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Blair Dunbar

RMT, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O., BHSc

 

I have always been intrigued by the human body, being actively involved in exercise and health science. I am originally from London Ontario, where I earned a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree at Western University. I continued my studies in Ottawa at Everest College’s Registered Massage Therapy Program, and I have been a practicing RMT since 2013.

As a therapist, I am perceptive, sensitive, empathetic, and compassionate. I truly believe in treating the body as a whole. My passion for health and for learning has led me to a career in osteopathy. I have completed the Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.) and the Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy, (D.Sc.O.) at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto in 2018. I successfully defended my thesis entitled “The Effects of Normalization of the Digestive Ducts on the Lumbar Spine Range of Motion” (http://www.foundersdayweekend.ca/Thesis/), for which I received the William Garner Sutherland Thesis Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. In 2016, I graduated as Class Valedictorian, having received the Certificate of Completion of Five Years in Osteopathy (Theory, Practical, Clinical and Methodology) at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. I have taken several post-graduate courses, which gives me more tools to treat concussions and chronic pain.

I am a sports fan, and I have played baseball, hockey, and football both competitively and recreationally. I have worked as a therapist at the Ottawa Senator’s development camp yearly for the last seven years. Using both massage and osteopathy, I specialize in the following manual therapy techniques: Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Scar Tissue Release. I treat newborns to elderly, from regular maintenance of good health to treatment of health issues such as pregnancy discomfort, injuries, frozen shoulder, sciatica, migraines, concussions, back pain, neck pain, arthritis, and chronic pain.


 

Blair’s certifications

-Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice, DOMP (2018)

-Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy, DScO (2018)

-William Garner Sutherland Thesis Award for Excellence in Clinical Research (2018)

- Encephalon Dynamics and Endocranial Spasms Stage I (2017)

-Certificate of 5 Year Completion in Osteopathy (Theory, Practical, Clinical and Methodology)(2016)

-Registered Massage Therapist, RMT (2013)

-Bachelor of Health Science, BHSc (2010)