Meet Kim Harkness
Prior to pursuing a career in the holistic health field, Kim worked as a Case Manager in a treatment centre for addictions and mental health. She was involved with behavioural assessments, group facilitation, and provided support and direction to adult male offenders. After one of the clients remarked, “I wish my Osteopathic practitioner could come and treat me here”, it sent Kim on an enchanting journey of discovering the science and the art of Osteopathy. After seeing so many people struggling physically as well as mentally, she realized, that instead of helping correct behaviour, she could try her hand at correcting the structures of the body too. Her passion for helping people, combined with an understanding of the complexities of the human body, drive her to transform lives one treatment at a time.
Kim graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Master in practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. Kim is an active member of the OOA, which means that anyone seeking extended health coverage for osteopathic treatment can feel assured that they will be reimbursed according to their health benefit plan policy.
Osteopathic manual treatments
Manual osteopathic treatments incorporate the classical principles of application for various techniques, such as, myofascial release, facilitated positional release, strain/counterstrain, ligamentous articular release, muscle energy, as well as including long and short lever approach.
Kim's Mission for You
"I want my patients to feel comfortable expressing their concerns, what they are struggling with, and be confident that through hands-on support, we will resolve much of their pain and discomfort." - Kim
Hobbies and Interests
When she isn’t treating patients at the clinic, Kim can be found belting out show tunes, baking cupcakes with her children, supporting the Stoney Creek air cadets where two of her children participate.
Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA)
Osteopathy Canada (OstCan)
Canadian Academy of Osteopathy
Master in practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Science (4 Years Full-time)
Fun Fact about Kim
When it comes to Seinfeld trivia, Kim is unbeatable!