Q: How did you get into your current career/what made you decide to peruse this career?
A: As an athletic therapist I was exposed to several other professions. I had a treatment from a friend who was studying osteopathy and I was blown away by what she was able to help me with.
Q: Do you have a special focus/specialization in your practice? Is there a reason why you have this focus in your practice?
A: Because of my experience with Athletes for a number of years, I see a lot of patients with musculoskeletal issues and sports injuries. I have been seeing a lot of children with concerns of reflux, problems with latching, sleeping issues and many more issues.
Q: What is your #1 health tip?
A: Take the time to stretch after any exercise, hold each stretch 45 seconds and repeat it 2-3 times. No stretch should be painful, just a good pull.
Q: What is your favourite thing about your practice?
A: My interaction with a great variety of people, watching how each person presents a problem and the challenge it poses for me to figure out how to treat that patient.
Q: What do you like to do for fun (any hobbies, activities etc.)? Why do you enjoy these things?
A: I bake to feed my creative side and I sell jewelry to feed my entrepreneurial side.
Q: What do you value most in your life? Why?
A: My family, my children; they keep me grounded. They remind me that nothing else matters but the love we share and the experiences we create together.
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
A: Anywhere by the ocean or a lake, preferably in a warmer climate. I’m a calmer person when water is within sight.
Meet your practitioner
Lydia Henry, DOMP
Lydia Henry is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and a Certified Athletic Therapist since 1996. She has been the Head Athletic Therapist at the Humber College Sports Injuries Clinic since October 2003 until 2010 when she resigned from her position to open her own practice. Lydia practices in Mississauga as well as Etobicoke… learn more