Symptom Relief, Resolution, Management
- Back and neck pain
- Autoimmune conditions
- Acute pain flare-up
Road to Recovery
- Activity modifications
- Muscle tension and tightness
- Joint mobilization
- Injury rehabilitation
Keep Feeling Better
- Stress Relief
- Relaxation and ease of movement
- Plan for self-management
- Healthcare advocacy
Treatment With Monica
What makes my practice distinctive is a comprehensive background integrating patient-centred evidence-based best practices with your unique treatment needs to help with most musculoskeletal pain and tension problems.
I value patient perspectives and work to offer the many skills and resources I can provide to help manage, change, or resolve pain, changes in function, and other presenting symptoms.
My osteopathic approach is inclusive and directed by each person and their goals. The hands-on work may include sustained touch with light to moderate pressure, joint mobilization, muscle stretching and manipulation, and other techniques depending on treatment needs.
Positive outcomes of treatment can include
- pain relief,
- improved function,
- quicker recovery and rehabilitation,
- chronic symptom management,
- and effective self-management.
I consider every person seeking treatment to be the expert in their experience, and my role to provide support, information, resources, advocacy, and goal planning to enable you to better manage your condition.
Monica Noy, BSc. (Osteopathy), MSc. (Rehabilitation)
I graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation after earning a Bachelor of Science with the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Diploma in Osteopathic Practice, and a Diploma in Massage Therapy.
- Member of an international team conducting a study of evidence-based practice by Canadian osteopaths and osteopathic manual practitioners (ongoing).
- Critical content direction on a review paper to be published on a person-centred approach to chronic pain.
- Published Professional Commentary on the biomedical origins of the term osteopathic lesion and its impact on people in pain,
Research literacy, critical thinking, and pain knowledge specific to practice are my education specialties. I develop and teach Research Literacy and Pain courses for Sutherland-Chan and provide continuing education (ConEd) lectures in current research and evidence-based practice.
Osteopathy is a manual (hands-on) treatment that focuses on how joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, and connective tissues work together to improve overall well-being. Practitioners are skilled in manual, non-invasive therapeutic techniques for assessment and treatment.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioners undergo extensive education and clinical training and may work in close collaboration with medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to assure a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Osteopathic Treatments & Techniques
A range of gentle hands-on techniques are used, including, but not limited to soft tissue mobilization, superficial and deep tactile pressure, mobilization or manipulation of joints, integrative movements for self-care, and rehabilitative programs. Osteopathy is recognized as a distinct manual therapy and is recommended for individuals of all ages. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners work closely with patients to encourage optimal recovery or rehabilitation as they heal from illness, disease, injury, or long periods of inactivity.
Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (OAO)
Monica is Vice President of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. The OAO is committed to fostering the practice and professional advancement of osteopathy by promoting the highest, safest level of osteopathic manual practice.
OAO members undergo a stringent evaluation and application process to demonstrate the required competencies, knowledge, skills, judgment, and ability to meet the exceedingly high standards expected of this professional practice.
Noy M, Macedo L, Carlesso L. Biomedical origins of the term “osteopathic lesion” and its impact on people in pain. International journal of osteopathic medicine. 2020 Sep;37:40–3.
- EBASE Canada: A study of evidence-based practice by Canadian osteopaths and osteopathic manual practitioners
- Review paper: Massage Therapy: A person-centred approach to chronic pain