Verena König D.O.M.P.

koenig.verena1984@gmail.com  Ι  604-390-0303 ext 2  Ι  Verena at Elaho Medical

Osteopathy manual practitioner, outdoor enthusiast, lover of nature, anatomy nerd, spare time ornithologist.

Born and raised in a tucked away little village in Upper Austria called Liebenstein, I was taught the power of nature, plants and foraging at an early age.

I graduated from the German Sports University in 2008 from a Masters of Science in Physiology and Rehabilitation (I am accredited and certified in Canada). Part of my school career involved extensive research in exercise and cancer. I was about to pursue a PhD program. but travelling in Canada’s west and north landed me a position with the City of Whitehorse, Yukon where I became a permanent resident and lived for 8 years.

I knew I wanted to deepen my knowledge in manual therapy beyond my extensive rehabilitation and physiology education. During my schooling I worked within the Yukon Territorial Government for Health and Social Services, Care and Community branch, where I applied my knowledge of Rehabilitation and Prevention in varied pathologies (Chronic Disease, Neurological Disease, Cardiac Disease). Osteopathy was a profession I always was exposed to growing up. Fascinated by the deep knowledge of the muskuloskeletal system, the organs, the cranio-sacral complex, the nervous system and fluid flow, I was excited to start my schooling within the Canadian School of Osteopathic Manual Practice in Vancouver in 2013. Since day one I was practicing as a student in a clinic in Whitehorse to apply my knowledge immediately. I have completed the five year course work in 2018 and I defended my thesis in April 2019, to obtain my DOMP. Interested by what Osteopathy can give to a person, I am researching how Osteopathic Manual Therapy can help people who are diagnosed with PTSD and who have symptoms of PTSD.

I have a passion for finding the cause of what is preventing the person to express its true self and health. I have worked with newborns, infants, athletes, office-enthusiasts, adults, youth… Osteopathy really has no limit on who it can help.

What Is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a safe and effective patient centred manual therapy which works in combination with the individuals own homeostatic mechanisms to help restore balance and optimal health. It works with the understanding that the way the body is able to function is inseparable from the way it is structured.

All aspects of the body must work together to maintain health and the osteopathic approach is able to address the person as a whole to improve not only structure and therefore function but overall health and wellbeing.

Osteopathic Practitioners support the body’s ability to restore and maintain health by using skilled palpation and manual techniques to influence muscles, joints, nerves, connective tissue, circulation and internal organs.

The World Health Organization, in its 2010 report on Osteopathy, recognized osteopathy as distinct from other healthcare professions that utilize manual techniques, such as physiotherapy and chiropractic, despite some overlap in the techniques and interventions employed. Read more about Osteopathy…

 

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