Many of our clients have come to learn and love the benefits of osteopathy. This is not at all surprising when you meet our osteopathic candidate Leah Henderson. She is passionate about her role in helping clients of all ages and perfectly compliments the services of our other experienced team members. The question I get most often though when referring to Leah or fielding questions about her practice is “what the heck is osteopathy?”. To this day I don’t think I explain the profession nearly as well as Leah does herself so please meet Leah and get her take on this fantastic service.
Meet Leah Henderson
Registered Kinesiologist / Osteopathy Candidate
Leah is a registered kinesiologist and fourth year Osteopathy Candidate. She a natural medicine practitioner and believes the body has a tremendous ability to heal itself. She uses her manual practice to help patients restore tissue mobility, position and vitality. She is a graduate of McMaster University’s kinesiology program and former varsity soccer athlete who is focused not only on short term health but also on long term recovery. She understands that people play an active role in their recovery and recognizes the benefits of both aerobic and resistance training. She has a keen interest in cranial health due to her many concussions received through sport. However, with her second degree in Gerontology she also understands the aging population. In her spare time you can find Leah spending time with friends, enjoying the outdoors or being active. She loves, to run, climb, cycle, ski or play any sport! She is a certified spin instructor and challenge course practitioner and she is committed to healthy active living!
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a natural medicine and manual practice which which aims to restore function in your body by treating the root cause of your symptoms. Osteopathic practitioners use position, mobility and vitality to restore healthy functioning in the body.
Osteopathic treatment is hands on and uses your symptoms to guide treatment by locating areas in the body which have caused your symptoms. Osteopathic practitioners use a wide variety of techniques including but not limited to: soft tissue work, mobilization techniques, visceral techniques and cranial sacral techniques.
What can Osteopathy do for you?
Osteopathic practitioners treat people of all ages from newborns to older adults. Please see the list below for some examples of conditions and problems we can treat.
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- TMJ & jaw pain
- Sports injuries
- Chronic headaches
- Recovery from pneumonia & bronchitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Frequent colds
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Acid reflux
- Constipation & diarrhea
- Latching & sucking difficulties
- Birth trauma
- Sleep difficulties
- Pregnancy support
- Menstrual pain
- C-section & epidural scars
- Pelvic floor strengthening
Leah is available Monday to Friday. Appointments are available for online booking or booking by phone at (416) 572-0479.
Please note that while Leah finishes the thesis component of her degree, her services are billed in a supervisory capacity through physiotherapy benefits.