Get to know Joelle!

Osteopath (D.O.)

Joelle Bekhazi

Joelle Bekhazi is a dedicated osteopath who recently graduated from the Centre Ostéopathique du Québec (COQ). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Southern California and a Master’s degree in Physiology from McGill University, specializing in Cancer Research. With additional training in Myo-Matrix Release 3D lower extremity technique (MMR3), Joelle provides comprehensive care to her patients. She is also a member of the RITMA association.
Joelle’s passion for sports is evident in her involvement in water polo. She has been a member of the Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team since 2005 and recently represented her country at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. Her athletic background, coupled with her extensive knowledge of the human body, informs her holistic approach to osteopathy.
With her expertise and genuine care for her patients, she is committed to helping them achieve their wellness goals and improve their overall health. She combines her academic achievements, athletic prowess, and passion for osteopathy to provide personalized care that restores health and well-being.
She is driven by her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of her patients, empowering them to lead healthier, happier lives while finding her second home at Energie EnCorps!

What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy, also known as the osteopathic approach is a manual therapy discipline. Its main goal is to help restore the human body’s natural equilibrium and harmony. Osteopathy is a discipline based on the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the human body. The client is intervened with a global approach, so rather than simply to intervene the symptom the body is to intervene as a whole entity. Clients of all ages can benefit from osteopathy.

The osteopath, with the use of different techniques, will intervene the body on many different levels such as articular, visceral, cranial and fascial. This approach differentiates itself from others because it is aimed at discovering the cause of the problem rather than simply focusing on the symptoms. The key is to keep the different structures of the human body mobile. A loss in mobility causes functional as well as circulatory and/or nervous limitations. This loss of mobility can cause repercussions locally and possibly distally by forcing the body to compensate in other areas in order to maintain its equilibrium.

The osteopath’s job, therefore, is to make sure that the different elements of the body remain mobile in order to allow the body to function properly and remain healthy.