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Tara Drew, PT, PhD, D.Sc.O., D.O.M.P.           

Physiotherapist,    Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Tara Drew, PT, PhD, D.Sc.O., D.O.M.P.

Tara is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to patients of all ages in both King City and Sioux Lookout, Ontario. As a Registered Physiotherapist (PT) and an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP) Tara provides highly personalized treatment to address the individual needs of each patient.

Tara has a love of the outdoors and is an avid golfer, enjoys downhill skiing, hiking and travel. In servicing the north, Tara leads a team of osteopathic manual practitioners to provide humanitarian outreach to a northern First Nations Community each August.

Passionate about teaching and sharing her knowledge, since 2001 Tara has been a member of the faculty at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and its affiliate colleges across Canada and in Europe. She is an active member of the research committee and thesis juries. She is the Chair of the Ethics Committee and is an active thesis advisor. Since 2012, she has been the Director of Education for the Canadian College of Osteopathy. As a professor at the college, she is currently responsible for the 2nd year Dorsal II and TMJ, Research, and the 4th year Stomach courses. Her teaching engagements include the Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Swiss and German Osteopathic colleges. Tara is also the president of the Canadian Association for Osteopathic Research, which is a charity established to support osteopathic students in their research endeavours.

Prior to starting her private practice, Tara worked as a Physiotherapist Officer with the Canadian Department of National Defence, and was the first active military therapist to be certified in acupuncture with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Tara retired as a Captain to civilian private practice in 1994. 

Clinical Educator  

  • Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario)
  • Georgian College (Barrie,Ontario)
  • Canadian College of Osteopathy (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Canadian Forces Medical School (CFB Borden, Ontario)
  • Canadian Forces School of Physical Education (CFB Borden, Ontario)

 

 

 

 

Education

Capella University (2010-2014)
Doctor of Philosphy (PhD), Post Secondary Adult Education, Graduation with Distinction

Capella University (2005-2008)
Masters Degree, Education, Graduation with Distinction

Canadian College of Osteopathy (1995-2001)
Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.)  October 2001,                                                William Garner Sutherland Award,                   Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy (D.Sc.O.)

Queen's University (1985-1989)
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy (ROTP, Canadian Armed Forces)


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Robin Montgomery, RMT, D.Sc.O., D.O.M.P.

Registered Massage Therapist,             Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Robin Montgomery, RMT, D.Sc.O., D.O.M.P.

Robin is passionate about Osteopathy and health.  It is her mission to help people on their healing journey and obtain postural alignment for optimal health.  Robin completed her osteopathic studies with the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto in 2008 and defended her thesis in 2013.

Robin has 15 years of experience as a Registered Massage Therapist, 12 years experience in Occupational Health and Safety, over 25 years in the fitness industry, and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2009.  Robin applies the principles of alignment, both osteopathic and yogic, into treatment and home care exercises for her clients.

Robin understands the stresses of the corporate environment having worked with such companies as Coca-Cola, Wrigleys, and Magna.  With this corporate experience, Robin has a deeper level of knowledge as to the physical and mental challenges that are experienced by her clients.  Robin's corporate experience includes writing policies and procedures, workplace inspections and ergonomic evaluation of work spaces.  Robin has a history of teaching a variety of courses.  She was a teacher for 6 years at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.  She taught orthopedic assessments, musculoskeletal treatments, regional anatomy, and managed the student clinic for 1 year.  She occasionally teaches anatomy in yoga teacher training programs.  She has taught at Humber College in the Safety Engineering program.  Some courses included:  legislation, the physics of noise, vibration, and environmental air quality.

Robin believes that optimal health is derived from Body, Mind, and Spirit.  It is the alignment of this triune that brings about optimal health.  Robin continues her postgraduate studies in Osteopathy because she feels that it is important to stay current with her skillset.  She considers Osteopathy to be more of a craft and periodically studies with French Osteopath Bernard Darraillans in France. She also studies the field of biodynamics.

Robin had a spinal fusion in 2007, so she understands pain and can empathize at a very unique level with her clients.

 

Clinical Educator

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Musculoskeletal Treatments
  • Orthopaedic Assessments
  • Regional Anatomy

Other Certifications

  • Journey Accredited® Practitioner
  • Certified Yoga Instructor 
  • Yoga Teacher Training - Anatomy
  • Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

 

Education

Canadian College of Osteopathy (November 2013)
Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practitice (D.O.M.P.) 

Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy (D.Sc.O.)
Successfully defended thesis: The Inner Physician, An Osteopathic Perspective

Canadian College of Osteopathy (2002-2008)
Certificate of 5 Years of Completion of Study in Osteopathy, Manual Practice

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (1999-2001)
Massage Therapist (RMT)

Humber College (1984-1986)
Fitness Leadership Certificate

Humber College (1983-1987)
Safety Engineering Diploma, Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician