Wendy Jardine DOMP, BSc (hons) Osteopathy, MScPT
Manual Osteopath and Physiotherapist
Wendy Jardine is an osteopath of manual practice and a physiotherapist. She received her BScPT (1987), and her MScPT (2003) from Dalhousie University, and her diploma in Osteopathy D.O.M.P. (2010) from the College d’Etudes Osteopathiques (CEO) (Halifax campus) in Canada. She upgraded her diploma in osteopathy to an honours degree through the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) (2017). She has published research in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (IJOM), she gave clinical courses to therapists throughout the Maritime provinces and has presented at regional, national and international conferences. Wendy has worked in private clinical practice in Canada for over 30 years. She was also a part time faculty member at the School of Physiotherapy Dalhousie University (2004 to 2007) and the principal of the Halifax campus for the CEO Osteopathic Studies Inc. manual practice program (2017 -2019). September 2019 to 2021 she had the wonderful opportunity to live and practice manual osteopathy in Malmö Sweden. She is excited to be back in Halifax and providing her services at Halifax Osteopathic Health Centre (HOHC).
Wendy's Osteopathic Manual Therapy Approach
Do you require a treatment that moves your body in a gentle fashion and releases deep inner tensions. Wendy performs gentle soft tissue releases & mobilizations that promote a relaxing & healing response in the body. Gentle approaches help the body transition from a "fight/ flight" (sympathetic) state to a "rest digest heal" (parasympathetic) state. Her approach is good for anyone seeking a deep gentle experience, also appropriate for people who cannot tolerate manipulative (fast snap) treatment due to arthritic or bone conditions, age or joint laxity (pregnancy, injury or fascial syndromes). The aim is to reach beyond your symptoms and get to the inner source of dysfunction.
Attaining and maintaining your full potential sometimes requires a team approach. Integrating different forms of treatment and health activities works well (e.g. physiotherapists, massage therapists, nutritionists, pilates & yoga instructors etc). Wendy is ready to collaborate to optimise your health.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to expect
Your osteopathic manual therapy session includes a health history, an osteopathic therapeutic assessment and a manual treatment.
Clients wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Gentle hands on treatment will be performed over the top of your clothes or on exposed skin. Treatment progresses from movement and mobilizations to more gentle release techniques to bring your body into a relaxed state for the end of the session.
What is the difference between Wendy’s manual osteopathy and physiotherapy treatments?
Wendy’s manual therapy approach is the same and incorporates the whole body for both her manual osteopathy and physiotherapy treatments. Some physiotherapist will use modalities as part of their treatment approach (therapeutic ultrasound, electrical modalities (TENS/ IFC/ biofeedback) traction machines etc. Wendy however focuses her time on manual therapy techniques and rarely uses modalities. Wendy enjoys collaborating with other physiotherapists and health care providers to compliment her hands-on approach.