We offer Osteopathic Manual Medicine
Here, at the Ancaster Osteopathic Clinic, we are proud to offer our Osteopathic services to meet the needs of adults, seniors, and pediatric patients. Our team of professional Osteopaths specialize in providing personalised health care.See all Services
The Ancaster Osteopathic Clinic is situated in a newly renovated, clean, comfortable space since Feb. 1, 2018. We treat many conditions and serve all ages from newborn to seniors. Our Osteopaths are held to the high standards set forth by the Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals and have the latest in on-going education in the field of Osteopathy. Positive patient outcomes is our major goal, to that end our education in our profession never ends. We are constantly improving and learning the latest science based modalities in treatment. Our expertise in our field is emboldened by the fact that we are recognised as a teaching clinic for senior students and future osteopaths.
Meet the Team
After graduating from the Southern Ontario school of Osteopathy I founded the Ancaster Osteopathic Clinic. I have had a life long passion for the human body, at the age of 13 I took the bus to karate lessons and after 30 years as a student of martial arts opened my club Truth Martial Arts and worked with great athletes to eventually coach provincial and national champions in Jiu jitsu and Mixed martial arts. During those years I became a Myoskeletal Therapist to treat my athletes at the club. The light bulb of Osteopathy was turned on for me when I was "fixing" my athletes after this education. I embarked on a 5 year training in Osteopathic Manual Medicine. The education is vast, complex and the hardest endeavour of my life. However, it was meant for me and I feel most comfortable when I am working at my table in my clinic.Read More
Shannon Kenrick-Rochon, BScN, MN-ANP, NP-PHCNurse Practitioner
Shannon completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Western Ontario in 2008 before returning to Northern Ontario to practice in a broad range of clinical contexts. She completed a Masters of Nursing in Advanced Nursing Practice through Athabasca University in 2016 and holds her Nurse Practitioner licence in Ontario with a Primary Health Care specialty certificate. She currently holds academic appointments with Cambrian College School of Nursing, Laurentian University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. She has completed a broad range of professional development related to Concussion, Sports Medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. She currently participates and publishes research in process improvement in healthcare systems, interprofessional care and concussion care strategies. Outside of work, she shares her spare time with her husband and two children enjoying the outdoors.
Life experiences, hard work, compassion and passion…. I think those four things sum up the foundation of who I am and what I put into my clients. Life experiences have shown me what it is to struggle, to fail and to succeed. Hard Work has shown my children, my friends, family and myself just what it takes to make life what you want it to be… what you MAKE it to be! Compassion, I have always tried to put myself in someone else’s shoes… no one’s problem is greater than another’s nor is it any less important. Passion, is what drives me to learn more, extend my arms more, to do the right thing and to smile! My dedication/promise to my clients is to always (within my scope of practice) do my best for you, to always work on improving myself so that I can help you better/ more effectively or to make sure that if I can not help you, that I let you know so that you/we can find someone that can/will help you reach your goal! I went to Niagara College for my certificate in Health Science Prep/ General Arts and Science shortly after finishing highschool (not really sure where in health care I wanted to go). In my early twenties, I went to college to become an Orthopaedic Technologist and had an internship at Toronto Western Hospital, then in my early 30’s, I finally decided to go back for my dream career as a Registered Massage Therapist. As an RMT, I have continued my studies to include some modalities such as Indie Head massage, Thai massage, Bamboo Fusion massage and facial lymph drainage.
Carla has been a Certified Personal Trainer for 15 years and is currently a 3rd year student in Manual Osteopathy at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy (S.O.C.O.). She has earned two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Toronto - Physical Education and Health, and Teaching. Now, she is working towards becoming an Osteopath, her third discipline. Sports have always been a part of Carla’s life. Throughout her childhood she was heavily involved in athletics and played baseball and ice hockey both at highly competitive levels. While attending The University of Toronto, she was a 4 year member of the Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey Team. Her life-long love for sports and fitness was the catalyst for her journey into the health and wellness field. Carla specializes in body mechanics, rehabilitation, as well as working with clients on proper posture, movement, stability, and technique. Her continued education in Osteopathy allows her to infuse manual therapy into her training approach which maximizes results and further contributes to her clients’ physical, mental and emotional well-being. She is passionate about helping people regain functionality and use of their body so they can move and live life to the fullest! Carla is extremely excited to be part of the Ancaster Osteopathy team. She will be running her own manual Osteopathy student practice under the mentorship and supervision of Dwayne Graham.Read More
Tara HamiltonClinic Manager
I am the clinic manager at the Ancaster Osteopathic Clinic. I joined Dwayne here when he first opened the office in the Spring of 2018. I do the day-to-day billing, scheduling and patient reception. I really enjoy talking to the clients who walk through our doors. I can see the difference Osteopathy makes in their lives. Many clients arrive here looking like they are in pain or uncomfortable and in need of help. When they leave I can see a difference.
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"Dwayne was a key component in my recovery from a car accident. If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be working today."Marisa Motor Vehicle Injury
Dwayne is amazing. He is the only one who has helped me regain functioning after suffering with back pain for a year. Felt a significant improvement after the first visit. He's very thorough and explains everything he is doing which I really appreciate.C. Heyer Back Pain Treatment
I am very thankful for Dwayne’s help/treatment after my fall. I was very impressed with his kindness, thoughtfulness, gentle manner, knowledge,and skills/and treatment. I felt much better, even after the first visit. He gave me suggestions as to what I could do at home to help myself, and told me exactly why I had been feeling so badly. He was very careful to explain his treatment, telling me how it would help, and really put my anxieties to rest. I would heartedly recommend Dwayne to those experiencing health problems, injuries as a result of accident etc.,and I know I will go to his clinic again, should I need his help. Thanks again, Dwayne. R.ReidR. Reid Hip injury due to fall
"After 3 visits I can tell you this with some certainty. My ever-present heartburn/reflux is pretty much negligible. I can easily eat a normal sized meal at one sitting rather than put it in the fridge to attempt in several portions. Usually this results in me chucking it in the trash and just pumping down two ensure bottles which I virtually lived on for the last few years. I no longer have to take six digestive enzymes and choline and half a kegger of diovol daily. In short it is a miracle and the Osteopath, Dwayne Graham, has done in a few visits what I would have thought impossible."K. Fitzpatrick Heartburn, reflux and Hiatal Hernia