DO(P.Q.), DOMP (ON.), MSc.
OAoPO Principal, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Eric Sanderson has an osteopathic manual practice located in downtown Toronto. He operates a busy referral based practice that is focused on providing clients with a wide variety of manual osteopathic techniques, amongst other skills, to address a variety of health issues. As a healthcare provider, Eric has been practicing since 1999 at his clinic in Ontario.
Since 2006, he has been teaching fifth year level seminars on mobilization of the Joints.
The goal of Eric’s varied technical scope and background is to address problems that originate in the connective tissue (fascia), those that are biochemical, or those with a neurological origin (or a combination therein).
Eric graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998 with an Honours Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology, and minoring in Physiology and English. He went on to graduate from the Ontario College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1999 with a diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including courses in Herbal Medicine, TCM Theory and Diagnosis, and Acupuncture.
Eric began his pursuit to study osteopathy and graduated from the Canadian College of Osteopathy with a Diploma in Manual Osteopathy (DOMP) in October 2005. He produced a thesis entitled “The Dural Connection: A Qualitative Investigation to Enlighten The Current Understanding of the Dura, the Meninges, and their Significance to Osteopathy”, which had been presented to an international jury of Osteopaths and Medical Doctors.
Eric then went on to graduate from the Académie Sutherland Ostéopathie du Québec à Montreal in September 2007, with a diploma in Osteopathy (Diplome en Ostéopathie). He then completed his second thesis, entitled “Osteopathic Treatment of the Dura Mater to Enhance Ocular Convergence” which had been presented in front of an international jury of Osteopaths.
In 2014, Eric completed a post-graduate program in Traditional Osteopathic Studies in Biodynamic Osteopathy, under Dr. James Jealous, in Ashland Oregon.
Eric is currently partaking in a post-graduate program focused on Evolutionary Medicine in the Osteopathic Field (EVOST) in Belgium under the direction of Jean-Paul Hoppner and Max Girardin.
As of 2017, Eric has also integrated aspects of Functional Neurology into his practice and teachings after having attended courses by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.
Since 2015, Eric has been the principal professor at his self-founded institution, now the Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy in Toronto, where he teaches young aspiring healers the art of osteopathy from an interdisciplinary perspective with the assistance of world-renown specialists/professors in their field.