Why did I choose Osteopathy as a profession?
This question is best answered with a little history of my professional entrepreneurial path. I developed an interest for training and therapy while attending John Abbott College. During my time in the natural science program, I quickly discovered an affinity and interest in biology and anatomy. This lead me to apply to the Athletic Therapy Specialization program offered at Concordia University. This program provided me with all the skills necessary to provide a complete service to my clientele, which includes sports first responder (Red Cross), rehabilitation, and strength and conditioning. I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). During my university education, most of the teachers for the manual therapy courses had a osteopathic background. This became the foundation for my approach to manual therapy.
I later developed an interest in aquatic therapy, and became a Master Certified Instructor in the Burdenko Method (http://www.tbmethod.com/). When conversing with Dr Igor Burdenko on various topics relating rehabilitation and training, he had mentioned that he found the work done by osteopaths to be interesting, powerful and effective. This renewed my interest in learning more about osteopathy, and eventually lead me to discover the National Academy of Osteopathy, (NAO).
With my current responsibilities as an entrepreneur, owning and running a sports therapy/personal training studio concurrently with a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy (www.bttcanadawestisland.com), the NAO’s flexible education program was the perfect fit for my needs and ambitions.
I firmly believe that osteopathy’s philosophy of holistic total health care, along with the skill sets acquired through this education, enrich my clientele’s experience, and improve their wellbeing. Osteopathy proves itself to be the best compliment to every facet of my professional career, and entrepreneurial undertakings.