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Meet the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

Rob Peters, H.B.Sc., Dip.A.T., D.O.(M.P.)

Rob has an Honours degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo where he graduated in 1985. Following this degree he completed his Diploma in Athletic Therapy which he received from Sheridan College in Oakville in 1987. After an 8 year hiatus from formal education Rob enrolled at the Canadian College of Osteopathy completing the 7 year program in the fall of 2002.

Rob has practiced in the Niagara Region since 1989. He started as a Certified Athletic Therapist and Clinical Supervisor for the Beamsville Sports Therapy Clinic following a year in Angus, Ontario as a graduating Athletic Therapist. In 1993 Rob owned and operated Beamsville Athletic Therapy Services until his move to a new location in 2002. With the new location came a new name, Niagara Osteopathic and Rehabilitation Centre. The St. Catharines clinic had been home to Osteopathic Practitioners and a Massage Therapist over the years. Both the Beamsville and St. Catharines sites have provided Rob with the opportunity to mentor future Athletic Therapists, Osteopathic Practitioners and with the recent preceptor ship with McMaster University, future Family Physicians.

Teaching is another of Rob’s passions. He was an anatomy Lecturer at Sheridan College in Oakville from 1999 to 2006. He continues teaching at this time at the Canadian College of Osteopathy as a teaching assistant, a position he began back in 2004. We're excited to welcome Rob to our interdisciplinary team here at LIVA Health - Dr. Joanne S. Hubley & Co.

Chris Jackson, R.Kin., M.Sc., C.A.T.(C), D.O.(M.P.)

Chris completed his Bachelor of Science at McMaster University. He then pursued a post graduate diploma in the Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College over 20 years ago. He completed his MSc at the University of Guelph in Biomechanics.  His passion for learning drew him to the field of Osteopathy. He graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2002.

Over the years Chris has had the honor of working with many national level and professional athletes and teams. He has also been the head athletic therapist of the Canadian National Senior Men’s Rugby team and the U-19 Canadian National Women’s Soccer team.

Chris also has a strong passion for working with and developing young athletes. He has worked with a wide variety of sports (gymnastics, figure skating, basketball, kayak, rugby, hockey to name a few) as well as helping shape young athletes to help them develop their full potential. Chris was instrumental in helping direct and launch the Human Performance Centre at the White Oaks Resort & Spa, in Niagara-On-the-Lake, Ontario.

He strongly believes in educating each and every patient. This teaching drive has fueled him to be a professor in the Athletic Therapy (BAHSc) program at Sheridan College since 2001. The passion for learning and teaching is fulfilled in this position. “The students force me to keep up with the latest technologies, applications, techniques and research which I can then turn around and give to my patients”.  Chris enjoys his clinical practice as well, and maintains contact with his patient base a couple times a week at LIVA Health.

Katie North, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, M.Ost

Katie North, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, M.Ost

Katie is a British trained Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and registered with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. She moved to Canada from her home land of Wales in 2017. Katie loves practicing Osteopathy in Canada and is excited about joining the team at LIVA.

Katie graduated with first class honours from the 4 year Masters of Osteopathy course in Swansea University (United Kingdom). The course is ranked 1st in the UK for complimentary therapies.

After graduating Katie set up her own practice in Cardiff, Wales. In this time she realised that she wasn’t ready to settle yet and wanted to see more of the world, which is what brought her to Canada. Katie loves to explore, get outdoors and try new things and loves how many opportunities for this Canada presents (if you have any suggestions of places she should explore while in Canada please let her know!).

Katie realised Osteopathy was her calling when she was a student suffering with chronic headaches, migraines and back ache. Through Osteopathic treatment Katie was able to claim her life back. She decided to study to become an Osteopath so that she could help others in the way that she had been helped so much herself.

During her time in University Katie conducted research into the Osteopathic treatment of headaches and migraines as it has always been an area of interest for her and gives her a lot of satisfaction to treat.

Katie feels the best part about Osteopathy is getting the time to know and understand the people who come to her for help. This is important to her as it allows her to craft out a unique treatment plan for each individual

Most of all she loves to work with people who are eager to invest in their own health.

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