Carla Taylor, BESS (AT), CAT(C), Dip.O.M.P., Dip.D.Sc.O.

Carla graduated from the University of Manitoba's Athletic Therapy degree program with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in 2003. She is a Certified Athletic Therapist, trained in the prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal (muscle, bone, and joint) injuries. In July 2012 Carla was accepted into the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO). In November 2020, Carla successfully defended her thesis and is now an Osteopathic Manual Therapist. Her approach to healing is to treat the whole person - body, mind, and spirit.

Carla has been practicing Athletic Therapy for 20 years, and Osteopathic Manual Therapy for three years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and ongoing learning to her practice, with specific experience treating:

- concussions and post-concussion related symptoms;
- fibromyalgia and other types of chronic pain conditions;
- trauma-informed and consent-based care ideal for individuals with various traumas, PTSD, burnout, dissociation, etc.;
- members of the 2SLGBTQ* community;
- hypermobility conditions such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.

Carla is a member of the following professional associations: Canadian Athletic Therapists Association; Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association; Manitoba Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists; Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

Carla was awarded the William Garner Sutherland, D.O. thesis award for the most representative thesis for the advancement of Osteopathy in the field of Clinical Research for her outstanding research contribution on Effects of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Physical and Psychological Effects of Occupational Stress in First Responders.

Carla has worked as a teacher’s assistant, instructor, and clinical supervisor with the Canadian College of Osteopathy. She is a thesis/research juror and a research advisor for the College.

Carla is a member of the Cultural Safety and Sensitivity committee with the MAOMT. The CSSC’s focus is to shine a spotlight on the imbalances in our social and medical systems that can impact how different cultural and/or marginalized groups access health care. This committee is working with community leaders to help create awareness, develop practices free of discrimination and barriers, and promote the personal growth of our osteopathic community members as it pertains to our personal and social biases.

Additional certifications and courses:

- Releasing the Shock to the Waters: A Biodynamic Visceral Course for Long Haul Syndromes (2023, instructor Carey Benenson Taussig, D.O.)
- Concussion Research webinar (2022, panelists Michael Robinson, Katelyn Mitchell, Loriann Hynes)
- Record-Keeping webinar (2022, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners)
- Practice Guidelines – Sexual Abuse webinar (2021, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners)
- The Art of Osteoarticular Adjustment (2016, instructor Phillippe Druelle, D.O.)
- Fields and Levels: an Approach to the Greater Intelligence (2017, instructor Gerald Lamb, D.O.)
- Usui, Karuna, and Lightarian Reiki Master/teacher
- Hawaiian Huna Kane practitioner