Joel Ackerman, DOMP, RMT

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Joel is an experienced manual therapist who has been a member of the KIHC team since 2010. He recently joined the profession of Osteopathy after 5 years of study and more than 15 years in practice as a Registered Massage Therapist.

Joel’s varied clinical experience includes clients with spinal cord injuries, varsity athletes, and Veterans (VAC). He enjoys considerable clinical success with headaches, low-back pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and a variety of chronic pain conditions.

Joel graduated from the Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy  in 2009 and the University of Ottawa in 1998. He is a recent graduate of the Canadian College of Osteopathy and is pursing his membership with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO). He is a member in good standing of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario. He has additional training in myofascial release, trigger-point therapy, Shiatsu massage, and craniosacral therapy.

When not at work, Joel is kept quite busy chasing after his two children and a variety of hobbies, including kayaking, yoga, guitar, and gardening.


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