Francine graduated from the Collège d'Études Ostéopathiques, Halifax Campus, in 2016 as an osteopathic manual practitioner. Her thesis was entitled: The Relationship Between Art and Science in Osteopathy: A Qualitative Study.

Prior to her education at the CEO she graduated with honours from Northumberland College in Halifax in 2001. Her massage therapy diploma was then followed by training in Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy.

Francine's numerous years in practice have provided her with extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of many different conditions. Her constant strive for continuing education gives her a vast array of tools and techniques to design the most beneficial treatment plan for her patients.

Francine is an active member of the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths, The Ontario Association of Osteopaths and the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia.

You can find out more about Francine and her treatment modalities at:

Francine placed twice in The Coast’s Magazine’s Best Massage Therapist.

She is an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS).


 Honours Diploma in Massage Therapy (2001)
 Emergency First Aid and CPR Level A (Every 3 years since 2001 - last updated 2018)
 Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD®)®and Combined Decongestive Therapy
 MLD Basic (2001)
 MLD Therapy I (2001)
 MLD Therapy II & III (2001)
 MLD Several Recertification/Review Courses (2004, 2007, 2010, 2013)
 Introduction to Osteopathy & Fascial Palpation (2006)
 CranioSacral Therapy Level 1 (2009)
 Juzo Instructional Training on measuring, selection and application of Lymphedema garments (2010)
 The Still Technique (2016)
 Encephalon Dynamics and Endocranial Spasms - Stage 1 (Advanced Treatment of Concussions) (2016)
 Self Directed Gross Anatomy Lab Course for Osteopaths (2016)
 Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (2016)
 Osteopathic Mechanical Link:
 OML 1 - The LMO Concept Applied to the Spine and Thorax (2017)
 OML 3 - The Osseous Head (2018)
 OML 4 -The Viscera (2018)