Tra­di­tional Os­teopa­thy

Col­lège d’Études Ostéopathiques, Hal­i­fax Cam­pus

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Crystal Fin­ley

I’m a mas­sage ther­a­pist at Agri­cola Holis­tic Health.

Study­ing os­teopa­thy at the Col­lège d’Études Ostéopathiques has opened up a whole new per­spec­tive to me, as some­one who is work­ing as a mas­sage ther­a­pist. I first dis­cov­ered os­teopa­thy when I got sick in high school, and noth­ing else seemed to be work­ing for me per­son­ally. It was the prin­ci­pal of CEO in Hal­i­fax, Peter Good­man, who helped me get bet­ter. That ex­pe­ri­ence has pushed me to study­ing os­teopa­thy now.

The prac­tice of os­teopa­thy takes the whole body into con­sid­er­a­tion. Every­thing is ad­dressed—from the ner­vous sys­tem, to mus­cu­la­ture, to or­gans and the en­docrine sys­tem. It is a method that takes a very global ap­proach to help­ing the body. Our course teaches Tra­di­tional Os­teopa­thy, which in­volves ma­nip­u­la­tion and ad­just­ment of the body’s sys­tems.

I adore the pro­gram that I’m tak­ing right now. The teach­ers are great, and help me to ap­proach the body and peo­ple in a way I’ve never seen.

The pro­gram is split up into seven five-day mod­ules, once a month, that span over five years. The main fo­cus of the cour­ses is to learn in-depth the­ory, anatomy and phys­i­ol­ogy, and ap­ply that to a clin­i­cal set­ting. Each of the mod­ules builds on what you’ve al­ready learned, so we are in­tro­duced to a cu­mu­la­tive learn­ing process.

On top of that the pro­gram is struc­tured in such a way to make it easy to at­tend for work­ing pro­fes­sion­als like me. Not only am I learn­ing the skills that will al­low me to work in a clinic, but also to hope­fully open my own prac­tice some­day.

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