Our Instructors

Instructors of the program are either fully qualified Manual Osteopaths or have years of experience treating and teaching in the modality they are presenting.


  Petra Bierkos Post, DOMP, RMT, CLT, Certified LensenTM Instructor
  LensenTM Osteoarticular Instructor

  Petra has been practicing massage therapy since 2010 and practicing Manual Osteopathy since 2013. Petra practices out of Heritage Chiropractic Clinic in Red Deer, AB.
  She is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society and is interested in encouraging the dialogue and collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and academicians. 




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  Richard Stuart, DOMP, CBI, CBP, DNM
  CranioSacral Instructor

  Richard has a doctorate in Natural Medicine, is a Manual Osteopath, and is a Certified Body Talk System Instructor for Advanced Modules.
  Richard is the owner/ operator of the Pain Neutralization clinic in Calgary, AB. He is also a founding member for the John McTimoney School of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire, England. 




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  Joanne Guenther, DOMP, RMT, VST
  Visceral Manipulation Instructor

  Joanne is a Manual Osteopath and has expanded her knowledge by taking numerous specialization courses all over North America with a primary focus on the art of visceral manipulation.
  Joanne currently divides her time between Vancouver Island and Alberta as a practitioner and instructor. Practicing at Knead Registered Massage Therapy in Nanaimo, BC
  In 2012, she was fortunate to travel to Vietnam with the Liddle Kidz Foundation and teach infant massage at orphanages.





  Zarko Svetanov, DOMP, RMT
  Advanced Fascial Release Instructor

  Zarko has been practicing massage therapy since 2012 and practicing Manual Osteopathy since 2018. 
  Since 2015 he has specialized in fascia and connective tissue. Zarko is the owner/ operator of Unity Manual Osteopathy in Calgary, AB.


Campus Area Services

Most students travel from all over western Canada to attend their studies at NMOC


Affordable & Clean Hotel Accommodations

We have preferred rates from the following hotels when booked direct
When calling to make your reservation, please mention that you are a student from the National Manual Osteopathic College

Days Inn                       5010-40 Ave Innisfail AB         403-227-4405
Super 8               4704-42 Ave, Innisfail, AB      403-227-6001
Motel 6                4512-42 Ave, Innisfail, AB




Parking is free
Street parking is available or you may use the parking lot NE adjacent to the building at the Henday Centre


Town of Innisfail taxi services

Innisfail Associated Cab - 403-227-2229 or 403-227-2272

Innisfail Public Library

5300 A 55th Street Close

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