Nicole Allen, R.Kin, CAT(C), BAHSc
Certified Athletic Therapist
Thesis Writer at Canadian College of Osteopathy
Nicole grew up in Cobourg, Ontario, where she often returns to visit her family. She was a competitive figure skater until the end of high school, and found her calling working with injured athletes. She graduated in 2010 with her Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.
Nicole has had the chance to serve as therapist at several national cheerleading competitions, and for the athletics programs of both Hillfield Strathallan College and Appleby College. She has also served as the therapist on a number of movie and television productions. Nicole has completed the five years of osteopathic study at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, and has passed her comprehensive examinations. She is currently writing her thesis, and will graduate with a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (D.O.M.P.) in 2017. One of Nicole’s passions is working with children and special needs patients.
Dennis Doyle, R.Kin, D.O.M.P., D.Sc.O, CAT(C), BAHSc, BComm
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Certified Athletic Therapist
Dennis was born and raised in Newfoundland, which he often refers to as “home”, and where he visits his family in the summer. After graduating high school, he was awarded a full scholarship to attend Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2001, and was awarded the honour of CIS Academic All-Canadian for academic excellence and involvement in varsity athletics.
Dennis lived in Calgary between 2001 and 2004, until he found his calling in the management of athletic injuries. He was accepted into the Athletic Therapy program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. During his time in that program, he had the opportunity to serve as therapist for various sports teams, including McMaster football. He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) in 2008, and was awarded the Sheridan Silver Medal for Academic Excellence as the top student in his graduating class.
Immediately upon graduation, Dennis applied to the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, to further his studies in manual treatment for injury and illness. Dennis completed the five years of study, and successfully defended his thesis on osteopathic palpation in 2014, earning the credentials D.O.M.P. (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice) and D.Sc.O (Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy). For his research efforts, Dennis was awarded the Louisa Burns, D.O. award for the advancement of osteopathy in the field of basic research.
Dennis now practices as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, a Certified Athletic Therapist, and a Registered Kinesiologist. He serves as a teaching assistant and thesis advisor at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. Dennis founded ProCare Athletic Therapy in 2009, and has found his new home in the Locke Street community of Hamilton.