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Cory Scopel  Manual Osteopathic Practitioner (DOMP), Advanced Movement Therapist (AMT)

Cory Scopel

Manual Osteopathic Practitioner (DOMP), Advanced Movement Therapist (AMT)

 

Cory has been a healthcare practitioner for 13 years and is a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner. He has taken courses in advanced visceral manipulation, advanced movement therapy and infant cranial-sacral to name a few.

 

Taking a full-body approach to healing, Cory focuses on visceral manipulation, cranial-sacral therapy and remedial exercise. This approach helps by taking tensions off of the spine and the rest of the body, allowing the body's self-healing mechanisms to function properly, helping both acute and chronic pain.

 

Cory works as a preceptor for different universities, so he may have a student shadowing him. Please call or email us if you are uncomfortable having a student in the room during your treatment.

 

When he isn't working or studying, he enjoys staying active with his wife and son. Fishing, Mountain biking, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, reading, playing numerous sports and working out are some of the activities Cory does to stay in shape.

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Sasha Sheppard  Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Sasha Sheppard

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

 

Sasha graduated from the University of Guelph with a Human Kinetics degree in 2013

and went straight into schooling to become an Athletic Therapist. In 2017 she graduated from Sheridan College with a degree in Athletic Therapy in Applied Health Sciences. 

For the next few years, Sasha worked in a clinic as well as in the field with various sports teams primarily in hockey, cheerleading and rugby. She went back to school to get her Massage Therapy Diploma and graduated and became a licensed RMT by the end of 2019. 

 

Sasha has been treating as an RMT since using her Athletic Therapy knowledge of biomechanics, exercise prescription and various other techniques to best serve her clients. Currently, she operates her mobile RMT business treating clients in their homes and businesses, and now she will also be working part-time here at Natural Balance Osteopathy.

 

Sasha has many hobbies including hiking, biking, snowboarding, riding motorcycles and

Pilates. She enjoys spending time outdoors and being active any time of year especially if it involves exploring new places.

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Cassandra Bigras  Physiotherapist (PT)

Cassandra Bigras

Physiotherapist (PT) 

 

Cass graduated from Leeds Beckett University, in England, with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from Laurentian University, and an Advanced Diploma in Physical Fitness and Leisure Management from Cambrian College.

 

Cass has gained valuable experience over the course of her career, taking on various roles throughout the Health and Fitness Industry. Her experience, coupled with her passion for lifelong learning, ensures she provides the most up-to-date treatments that are tailored to her client's needs. Cass expertly guides her clients through a combination of movement patterns, strengthening, and education to help them achieve their goals.

 

Cass has been shadowing Cory for a few months and has started to adopt osteopathic techniques into her treatments which furthers her ability to personalize the care she provides.  Her specialties include;

 

  • Acupuncture and Dry Needling

  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Women’s Health

  • Pediatric Neurodevelopment

  • Orthopedics

  • Geriatrics. 

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Concussion Management

  • Ante-natal/ Post-natal Exercise

 

In her spare time, Cassandra enjoys spending time with her family, weight training, hiking, and travelling!

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Liliana Gutierrez-Herran

Manual Osteopathic Practitioner (DOMP)

With a solid foundation in Dentistry in Colombia, Liliana has spent twenty-one years perfecting her abilities to integrate her holistic dental knowledge, which allows her to offer a comprehensive and patient-centered care approach in addition to a solid foundation in diagnosis, treatment, and communication.

 

Liliana’s journey in Canada led her to explore the world of Osteopathy, where she discovered the incredible impact it can have in the treatment of various conditions, acute and chronic, and understand the intimate relationships between the different systems of the body.  Her experience in healthcare as a Dentist and Manual Osteopath, help to promote the general well-being of patients using gentle, non-invasive techniques.

She loves cats and everything that surrounds their world. Liliana enjoys being outdoors with family, riding bikes, playing tennis, or simply walking the trails. As a hobby, she likes to keep busy painting and making crafts.

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Ivan

Manual Osteopathic Practitioner (DOMP), Medical Doctor (in Colombia)

Ivan has been a practitioner as a health professional with twenty-five years of experience as a Family Doctor in Colombia and currently is a Manual Osteopath Practitioner.

 

 

He has manual therapy skills in osteopath techniques such as joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue techniques, and craniosacral therapy. His ability to assess patients, identify the root causes of their condition, and develop individualized treatment plans has been highly valued by his patients, tutors, and colleagues.  

 

 

Ivan’s knowledge allows him to offer his clients effective treatment with various general conditions, helping them regain their functional condition and live a pain-free life, additionally contributes to the persons returning to their normal dynamic, eliminating they’re not healthy routines, promoting the best lifestyle in all the habitual aspects.

 

 

He is a lover of outdoor sports like riding a bicycle, play tennis, volleyball, and soccer, as well as aquatic sports like swimming in the lake, snorkelling, and diving. He also enjoys family activities such as hiking on the trails, table games, and BBQ.

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Hunter  Natural Balance Osteopathy Greeter

Hunter

Natural Balance Osteopathy Greeter

 

It is with a heavy heart that we share Hunter has crossed the rainbow bridge. He will be sorely missed.

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