Osteopathic Manual Practitioner/ Owner/ Associate Professor at the CAO
Holly Webster M.OMSc Osteopathic Manual Practitioner/ Owner/ Associate Professor at the CAO
Holly Webster graduated and received her M.OMSc from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her academic achievements include being the recipient of the AT Still Medal of Honour for her graduating year.
She draws a great deal of passion for the profession of Osteopathy from the words and teachings of the founder, AT. Still, and her multiple trips to Kirkville Missouri, which have without a doubt fueled her excitement and compassion for helping others as a clinician.
She currently holds a faculty position at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy where she teaches Osteopathic Theory as well as being involved in a clinical supervisory role for the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy Student Clinic.
"My goal with this clinic is to make true, classical osteopathy, easily accessible to everyone In a Walk-In Clinic fashion; so that when they need treatment they can get it immediately, not a week from then, or two... but now. This doesn't allow your body to compensate for the problem, cause further issues and become harder to treat in the future. It also helps the Patient to see how powerful their body is in healing when given the push in the right direction, in terms of illness and congestion, thats right, Osteopathy isn't just for back pain, it is both preventative and responsive in aiding the body to heal illness swell.
I want to provide the public with experienced and highly trained practitioners that have devoted themselves fully to the art of osteopathy and are truly passionate about helping people get better. I will also be working tirelessly to provide my patients with the highest level of care and experience so that they to, can see how valuable this profession can be when put into the right hands."
Brit graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Fall of 2018. She has obtained an extensive amount of knowledge and resources from her background in human anatomy and physiology from an Honours of Science Kinesiology from McMaster University in combination with the knowledge built on with her studies from the CAO. As Brit begins to grow her experience through practice she aims to continuously learning in search of better ways to improve everyday life for each patient, especially with young children in need to help prevent and better life’s outcomes with early onset issues or injuries.
Osteopathy was not originally what I had thought of for my career path until I had discovered it just under a year before beginning at the college. I truly had no idea what the branch of manual therapy entailed and quickly fell in love with the principles of what osteopathy brings to the world. The capability of the human body is undefinable and with osteopathy it proves the self-healing and regulating mechanisms with which our bodies possess.
It is my goal to always work with my best efforts, ensuring the patient receive the best possible treatment each time while working safely within the scope of classical osteopathy to realign the structure and remove osteopathic lesions. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle, patient satisfaction and patient education are some aspects I hold in high regards within my personal practice.
David Buikema M.OMSc Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
As of April 2019, David Buikema has completed his education at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, earning his Master of Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Sciences (M. OMSc). Across the past 4.5 years, David has completed more than 4200 hours of supervised education, and 1000 hours of Supervised Practical Training in the student clinic.
David has always been a problem solver and a people person. Eager to a challenge and passionate about health sciences, he finds helping his patients reclaim their health to be an extremely rewarding experience.
You can find David happily working with patients at Still Dynamics in Brantford.
Stephanie Van Dyk has completed her education at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy earning her Master of Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Sciences (M.OMSc). Following her undergraduate education at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree (B.KIN), Stephanie continued on to pursue Osteopathy having been introduced to form of manual therapy while in her undergraduate studies.
The principles of Osteopathy that emphasize the body’s innate ability to self-heal and self- regulate if provided with the optimal environment, coupled with the extensive focus on human anatomy and physiology is what lead Stephanie to pursue this career path. This form of manual therapy really enticed Stephanie because of the vast focus on searching for the cause of the problems that the body is faced with, rather than just focusing on the effect. By locating the root of the issues presented and resolving them, osteopathy is able to reunite the synchronicity of the human body and its regulating mechanisms rather than just being a temporary fix. The amount of problem-solving that goes into Osteopathy drives Stephanie to continue searching and learning new ways to treat her patients to provide the most optimal care while obtaining her Master’s Diploma.
Born and raised in Brantford, being actively involved in the athletics; rehabilitation, prevention and body mechanics have been a big focus and passion for Stephanie. Combining this with her motivation to help people and improve the quality of her patient’s lives makes a career in Osteopathy both enjoyable and rewarding. It is Stephanie’s goal to provide her patients with quality individualized treatment using the structural alignment of the body to improve its overall function. Patient satisfaction is of the utmost importance to Stephanie and she looks forward to working with her clients through treatment and patient education to increase their vitality and constitution through their daily activities.
Emily Russell M.OMSc Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
My first experience in the health industry was working as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor. Studying the human body and learning about health very quickly became a part of my daily life. Interacting with people on a personal level and helping improve their quality of life was also rewarding.
I was then introduced to Osteopathy while studying at the University of Waterloo. I was immediately captivated by Osteopathy, its honest culture and unique perspective on the human body and what constitutes health. My study at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy has been challenging and wonderful, and I have absorbed every bit of wisdom that I can. In a world of confusing and homogenized healthcare, I find Osteopathy to be so refreshing. I see the relief on patients’ faces when I explain what is happening to their body and why they are in discomfort. My goal, once in full practice, is to continue learning and help as many people as I can. It is my absolute joy to be a part of someone’s healing, to watch the body self-heal and self-regulate, for which it was designed.
Growing up as a competitive figure skater, Lauren to competed as a member of Team Canada at the senior world level. Here she grew an interest in movement mechanics, optimizing performance and intervention strategies that allowed people to live life fully on their terms.
Lauren’s passion for rehabilitation led her to complete an honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at Western University with a focus on rehabilitation sciences, then the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, where she obtained a four year Master’s in practice Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences.
Outside of the clinic, Lauren is a functional movement practitioner, skating consultant and partner in Bolt Sport Analytics, a biomechanics based skating analysis company.
Lauren is passionate about providing integrative, holistic care to help individuals live balanced lives by design.