Jenny has worked in complementary health care for over 20 years. Originally, she trained in acupuncture (DTCM) and aromatherapy (RA). In her final year of acupuncture training, she was introduced to craniosacral therapy, and subsequently attended numerous courses in craniosacral therapy—both biomechanical and biodynamic. This interest in turn led her to 8 years of training in osteopathy in order to complete a Diploma in Osteopathy Manual Practice (DOMP). Osteopathic training involved 5 years of course work and a research study on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Jenny is passionate about treating the nervous system. Concurrent with her osteopathic education, she trained as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Somatic Experiencing is trauma-resolution work, enhancing regulation of the autonomic nervous system. This has the same intent as osteopathy’s approach to autoregulation. She has also completed post-graduate courses in osteopathic treatment of the nervous system, including neuroscience, endocranial spasms and peripheral nerves.
She is a professional member of Osteopathy BC. Check your extended health plan to see if you have osteopathic coverage.
Assessments and treatments are conducted at Victoria Pilates:
Appointments may be made by contacting Jenny:
More about manual osteopathy:
Osteopathic manual therapy restores function by treating the causes of pain and imbalance. The osteopathic practitioner relies on palpation to assess the position, mobility and quality of all tissues in the body. This means that bones, as well as fascia, muscle, organs and the nervous system may be treated osteopathically. If it is in the body, the osteopathic practitioner can work with it!
Osteopathic philosophy embraces the belief that the body has an inherent capacity to heal itself. Over time, however, the body becomes less resilient as this ability to efficiently self-regulate diminishes. Some of this loss may be due to the aging process, to the prolonged influence of gravity on posture, or to trauma, accident, illness, surgical scarring, childbirth, repetitive activity, or the cumulative effects of stress. The practitioner of traditional osteopathy works with the body to enhance its inherent capacity to self-regulate and self-heal. Osteopathic treatment is appropriate for many conditions including pain, chronic illness, concussion, and anxiety.
To learn more about Manual Osteopathy and about the profession within BC, please visit http://osteopathybc.ca/faq.