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Katie Laurin Osteopath in Barrie

Hi, I'm Katie

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

M.Ost., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)

I love what I do. I've been helping people feel better 5 days a week since 2016 and I've enjoyed every minute of it.
I moved to England to study at the world-renowned University College of Osteopathy. Training abroad was a no-brainer for me. I wanted to immerse myself in a full-time course and soak up as much clinical training as possible. It was a demanding and rigourous 4 years of study, but I came out the other side with a solid osteopathic foundation and the technical skills needed to achieve results with clients from day 1 in practice.

"I'm devoted to helping you move more freely and without pain."

It's hard not to smile when I'm treating babies. 

They experience tight joints and muscles too. These restrictions can contribute to colic and issues with latch and feeding that can be managed with osteopathic care. Paediatrics is a specialty I'm passionate about, which is why I've dedicated over 650 hours of training to helping infants settle into their precious little bodies. I leave every session beaming from cuteness overload.

The most common reason adults book a session with me is for back pain relief. My specialization in helping clients manage sciatica, disc bulges and herniations is grounded in 80 hours of post-graduate training in low back rehabilitation and advanced osteopathic techniques. Supporting clients through recovery and seeing them return to the things they love is why I do what I do.  

University College of Osteopathy degree

Accepting my Masters of Osteopathy (M.Ost.) degree from Princess Anne in one of the halls of Westminster Abbey.

"I want to empower you to get back to the things that matter."

  • Can you help with (insert your symptoms here)?
    I have treated thousands of different muscular, joint, and skeletal injuries, so the answer is invariably 'Yes!'. If you have a particularly unusual condition that you have questions about, feel free to get in touch at osteokatie@gmail.com or (647) 927-8190. If I can't help, I'll point you in the right direction.
  • How long does each appointment last?
    In an initial consultation we will spend 60 minutes together face-to-face or 30 mintues together remotely. This gives us enough time to take a thorough history and perform a full holistic assessment. When we meet in-person, osteopathic treatment begins in this first meeting. Follow-up sessions last 40 minutes or 20 minutes remotely. We'll discuss your progress, continue treatment, and go over stretches and advice for home care.
  • How many appointments will I need?
    It's different for everyone. The number of sessions you need depends on a number of factors that I will screen you for during our first meeting. My aim is to help you understand the root cause of your symptoms and offer advice that will help you recover in as few sessions as possible.
  • Do you offer evening appointments?
    Absolutely! Check the online booking platform by clicking 'Book Now' above to find the next available evening appointment.
  • What should I wear to my session?
    Think comfortable and stretchy! Wear bottoms you can move easily in and a lightweight t-shirt or tank to get the most out of your osteo session.
  • How much does a session cost?
    For up-to-date pricing information check out the online booking platform by clicking 'Book Now' above.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Face-to-Face Appointments You can pay for face-to-face appointments with Interac, Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or cash. Telehealth Appointments Video chat appointments are payable by credit card through our secure website at the time of booking, and are covered by private insurance plans that include osteopathy. There is a 3% processing fee for refunds on cancelled appointments, but there is no charge for rescheduling.
  • Is osteopathy covered by my private insurance provider?
    Yes, you can claim osteopathy (in-person and telehealth) as part of most extended health insurance plans in Ontario. When you pay for your appointment you will receive an invoice with all the details you need to submit your claim. If you're not sure if your plan covers osteopathy check with your insurance provider before scheduling a visit.
  • Do you offer direct billing?
    No, we do not direct bill to insurance companies.
  • Is parking available?
    Absolutely! Street parking is free in front of our house.
  • What are your COVID-19 policies?
    We are implementing several new policies and cleaning standards during the pandemic. Check them out here.
  • Still have questions?
    No problem. I'd love to help! Get in touch to find out more.

"I suffered from severe back pain when at it's worst I would be bedridden for 3-4 days. I tried chiropractic and physiotherapy, however the problem would reoccur 6-8 months later. A friend referred me to Katie, and under her care and treatment I have not experienced the inability to walk and my back has been functioning much better for 3 years!"

-Tony

Katie received the Reader's Choice Award for Best Osteopath in 2019.
At Bloom you will be treated by an osteopath. from the University College of Osteopathy in England
Katie Laurin is accredited with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners .and covered by private insurance
Bloom provides treatment and coaching from a published author in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
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