• Welcome to my website!
  • My name is Michelle
  • I am a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner
  • Find out who I am and what I offer

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O.

About My Credentials About Osteopathy

Welcome to my website!

Hello, my name is Michelle. I am a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner. Find out who I am & what I offer.

New Covid 19 Guidelines

New clinic protocol will be put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Protocol will be coming soon.

Manual Osteopathy

Manual Osteopathy is a client-centered approach to health and wellness, guided by principles that recognize each individual as a whole. The inherent drive of the human body to auto-regulate is at the heart of osteopathic work.

Manual Osteopathy seeks to find and release primary tensions that prevent an individual from being, feeling and functioning at an optimal level.

Only the hands are used in the service of osteopathy. Your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner has an in-depth understanding of the direct relationship between the structure (anatomy) of the body and function (physiology) of the body.

Osteopathy is provided with the goal of releasing tension mechanisms in the body and facilitating natural, self-healing by promoting autoregulation. Practitioners of Manual Osteopathy recognize that a person’s state of health and wellbeing is the culmination of many life experiences.

Manual Osteopathy is best understood through experience, as the sensation is unique and not comparable to other well-known therapies.

Principles Governing Osteopathic Methodology & Care:

Osteopathic methodology is based on the following four principles:

Structure and function are inter-related. The container of the body (muscles, bones, fascia) and the function of it's contents (organs and systems) has a reciprocal relationship

The body is autoregulatory. It innately seeks balance between all systems.

The rule of the artery is absolute. Healthy circulation of all fluids is the foundation of health

The body functions as a whole

Osteopathic Care

The osteopathic practitioner’s hands are their most valuable tool. Evaluation and osteopathic care are provided through gentle touch.

Using perceptive fingers we search out and release tension patterns in reference to posturology and soft-tissue tension, and work with the bodies ability to auto-regulate.

Is Manual Osteopathy Right for You

Reason’s people seek Osteopathy are varied and diverse, but all have hopes of feeling an enhanced sense of wellbeing and better health. Following is a brief list of why people may seek osteopathic care:

  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Structural support
  • Functional support
  • Chronic tension
  • Stress
  • Mobility
  • Fertility, pregnancy, and post-natal support
  • Athletics
  • Posture
  • Breathe support
  • Birth trauma support
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    FAQ’s

    Frequently asked questions

    What do I wear?

    Clients are asked to please wear loose, comfortable clothing. (no jeans, skirts, dresses, pantyhose, etc.). If needed you may be asked to dress down to their underwear.

    How long are appointments?

    Initial appointments are 90 minutes and include health history, assessment, and  if time allows, the application of osteopathic service.
    Follow-up appointments are 60 minutes.

    Pediatric (10 and under)  intake appointments are 60 minutes, and follow-up appointments 45 minutes.

    What are the appointment fees?

    Initial Appointments (90 minutes) $160

    Follow-up Appointments (60 minutes) $110

    Pediatric Intake (10 and under) (60 minutes) $90

    Pediatric Follow-up (10 and under) (45 minutes) $75

    NOTE: Pediatric Fees will be changing starting January 1, 2020

    Pediatric Intake (10 and under) (60 minutes) $110

    Pediatric follow-up (10 and under) (45 minutes) $90

    Can I claim osteopathy through Health Benefits?

    Many insurance companies cover Manual Osteopathy with an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.  So, please check with your benefits company for the specifics of your plan. If needed you may request an estimate that can be submitted to for pre-approval.

    What forms of payment do you receive?

    Cash, Cheque and e-transfer are accepted.

    No debit/credit cards are accepted at this time.

    What if I Need to Cancel my Appointment?

    A 24 hour cancellation policy is in effect at all times. If you do not contact the office within 24 hours you will be charged for your appointment. Rebooking will be available only after payment for the missed appointment. Although 24 hours is the minimum time required it is appreciated that you give as much notice as possible

    What forms do I fill out?

    After your intake appointment is booked you will receive a confirmation email that outlines how to complete your health history. Please bring copies of results from any diagnostic tests you’ve had completed (MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, CT Scan). This information is gathered to ensure it is safe to provide you with osteopathic services.

    How do I book an appointment?

    For an intake appointment please call Michelle at 306-292-7240. Note: by booking your initial appointment you are agreeing to the 24 hour cancellation policy.

    Follow-up appointments can be booked online HERE or you can call 306-292-7240 or email kormosmichelle@gmail.com

    About Michelle

    Michelle has successfully completed the five year course of  studies and a two year thesis with the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto. She has earned a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P). and a Diploma in Science of Osteopathy (D.Sc.O.)

    Michelle holds active membership in both the Saskatchewan Association of Osteopaths (SAO) and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO). Michelle also volunteers with the Canadian Federation of Osteopaths (CFO) sitting on multiple committees.

    Michelle previously earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) degree  from the University of Saskatchewan. While living and working in Eastern Asia she studied at the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Upon returning to Canada, she completed her studies with Birth Rhythms earning certification as a Labour Doula.

    Michelle is committed to lifelong learning. She travels each year for continuing osteopathic education with teachers across Canada and in the USA.

    Michelle has many interests including women’s health, birth, nutrition, Eastern Medicine, art, and spirituality. She believes that each individual holds the capacity to change and experience enhanced wellbeing.

    With diverse skills and experiences Michelle provides an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for her community to access osteopathic care.

    Keep in Touch

    For questions and inquiries I can be contacted at:

    306 292 7240

    The Meadows in Rosewood, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory, Homeland of the Metis

    kormosmichelle@gmail.com