Despite a steadily-expanding presence in Europe, Osteopathic manual therapy did not become firmly established in Canada until the early 1980s.

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The science of Osteopathic manual therapy traces its roots to the mid-1870s and the work of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, an American medical doctor and surgeon. The first school of Osteopathy was founded in 1892, while the first College of Osteopathy was established in 1948.

Despite a steadily-expanding presence in Europe, Osteopathic manual therapy did not become firmly established in Canada until the early 1980s. Only a decade later, the Canadian College of Osteopathy was founded in Toronto.

Today, Osteopathic manual practitioners are recognized by medical professionals as important contributors in the healthcare sector. Osteopathic manual therapists regularly work with physicians, pediatricians, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and other healthcare professionals as part of an integrated treatment team.

In addition to five years of classroom study and supervised clinical experience, élan clinic founder Barbara Schultze has completed rigorous written and oral examinations, conducted independent research and presented an Osteopathic thesis to an international jury.

Barbara is currently Regina's only Osteopathic manual practitioner that is a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Osteopaths/Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (SAO), and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO).  Both the SAO and the OAO are members of the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths.

 

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