Kanchan Masand, Registered Physiotherapist, Osteopathic Thesis Writer

Kanchan’s academic journey began at McGill University where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy. After working in a First Nations community hospital for a year, she pursued a Masters in Physiotherapy at Queens University.

She moved to Mumbai where she served as a core team member of the DBC Spine Rehabilitation program. The pilot study brought her in contact with triathletes, marathoners and weekend warriors who had either experienced failed spine surgery or opted for non-surgical interventions to combat their neck and/or back symptoms.

Her travels led her to Dubai where she joined the team at the Osteopathic Health Centre. She completed the STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™ and Intensive Reformer courses to incorporate the idea of 'intelligent' exercise. Additionally, she obtained certifications in Spinal Manual Therapy and Peripheral Manual Therapy from Manual Concepts (Australia) to keep abreast with evidence-based care.

Working closely with Osteopaths helped her realize the importance of restoring the relationships between different systems of the body to enable it to regenerate itself. She is currently enrolled at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Her goal is to integrate osteopathic principles and techniques with her previous physiotherapy training to help restore a complete sense of wellbeing and vitality.