Mark grew up in Mississauga for the majority of his life and had always had a keen interest in manual therapy since he was a child. Born with clubs’ foot, Mark had seen a foot specialist for the first 7-8 years of his life. He had always known he wanted to be in the therapy field just was not sure which field he wanted to have a career in. After trying different modalities of therapy, he didn’t feel that it was taking care of the root cause of the problem. Mark has always been fond of sports and that is also a route to why he was intrigued towards therapy.
Prior to studying osteopathy, Mark trained in pharmacology in the United States and England. After getting into a minor car accident, he sought treatment from an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner where he experienced the ability of his body’s own self-healing mechanism. As a result of this treatment, Mark shifted his career path from pharmacology to osteopathy. He is committed to helping his clients discover their own body’s self-healing capabilities.
Coming back to Canada, Mark’s cousin had just graduated from osteopathy and had told him all about it and to get treated to see if this was in fact the profession he always wanted to pursue. Once he was on the table getting treated, Mark discovered that this could perhaps be the dream he wanted to do since he was a child.
Upon enrolling in the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, Mark quickly realized that osteopathy was in fact taking care of the root causes of the problem, addressing the whole body, and mentally/physically is in fact an altering change in life for the better. He studied at the CAO for four years, all while attending lectures, practicing constantly on friends, families, fellow classmates, and working on the side for his dad. Mark has a keen interest in with infants, pregnancies, athletes and always wants to learn more of how better to help with patient care. He is an active member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OSTCAN).
Mark graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton. Studying and practicing for 4 years of osteopathy, Mark has developed his clinical training and applications through clinic scenarios and applied the anatomy on the table. Mark has used the principles of the CAO and its osteopathic teachings to give great results to the public.
Following the classical osteopathy of Dr. Still, Mark believes in the Osteopathic principles in treating the body; to treat the body as a dynamic unit of function, that the body is self-healing and self-regulating, and that structure and function are interrelated. Anatomy is essential for understanding the body as a 3D whole, using planes and axis to guide the body towards better range of motion, removing obstruction/motion restriction and obtaining an overall better health.
Mark enjoys treating clients of all ages, including infants, children, adults, and olderindividuals. He is committed to ongoing professional development, including attending courses in 2022 on holistic approaches to pediatrics.
When not working with clients, Mark enjoys playing basketball, soccer, taking walks with his dog, Miles, and cooking. He also enjoys going on hikes with his dogs, reading books, and is currently in the process of being in a course that better understands a physiopath’s guide to self-treatment that benefits increased well-being, re-injury prevention, and less dependence on passive treatments such as manual therapy and medication.