Stephanie Van Dyk is currently completing 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.