About Us

IMOGEN WOOD, M.Ost
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Obtained her Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) Degree from The British School of Osteopathy (BSO) in London, UK. The BSO is the oldest Osteopathy school in Europe and is well known within the field of Osteopathy for producing talented structural Osteopaths. In addition, she has spent time working in specialist osteopathic clinics with expectant mothers and children. Imogen enjoys adapting her osteopathic techniques to suit the changes surrounding pregnancy and the changes associated with growing up. Imogen is also is trained in sports massage techniques, dance instruction, taping, CrossFit level one coaching and nutrition coaching. 

Imogen has worked in numerous HIV clinics and General Practice Clinics as an osteopathic practitioner in the UK, working with doctors to provide the best care available for immuno-suppressed patients, and patients with complicated chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. She strongly believes that osteopathy can help the body adapt to life’s challenges and improve standard of living.

What to expect in a session.

Imogen is a structurally trained osteopathic practitioner. She likes to consider a wide variety of issues such as hormones and diet and lifestyle in connection with the client’s overall wellbeing. She works with deep tissues, but also focusses on organs and viscera. She uses gentler articulation and mobilization techniques, fascia and muscle stretches and massage. Imogen’s ideal clients are people who wish to see a structurally trained osteopathic practitioner with a softer approach and a willingness to consider multiple factors which can improve overall wellbeing. 

 

PAUL ROBERTS, M.Ost
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Paul has completed a four-year Master of Osteopathy Degree at the British school of Osteopathy (BSO) in London, England. The BSO is the oldest Osteopathy school in Europe and is well known within the field of Osteopathy for producing talented structural Osteopaths.

Paul has experience providing osteopathic care in a wide variety of environments, ranging from office workers with back pain to athletes with muscle strains, to people with severe joint degeneration who are looking for pain management in the lead up to surgery.

He finds his techniques work especially well to manage patients with osteoarthritis and has helped to improve the mobility of elderly patients using osteopathic techniques. Paul has a genuine passion to help find treatment and management plans which allow everyone to find the best way back towards being healthy and pain free.

Paul has previously worked as a personal trainer and Crossfit coach, and enjoys bringing exercise and wellness education to his clients so that they are better empowered to manage their symptoms between sessions. When not practicing osteopathy Paul enjoys hiking with his dogs and working out with Imogen. 

What to expect in a session.

 

Paul considers himself to be a structural Osteopathic practitioner. Whilst still using holistic Osteopathic principles in his thinking, his training is more focussed towards helping with bio-mechanical issues (joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, pinched nerves etc). The techniques he uses most would tend to be firm but controlled joint articulations, stretches, deep tissue massage and active release techniques, with a strong focus on home exercise education. Whilst able to adapt to the client, we tend to refer people who prefer a firmer treatment to Paul.

CAELUM ELLIS, R.M.T.
Registered Massage Therapist

In 2010 Caelum graduated NAIT’s Personal Fitness Training diploma program. Seeking deeper understanding in the musculoskeletal system she pursued the Massage Therapy diploma program out of OVCMT, graduating as valedictorian in 2014. In 2016, she completed her certification in Neurokinetic Therapy. She then opened her own clinic, Full Spectrum Massage Therapy. Her discovery of Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) took her education to Poland. Since then, she has acted as an assistant twice in Portugal for the P-DTR course.

“PDTR has taught me about receptors, muscles, joints, organs, the cranium, emotions, primitive reflexes, cranial nerves, meridians, food intolerances, and many more topics which pulls in the most well-rounded understanding of how one thing effects the other physically or psychologically. I test muscles feeling for the neurological response, this will reveal a protective inhibition/facilitation pattern, from this I work backwards to uncover the top priority of what needs to get treated and how your body uses its compensators.”

MARIE-AUDE FORNEY, D.O.M.P.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Marie-Aude is a French osteopathic practitioner, who has a special interest in pediatrics and sports injuries. 

After graduating in Physical Therapy in 1993, she started her outstanding career in healthcare with an internship at St Vincent Memorial hospital in Chicago, and expanded her knowledge by learning the techniques of Global Postural Re-education. With these strong competencies, she integrated into the healthcare support staff of the National Sport Institut in Paris, an institution that is dedicated exclusively to the training of high level French athletes.

In order to deepen her knowledge and bring a more holistic approach to her patients, in 2005 she began her training in Osteopathy. She graduated in traditional Osteopathy in Paris in 2010. Between 2014 and 2016 she studied and graduated with a Diploma in Pediatric Osteopathy. Then in 2018, she completed a certification in Cranial Pediatric Osteopathy. Her original and efficient approach to treatments are the result of knowledge gained from her professional experience and from her travels around the world. Because she wants to offer the best treatments to her patients, she constantly seeks to broaden her approach and acquire new skills. She is currently preparing a doctorate in Acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

What to expect in a session.

 

Marie Aude is a functional and cranial based osteopathic practitioner, which is typically more in line with how British Columbian trained practitioners tend to work. She uses a light touch to feel subtleties within the tissues, to guide them to where they need to be, as opposed to pushing them where they should be as a structural practitioner might. Since craniosacral therapy can trace many of its origins to cranial Osteopathy, anyone who has had benefits from craniosacral treatments would be advised to see Marie Aude. She has the lightest touch of our Osteopathic practitioners and would work very well with chronic complex conditions, people who can have strong reactions to Manual therapy, as well as young children and infants.