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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. 

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.

Cortney

CORTNEY ZETTLER

Cortney is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) and a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. Before studying at the CAO, she graduated from the Human Services Foundations and Recreation and Leisure Services programs at Conestoga College and the Stratford Chefs School. 

Her lifelong passion for sports came with an assortment of injuries, exposing her to various forms of healthcare treatments. As a result, she discovered the benefits of osteopathy and decided it was time to pivot from her career as a chef. For Cortney, osteopathy revealed the intertwined nature of the different structures in the human body, which sparked her curiosity into how it could help people with bodily dysfunctions in their everyday lives. Using osteopathy to understand the body as a dynamic unit of function enables her to provide gentle manipulation to the muscles and connective tissues which can increase motion, decrease pain, and bring balance to the body. Through the realignment of muscles, connective tissue and joints, the body can then have a clearer pathway for intrinsic self-healing processes.

 

Cortney’s osteopathic treatments are non-invasive, all clothing is worn, and collaborated goals are cultivated to guide the body toward balance. Reach out today to see how Cortney can help you toward your path to a more mobile and adaptable body. 

Kasi

KASI SHANMUKANATHAN

Kasi is a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#824209). She graduated with a Master of Social Work from Carleton University in 2012. 

 

Alongside running a private practice specializing in perinatal mental health, Kasi is an Assistant Trainer with the Internal Family Systems Institute. She has worked in the mental health field for numerous years in a variety of settings, including family health teams, postpartum mood disorder programs and intimate partner violence agencies. 

 

Kasi is a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist and uses both IFS and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in her clinical work. These modalities help clients build internal trust so that they can connect with their anxieties and moods with curiosity and compassion. These therapy styles also provide a safe way to process longstanding traumatic experiences. 

 

Kasi is also trained in Intimacy from the Inside Out, a powerful form of couples therapy. She supports couples to not only shift out of their stuck patterns, but also helps each partner explore their individual histories to understand how they influence a romantic relationship.

 

Kasi was born in Sri Lanka, and immigrated to Canada at a young age. She has a passion for supporting BIPOC clients in exploring the nuances of belonging to two distinct cultures.

 

Please feel free to reach out for a consult call to see if you and Kasi would be a good fit. 

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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