Shoulder Treatment
Meet Lauren Arena

Lauren is a licensed Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. Using a principles-based approach to treatment, Lauren uses manual manipulation to restore overall alignment and encourage self-healing and self-regulating of the body. Osteopathic manual therapy can work to improve musculoskeletal issues, sports-related injuries, sciatica, digestion, reproductive health, postural imbalance, and lymphatic drainage. Lauren focuses on the interrelation of all of these systems to ensure holistic and effective results with each and every treatment

After completing her Bachelor of Science, with a major in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph, Lauren began her rehabilitative journey working as a one on one Personal Trainer. Although there were many successes in this field, she felt many of her clients were limited by injury and pain when striving towards their goals.

 

Eager to learn more about rehabilitation in active communities, Lauren volunteered at clinics such as the Athletic Club in Toronto and completed a Strength and Conditioning Internship at McMaster University.  While working alongside athletes and their health care practitioners, she realized rehabilitation is not one size fits all, and many athletes were not having prolonged relief of their injuries. Through her research, she realized that like rehabilitation, Osteopathy is also not one size fits all. In 2016, she was accepted as a student of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and embarked on a challenging, yet very rewarding, journey of learning a different way of healing the body on a deeper physiological and anatomical level. Development of her skills was honed, as she completed 1000 hours of practical hands on experience and volunteer work. She began working in the professional clinical setting in 2019 and since then, she has used her compassionate approach to treating a variety of patients and continues to educate herself on different holistic approaches to disease and dysfunction.

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Qualifications

Lauren graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Master in practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. Having over 8 years of education focusing on human anatomy and physiology, as well as an extensive background on biomechanics of the body. As well, she is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association, which has the highest standard of osteopathic education in Ontario; 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.

Services provided:
  • 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. 

Recognition​
  • Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020

    • Voted Diamond award for Best Osteopathic Clinic (Hudson Integrative Healthcare)

  • Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2019

    • Voted Platinum award for Best Osteopathic Clinic (Hudson Integrative Healthcare)

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Lauren's Mission

Providing an alternative approach to health and wellness to provide pain relief for patients with holistic and gentle manual therapy.

Professional Affiliations 
  • Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA)

  • Osteopathy Canada (OstCan)

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Academic History 
  • Canadian Academy of Osteopathy

    • Master in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Science Diploma (4 Years Full-time)

  • University of Guelph

    • Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Kinetics​

Hobbies & Interests

When she is not practicing osteopathy, Lauren enjoys playing hockey and soccer, being in nature, and being a plant mom.

Fun Fact about Lauren​
  • In 2013, Lauren completed a 4-month physiotherapy internship overseas at the French-Vietnamese Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

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