A Little About Us…

We are like-minded sisters who joined our different work backgrounds, extensive knowledge and experience in science and wellness to start a new journey together.  This led to the opening of our clinic Active Osteopathy in Alliston, Ontario.  We are a personable and results oriented team who strive to work with our clients in a manner that reflects our professionalism and positivity. 


Lisa Westman is co-owner and partner of Active Osteopathy.  She received her diploma in Osteopathy (D.O.M.P.) in 2015 and brings over 18 years of experience and knowledge in the spa and wellness industry.  She is also a Certified Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Aesthetician, Chartered Herbalist, founder and creator of a natural skin care line, Marisma Botanicals, and a busy Mom of two.  Phew!! When she has spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and anything about nature as well as cooking and gardening.   


Julie Pootmans is co-owner and partner of Active Osteopathy.  She graduated in 2015 with a Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP).  She also has a  Honours Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Guelph in Microbiology and a Diploma of Paramedicine from Humber College, furthering her training in 2003 in Advanced Paramedicine.  She brings 17 years experience in managing patient care, extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology, clinical study and medicine employed as an Advanced Care Paramedic for the City of Toronto.  She began having a keen interest in Osteopathy quite a few years ago as it became a great method for dealing with her own pain and body dysfunction.  With the encouragement of her Osteopath, this interest blossomed into a career change which now allows her to help others manage or alleviate their pain as well.