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About my journey
Alok graduated from McMaster University with a degree in Honors Kinesiology. Throughout his studies he worked at McMaster University’s sports medicine clinic where he gained valuable experience in treating various types of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. His studies were focused on courses such as functional anatomy, biomechanics, and human physiology. This is where he gained a fascination with the human body and musculoskeletal system.
Alok’s interest in Osteopathy developed when he learned of the story of a family friend. Their son was born with clubbed feet, and at the age of 4 was still unable to walk. The mother sought medical advice and was told surgery was the only option. While her son was placed on the waiting list, she decided to take him to see an osteopath. To her astonishment, within 6 months her son was showing marked improvement, and within 2 years was able to walk normally without surgery!
Inspired by the outcome of this case and the effectiveness of osteopathic therapy for himself and others, Alok decided to become a manual osteopath. In addition to his manual therapy techniques, Alok strongly believes in educating his clients on how they can help themselves resolve their aches and pains, and always explains his treatment protocol. Alok continues to follow his passion to help others by expanding his education and knowledge with advanced studies.
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Osteopathy embraces the philosophy that the body has an innate, natural ability to self-regulate and self-heal.
Osteopathic assessment and treatment focuses on the interconnectivity of all parts of the body - the bones, joints, muscles, arteries, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs.
Over time, the human body gradually loses its ability to efficiently adapt, as strains and injuries sustained to the body force the body to compensate. Some of these compensations may be due to the aging process, trauma, accident, illness, surgical scarring, childbirth, repetitive activity, the prolonged influence of gravity on posture, or the cumulative effects of mental, emotional, and physical stresses.
These impediments may develop into structural and physiological blockages. Structural blockages include twists, curves, or pulls within the body, resulting in the misalignment of specific bones, organs, or tissues. Physiological blockages may include hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, or emotional patterns that are responsible for maintaining the body in certain adaptations of defense, such as a predisposition to holding the breath. These adaptations are often responses to stressful incidents of the past or present, or they may have a repetitive nature, such as repeatedly raising the shoulders in response to stressful situations.
The Osteopathic Manual Practitioner takes a holistic approach in the assessment of any presented condition. Although treatment plans may be directed toward specific areas, the effects of that treatment are often felt throughout the entire body.
Clients can expect an Osteopathic assessment to include a comprehensive assessment of the position, mobility and quality of certain tissues and rhythms of the body. A treatment plan is customized to help the body regain its normal biomechanics, and thereby its ability to naturally self regulate and heal.
Osteopathy is safe and effective for all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
Some of the many conditions Osteopathy can treat include:
Neck and back pain
Babies suffering from colic or sleep issues
Concussions, migraines, and headaches
Pelvis, hip and joint issues
Tendonitis and inflammatory conditions