Wendy McLean RMT

Wendy McLean RMT utilizes the following techniques

Wendy McLean RMT

Manual Therapy Techniques

  • Advanced Cranial Osteopathy and Craniosacral Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Orofacial pain – Headache and Temporomandibular Disorder Care
  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Technique
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Visceral Mobilisation
  • Joint Mobilization

Active Therapy and Health Education

  • Postural correction techniques & exercises
  • Breathing pattern correction techniques and exercises
  • Rehabilitative Stretching, Strength and Core Home Training Programs
  • Wellness Optimization Techniques [qi gong; t’ai chi; yoga; mindfulness and meditation systems; alexander technique; feldenkrais]

Belatedly diagnosed with a rare teenage-onset auto-inflammatory disease of the spine in midlife, Wendy spent her youth seeking well-being, while being told there was nothing wrong with her spine. It is a statement to the effectiveness of Registered Massage Therapy and various forms of self-care that Wendy was able to live an active lifestyle and manage her condition, undiagnosed, for most of her life until a mid-life acute phase that finally lead to diagnosis and the addition of conventional treatment to her regimen.

Wendy grew up on a farm in the Fraser Valley, enjoying an outdoor lifestyle as a competitive equestrian and commuting and touring as a cyclist.  She began strength training at age sixteen to strengthen her spine and earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical geography and archaeology from Simon Fraser University, planning to go into natural resource management but also having a driving interest in all things wellness. Along the way she studied a variety of kinesthetic therapies, body-mind practices and yoga, finally focusing on T’ai Chi and Qi Gong, training with Osman Phillips (Saltspring) and Ken Cohen (Colorado) for many years. 

Wendy McLean RMT’s study in Advanced Cranial Osteopathy and Complex Pain Rehabilitation

Wendy began studying at the post-graduate level in both gentle osteopathic techniques and deeper fascial structural work while still a student at West Coast College of Massage Therapy.  She graduated as a RMT in 1993 and carried on studying osteopathic techniques with an older generation of RMT’s who learned their osteopathic techniques directly from osteopathic physicians (DOs).  She also went on to work for a time as the RMT member of the busy physical rehabilitation clinic team run by Dr Mark K Frobb in Ocean Park BC where she was able to provide care to an extremely wide variety of severe, acute and complex pain patients.

Wendy’s academic training in physical geography and archaeology, including courses in kinesiology and physical anthropology provides a strong background to her RMT work. A natural at seeing the three-dimensional “map” of anatomical structures, a deep understanding of systems theory and insight into anatomy and function support her therapeutic, medical massage practice. Wendy’s clinical orthopedics instructor at WCCMT remarked that her understanding of orthopedics was “exceptional”.

When Wendy McLean RMT is not working she may be found playing in the outdoors, or playing with clay (or both!). She has also designed and built her own deep green home and worked in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability.