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Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

MARIAN NOORA, RMT, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
The WOMB - BURLINGTON

mariannoora smPrior to completing her diploma in osteopathic manual therapy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, Marian had obtained a diploma as a registered massage therapist, certification as a personal training specialist, and had completed her bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with honours from York University.

Marian has always had a special interest in women's health specifically the area of obstetrics and gynecology. This led her to her thesis entitled “the effect of osteopathic treatment on women experiencing infertility.” This work was successfully defended and presented in front of an international jury who was very enthusiastic about the results and the future of research on this topic.

Since then she has continued to expand her skill base into the field of paediatrics obstetrics, and gynaecology for both male and female through certifications and conferences.

ANDREA TAKAHASHI, Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
The WOMB - BURLINGTON 

andrea takahashi colourAndrea began her career as an Athletic Therapist after completing a BSc. in Human Kinetics. After a few years she continued her education to become an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner graduating from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto in 2003.  She has had the pleasure of working with individuals of all ages throughout all stages of life for over 20 years. She has a special interest in treating children, and women pre and post pregnancy to help them attain optimal health and wellbeing.

KARA EGELTON, Kinesiologist, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
The WOMB - MILTON

andrea takahashi colour“I have a passion for helping people realize the potential that lies within themselves to ignite change and within their physical body to self-regulate, self-heal and achieve balance.”

Kara chose osteopathy as a profession because she loves to help others achieve their optimal wellness. She believes the human body has the ability to rehabilitate itself, to fight infection, to gain strength and to adapt. As an Osteopath, Kara strives to assist the body to achieve optimal wellness through science based techniques and practices. Kara has a passion for helping people realize the potential that lies within themselves to ignite change and within their physical body to self-regulate, self-heal and achieve balance. She is specifically passionate about care for women and believes in the value of community and the mind-body connection for optimal wellbeing and health. Kara has over 15 years experience in the wellness and fitness world and specializes in pre and postnatal wellness. As a mom of two, who has experienced pregnancy, labor and emergency and planned caesarians, Kara understands the unique physical and emotional experiences of other women during these stages.

As a former figure skater, Kara is very passionate about fitness and body-awareness and enjoys sharing this passion with others. Kara began her career with a science degree in Kinesiology and certifications as a personal trainer and pilates, barre and yoga instructor. Kara then obtained a Masters in Kinesiology with a focus on the Psychology of Exercise and Sport, specifically Health & Emotion Behaviour. As a Certified Kinesiologist Kara has counselled individuals, athletes, sport teams and large corporate organizations regarding physical and emotional wellbeing related to health behaviours. Kara counsels large organizations regarding health behaviour change for happier, healthier and more productive employees. With a passion for motivational speaking, Kara also offers corporate wellness presentations and workshops for organizations. Kara continues to offer Pilates, Barre & Yoga classes and certifies instructors in the JaleoBarre and JaleoMommy&Me methods.


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