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We get so many requests for Osteopathy and so many questions about it, that we thought we’d answer a few of them here for you! We offer a few options for clients interested in adding Osteopathy to their treatment plan at Anatomica:

Classic Manual Osteopathy

Most major benefits plans allow coverage for Osteopathy, and direct billing is available on many Greenshield and Medavie BlueCross plans. Receipts will be provided for any clients wishing to submit to other health care plans with coverage for Osteopathy. 

Osteopaths are functional anatomists who use manual therapy and gentle manipulations to restore proper body mechanics, nerve impulses and the circulation of cardiovascular, digestive, lymphatic and spinal cord fluids. This allows the client to thrive, as the body naturally heals from injuries, illness, and trauma. All Osteopaths at Anatomica hold Masters degrees in Osteopathic Science – the highest standard of education in Osteopathy. 

Julie Krize, M. OMSc – Osteopath

Julie is a graduate of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association. She is a Certified Yoga Instructor and Art Historian, and through a weaving of these global experiences Julie because interested in the artful mechanics of the human form, and the body’s self-healing mechanism. Julie continues to study functional anatomy, physiology and body mechanics to provide highly personalized care for each individual she treats.


Brendan Ashman, BCSc, MH.OSc 

Brendan graduated from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Osteopathy. While studying, Brendan worked as a sports trainer for AFC, where he developed a passion for treating sports injuries. back, knee and foot pain, He uses a wide range of physical therapy technique including joint mobilization, massage, stretching and rehabilitation exercises.

A certified member of the OAO, Brendan is dedicated to expanding his knowledge and osteopathic skills to provide the best treatment, and passionate about educating his clients and giving them the knowledge, tools and support to help them on their health journey.


View Julie and Brendan’s Schedules

Appointments Available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Integrative Manual Treatment

Integrative Manual Treatment is a great option if you want to experience Osteopathic theory but your benefits or health care plan doesn’t have separate coverage for it! 

 Amir Salkic, RMT – Osteopathic Candidate

Amir graduated from Sutherland Chan in 2004 and went on to complete 5 years of study at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. He is currently writing his thesis as a candidate to obtain his Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice.

Integrative Manual Treatment by RMT Amir Salkic is a unique therapeutic approach which draws on his osteopathy training and 14 years of professional massage therapy practice experience. Integrative treatment starts with osteopathic & orthopedic assessments, and may include soft-tissue release, visceral manipulation, and Craniosacral therapy, as well as precision joint mobilizations and osteopathic manipulations and techniques, within the RMT Scope of Practice.*


View Amir’s Schedule

Appointments available on Wednesdays, Fridays and select weekends

*Eligible for direct billing or reimbursement under plans with RMT coverage.  Integrative Manual Treatment does not qualify for Osteopathic coverage.


Registered Massage Therapy with Osteopathic Techniques

Want to experience some of the benefits of osteopathy, but don’t want to “miss out” on your traditional Swedish massage session? We understand!

Janet Alilovic, RMT – Osteopathy Student

Janet is a senior massage therapist at Anatomica. She became an RMT in 2001 and is currently in her third year of study into the D.O.M.P. program at Canadian College of Osteopathy.

She offers deep tissue therapeutic massage with an emphasis on orthopedic assessment, postural alignment, and trigger point therapy. Her unique approach is grounded in Swedish massage and influenced by her osteopathic training. Janet incorporates new osteopathic assessment and treatment techniques into her massage treatments as she masters them

View Janet’s Schedule

Appointments available Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

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