'Each person's healer is within.'

Meet Your Practitioner

Tana Shepherd, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Educational Information:


Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (Classical Osteopath), M.OMSc. from The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Hamilton, ON 


Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences Graduate with Honours, Dean’s List from McMaster University (HBSc.) 


Professional Affiliations:


Professional Member and Co-President of the Yukon Osteopathic Association (YOA)


Professional Member of OsteopathyBC (OBC)


Associate Certified Member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA) 


Registrant of the Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy

About Tana

I am consistently intrigued by the body’s innate ability for self-recovery which drives my love for the practice of Osteopathy. 

My favourite part of my practice is when I can inspire and empower my patients to take their health back into their own hands. 

I've always loved to travel; during one of my volunteer trips to central America in my undergraduate degree, I realized the need for a natural and sustainable way to provide healthcare to those in rural areas. My love for Osteopathy was born when I discovered some of the greatest tools I had to help my community: my hands. After a major switch in career paths from biochemistry and biomedical science to the world of holistic health care with Osteopathy, I found my true calling at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy.  

I feel privileged to have learned from my instructors at the CAO. My education was based upon learning the principles of patient-centered osteopathic care, which means I am constantly thinking through the anatomy and physiology of each individual in order to tailor my treatments based on what my patients need. I was privileged to be part of the CAO staff for over two years as an instructor for several introductory anatomy and physiology courses. My love of teaching was born alongside my love of Osteopathy and because I believe that education about one's own body is vital to the healing process, I try my best to translate an educational experience into my treatments.