Professional Associations

Nicole and Dennis are members of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), which is the regulatory body for registered kinesiologists in this province. The CKO sets the requirements for entry into the profession, develops the rules of conduct for kinesiologists, and enforces a code of ethics. The CKO also requires its members to participate in a quality assurance program, to ensure that kinesiologists are continually developing their knowledge and skills related to the profession. 

Nicole and Dennis are members of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners, which is a not-for-profit, voluntary, professional association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and students of osteopathic manual therapy.

The OAO promotes the practice of osteopathic health care, establishes and maintains standards for safe and effective treatment, and organizes continuing education programs to advance the knowledge of osteopathy in the province of Ontario.

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Nicole and Dennis have been granted permission to display the D.Sc.O. logo by the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO). The D.Sc.O. designation indicates to insurance companies and to the general public that the osteopathic practitioner has met the level of training required for official approval of the D.O.M.P. credential (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice). 

Osteopathic practitioners who have been granted approval to display the D.Sc.O. logo have met the following requirements: 

●  Attendance of the 34 core modules at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and successful completion of the written examination for each course

●  Completion of fifth year comprehensive written and practical examinations at the Canadian College of Osteopathy

●  250 hours of supervised clinical instruction and completion of clinical competencies 

●  Completion of a research thesis in osteopathy and presentation to an international jury

●  Membership in good standing with the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)

Nicole and Dennis are members of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, which is the national governing body for the athletic therapy profession in Canada. The CATA administers the national board examinations for certification, enforces the professional code of ethics, and requires members to earn continuing education credits each year for maintenance of certification.

The CATA is a progressive not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and delivery of the highest quality care to active individuals through injury prevention, emergency services and rehabilitative techniques.

Nicole and Dennis are members of the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association, which is the provincial governing body for athletic therapists in Ontario. The mandate of the OATA is to provide leadership and support to over 700 athletic therapists working in this province.

The OATA facilitates professional development for its members, promotes public awareness of the profession, and serves as a secondary body for enforcement of the athletic therapy code of ethics.