Jenn graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc Kinesiology in 1997. After 2 years in New Zealand and Australia she attended Mount Royal College in Calgary, completing her Athletic Therapy Diploma in 2001 and completing her national exams for CATA in 2002. She then trained in Massage Therapy. In late 2005, she began her studies in Osteopathic Manual Practice (Osteopathy) at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice – Vancouver Campus/College d’Etudes Osteopathiques, while working with the Logging industry on Vancouver Island.
After taking some time off to have her two children, Jenn completed the Osteopathic Manual Therapy program with a thesis that looked at Osteopathic Manual Therapy and the well-being of postpartum women.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a wholistic approach that looks at posture, tissue and joint mobility, and functional movement. It is a natural therapy that relates to the palpation of the tissues and structural framework of the body, and uses a variety of manual techniques to help restore balance and overall wellbeing.
An osteopathy appointment often involves a full-body assessment, including a relevant health history screen to guide treatment. Jennifer will take you through a 90-minute session in a private room, with a recommended follow-up in 10-14 days.
What does Osteopathy look like?
An initial Osteopathic assessment involves a comprehensive history taking, followed by an assessment that looks at posture, gait, and mobility of the entire body. The treatment is tailored to each person depending on his/her needs, and addresses the health of all the tissues, particularly focussing on the cause of the person’s complaint, not just the symptoms.
Treatment techniques include cranio-sacral therapy, muscle energy techniques, and osteo-articular techniques. The techniques are usually gentle, listening to the tissues. Jenn has a special interest in working with postpartum women.
Osteopathic treatments can also benefit infants and children with latching / breast-feeding issues, torticollis, brachiocephaly, or plagiocephaly. Pregnant women can also benefit from regular treatments from the beginning of their pregnancy through to childbirth.
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