Manual Osteopathic Practitioner
Chen Yu (Jacky), Wang is a Manual Osteopathic practitioner at AIM.
Chen Yu, or more commonly referred to as Jacky, graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and has been working as a certified personal trainer for years to help people move better and live an active, healthy lifestyle. Jacky has been a role model of active, healthy lifestyle but continues to grow and develop while serving his clients.
In order to gain more tools to help people move and feel better, to deepen and expand his knowledge in the mysterious, amazing human body and to pursue his career passion in manual therapy, Jacky took the Manual Osteopathic Therapy (MOT) program by Manual Osteopathic College of Canada (MOCC) starting March of 2021 and graduated in May of 2022. Jacky is now a licensed manual osteopath in AIM, ready to serve more clients.
As a manual osteopathic therapist, Jacky believes that the human body works as a whole unit and has the ability to regulate and heal itself and that the disruption of such inner working by external or internal “barriers” can lead to pain and disease. Jacky acknowledges that his role is to identify and remove these barriers so that the body can function optimally again. As a manual therapist, Jacky believes in the healing power of touch and his hands to be powerful sensory tools for assessing the conditions inside the body. As a healthcare practitioner, Jacky does not simply treat his clients, but also educates them on how to tend to themselves.
With specialties in osteo-articulation, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation, Jacky can treat a variety of different issues, including pain or discomfort in any joint (ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and wrist, etc.), foot, lower, mid or upper back, hand, neck or head. Jacky is confident in his ability to work on a variety of spinal misalignment and can even deal with digestive, urinary and reproductive concerns using visceral techniques. Craniosacral therapy has also been shown to benefit a variety of psychological symptoms, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and autism, etc. However, Jacky also recognizes the limitations within his scope of practice and the importance of working together with other healthcare professionals to deal with more complicated conditions.