Jen Hanson

Jen Hanson

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner DOMP, Athletic Therapist CAT(C), BKin

When I first began treating clinically, I was on a fairly conventional therapeutic career path, using traditional orthopedic assessment and treatment techniques, a natural extension of my background as an athlete. A number of years ago I realized that these techniques were only helping my patient so much. I decided to enhance my therapeutic skills and understanding of the human body by enrolling at the Canadian School of Osteopathy in 2010. Osteopathy is a therapeutic practice that is based upon the premise that manipulation of the muscles and bones encourages self-regulation within the body to restore function reduced pain and improved imbalances. Through my education and experience, I have enjoyed and welcomed the opportunity to continue to learn and improve my skills. 

recognize the body’s ability to heal itself and my role to help facilitate and support that process. I appreciate the interrelationship between structure and function of the human body and feel passionate about helping people optimize their health and improve their quality of life.

Jen’s qualifications as a Therapist:

  • Diploma of Osteopathy Manual Practice 2016, Canadian College of Osteopathy
  • Thesis: Global Osteopathic Treatment Focused on the Gynaecological Sphere with Hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis on Dysmenorrhea Symptomatolgy
  • Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with Major in Athletic Therapy from The University of Calgary
  • Certified Athletic Therapist, Canadian Athletic Therapy Association, 2005
  • 13 years clinical and field experience
  • Endocranial Spasm: Levels I and II
  • Advanced Palpation – Canadian School of Osteopathy
  • Osteopathy and Neuroscience: psycho-neuro-endocrino-immunology (PNEI) – CSO
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology – Canadian School of Osteopathy
  • Advanced treatment of Concussions – Canadian School of Osteopathy
  • Osteopathy and Paediatrics – Canadian School of Osteopathy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluator, Isernhagen Work Systems, 2007
  • Certified Personal Trainer and training specialist, BCRPA and ACE
  • Head Athletic Therapist for Hockey Canada’s Under 22 female hockey team, 2007
  • Athletic Therapist for various sports teams at a regional, university, provincial and national level.

Becky Cyndroski

Becky Cyndroski

Certified Athletic Therapist

Student of Osteopathic Manual Therapy Practice and thesis writer.

As a child, I participated in numerous sports before settling on figure skating as my main focus. After experiencing several sports related injuries myself, I developed an interest in understanding how the human body heals and the motivation required to return to competitive sport post injury. This led to my enrollment at the University of Calgary where I graduated with a Bachelor in Kinesiology majoring in Athletic Therapy in 2005.

After several years working with minor football and lacrosse teams, I felt something was missing in my approach and treatment methods with clients. This led me to osteopathy as it focuses on the underlying cause of pain or dysfunction in a person’s body, besides the surface symptoms.

Becky’s qualifications as a therapist:

  • Completed five year program of Osteopathy Manual Practice 2017, Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice, Vancouver Campus, 2017
  • Current thesis writer: The Effects of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Hamstring Flexibility
  • BKin with Major in Athletic Therapy from the University of Calgary, 2005
  • Certified Athletic Therapist, 2005
  • Athletic Therapist at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse
  • Coaching for High Performance Course, 2012.

Laura Highmoor

Laura Highmoor

Registered Nurse, BScN

Student of Osteopathic Manual Therapy Practice  (Current Study – 5th year).

I was born and raised in Saskatchewan, early on I was fascinated with the complexity of the human body and directed my passion towards health care. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan in 2010 and further specialized in critical care. During this time I realized I valued a more holistic approach in identifying the underlying cause contributing to discomfort. From this space I found Osteopathy.

I am currently enrolled in my final year of the five year program at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice in Vancouver. My goal of treatment is searching for the root origin of the issue, not always where the pain is present or where the symptoms are exacerbated. By considering all aspects of the person; physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, I am committed to helping you find your health.

My global treatment approach not only will focus on areas of concern but help gain awareness on where issues may have originated from. My greatest area of interest lies within the mind-body connection.

In my spare time, you can find me mountain biking, connecting to my body in a yoga class, or surfing the beaches of Tofino.

Laura’s qualifications as a Therapist:

  • Successfully completed years 1-4 Canadian School of Osteopathy
  • Currently enrolled in her final year of the 5 year program at the Canadian School of Osteopathy (2017/2018)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)- Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (2010)
  • Experience in Intensive Care, Post-Operative Care, and Cardiac Care has given me a strong base of knowledge linking the many complexities of the human body to the science of Osteopathy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Saskatchewan (2010).

Julien Javelaud

Julien Javelaud

Osteopathic manual practitioner DOMP

I obtained my diploma in 2007 after 5 years of full time training in France.

I have been practicing as a osteopathic manual practitioner for 10 years in private practices, at patients’ homes, in institutes, luxury hotels and campsites, in companies, festivals, sports clubs; allowing me the opportunity to work with and treat a variety of clientele with a various needs and demands.

In addition to my Osteopathic training I have studied a number different techniques from all over the world; including, massage and therapeutics, as well as, various approaches that complement one another and allow me to best match patients’ needs and to have a more global approach of care.

I also developed partnerships with companies in Europe (London, Paris, Nantes, Marseille, Lyon, Rennes…) to do osteopathic manual practice cares, massages and to train their employees to prevent themselves from repetitive strain injuries with ergonomics, exercises and advice. In addition, I have worked closely with sports teams, as an osteopath, a massager and a Kinesio taping® practitioner.

Julien’s qualifications as a therapist:

  • Diploma of Osteopathy Manual Practice 2007, IdHEO France
  • Kinesio Taping® Practitioner
  • Treatment of the cephalic sphere, IdHEO France
  • Spinal discs pathologies, IdHEO France
  • Pregnancy and neonatal treatment, IdHEO France
  • Strain-counter strain (Jones techniques)
  • 10 years clinical and field experience
  • Connective Tissue Massage techniques of E. DICKE
  • Various massage techniques (Seated massage, Shiatsu, Aroma Thai, Korean Relaxation, Shirotchampi…)
  • Osteopathic manual practitioner for various sports teams and sports events in France (Roller Derby, Athletics, Swimming…)
  • Conferences and training in companies about how to prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries at work.

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