Mariana is our Doctor of Osteopathy (Numss) /Osteopathic manual practitioner, and lower-back specialist, Mariana practices a European style of Osteopathy, which utilizes hands-on manipulation of muscles and joints mobilization using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance.
Before becoming an Osteopathic practitioner in Canada, Mariana practiced medicine as a medical doctor in Asuncion, Paraguay. She specialized in family medicine & rheumatology there and when she came to Canada, she retrained as an osteopathic practitioner in Montreal in 2014.
Mariana is also a certified LLLT Laser Therapist and incorporates Bioflex Laser Technology into her treatments to treat soft tissue and sports injuries, arthritic conditions, and repetitive stress injuries. Mariana is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish
Her specialties are Sacroiliac Joint subluxation and TMJ (Temporomandibular joint pain)
- Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) from the National University of Medical Sciences (Toronto)
- TMJ training (Osteopathie et Medecine Dentaire) at Centre Osteopathique du Quebec
- Co-Author of “Diagnois and manual treatment of sacro-iliac joint syndrome: a study of the reliability and use of 3 key clinical examination signs” in conjunction with Mcgill University
- Trained with Dr. Robert Perlman (BSc, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP) on the treatment of sacro-iliac joint syndrome.
- (OMM) Techniques Addressing Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19, by the American Osteopathic Association
- Osteopathy in Pelvic Region
- Concussion Rehab Bootcamp
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Testimonials – English
I went to see Mariana to treat my painful knee, I have meniscus tear on the right knee. I was told I needed a knee replacement, I decided to try a different approach before surgery and I did osteopathy treatment in combination with Photobiomodulation/laser therapy.
After 6 treatments I noticed a big difference, the pain and inflammation decreased and I started walking again without limping at work.
I definitely recommend this treatments to anyone who has any kind of knee problems.
I am so fortunate to have met Marianna. I suffered with pelvic pain for over fifteen years, making it a challenge to walk. Everyone diagnosed me with sciatic nerve, only to find out it was subluxation. Marianna was confident that in 8-10’appointments it would be fixed! I was so skeptical. I had tried everything. To my astonishment by my 6th appointment I was feeling no pain! 15 years of pain! Gone. By my 10th appointment my 15 year injury was done! It was miraculous for me. I remember calling her from Florida months later crying, telling her I was walking the entire beach with no pain……
I went to the Lugo Clinic for sciatica. The pain was unbearable (really). Marianna was professional, compassionate and focused on my pain and recovery. She explained what she was doing, why she was doing it and used “Laser Treatment” and stretching to treat me. Within a few days I could move again and 2 weeks later I felt myself but was still very careful. I went multiple times for treatments and also used a belt that Marianna recommended which helped a lot for everyday activity. The office was professional and safe. I hope to stay healthy but if I need help again, I know I will return and if others need help, I would recommend Lugo Clinic.