Athletic Therapist & Osteopathic Practitioner
Currently as an athletic therapist, Darryl deals with treating individuals with acute and chronic injuries (whether sports related or non-sports related). He uses a combination of hands-on manual treatment along with some form of exercise prescription in order to help an individual recover from their injuries. In the past 5 years, he has been incorporating osteopathy into his manual therapy regimen for more effective results.
Osteopathy is a form of non-invasive manual therapy, where the practitioner uses their hands to gently assess and treat various restrictions in the body. Osteopathy involves treating the entire person as a whole unit, by effectively determining which of the body systems (ie. musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, circulatory) is lacking health/vitality and helping to return it back to them. Understanding where the primary problems are in the body & how they are creating the problems in an individual is the philosophy behind the treatment.
Primary areas of focus include:
Manual therapy approaches:
Such as cranio-sacral, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, strain-counterstain, muscle energy, lymphatic drainage, functional emergency techniques.
Osteopathy treatments to help with:
thoracic outlet syndrome
digestive issues, and other health concerns
Darryl received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus. Enrolled in the Sports Injury Management Program at Sheridan College, Trafalgar Campus where he received his diploma. Recently completed his 5 year part time osteopathic in-class studies at the Canadian College Of Osteopathy, Toronto Campus. Is currently completing the research portion of the osteopathic program in order to receive his diploma. Has been accepted as a member of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. He has been the assistant athletic therapist at Seneca College for the past 7 years.
In good standings with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (CATA), Ontario Athletic Therapy Association (OATA), and College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO). First Responder Certified (Canadian Red Cross).
Participated in continuing education courses such as: Kinesio Taping, Soft Tissue Release, Assessment & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Associated Spinal Dysfunction. Thesis research is on The Effects of Global Osteopathy and Exercise on the Centre of Pressure in a Chronic Ankle Sprain Population.
If you would like to book an appointment with Darryl Gomes, contact our clinic at 905-940-2727.