Michelle Sands, D.O.
Michelle has worked for 20 years as a yoga teacher and Pilates instructor, where she specialized in working with clients with chronic pain, injuries and illness. This love of movement and meditative practice forms the foundation of her work as an osteopath. She believes deeply in the intelligence of the human body and works with care and respect for each of her clients.
Michelle completed her B.SC. in Applied Zoology at McGill University in 2000, before pursuing her studies at the College d'Études Ostéopathique de Montréal. She has completed specialized courses in the areas of pregnancy, pediatrics, geriatrics, chronic pain and brain trauma (endocranial spasms).
She continues to be in love with the natural world, which is in part what prompted her move to what might be seen as an unusual space for an osteopathy clinic - above the stables at an equestrian centre. She knows first had the healing power of nature and our connection with animals. Her two dogs, Lily and Penelope often join her at work.
Michelle has also trained in two sound-based systems based on the PolyVagal Theory. Used along side Osteopathy or other body-mind therapies, the Safe & Sound Protocol and Focus Program can hep to anchor the nervous system into a state of safety, regulation and body organization, making other therapies even more effective.