About the therapist

Allison has been in private practice since 2003. In 2009, she completed her studies as an Osteopathic Manual Therapist.   

Univerisy of Windsor - BHK (Hon.) - 2002
Shiatsu School of Canada - DiplS.T. - 2003
Canadian Academy of Osteopathy - DOMTP - 2009

Allison is married with five children. Allison has a keen interest in nutrituion and fitness, and enjoys cooking in her personal time.

About Osteopathy

 Osteopathy is a client-centred discipline that is based on understanding  the relationship between structure and function in order to enhance the  body’s inherent ability to heal. It relies on skilled manual  therapeutic techniques to assess and treat the client, guiding the  natural self-healing properties of the human body.  

 
"Humans are composed of matter, movement, and spirit."

  – A.T. Still, Founder of Osteopathy   

 The Philosophy of Osteopathy 

 
The philosophy of Osteopathy is based on four basic principles:

  1. Each structure in the body supports the body’s functions.
  2. The natural flow of the body’s fluids – lymphatic, vascular and neurological – must be preserved and maintained.
  3. The human body is the sum of its parts. Its physical, emotional,  social, spiritual, and cognitive systems don’t work independently -they  work in harmony.
  4. When the body has no restrictions, it has the inherent ability to heal itself.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners recognize a patient as an integrated  whole. When all of the body’s components are in balance, a person is  complete and in total health. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work to  maintain, improve and restore the normal physiological function of  interrelated body structures and systems, enhancing the body’s natural  ability to heal itself.
Using various manual assessment and treatment techniques and  modalities, Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work to identify and ease  restrictions, constrictions and pain; reduce swelling; improve tissue  mobility; and promote proper function and healing in people of all ages.

Professional Member

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONERS 

 
OAO members have extensive education and clinical training,  effectively assessing and treating patients using a range of manual  techniques. They use a treatment philosophy that identifies and restores  areas in the body that are restricted or constricted. They evaluate the  body and employ a holistic approach to achieve improved outcomes.  Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work cooperatively and in communication  with physicians and other health care professionals.

The aim of your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner is to optimize the  self-healing mechanisms of the body. The frequency of treatments is  based on your assessment. Adequate time between visits is required to allow your body to integrate the changes that occur from one treatment to the next.