John Corcoran, DOMP
John has been serving the Niagara Region practicing as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner in St. Catharines since 2010. John attended the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO) in Toronto where he completed the five-year program in Osteopathic Manual Practice and successfully defended his thesis, graduating in 2009 with his DOMP degree. Prior to studying osteopathy, John studied exercise science, athletic training, and physiotherapy at Youngstown State University in Ohio. After graduating as a physiotherapist in 1998, John worked in the United States for several years in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He developed a significant interest in manual therapy and sought advanced training in this area. John was introduced to the Canadian College of Osteopathy, and after attending the initial course he fell in love with the field of osteopathy and the potential that the practice could offer patients.
Throughout the next five years of study, John discovered and developed his passion for the distinct osteopathic methodology. This methodology provides a unique approach to understand the mechanisms of dysfunction which lead to a multitude of dis-“ease” within the body. Rather than a “where it hurts is where the problem is” mindset, the osteopathic approach gives credence to other biomechanical, anatomical, and biochemical links that are influencing the individual’s condition. Treating the individual as a whole and addressing the variety of dysfunctions within the body allows for broader healing, prevention, and facilitation of overall health.
John’s osteopathic practice includes a breadth of diversity as he works with a wide variety of individuals with various conditions from newborns to the elderly, including athletes, pregnant women, children with disabilities, individuals with joint and muscle pain, infants with colic and digestive issues, individuals with neurological diagnoses, and many other conditions and diagnoses. John is passionate about the field of osteopathy, loves learning, and is a perpetual student. He has taken numerous continuing education courses at international osteopathic symposiums and courses on specific neuromusculoskeletal conditions. John’s advanced courses of study have specialized in women’s health, pregnancy, concussions, specific spinal adjusting, and emotional health.
John is thankful for the opportunity to serve and help others through the practice of osteopathy. Outside of his work as an osteopathic manual practitioner, John lives in Buffalo where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
For additional questions or to book an appointment with John Corcoran please contact:
Live Well Massage Therapy and Osteopathy
250 Carlton Street
St. Catharines, Ontario