My name is Clarke and I’m an osteopathic manual practitioner practicing in Toronto, Ontario. I’m a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) – a demanding 4 year program – and am excited to continue building my practice in Toronto. Over the four years of my osteopathic education I’ve studied in-depth about anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and manual osteopathic techniques. My 2 years as a practicing manual osteopath and 24 months of clinical experience at the CAO have brought me patients of all ages living with acute and chronic conditions. These patient’s have had a variety of issues including: Neck and back pain, pinched nerves, problems with the circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems, and other acute traumatic injuries. I am currently a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA), which is recognized by almost all extended health insurance companies.
Prior to studying at the CAO, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Western University. During my time at Western I studied a variety of health-related topics including exercise physiology, anatomy, sports injuries, nutrition and biomechanics.
I believe that the body is able to self-heal and self-regulate; however, in order to do so, the body must be in a position to allow proper physiological function of the musculoskeletal and visceral systems, blood flow and lymphatics. By removing the anatomical root cause of the problem, the body is better able to function properly.