A dancer, singer and musician, Andrea comes to this work through listening. The body resonates experience, and her sensitivity and attentiveness to this experience is the foundation of Andrea's diagnostic approach. Andrea works very gently but powerfully with to return the entire body to its healthy position, mobility, and vitality. Her intention is to guide your body toward a state of less tension, allowing it to regulate itself more efficiently. She aims to find and normalize what is actually causing your pain, rather than just treating the symptoms. She works with muscles, joints, organs, blood, nerves, the brain, and in the cranial-sacral system.
Listening to and adapting to each patient's tissular expression, Andrea works gently to bring mobility and vitality back to each person by treating organs, fascia, muscles, the cranial sacral system and the nervous system.
Andrea completed a rigorous five-year post-graduate training program, which consisted of 5000 hours of in-class instruction and over 1000 hours of clinical practice, as well as a research thesis, at the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal. She received her Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy and her Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice in 2013. Andrea received the Andrew Taylor Still Award for her thesis on improving consultations for transgender and genderqueer patients.
She is not an osteopathic doctor (D.O.), as is common in the United States.
Before practicing osteopathy, she spent several years counselling at-risk and incarcerated youth, both in Florida and Toronto.