Symptom Relief, Resolution, Management

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headache
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Acute pain flare-up

Your Partner in Health

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 (Converted to BSc), 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 for review paper on a person-centred approach to chronic pain for RMTs.
  • 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.

  • Course development, Sheridan College Bachelor of Science.
  • Instructor, Sutherland-Chan Schools Inc.
  • Continuing Education (various)

About Osteopathy

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 OAO, a voluntary, not-for-profit professional association, promoting the practice of osteopathy and maintaining the standards for safe and effective treatment.

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 are dedicated to safe and effective osteopathic treatment.

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.

Links: Research GateInternational Journal of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Lebert, R, Noy, M. Purves, E. Tibbett,J. (2022, September 2). Massage Therapy: A Person-Centred Approach to Chronic Pain | International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: Research, Education, & Practice. 2022 Sep; 15:3

Links: Research GateIJTMB

  • EBASE Canada: A survey study of evidence-based practice by Canadian osteopaths and osteopathic manual practitioners
  • Paper: Advancing Osteopathic Education in Canada: New Offerings, New Future
    • Outline of two new full-semester courses - Philosophy and Science of Pain, and Critical Thinking in Osteopathy - being offered through the Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy starting Fall, 2023. In review.
  • Paper: Working Title: Devising a pain education program for osteopaths based on multidisciplinary shared understanding, collaboration, consensus, and scientific advances. In production.


Curriculum development, Sheridan College Honours Bachelor of Science, Osteopathy:

  • The Philosophy and Science of Pain
  • Critical Thinking

Upcoming Presentations

Sunday, September 17, 2023 Webinar - Clinical Practice Guidelines, Osteopathy BC

Saturday October 21, 2023. Presentation: Devising a Pain Science Course as Core Curriculum for Osteopaths. London, UK.

Thursday October 26, 2023. Webinar - Three Strategies to Keep on Top of Pain Knowledge, RMTAO