Dr. Michelle Kormos
Michelle Kormos has successfully completed the five year course of study with the Canadian College of Osteopathy. She is currently researching and writing a thesis in fulfillment of the requirements in earning a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.). She is a student member of both the Saskatchewan Association of Osteopaths (SAO) and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO). She is currently offering Manual Therapy services at True Potential Health Services.
Michelle previously earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons.) degree (with distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan. While living and working in Eastern Asia she studied at the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Upon returning to Canada, she completed her studies with Birth Rhythms in Saskatoon, earning certification as a Labour Doula. Michelle has also been working and training with the regenerative food products of Sunrider International for over 10 years training in Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, USA and Canada.
“When I walked into my first day of Osteopathic School I didn’t know what Osteopathy was. All I knew was I was enrolled and willing to take a chance. By the end of my first day I, without a doubt, knew that I was exactly where I was meant to be. As I learned of Osteopathy and the ways it can help people I was elated to know that this type of care exists in the world and that I was going to be a part of it.
I believe in the body’s ability to heal. We all live within beautifully complex, adaptable, resilient bodies. There are forces within and without telling our cells when to duplicate, our lungs when to breath, our stomach when to churn and our hearts when to beat. These same forces tell a seed when to sprout, a flower when to bloom and a tree how to root. We are nature. Just as the natural systems of the planet interplay, so to do the systems within our body rely on their relationships with each other for healthy functioning and flow.
One way I think of the body is as a living machine with it’s wires and hoses, pres-sure systems, fuel, exhaust, and structural support systems. If a hose is clogged, or a wire pinched the proper functioning of all parts of a machine can be effected and ‘symptoms’ can be found far from the original problem. The interplay between the body systems is much the same. Often the symptoms we experience have a root cause somewhere else in the body mechanism, and if the root cause can be ad-dressed symptoms improve and the entire body functions better.
Although our physical bodies are our vehicle we are but even more complex. We are emotional, mental and spiritual beings. We are influenced by our environment and experiences. What we fuel our lives with; our food, the people we surround ourselves with, the work we do, the books we read, the entertainment we choose, the hobbies we engage in, the practices we adopt all have an influence on our health and well-being. I recognize this complex and dynamic system that makes us human and alive.
What excites me most about my work are the possibilities and potential it creates for truly helping people to get better. All too often we experience symptoms or dis-comforts and told that we’re fine, there’s nothing wrong, or it’s just a part of get-ting older. I experienced this personally having suffered from a chronic condition that impacted my quality of life. On my first day of Osteopathic training I received a big healthy dose of hope! I saw a profession that recognized the relationships be-tween my symptoms, and offered a course of treatment that could lead to better health in all avenues of my life. This hope has led me on a long and beautiful journey in the study of Osteopathic Manual Practice and it is my sincerest desire to be of service to those who seek to improve their health and well-being.
I have many interests including nutrition, eastern medicine, spirituality, occupational health, chronic conditions, women’s health and birth. I believe that through education and empowerment each patient holds the capacity for healing. I effectively assess and treat people of all ages and in all states of health. I aim to find and treat the root cause of symptoms with the goal of improving health and lifestyle. My diverse skills and experiences allow for an integrated, holistic and tai-lored approach to each patient and their individual needs. I offer a safe environment for patients to share their stories, a holistic patient-centered approach to health care, with a non-invasive hands-on course of treatment.”