Diane Swiderski, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Guelph Ontario
Hi, I’m Diane, a happy sensitive introvert who enjoys the pure zen of working with my hands! I’ve been practicing manual therapy since 2000. I have a background in social work, massage and craniosacral therapy. I’m excited about helping women restore their health and well-being with osteopathy.
Here’s what I do:
I work with women (18+) at all stages of life. I assess and treat the whole body and release restrictions related to your symptoms and health concerns. Restrictions are found in the musculoskeletal, visceral/organ and craniosacral systems. When released, you are in a more favourable state for healing and restoring balance.
At your first visit we will review your health history, and the reason(s) you are seeking osteopathic treatment. You will have an opportunity to ask your questions and explore if working together might be a good fit. If treatment is deemed safe and appropriate for you, then we will proceed. If not, I will refer you to your doctor or recommend other options. There is no cost for consultations.
Treatment is a process, and not a quick fix. At the beginning, clients are seen in 2 to 3 week intervals. Once momentum is gained and symptoms shift, sessions are spaced further apart. At this stage, compensations are addressed and the body stabilizes. This provides a fuller resolution in the healing outcome. Generally, this process ranges from 3 to 6 months, depending on individual responses.
- Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences Diploma, Canadian Academy of Osteopathy 2016
- Registered Massage Therapy Diploma, Sutherland-Chan 2000
- Social Work (BSW) Program, Ryerson University 1994
- Social Service Worker Diploma, Humber College 1991
- Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
- College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (2000-2016)
- Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia (2003-2006)
Continuing Education Courses:
- Canadian College of Osteopathy: persistent concussion symptoms, still technique, visceral manipulation 2017-present
- Canadian College of Osteopathy: first year courses – pelvis, legs, cranium 2008-2009
- Upledger Institute + Cranial Therapy Centre, craniosacral therapy courses 2001-2007