Training and Work Experience
My name is Maryse Parkinson Tassé. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in osteopathy. In 2010 I completed a four and a half year full time training program (over 4000 hours) at the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques in Montreal that is accredited by Wales University in the UK. This is one of the most comprehensive programs in Canada. This training meets the norms set by the World Health Organisation in 2010.
I then obtained my Diploma of Osteopathy (DO) when I completed a thesis on the impacts on the mechanics of birthing of a back condition called spondylolisthesis. I received for this thesis the 2014 Andrew Taylor Still Award granted each year to the best qualitative research presented to an International Jury in Montreal.,..
Continuous learning is important to me, and I have participated yearly in postgraduate training on various topics, from athletics to perinatal specialities, post-concussion syndrome, Active Fascia Release.
I teach osteopaths and work with midwives to better the support offered to people living with spondylolisthesis both within and outside of the obstetrical context.
I work in tandem with:
- Functional Optometrists
- Lactation consultants
- Child Development Specialist
- Naturopathic Doctors
- and more
How I found Osteopathy
I have always been fascinated by how the body moves. As a child, I became a competitive gymnast and as a young adult, I studied in a professional contemporary dance training program. It was in this context that I suffered a foot injury that resulted in having to walk with a cane for seven years. During that time, I explored various treatment modalities that might help me heal. I eventually discovered osteopathy, was treated with success and I never used a cane again. I was struck by how effective such an approach to health that combined elements of different modalities was.
As I explored osteopathy further, I realized that it not only combined tools to work with bones, joints, muscles and the cranium and its dura, but also with organs and their fascia that suspend them to bones and joints. For some osteopaths, including myself, treatments also include work with the etheric body (or energy fields).
Being a mother and having experienced some of the health challenges that can accompany pregnancy, childbirth and perinatal life, I developed a deeper sensitivity and knowledge about the health of women, babies, children as well as the health of the entire family that supports them. I work with people of all ages, people who have varied work professions and life experiences.
I deeply believe that the more tools we have the more chances we have of addressing the underlying causes of symptoms, which are different for each person. I believe in multi-disciplinary work and in my practice, I collaborate with other experts who can offer complementary perspectives and treatments.
Through osteopathy, I work to help people on their path towards healthier lives.
If you have any questions concerning osteopathy and your health or that of your loved ones, please do not hesitate to contact me. It will be my pleasure to discuss these with you.
Fastest way to reach me is at MaryseOsteopath@gmail.com
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