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Joel Cosman BSc , Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (DOMP)/ Certified Rolfer

Joel Cosman is a Manual Osteopath and Certified Rolfer originally from St. John, New Brunswick. Joel has a Bachelors of Science degree in biochemistry and microbiology from the University of Victoria. He completed training at the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado in 2015 and went on to successfully complete training as a Manual Osteopath at the National Academy of Osteopathy in 2017. Joel uses a whole-body systematic approach that includes optimizing function, movement, and wellness with manual techniques and mobilizations that decrease pain, postural dysfunction, and restriction of movement.

Joel’s treatments can help increase energy and nervous system balance, improve digestive system balance, rehabilitate sports injuries, TMJ pain, vertigo, tinnitus, increase flexibility and range of motion, posture/alignment, rehabilitate from car accidents/whiplash, and relieve chronic neck pain/back pain.

Rolfing is a hands-on method that uses slow, sustained pressure with the goal of releasing habituated patterns that lead to tension and pain. Rolfing is about change, changing the way you feel and the way you move. Client and Practitioner work together in each session, which involves client participation that involves: reaching, contracting, using the senses, and other movements to build better body awareness. The goal is to align the structure in gravity such that the human body can move with ease. You can expect results to range from better coordination, to better movement, increased body awareness, and becoming more adaptable and resilient to life’s stressors.

Manual Osteopathy is a hands-on method of treatment whose purpose is to restore function in the body by finding and addressing the primary causes of pain and imbalance. There is an inextricable relationship between the structure and function of the body. The goal is to restore the position, mobility, and vitality to the structures of the body and allow it to return to a more natural, healthy state. At the heart of this work is the philosophy that the body has the innate ability to regulate and heal itself. The key to this process is the unimpeded circulation of the body’s fluids. These vital liquids carry many of the body’s life-sustaining compounds, such as hormones, enzymes and their secretions, immune and anti-inflammatory factors, neural impulses, nutritional elements, and dissolved gases such as oxygen. They also serve as the medium for removing and excreting the bi-products of digestion and cellular respiration. When these processes are happening optimally the body has a much greater capacity for health and wellness.