I am a designer who works in all aspects of interior design. My profession requires that I am frequently on site, working along with clients as well as trades people. It can be a demanding job physically. I first consulted with Atily Gunaratne in August of 1999. My main health problem at that time was that I was suffering from extreme lower back pain . So much so that I was I could not dress myself properly. I could not bend enough to put on my underwear , foot wear, pants or anything that required my bending over towards my feet. Side ways mobility also affected.

I had been getting chiropractic treatment and massage treatments at this time for approximately two years, but my physical problems were not improving. I was getting a lot of set backs, and consequently getting very discouraged, depressed and losing hope rapidly of ever recovering. At my first assessment with Atily, he assured me that he could help me. He said it would take time and commitment on my part, but if I was willing, there was no doubt in his mind. It was possible for me to make a full recovery. After so much pain, day in, day out for several years, this was music to my ears.

Apparently my back problems were stemming from a tubal ligation procedure that had been performed after my second child was born in 1983. When my son was 2 years old ,the serious pain and problems had begun, and at regular intervals my back would “go out”. I couldn’t stand or sit at all, I couldn’t sleep properly, or carry out any of my normal functions. I became completely incapacitated. Visits to my G.P . weren’t much help. After being sent for X-rays, I was told that I had curvature of my spine, and no help, suggestions, treatment or medication were offered. I was on my own. I was relieved, after being recommended to Atily by a friend who had great success very quickly with her problem.

I had hope again, and assurance that there was help for me. It has now been almost 10 months. Initially I visited the clinic every 7 days, and slowly my visits have been reduced to once a month. I can now bend , sit, walk and function normally every way imaginable, without pain or discomfort. The things that were impossible for me before, like sitting in a movie theater, and enjoying a film have been given back to me. I thought my life was over, and had begun resign myself to this, I felt alone with no one to help, and no relief in sight. Today it is a different story, better than I ever thought imaginable. I have a full and active life, thanks to the kindness, support, help and Osteopathic care I received from Atily.

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About Osteopathy

Had his initial medical training in Sri-Lanka. Subsequently he moved to Europe where he worked as a physiotherapist for many years. While in Europe, he was introduced to osteopathic techniques from Dr. Davidson who was a Harley Street orthopedic surgeon. Upon arrival in Canada, he continued his education at the University of Toronto while working as a physiotherapist. His vast experience includes rehabilitation, sports medicine, and oncology. He continued on to study at the Canadian College of Osteopathy obtaining a doctorate in osteopathic manual practice. He continues to attend local, national and international courses in osteopathy. His area of practice is female health, infertility and postpartum health. Offices held; the vice president of the OAO (Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners), treasurer of the CFO (Canadian Federation of Osteopaths) and a member of both AAO (American Academy of Osteopathy) and WOHO (World Osteopathic Health Organization).