Monthly Archives: July 2021

A Deep Dive into Osteopathy, Its Medical Benefits, and Its Role in Living Longer with Danielle Henry

In this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, our guest was Danielle Henry who shared with us her expertise in the field of Osteopathy. We discussed the holistic approach of osteopathic treatment, its medical benefits, and the preventative measures in maintaining body function on its optimal level.

Danielle is a Certified Osteopath and a Registered Massage Therapist who studied Kinesiology at the University of Guelph and continued her journey by taking Osteopathy at the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy. Since completing her education, she has continued to train by taking additional courses in advanced cranial and visceral osteopathy. Danielle is also passionate about pregnancy and fertility and is working to develop course material on how to support Osteopaths in addressing this with their patients.

In our interview, Danielle helps us de-mystify the interaction of the visceral, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems. She also reveals how she is able to use this interaction to discover the root causes of pain and dysfunction.

You can learn more about Osteopathy and Danielle’s practice by visiting Maple Shores Health Centre.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self-education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice

Building Functional Strength with Former Professional Strongman Ryan Green

On this week’s episode of Healthspan Academy, we discussed the world of functional strength. We talked about the core principles of training for elite athletes and how these same principles can be applied to reducing joint pain and functioning at a high level as we age. Our guest was former professional strongman, Ryan Green. For three years, Ryan competed across the world representing Canada in dozens of international competitions. At his strongest, Ryan pulled a 100,000lb tractor 30m!

Ryan’s career came to an unfortunate end in 2004 when he was sprinting with nearly 1000lbs on his back, got tripped up in a pothole, and broke his back. Since then his mentality has shifted towards training for longevity and coaching others to do the same.

In our chat, Ryan revealed some of his training and nutrition strategies while he was competing and how those strategies look today in pursuit of his new goal of living to 150.

Here is the full list of Ryan’s impressive career achievements…


8th WSC Championship, Edmonton
6th Canada’s Strongest Man
27th All Strength World Cup, Riga Latvia
1st Belleville Waterfront Festival
2nd 2004 Ontario Strongest Man – Provincials


2nd 2003 Ontario Strongest Man – Provincials
4th 2003 Canadian Strongest Man – Nationals
11th 2003 Super Series – North Bay, Ontario
7th 2003 Gatineau Balloon Festival Strongman (Pro)
3rd 2003 All Strength Nations Challenge (Team Canada) – St. Maarten, Caribbean
8th (inj.) 2003 North American Solid Strength Classic – Regina, Saskatchewan


1st 2002 Met-Rx Midwest Strongman Challenge (Amateur Heavyweight)
14th 2002 Ohio Valley Strongman (Open Pro division – t 13th)
6th 2002 All Strength Challenge – Halifax
4th 2002 Clinton Invitational
2nd 2002 Ontario Strongest Man – Provincials
2nd 2002 All Strength Challenge – Wasaga Beach
5th 2002 All Strength Nations Challenge (Team Canada White)
4th 2002 All Strength Challenge – Canadian Final (t 3rd)
7th 2002 Canadian Strongest Man – Nationals
6th 2002 Gatineau Balloon Festival Strongman (Pro)


6th 2001 Ontario Strongest Man Provincials
2nd 2001 All Strength Challenge – Trenton
3rd 2001 All Strength Challenge – Port Colborn
8th 2001 All Strength Challenge – Canadian Final

Mobility 101: Discovering Better Joint Function

In this episode of Healthspan Academy we explore mobility through the lens of slowing and reversing aging. We discuss the fundamentals of improving range of motion and the key principles of attaining better joint stability and reducing the chances of injury.

Craig chatted about the Five Pillars of Mobility and their role in optimizing joint function. Kyle discussed his biggest breakthroughs in managing countless hours of sitting in the cockpit. We also touched on our most important life failures and the lessons we took from them.

*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice

Understanding the Mind-Body Relationship As It Pertains to Functional Health and Wellness with Dr Monique Muller

In this episode of Healthspan Academy, we chatted about physical therapy and self care. Our guest was Dr. Monique Muller, who is a licensed Physical Therapist at South City Physiotherapy and a former professor at McMaster University. Monique is very bright and an excellent problem solver. We discussed the importance of stress management as it relates to self care and physical therapy. We also picked Monique’s brain on how to develop strategies to reduce stress and pain, while improving movement and the prospect for increasing healthspan.

Monique considers the patient and the physiotherapist as a team, striving to maximize recovery and aims to integrate rehabilitation and life changes to enhance patient wellbeing. She has taken a large number and variety of courses in order to expand her practitioner toolbox, helping to fit the best approach with each individual patient. In our interview we chatted about how this applies to self-care in optimizing health and function.

Here is a link to book a session with Monique in Guelph…

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*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice