Melanie has always had a passion in guiding people along a healthy lifestyle. She started her journey in 2012 when she graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. She then wanted to extend her knowledge in the health field and studied kinesiology at Brock University where she later received a degree in 2016. During her time in school, Melanie developed a strong interest in rehabilitation with a whole-body approach and proceeded to study manual osteopathy at the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto where she successfully obtained a diploma as a manual osteopathic practitioner.
Melanie uses a holistic approach in her treatments and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist in the body’s self-healing process during musculoskeletal dysfunction and physiological distress. She practices therapeutic techniques including osteo-articular mobilizations, muscle energy techniques (MET’s), soft tissue therapy, myofascial release, visceral manipulations, Positional Release/strain counter-strain therapy and craniosacral therapy.
Manual osteopathic treatments have shown to benefit those with everyday aches and pains, migraines, headaches, chronic lower back pain, TMJ dysfunction, sciatica, repetitive strain injuries, and much more. Melanie also uses osteopathic treatments as a form of wellness for her patients. This type of treatment focuses on relaxing the body by loosening muscles and stiff joints.
Melanie’s focus is to ultimately help patients to obtain optimal health and enjoy a pain-free lifestyle. She is currently a member of the Society of Osteopath’s Canada (SOC) and National Manual Osteopathic Society (NMOS). She looks forward to meeting with you and is eager to start your therapeutic journey!