About Me

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Being free in your body is a source of continuous joy!

About David Slabotsky

David Slabotsky specializes in orthopedic manipulation, with over 30 years experience in the treatment of pain and injury. Licensed as a Registered Massage Therapist in 1979, he began studying orthopedic manipulation in 1981 under the direction of Osteopathic physicians and physicians specializing in Manual Medicine. He earned diplomas in Shiatsu therapy (1980), and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (1985). In 1988 he began developing his highly successful method for rehabilitating and coaching musicians.

He has published D.I.Y. Rehab,   Seniors! Don’t Fall  and Saving Every Golfer Over 40  which are available from this site under BOOKS.

David is also a practitioner of Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan, and internal and external Qi Gong.

David practices in downtown Toronto, and from his country home in the Village of Burnt River, Ontario, two and a half hours northeast of the city.

The Clinic

About the Clinic

The clinic is dedicated to treating pain and injury, using the most effective techniques in the repertoire of manual therapy. The treatments draw heavily on Osteopathic manipulation technique, and applied biomechanics. Rehabilitation theory and practice is based on remedial movement and exercise training, and on the applications of movement as taught and practiced in the Chinese internal martial arts of Tai Chi and Bagua. The treatments are gentle and focused. Gentle and focused have always been my watchwords. It is the safest and surest way to complete recovery and healing.

Throughout my years in practice, I have made a point of taking clients who have unusual or seemingly untreatable physical challenges. While I can’t claim to have helped everyone who came to my door, many people who were puzzles or problems to other practitioners found comfort and success at my clinic.

Musicians and athletes are a source of great interest to me. I am always fascinated by how alike the are, and how, counter-intuitive though it may appear, a violinist and a golfer, for example,  have almost identical issues in terms of body mechanics. It is fair to say that musicians are athletes, and athletes are artists.

I look forward to seeing you!