    Why a Properly Fitted Backpack is Important for a Healthy Spine

    In addition to providing them healthy snacks and lunches, sufficient sleep and time for relaxation and play, it is important to teach our kids how to properly wear a backpack. Carrying a heavy or uneven load can result in poor posture, and over time change the alignment of the spinal column. This can cause muscle strain, headaches, back and arm pain. Check out these tips! Choose the right backpack: Go for a lightweight material that has two wide, adjustable and…

  • Osteopathy,  Updates

    Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

    I am happy to announce that I am officially an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. I had a wonderful weekend defending my thesis and attending my graduation with my family and I feel very honored to have received the William Garner Sutherland, D.O. Award for my osteopathic research. I would like to thank my family, friends and co-workers who have offered their continued support during my journey. A special thank you to my patients who delved into the magnificence of Osteopathy with me! I…

  • Blog,  Features,  Updates

    Can Osteopathy help Children with Strabismus?

    To complete my study of Osteopathy, I am required to conduct a research study to provide data on the efficacy of osteopathy. I chose to treat children with strabismus, commonly referred to as crossed eyes, to see if osteopathic treatment could help straighten their eyes.   I was very happy to have met 3 wonderful children between the ages of 2-6 years of age with crossed eyes that agreed to participate in this study. The amount of eye deviation was…

  • Blog,  Osteopathy

    Osteopathy For Your Spring Chicks!

    Osteopathy offers a safe, gentle and effective manual therapy that aims to treat the body from the inside out. An osteopathic manual practitioner incorporates an in-depth knowledge of the body’s anatomy and physiology. Treatment acknowledges the importance of relationships between all of the body systems to address the cause of the problem, rather than treating based on symptoms. Osteopathy may be a wonderful treatment option for your spring chick! Babies, toddlers and children respond very well to this type of…