Member of O.Q. (Ostéopathie Québec)
- Bsc (Hons) from the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal, validated by Wales University (UK).
- Québec Diploma of Osteopathy (D.O.)
- Title of the upcoming memoir: “A historical study of the patient management at the Still-Hildreth Osteopathic Sanatorium”
- 1st degree Black Belt in Aikibudo, a traditional Japanese martial art.
Nothing seems more sacred and interesting to me than to treat a human being. The best feeling is when people who come in the office suffering, come out of it feeling much better and start doing activities which they could no more do, thus living life more fully. The good news is, as the founder of osteopathy stated; every ingredient of health is contained within the body. The osteopath will then find what it is that prevents health from winning over the dysfunction.
Health, under all its aspects has always stimulated my interest. For that reason, osteopathy made a great impression on me from the beginning. It combines scientific rigor with a fine palpation and a sophisticated philosophy; and it works great! It is through the practice of martial arts that I discovered my interest in therapeutics and the well-being of others. I feel like I truly found my way!
I use every tool available in the practice, whatever is the best for the patient and his problem. I use structural manipulations when necessary, in a very smooth way. I also use techniques relative to tissues, whether they are muscles, ligaments, viscera (internal organs), nerves, etc.
I like to treat the elderly as much as adults, children or newborns. Every one might benefit from osteopathy for the relieving of their respective aches and dysfunctions, whether they are acute or chronic cases. The treatments also have great preventive value.
I am eager to make your acquaintance and to work with you towards a better life!Raphaël L-Duchesneau