About Ben Sluzar
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University, which uncovered his passion to continue exploring and learning the intricacies of the human body further. This sparked his desire to explore how to best approach the treatment of its dysfunction, through various manual therapies.
Currently, Ben is both a certified osteopathic manual practitioner and a registered massage therapist (in good standing with both the OAO and CMTO). He recently defended his osteopathic thesis at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto on “The Effect of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Forward Head Posture as measured by Craniovertebral Angle”.
Using a comprehensive global approach to factor in individualized anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, Ben employs a variety of principles and manual therapeutic assessments and techniques. These concepts help shape Ben’s practice to more efficiently and effectively address dysfunction at the root or cause of the issue, rather than just relieving symptoms. Some examples of the techniques used are both direct and indirect functional normalizations, myofascial release, fluidic fascial work, craniosacral therapy, muscle energy technique, strain-counterstrain among many others within the realm of osteopathy and massage therapy.
Ben believes that everything, whether in life or the body, is about balance. He is passionate about the diverse and impactful benefits of regularly practicing yoga, daily breathwork, mindfulness meditation, as well as participating in other physically demanding activities; for him, rock-climbing, and basketball. He looks forward to learning more about you and how he can help!Book Appointment