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Michel Dufresne, B.A., D.O. (Diploma in Osteopathy) from the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques (C.E.O.) in Montreal, also holds a B.A. in psychology from Bishop's University in Sherbrooke.


He has been teaching osteopathy for several years, and also runs workshops on communication and the importance of touch in health.


He co-authored a research paper on the adaptation of osteopathic therapeutic principles to the aquatic environment. He provides training in Aquatic Osteopathy in America, Europe and Asia, and is also a professor at the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI) in the USA. He uses osteopathy to provide a practical approach to a wide range of health problems in the osteoarticular, visceral and cranial spheres. Michel is also a professor at the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal. 


Diplomas and training

1999 - D.O. Osteopathy, C.E.O. Montreal, Canada. 

1992 - B.A. Psychology, Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, Canada.

2004 - 2019 Several training courses in Non-Violent Communication



Professional activities

1999 to (present) - Osteopath - Private practice

2004 to (present) - Teacher : Multiples osteopathy courses at C.E.O. Montreal.

2018 to (present) - Teacher : Independent courses in Aquatic Osteopathy (Montreal, CA)
2013 - Teacher - Aquatic Osteopathy Course, (Aix-les-Bains, France)

2012 - Osteopath - Humanitarian mission (2 weeks) Arequipa, Peru

2010 - Teacher - Aquatic Osteopathy Course (ATRI - South Korea).

2006, 2012 - Teacher - Aquatic Osteopathy Course, (ATRI - Forth Myers, FL, U.S.A.).

2004 - Teacher - Aquatic Osteopathy Course (ATRI - Las Vegas, U.S.A.).

2002 - Teacher - Aquatic Osteopathy Course (ATRI Orlando, Boston, U.S.A.).

2002 - Assistant Professor - C.E.O. Montreal, Canada.

2002 - Professor - Aquatic Osteopathy Course, University of Puerto Rico, Continuing Education.

2001 - Professor - Aquatic Osteopathy Course (ATRI Symposium - Las Vegas, USA).

2000 - Clinical Supervisor - Clinique Externe C.E.O. Montréal.

2000 - Professor - Aquatic Osteopathy Course (ATRI Symposium - Orlando, USA).





             2004 - Introduction to Aquatic Osteopathy, Osteopathische Medizin, Germany.



            2002 - Therapeutic Fulcrums in Aquatic Osteopathy, L'Ostéopathie précisément, Canada.


            1999 - Adaptation des Principes Thérapeutiques de l'Ostéopathie en Milieu Aquatique (Adaptation of the Therapeutic Principles of Osteopathy in the Aquatic Environment), Thesis, Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques de Montréal, Canada.


Personal interests

In his spare time, Michel is a musician, a passionate traveler and outdoorsman. He has visited several countries and climbed many mountains in America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. 

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