I have been practicing massage therapy since 1990. I run my own clinic in Victoria, BC, where I practise registered massage therapy with an osteopathic approach.
I have taught courses at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (WCCMT) since 2000. I am responsible for authoring a number of courses for the college, specifically the Spinal & Regional Orthopaedics Course, the Joint Mobilization Course, and the Therapeutic Exercise Course for WCCMT. I was also a board examiner with the College of Massage Therapists in British Columbia (CMTBC) for five years, and I authored the provincial pathology exams for two years.
In addition to my experience with teaching and practicing massage therapy, I have taken many courses over the years, all of which have contributed to my development of a series of new courses. By combining orthopaedic assessment, Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Joint Mobilizations, Contract Relax and a variety of other hands on osteopathic techniques, each of my workshops are designed to efficiently and effectively assess and treat focusing on the assessment and treatment of the pelvis, lumbar spine, thoracic spine & rib, cervical spine, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). My approach is aimed at teaching techniques that will be easy on the therapist’s hands and body, so that new modalities can be implemented effectively as soon as the therapist’s first appointment after taking one of my workshops.
I have used my many years of teaching to evolve an osteopathic style that will keep you involved and interested throughout the day. And feedback about the courses has been overwhelmingly positive, thus far.