Melanie Da Costa

Manual Osteopathic  

Practitioner

Katherine has been practicing Osteopathy since 2008. After studying many areas of manual therapy Katherine happened on osteopathy as a way to successfully treat digestive health and the rest as they say is history. Katherine studied at the Osteopathic College of Ontario with Dr Steven Sanet, one of the first Osteopathic physicians to train regulated healthcare professionals in Ontario Osteopathy has been practiced since the early 1900’s founded by A.T. Still the American model of Osteopathy has been modified all around the world for non-physician practitioners and is practiced here in Ontario as such. Osteopathic approach to manual therapy is of finding, fixing and leaving areas of contention; this allows the body to reset and injuries to heal. These principles are applied with rehabilitation approaches to injuries, for systemic disruptions and maintenance of good health.

Katherine has much experience with digestive health issues as well as a special interest in women’s health and pediatrics. Katherine has joined the KIH team to provide integrative health approaches for clients as collaboration provides more efficient recoveries.

Katherine is an Osteopathic member in good standings with both The Society of Osteopaths of Canada (Ontario Division) and The Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals. In addition to owning and operating her own private clinic, Body Vive Integrative Therapies located in Woodbridge, Katherine is continuously pursuing continuing education courses in her field. Katherine is also an experienced and well-respected instructor and course leader with the Osteopathic College of Ontario.

 

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Step 1:
Presenting complaint will be discussed during the initial stages of the first visit. A complete medical history will then be taken, reviewed, discussed and recorded.

Step2:
A comprehensive full body manual diagnosis will be done to assess for somatic dysfunctions.

Step 3:
The patient will receive an Osteopathic treatment of the body in its totality with the use of a multitude of Osteopathic therapeutic approaches.

Step 4:
A treatment plan will be set forth to improve the overall health and wellness of the patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

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