Hi, this is Robyn (she/her). I've been working in private health care for over 24 years and have much gratitude for doing work that helps individuals to feel better in so many ways.
I love what I do!
A bit about my education
After attending the University of Guelph, including completing first year at Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), I graduated with a B.Sc. and decided to shift from allopathic animals to holistic human health.
This let me to study and complete the four-year, full-time naturopathic program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). I have been a registered naturopathic doctor since January 1999.
From 2006-2010 I studied osteopathic manual therapy at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO), which included the completion of an osteopathic thesis, giving me a Master in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc.)
I am continually taking continuing education courses and, though delayed by Covid, have recently completed the Barral Institute's four core courses in Visceral Manipulation. This is a useful addition to my physical therapy practice, giving me an even broader scope of knowledge and technique for working with not only the musculoskeletal system, but the deeper organs, fascia, vessels and more.
In fall 2023 I hope to come 'full-circle' in my education, returning to animals by studying Animal Osteopathy. (Note: I have no plans on giving up my human practice!)
A bit about what to expect
Over the years, my practice has shifted in focus: I now work mainly using osteopathic therapy or naturopathic physical therapy to address both musculoskeletal and deeper tissue restrictions that may be compromising mobility and health.
I discuss treatment plans during the first visit and often an individual will have best results when coming weekly for 3-4 appointments. However, we reassess timing after each treatment. Many patients benefit coming for regular maintenance visits (every 4-8 weeks on average) while others come on an as-needed basis.
A bit more about me
,When not working or studying, I enjoy staying fit and active by walking my senior dog, Luna, and trail running and racing (including Ultramarathon distances). More recently, I decided to take up ice skating and hockey, and have a 5-year plan to become a solidly below-average player! I'm also team rep for a local ball hockey team and fare much better in running shoes. And when not running or skating, a jigsaw or number puzzle will keep me occupied for hours. All this to say, my house isn't very clean.😄