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Treatment of the Myofascial Body

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Manual Therapy for the Cranium

"Thank you Doreen for all that you have done for the profession and me personally. Robert Frost said "I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” You are a compassionate, passionate, intelligent and overall amazing awakener of us all! Thank you."

Lorrie Maffey

"Thank you for being a wonderful example on how to use all tenets of clinical reasoning to approach patient care and our physiotherapy profession.
Your knowledge has grown over your career and your willingness to share this knowledge is a tribute to your leadership.
Your clinical expertise has been refined and your fellow colleagues and examiners have directly benefitted from your unique clinical pattern development."

Jackie Sadi

Meet the Team

Doreen Killens

Betsy Ann Baron

Myriam Hobbs

Doreen Killens is an orthopaedic musculoskeletal physiotherapist (FCAMPT) with 44 years of clinical experience. She is valued and well respected, not only as a physiotherapist but also as an educator.  A graduate of McGill University, she specialized in the field of Orthopaedics to receive her FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) qualifications in 1991. She is also certified in Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS). Her career path led to becoming an instructor (1988 – 2015), examiner (1997 – 2017), and ultimately, a chief examiner (2008 – 2015) for the Orthopaedic Division of CPA’s fellowship examinations (CAMPT).  She has extensive experience in curriculum development both for the CAMPT program and her own series of courses. She received the Lifetime Membership Award from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT) in 2018, the honorary title Fellow of the Professional Order of Physiotherapy (OPPQ) as well as the 2021 Excellence Award from the OPPQ.


In her long career as a physiotherapist, she attended approximately 100 post-graduate courses / conferences in the field of orthopaedics. For over 25 years her business partner and she organized courses for physiotherapists in the field of manual therapy and pain sciences. They invited many internationally renowned speakers to teach their courses in Montreal, enabling hundreds of physiotherapists in Québec to keep up-to-date in the field of Orthopaedics.  Doreen also personally explored the “alternative” approaches to treatment such as the Cranio-sacral approach (with Dr. Philip Greenman at Michigan State University), and Visceral courses with the Barral Institute.  She attended many IFOMPT conferences around the world since 1992, as well as all International Fascia Research Conferences since their inauguration at Harvard in 2007. She is a member of the Fascia Research Society (FRC) and recently participated as part of an expert panel on the development of content validity for Hands-on-Data-Acquisition (HODA), a research project headed by Jo Abbott in the UK.

Doreen has been an invited speaker in a number of symposiums and conferences, both in Canada and in Switzerland, presenting on a number of topics related to manual therapy, and more recently on dysfunctions of the fascial systems.

She is the developer of a physiotherapy approach to treating the myofascial body called:
Mobilization of the myofascial system (MMS)
(3 courses)
Lower Quadrant
Upper quadrant
Advanced Course – Integration of Quadrants

She also teaches 2 courses on:
Manual Therapy for the Cranium
Level I
Level II

These courses are taught across Canada and Europe, in English and French.

She is a published author of a textbook called «Mobilizing the Myofascial System – A Clinical Guide to the Assessment and Treatment of Myofascial Dysfunctions», published by Handspring Publishing (2018). It has received great reviews from therapists internationally and has contributed to the wonderful reputation that Canadian physiotherapists are known for.

BetsyAnn Baron is a valued and respected massage therapist and educator. She began her practice in 1991 and has been teaching since 2006. Her early training was in Kinetic Swedish Massage™, “Masso-Kinésithérapie” in Montreal, Canada and continued with Cranio-sacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation through the Upledger Institute. In 2001 she became a certified CORE Myofascial Therapist with George Kousaleos, and continued in the Structural Integration world with his CORE Structural Integration program. An IASI member, she became Board certified with their first exam in 2007. She now devotes her time to treating people with the techniques and philosophies that encompass structural integration.


Before turning to massage therapy, BetsyAnn enjoyed an exciting 15-year career as a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. Motivated by her interest in the diverse ways a body moves, she went on to study the more bio-mechanical workings of the body. Her years as a dancer placed her in the unique position to know first-hand how physical injuries can impact the body. This was her impetus to help people overcome their injuries and chronic pain.

BetsyAnn Baron is a Board-Certified Structural Integrator, member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI) and a member of the Fédération Québecoise des Massothérapeutes (FQM).

Myriam Hobbs graduated from McGill University in 1994.

She obtained her Fellowship from the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 2000 and since that time she has been teaching manual therapy in Quebec. In addition, she has been teaching manual therapy in France since 2012.

Myriam is co-owner of orthopedic physiotherapy clinics in the North Shore of Montreal and has a particular interest in dysfunctions of cranial system, dura and fascia. Myriam took her first craniosacral course with Doreen Killens in 2005 and became her assistant in 2014.

I would simply like to take a moment to share with you my appreciation for the great course you both offered this weekend. When I graduated from McGill in 1999, I had a few tools in my toolbox, but knew that there were so many more things I would learn in the years to come. All I knew was as basis of manual therapy and massage. I later took all my McKenzie courses (levels A through E), My E1V1 and E2V2, three courses with Bahram Jam, strengthening lessons, and the list goes on.
I am so very happy to have participated in your levels 1-2-3 Mobilisation of the Myofascial System. They have helped tremendously with the results obtained by my patients. Really, It gave me a whole new way of treating the patients who have plateaued or who seem to truly have signs and symptoms of myofascial dysfunctions.
Once again, thank you for everything. You are both wonderful teachers who are very knowledgeable and who are great at sharing your expertise with your students.

Annie BrongelTreatment of the Myofascial Body

I took your level 1 course in Ottawa in Feb of this year. I have been using it for a while and must say that I find it hard to understand how I was dealing with troublesome post concussions and chronic neck pains without this info!
I wanted to commend you for the way you organized and presented the material and your patience teaching it. (I always thought that cranio-sacral techniques were mumbo jumbo woo woo.) I only took your course because of my respect for you as a manual therapist. I am so happy that I did.

Robert CrispoManual Therapy for the Cranium

I took your fabulous course in Vancouver this past April.
I am writing to simply touch base with you and to let you know that your techniques and those of BetsyAnn have reignited my passion for manual therapy. Joint mobs and the techniques I learned in my levels are useful to a point but the fact that these techniques are so holistic and tap into many aspects (metabolic, mechanical, emotional) of an individual has made this work resonate so much with me. Combining it with dry needling, acupuncture and/or exercise is a delicious recipe! The time you and BetsyAnn put into these courses is so valued by its participants. It was refreshing to take a course with a fresh paradigm of thinking, one that can empower clients and that enables therapists to tap into their own inner wisdom and guidance in treatment. Thanks for coming to Vancouver. I hope to take Part III some time in the future!

Heather VintTreatment of the Myofascial Body

The course changed my view in my approach to my practice. I highly recommend physiotherapists to have the courses because the effect of the techniques is amazing and very tangible. Clients will highly benefit from them.
It has also changed me on a personal level because I now feel that I have my old body back. During the course and up until now, I am reaping the fruits of the practice sessions. I am pain free in my low back, my movements are more fluid, and my posture has noticeably improved.
I look forward to completing the course levels. Thank you Doreen and BetsyAnn. Thank you for your passion to teach and enrich the knowledge of health professionals like me.

Charmaine CannenTreatment of the Myofascial Body

3 course levels

Treatment of the Myofascial Body

2 course levels

Manual Therapy for the Cranium

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