MEET THE TEAM
Mark Powell, BSc(Hons), Ost.
Mark came to Osteopathy following an accident with a London bus. Amazed at how manual therapy involving both physiotherapy and osteopathy helped him regain
his mobility again, he chose to pursue the study of Osteopathy whilst working as a London black taxi driver.
Mark graduated from the prestigious College of Osteopaths in London, England earning an honours degree, with his thesis focusing on respiratory effects of the diaphragm on peak flow rate. While studying for his degree in Osteopathy he completed the APNT sports massage and injury rehabilitation therapy diploma.
Mark is a member of the British Complementary Medicine Association and registered with the General Osteopathic Council overseas, the British Osteopathic Association and Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. Mark became the first UK trained Osteopathic practitioner to have gained the APTEI Acupuncture & Dry Needling Certification, he was asked to return as a teaching facilitator. Mark has successfully gained another first as a UK Osteopath for completing the masters level 2 training for Graston technique. More recently Mark has completed all three of the world renowned Professor McGill Spine rehab programme courses. He has also completed the masters level 2 training, aiming to become a certified provider in the near future.
Osteopathic practitioners can have a slightly different approach to treatment based on their educational background, understanding and experience. Mark’s approach focuses heavily on a thorough examination to save time and energy on future treatments. Mark continues to take advanced orthopaedic training to ensure his patients benefit from the latest professional practices.
His approach focuses on sound examination and diagnosis followed by the formulation of a treatment plan with a home care plan to inspire patients to be an active part of their recovery.
Outside of clinic life Mark is a keen cyclist, a registered Ontario boxer, enjoys being outside rock climbing and discovering new places in nature with his wife.
Sarah Powell RMT
Sarah was inspired to pursue a career in Massage Therapy after passionately working in the field of health and wellness for over a decade teaching yoga/meditation full time and exploring various modalities of healing touch, Thai massage and the study of anatomy. Sarah is a Registered Massage Therapist with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and a member of the Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO). She graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and joined her husband Mark to cultivate and build the integrated clinic team they had discussed and envisioned for many years.
Having dealt with numerous sports related injuries in the past, Sarah always turned to manual modalities such as Massage Therapy and Osteopathy to help aid in her rehabilitation. This inspired her to pursue Massage Therapy as a career. To help others enhance their overall well being and realign with their optimal health.
Sarah has long gravitated to the interconnected relationships between the mind, body, breath and spirit and feels Massage Therapy is a powerful tool to help people reach optimal well being in their physical body as well as mental and spiritual layers!
In her treatments Sarah provides a therapeutic touch in a safe and relaxing environment to clients of all ages. Sarah is happy to assist clients in their
health and wellness journey by offering a variety of techniques; Deep
Tissue Massage, Cupping, Swedish Massage, Relaxation Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, hydrotherapy, Myofascial Release and Remedial Exercise. Sarah hopes to inspire others to achieve overall wellness by helping clients prevent injury and promote quicker recovery, as well as, maintain ideal physical and mental functioning.
When Sarah is not working she can be found in a yoga studio, cycling, having adventures with her husband Mark, running or strolling through nature.