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Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

GAEL GAUDEAU, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner


Gael Gaudeau began his medical and osteopathic education and training in France then moved to England where he completed his osteopathic training. He graduated from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO), earning his B.Sc.(Hons), Ost.DO(UK) from the ESO and nostrificated by the University of Wales. Gael has been practicing osteopathy in the UK, Malaysia and France. His primary interests include; obstetrics, paediatrics and the treatment of functional chronic pain and disorders. Gael is a member of the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) in the UK and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practioners (OAO).

 LUCIA ORSINI, RMT, Athletic Trainer, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Lucia Orsini is a Registered Massage Therapist, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and has completed her Osteopathic Education (Thesis Candidate). She also works as a therapist for Hockey Canada’s Women’s National Program and has worked with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Teams. Lucia is also an examiner for the provincial regulatory body for the Massage Therapists of Ontario. Lucia’s practice focuses on the philosophy of Osteopathy, by treating the structural and functional imbalances in the body that may commonly present as pain and discomfort. Lucia appreciates a diversified family practice, and enjoys working with all ages, from newborns to elderly, pre and post natal care for mother and baby, weekend warriors to competitive athletes, and pre and post surgical rehabilitation, along with common musculoskeletal pain and injuries.

 HENRY JANZEN, RMT, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner


 Henry is both a Massage Therapist and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. He graduated from Sutherland-Chan Massage School in 2000 and since then he has had a desire to keep learning. He now passes on this knowledge by teaching at the Canadian College of Osteopathy where he was a student. Henry loves to teach, and he first got this opportunity at Humber College working in the Spa Management Program. Besides working as a teacher and osteopathic manual practitioner, Henry spends his spare time with his family. His wife Gina Tsiapalis is a midwife working from Georgetown and they have three children, the last was born in 2016. Henry and Gina have been living in Milton since 2003 and they have been involved in the local community by participating in School Council at their children's school and playing and coaching baseball in the summer. Henry and his family are big baseball fans. Blue Jays games are an annual event and Henry coaches his oldest son in House League since 2014.

 ALYSSA GOWAN, BKin., RMT, Osteopathy (Thesis Writer)

AlyssaGowan smAlyssa graduated from McMaster University where she earned a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology. She then obtained Massage Therapy and Sports Injury Therapy diplomas from the Canadian Therapeutic College and began working as a Registered Massage Therapist in 2010. Since then, Alyssa has added Contemporary Medical Acupuncture to her skill set and completed her osteopathy education at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. She is investigating pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain and disability for her thesis, the final requirement for her diploma in Osteopathic Manual Therapy.

In her practice, Alyssa has gained valuable experience working with a diverse population including those with acute musculoskeletal injuries, chronic dysfunction, children, pregnant and postpartum women, and competitive athletes. Having always participated in sports herself, Alyssa has also enjoyed working as a team therapist for a variety of sports teams. Alyssa is also a mom to a little boy,

MARIAN NOORA, RMT, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

mariannoora smPrior to completing her diploma in osteopathic manual therapy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, Marian had obtained a diploma as a registered massage therapist, certification as a personal training specialist, and had completed her bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with honours from York University.

Marian has always had a special interest in women's health specifically the area of obstetrics and gynecology. This led her to her thesis entitled “the effect of osteopathic treatment on women experiencing infertility.” This work was successfully defended and presented in front of an international jury who was very enthusiastic about the results and the future of research on this topic.

Since then she has continued to expand her skill base into the field of paediatrics obstetrics, and gynaecology for both male and female through certifications and conferences.

ANDREA TAKAHASHI, Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

andrea takahashi colourAndrea began her career as an Athletic Therapist after completing a BSc. in Human Kinetics. After a few years she continued her education to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner graduating from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto in 2003.  She has had the pleasure of working with individuals of all ages throughout all stages of life for over 20 years. She has a special interest in treating children, and women pre and post pregnancy to help them attain optimal health and wellbeing.

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