Dawn is an honours graduate of the Everest College Registered Massage Therapy and McMaster’s Contemporary Medial Acupuncture program. She is a registered member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and an active member with the Registered Ontario Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
Dawn’s treatments focus on identification and correction of the underlying causes of dysfunction. This often means treating beyond the structure. To treat the underlying cause, a thorough assessment must be done pre-treatment, throughout treatment and post-treatment. Through this approach she’s able to create treatment plans that are specific to each individual.
Dawn is also a graduate of the McMaster’s Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program and integrates this unique neurological approach into her practice. Neurofunctional Medical Acupuncture is a form of acupuncture using solid, sterile needles and electricity to help modulate the nervous system. This approach can be used to address muscles that have been inhibited by overuse or injury. It can also be used in the treatment of chronic pain by increasing function allowing people to be more active.
In addition to her seasoned years of experience and Medical Acupuncture approach, she integrates many other modalities into her treatments which she has gained throughout her continued post graduate education such as:
- Myofascial release with Fascial Restructuring in function and movement
- Cupping Therapy
- Core stabilization and strengthening.
- Cranial Sacral techniques (Level 1)
- Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) treatment
- Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)
- Muscle Energy Techniques for pelvic dysfunctions
You can expect Dawn’s Treatments to include medical acupuncture, cupping, massage, and myofascial release. Since no one knows your body more than you, patient interaction and participation are essential to a more effective treatment.
She has over 10 clinical years in practice and has previously worked with Professional and Olympic level athletes, runners, palliative care patients and those suffering from overuse injuries and chronic pain syndromes.
Dawn is a lifelong learner and continuously adds treatment techniques to her toolbox. She loves helping patients return to the activities that they love to do with greater effectiveness and without pain.