Brendan Harry - B.Sc, M. Osteopathy
Brendan Harry (B.Sc, M.Ost) holds a Master's of Osteopathy from the University of Greenwich in the UK. This 4,800 hour, 4 year full-time degree includes approximately 1,200 hours of clinical experience. As part of his training, Brendan studied at three internationally renowned osteopathic colleges, focusing on traditional osteopathy at the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques in Montreal, honing his clinical skills at the European School of Osteopathy, and pursuing post-graduate courses in classical osteopathy at the John Wernham College in Maidstone, Kent. Given osteopathy's status as an allied health profession in the UK, Brendan's clinical training was geared towards a career as a primary health care provider, with a strong emphasis on safe, appropriate, patient-centered treatment based on reasoned osteopathic physical assessment and ongoing informed consent.
People often initially believe that an osteopath is a bone doctor, but this is not the case. While U.S.-trained osteopaths are indeed licensed physicians, Canadian- and UK-trained osteopaths specialise in gentle hands-on treatment approaches. Convinced by his own experiences as a patient, Brendan chose to study how manual osteopathy can be used to support the body’s natural healing processes. His practice aims to support health in the body, rather than attack disease. Though the name of the discipline does indeed refer to the skeletal system (osteo meaning “bone”), current-day osteopathic techniques have been developed to work on all structures of the body, including bones, joints, muscles and other soft tissues, internal organs, and the nervous system
During two years of clinical training at the European School of Osteopathy, Brendan gained hands-on experience in an array of specializations, including: cranial and visceral osteopathy; sports osteopathy; women’s health; obstetric and pediatric osteopathy; and headache treatment and management. He has learned from some of the most experienced and renowned manual osteopaths in Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe, and has sustained intensive study of core health sciences, including anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, and pathology. He has experience treating patients of all ages and all walks of life for a wide array of conditions affecting all areas of the body. Osteopaths in the UK are qualified to work with pregnant people, babies, and children, and sometimes work alongside midwives. As such, Brendan’s training included specialized clinics in obstetrics, pediatrics, and women’s health.