Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Professional Membership: Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths
Professional memberships: General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) of the United Kingdom, Institute of Osteopathy (U.K.), Ontario Association of Osteopaths, and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.
Martha Faron, a native of Worcester, MA, USA, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Communications in 1998. She began her career in emergency medicine and as a firefighter, reflecting her desire to help people in need of immediate care. These jobs required her to be physically fit and it was through sports (basketball, fencing, cross country skiing, backpacking, kayaking) and being treated for injuries that developed her interest in manual medicine. She went on to complete a postgraduate certificate in Pre-Medical studies in 2008 at UMass Amherst and a Master’s degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) in 2014 from the British School of Osteopathy in London, UK.
Osteopathy aims to harness the innate healing abilities of the body whilst supporting a patient’s physical recovery using manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise. Her role as an osteopath is to guide, educate, and empower the patient during their treatment, with the patient at the centre of the process.
Martha has extensive experience in the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions and she can develop a care plan suited to the patient’s individual healthcare needs. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in treating musculoskeletal pain using dry needling, sport massage therapy and Reiki, alongside her osteopathic technique training. Her approach to patient rehabilitation and after care is informed by being a senior yoga instructor and lecturer for the past 13 years and her further study on exercise in the workplace for her Master’s dissertation.
Martha has specialist interests in the management of patients with chronic pain and has advanced training in the use of mindfulness meditation and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). Her further post-graduate education in visceral osteopathy with the Barral Institute and Jean Pierre Barral DO, has enhanced her knowledge of functional treatments for patient with systemic conditions. As well, Martha is a pioneer in the development of yoga specifically for adolescents and has trained yoga teachers in this instruction.
Martha welcomes patients of all ages for osteopathic treatment to manage their current health issues and restore a sense of balance and wellbeing in their lives.