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Michael

Education

  • Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP)
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR Level 1)
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Joint mobilization
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Visceral manipulation
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Still Technique
  • Corrective exercises

In his personal time

When he is not in the clinic, Michael is often in the dojo practising and teaching Japanese Budo, studying new manual therapy techniques, blogging and posting about his local travels and weekend adventures, exercising and being active, discovering new hiking trails, and spending time with his wife and baby daughter.

Optimizing movement to improve the function and efficiency of the body, as well as health and wellness, has been a long-time interest of mine and I see manual osteopathy as an extension of my lifelong study of Japanese Budo (martial arts). Both require a deep understanding of the movement, anatomy, and structure of the body as well as a holistic, whole-body understanding of movement. As a manual osteopath, I use a direct hands-on approach to treat the muscles, joints, connective tissues, spine and nervous system. The whole body is treated as one interconnected unit with a combination of gentle joint mobilizations, stretches, and soft tissue techniques to restore balance, improve movement, and alleviate the root causes of dysfunction and pain.