Osteopathy is a hands-on therapy that is gentle and non-invasive, working to help the body self-heal and self-regulate. Through gentle adjustment of the body, we work to remove obstructions that restrict the flow of the blood, lymph and nerve impulses. Each treatment is unique to you and unique to how you arrive that day. No two treatments are the same as your body is a dynamic unit of function, each time you come for treatment, your body will have taken on the adjustments from the previous treatment.

    Michelle Durante

    Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

    BSc.HK, M.OMSc

    Michelle is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner registered with the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA). She completed her Masters in Practice diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc) at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, and completed a Bachelors of Science Degree with Specialization in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa.

    "An Osteopath is only a human engineer, who should understand all the laws governing his engine and thereby master disease"

    -A.T. Still

    What people are saying.

    "I have had chronic pain in my right hip and knee for quite some time and have sought medical and chiropractic aid to deal with it. I met with Michelle yesterday at her Ajax location. Michelle is a professional in all respects, asking questions to help get to the root of the problem, then undertaking an assessment and a painless adjustment, which already has had a positive impact on my mobility. I would recommend anyone to reach out to Form and Function and Michelle! You will have wished you did it a long time ago."

    Phil. G

    "Michelle made me feel comfortable and explained everything as she started the process. At the end of our session I felt so relaxed and for the rest of the day I felt like I was walking on a cloud. When I went to the studio to teach last night, my range of motion was much better and my knees felt great. Even the painful bunion on my foot had miraculously disappeared."

    Allison. D

    "I would highly recommend Form & Function and specifically Michelle Durante. Michelle is extremely knowledgeable and highly professional. Her painstakingly detailed assessment, layman explanation and effective ongoing treatment resulted in a level of confidence and trust that I have not experienced with other practitioners in the past."

    Rick. L

    "Michelle was very friendly and gentle at my initial assessment. She thoroughly identified what my needs were and I’m looking forward to further treatments!"

    Jennifer. K

    "For over a decade I have suffered with terrible back pain on a regular basis. Nothing I tried was able to manage or reduce the pain. My fitness trainer suggested I try osteopathy, and specifically, Michelle Durante. I was in awe when the treatment provided by Michelle was so gentle and fluid, yet simultaneously so powerful in healing. I experienced immediate results after my first visit, and with regular visits, I'm now pain-free almost all of the time. I'm so grateful for Michelle and her incredible talent and skill in treating my back pain. I'm thrilled beyond words! Thank you Michelle for changing my life so much for the better!"

    Jane. F

    Form and Function Osteopathy

    Located in Pickering, ON

    Office Mall 2, 1400 Bayly St, Unit 8, Pickering, ON L1W 3R2

    (289) 608-8096


    Mon: 11am-5pm (Alternating), Tues: 9am-5pm, Wed: 2pm-6pm, Thurs: 12pm-7pm & Fri: 8:30am-2:30pm (Alternating).