OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPISTS
Chris Reiach, D.O.M.P., Osteopathic Manual Therapist
Chris graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 2004, and realized he had a deep rooted desire to heal others. He discovered tremendous worth in osteopathic manipulation as a therapy that facilitates the body’s efforts to naturally and gently restore itself to optimal health, and decided to pursue it as his career of choice. Chris is now a D.O.M.P., or Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice.
In 2008, Chris and his wife, Krista decided to make Calgary their home, and moved to town with their son, Kian. Since then, a daughter, Brynn, has joined the family.
Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his family in Calgary’s many parks and toboggan hills, and snowboarding.
Kathy Teal, M.OMSc, BSc, Osteopathic Manual Therapist
With a BSc. in Exercise Science (Athletic Therapy) from Concordia University (Montreal), Kathy went to complement that degree with successful registration in the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario, where she gained further recognition as a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Decongestive Therapist. Today, with her education rounded out with a Masters in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences, she implements a total body approach to adjustment.
Kathy supports her own philosophy of self care by putting the things she most loves, first – her husband and her dogs. Walking, hiking and golfing keep her body moving, her mind clear and everyone happy!
OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL THERAPY STUDENTS
Michael Lindee, Osteopathic Manual Therapy Student, RMT
Michael is an Osteopathic Manual Therapy Student and Registered Massage Therapist (RMT 2200 hr) with a wide range of experience.
He is knowledgeable about sports injuries and rehabilitation, and is also equipped to handle the unique needs of people suffering from fibromyalgia, migraines, and joint disorders, such as TMJ. Michael approaches each patient as an individual with a unique design and potential, rather than a collection of physical parts and pathologies. His goal is to help his patients understand the cause of their pain or discomfort and to assist them in the process of self-healing.
Michael is currently studying at Canadian School of Osteopathy, Vancouver campus. Michael has completed his 5th year of 5 years of Osteopathic Study and is now writing his thesis.
Elizabeth is an Osteopathic Manual Therapy Student with an extensive background in basic science and clinical medical research.
Following her BSc Honours in Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University, Elizabeth moved to Calgary to complete a Master’s degree in Gastrointestinal Sciences at the University of Calgary.
Elizabeth has always been drawn to the study of the human body with a keen interest in understanding all of its biological mechanisms from the cellular level, up to the dynamic overall state of health. This passion has led her to pursue studies in osteopathy, a holistic practice focused on addressing the root causes of dysfunction and facilitating the body’s innate ability to self-regulate. She is in her 4th year of the 5 year program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto.
Now proud to call Calgary home, Elizabeth keeps busy with her husband, Rob, and their loveable Labrador, Chase. She works with several professional athletes in the city and is most often found in the mountains skiing, hiking or running, while also supporting Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.