Allison McIlwraith, B.Kin (Hons), R.Kin, M.OMSc, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Allison was born and raised in Flamborough and competitively danced in the area for many years. She is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, local dance teacher, Kinesiologist, ergonomist, and industrial sports medicine professional. She has her degree in Kinesiology from the University of Toronto and her Master in Practice diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. She is a Registered Kinesiologist with the COKO and OKA and a member of Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) and the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA).
Allison came across the term Osteopathy early in her undergraduate studies, and was immediately captured by the practical concept of structure governing function and treating the body as a dynamic unit of function. The body has innate self-healing and self-restoring mechanisms which can be optimized when obstructions are removed. It is the perfect marriage of Allison’s love for the art of human movement and biological science. She looks forward to educating and helping a diverse range of patients to restore their health.
Andrea Ruales, M.OMsc, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
With a thriving passion for anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the body, Andrea has earned her Master in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M. OMSc) from the CAO. She is also a proud member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA), Osteopathy Canada (OSTCAN) and holds the highest standards of manual practice.
The 4.5-year program involved rigorous academic and clinical training which focused on the body’s integrity, and natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate. The distinct training Andrea received to become an Osteopathic Practitioner allows her to tailor each manual treatment in the search for the CAUSE of dysfunction rather than chasing the symptoms.
Prior to her journey into Osteopathy, Andrea was in Advertising and Graphic Design for ~10-years, where she expanded her path to different areas within the creative industry. It was in 2015 when she first ran into Osteopathy by “accident” and she experienced the benefits of Osteopathic therapy first hand. It wasn’t much longer after that when she decided to take a leap of faith to pursue Osteopathy and be able to render the same type of care and body education for others in need.
Her creativity, management and problem solving has helped her develop a passionate eye for human anatomy and it’s physiological processes. Andrea is now looking forward to being a facilitator of health, as Nature does the rest.
Osteopathy treats the whole body as one part does not belong without the other. Some conditions this therapy can help, but is not limited to, are: headaches, whiplash, neck and shoulder pain, elbow, wrist and hand pain, lower back, hip, and knee pain, sport injuries, joint pain and stiffness.
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