In practice for over fifteen years, Mark has established a vast experience treating infants, children and adults of all ages and stages using gentle techniques which include Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. Witnessing the positive experience of his own family with Osteopathy led Mark to pursue Osteopathic study at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto.
As a student of Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy, an OAO board approved Osteopathic educational institution, Mark received extensive education and training in traditional Osteopathic Manual Practitice . Mark completed the five year program and successfully defended his thesis entitled: The Effect of Osteopathic Treatment to the Pleural Dome Ligaments. In addition to a Diploma in Manual Osteopathic Practice (D.O.M.P.) Mark was also granted a Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy (D.Sc.O.) and completed the following criteria as a minimum:
- Completion of all fifth year examinations
- Completion of 250 clinic hours including 25 new patient visits
- Completion of a thesis protocol and presentation to a jury
- Completion of written final examination
- Completion of Clinical Competencies
- Completion of final comprehensive practical examinations
- Completion of thesis research and presentation to an international jury
Mark is an active member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Mark has continued with his post-graduate studies from institutions in Canada, the United States and Europe.