SALUS MANUAL THERAPY

Davis and Caroline refer to themselves as 'The Brickers'. 

The Brickers met while working under Darcy Nikkel at Bodhi Therapeutic Bodywork (now known as Bodhi Osteopathy) as massage therapists and Osteopathy students. When Darcy and Marco decided to downsize Bodhi, Caroline and Davis decided to open their practice together and Salus Manual Therapy was born.

Without the mentor
ship of Darcy Nikkel throughout both Caroline and Davis' individual and partnering careers, Salus would not be what it is today.

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Since opening in the summer of 2014 both Davis and Caroline have completed their Osteopathy program including their theses and moved locations. Though it can feel busy, their patients have always been the priority through their life journey. Work/ life balance is important to The Brickers so you can often hear about their love for food, family, travel and adventure.

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As we navigate the novelty of Osteopathy in Winnipeg, continuing education and standards of practice are very important to both of us.

While providing you with Osteopathic Manual Therapy, we work alongside many other local service providers. We're happy to recommend other therapists and practitioners who can help you on your journey towards health.

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MEET DAVIS

Davis treats the stages of life from infants to adults to the elderly in his global osteopathy practice.

Davis also treats concussions and complex cases, and is adept at structural work. 

Davis is now enjoying being involved in the Canadian College of Osteopathy with the external clinic, assisting in the classroom and being a thesis advisor for students who are at that stage of the program.

 

Davis completed his thesis on The Effect of Global Osteopathy Treatment on weight distribution with acute high ankle sprains with Dr. Hochman (TO) as his advisor where he truly found a new found respect for the body's fundamental bio-mechanics and physiological response to an acute injury. 

Education

- Graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy (Winnipeg, Manitoba) in 2007

- Graduated from Canadian College of Osteopathy (Toronto, Ontario) in 2017

- Thesis completed: The Effect of Osteopathic Treatment on High Ankle Sprains with the Canadian College of Osteopathy (2017)

Post-Graduate Education

- Fascial Chains Stretching

- Manual Lymph Drainage

- Sports Massage

- Visceral Manipulation for Massage Therapists

- Endo-cranial Spasms (Level 1 & 2 completed)

- Mental Health First Aid

- The Layered Physiology Approach to the Osteopathic Lesion

- DNS - Pediatric Part 1

Associations

- National Health Practitioners of Canada

- Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)

- Manitoba Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (MAOMT)

Davis Bricker, Adv. R.M.T., Dip.O.M.P., Dip.Sc.O

A fun fact about Davis is his original plan in life was to be a car mechanic.

He actually completed his first year at Red River for it, but it turns out he preferred working with the mechanics of the human body and helping people rather than the engine of a car.

Davis loves following hockey and definitely is a chef in his free time (totally a hobby of his) along with fancy cocktail making, he really enjoys the details and science of it.

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MEET CAROLINE

Caroline treats the stages of adulthood as a woman, including fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum.

Since coaching teenage girls and watching them struggle with their cycle, not know who to talk to or what to do, to now having so many patients, friends and family struggle with the stages of adulthood as a woman - Women's Health is a passion and focus of Caroline's.

 

Some common client concerns include dysmenorrhea, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, hormonal imbalances, fertility concerns or difficulty conceiving, pregnancy or postpartum complaintsstages of peri-menopause and menopause and all the complaints that come along with ALL those stages, whether it be moodiness, irritability, depression, anxiety, hair loss etc etc etc.

Education

- Graduated from Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba) in 2010

- Graduated from Canadian College of Osteopathy (Toronto, Ontario) in 2020

- Thesis completed: Global Osteopathic Treatment for Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Conjunction with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2020) and recipient of the William Garner Sutherland Award for clinical research.

Post-Graduate Education

- Manual Lymph Drainage

- Visceral Manipulation for Massage Therapists

- Osteopathy and Obstetrics

- Mental Health First Aid

- Prenatal Education

- The Layered Physiology Approach to the Osteopathic Lesion

- Diastasis Rectus Abdominis and the implications for low back and pelvic health

- Cesarean Birth: The role of the manual therapist in preparation and recovery

- Osteopathic Approach to Pregnancy: Promoting Physiological Birth

- Osteopathic Care for Postpartum

- Osteopathic Care for Fertility

- Osteopathy for Breastfeeding: The Mother (part one)

- DNS - Pediatric Part 1

- DNS - Womens Health

Associations

- National Health Practitioners of Canada (Massage Therapy)

- Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)

- Manitoba Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (MAOMT)

Caroline Bricker, Adv. R.M.T., Dip.O.M.P., Dip.Sc.O

A fun fact about Caroline is that she grew up a 'jock' in the ringette world.

Caroline played AA, Provincial team and onto the National Ringette league for many years, thus having the opportunity to train and compete with some incredible athletes in the off season who have helped shape her easygoing but competitive personality today. 


Completing her thesis on Osteopathy and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) has given Caroline experience and confidence to know how to have patience, compassion and understand how to work with a variety of different circumstances a patient may be experiencing and help them find success. (Osteopathy treatment has been shown to improve symptoms of GAD.)

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Working together with her patients is extremely rewarding for Caroline, and it is important to her that she is a part of your support system throughout the process working with all other professionals.