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OUR TEAM

We're educated, experienced Wellness Managers & Practitioners who are forever learning, growing and striving to reach new heights and we love sharing our knowledge with anyone who will listen. 

We're passionate about taking care of ourselves, our clients, our community and our planet.
Grounded in integrity, we strive to provide safe, engaging and effective treatments and programming that is about more than wellness, nutrition and self care - we want to help you develop a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle so you can feel good about the life you're creating.
Julie

JULIE NORCOTT

Driven by a passion for helping people to live well, Julie has acquired a wealth of education and experience in the wellness field. From yoga and fitness to nutrition and personal growth, her own wellness journey has dictated the direction of a career in wellness spanning over 12 years.

 

Not long after feeling relief from Osteopathic Manual Therapy for chronic shoulder and neck issues that were actually rooted in her hip, did she herself enrol and begin her education. Drawing from her background, she aims to share a well-rounded treatment experience that is both therapeutic and educational. 

The philosophy of osteopathy was what attracted her to the practice: consideration of the body as a whole combined with the logical understanding of the direct correlation between the mechanics of the body and health - meaning the body works most optimally when in alignment. This practice sources the cause of your symptoms, and works to improve the issue through gentle manipulation to allow your body to function at its best. This is done through consideration of how you move, stand, sit and sleep - Julie will connect the dots by releasing sore, tight muscles and fascia (a connective network of tissue in your body) and by ensuring optimal joint function optimally.

 

This can leave you feeling energized, moving better with more clarity and less aches. 

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Adam

ADAM FITZPATRICK

Adam is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. Prior to studying Osteopathy, he graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology.

A lifetime of various sports as well as 10 years of competitive rugby left Adam with a laundry list of injuries  at a young age that set him on a path of figuring out how to reverse and manage pain in its many forms. Trying various types of therapy with little success, he eventually found an Osteopathic Manual Therapist who was able to correct his neck while tying it into rib, digestive and low back issues.

At the heart of osteopathy lies the principle of association. It’s an understanding of the interconnectedness of all structures in the body and how dysfunction in one place can lead to a chain reaction of dysfunction in other areas of the body. Each person is unique and requires an individually tailored approach to treatment. Adam’s goal in treatment is to leave no stone unturned as he assesses all areas of the body to find the root cause of your symptoms and pain. Once these areas are corrected, the body can begin its own natural healing processes.

Lara

LARA VANDERLAAN

Lara is a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. She is also a graduate from McMaster University with a degree in natural sciences and has worked as a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer.

While working in the fitness field she was frequently approached by clients with complex questions about functional anatomy and health related concerns. This, along with her ongoing curiosity of the human body, health, and wellness, spurred her on to pursuing the answers to these questions and after being intrigued by her own experience in receiving osteopathic care she began her education in osteopathy.

No matter the reason for your appointment, from body pain to illness and discomfort, Lara will search for health by focusing on the structure and function of your body. Using classical osteopathic principles to assess and treat your body, both symmetry to and motion of your joints will be restored while removing obstructions to healthy nerve, blood, and lymphatic flow. All body systems will be considered during treatment in order for you to obtain optimal health with optimal motion.

Paola

PAOLA RIVADENEIRA

Paola is a passionate Aesthetician who enjoys helping and empowering human potential by making her clients feel good and confident in their own skin.

 

Having dealt with acne since her teenage years, and with much interest in learning about Skin & Self-care therapies, she decided to get into the Skincare Industry. 

 

She began her studies in LENDAN, which is a Spanish Institute of Advance Techniques, and obtained a Higher Technical Diploma in Aesthetics. She continues to update her knowledge about Applied Aesthetics with certificates from the South American Academy of Cosmetic Medicine Symposiums, a College Certificate in Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Holistic Beauty Therapies, and Canadian Organic Skincare Master Classes to stay current with new Trends & Techniques. 

 

Though she specializes in Holistic Facials, she offers a variety of Skincare therapies at Arise - ranging from Microdermabrasion and body treatments to facials, sunless tanning, and massage.

TESTIMONIALS

I went in with an injury, very little knowledge of what an Osteopath does, and a healthy does of skepticism! After several months of treatment I am free of my recurring injury, improving my overall body mechanics and able to be more active in life due to all of the above, Not only am I feeling better, I better understand my body and how keep it running healthy(er).

Nick B.

Shoulder Treatment
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