MIND-BODY WELLNESS FOR LIFE
As someone with twenty years of experience working as a manual therapist, I continue to be amazed by the complexity and beauty of the human body. My learning journey began with a B.A. in psychology, beginning to see new ways of understanding the connections between the mind and body. From there I continued my education and studied massage therapy, exploring biomechanics, and learning more about the body’s functioning. After eight years working in the field, I decided to dive deeper into anatomy, physiology, and neurology by studying Osteopathic manual therapy, helping to expand my toolbox with new ways of viewing, assisting, and supporting the body to function more optimally.
My unending thirst for personal growth, maximal health, and expanded learning led me to study yoga teacher training (2017) and mindful meditation training (2018). First introduced to yoga in my teen years, I can honestly say I fell in love with the practice. The practice of yoga stayed with me on and off into my adult life as a way to stay physically and mentally fit, becoming a regular routine during the heightened stress of returning to the classroom as a mature student, and struggling to find balance and stay focused on my priorities.
When faced with life’s challenges, building resiliency is key to optimal health. Through my years of experience, my passion for wellness and ways to assist others to find transformation has expanded.
If this information speaks to you and you’re looking for ways to expand your wellness, I look forward to the opportunity to work together.
WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY?
Osteopathy is a natural therapy and treatment philosophy. The osteopathic manual practice uses hands-on techniques to restore mobility and proper biomechanical and physiological function to joints, muscles, and fascia, and to the vascular, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems.
Osteopathic treatment seeks to achieve optimal function of the body’s systems using a gentle hands-on approach to detect and improve restricted movement. It is suitable for all ages, from birth onwards.
Your appointment will begin with a review of your past medical history and a thorough clinical assessment. Your practitioner will take the time to listen to you, and ask questions so that there is a more complete understanding of the situation and circumstances that have brought you to seek help. If relevant, questions may be asked about your work routine, diet, your pattern of exercise, sleep habits, etc., as these may give clues to help our assessment. You may be asked to provide reports from other healthcare providers and if necessary given appropriate referrals. Physical tests may be used to determine treatment.
YOUR FIRST TREATMENT
Osteopaths use a wide range of gentle techniques, depending on your age, fitness, and condition. Treatment is different for every patient but may include techniques such as soft tissue release, visceral release, cranial field, joint mobilization, and manipulation in order to release tension, restore function and help reduce inflammation.
Osteopaths in Nova Scotia, under the direction of Dr. Strang and the Department of Health and Wellness have been granted approval to re-open their clinics as of June 5th, 2020. In accordance with provincial recommendations, Osteopaths are required to follow criteria to ensure public health and safety. Please refer to the following link for further information and details regarding COVID-19.
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98 Pleasant Street
(within the multi-disciplinary setting of Eastern Tides's Acupuncture, Naturopathic medicine, Physiotherapy, and Massage Therapy)