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Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy (SOCO) was founded by Dr. Igor Norets.
Dr. Norets' main objective is to share his knowledge and diverse experience in Conventional and Complementary Medicine with health practitioners who are eager to learn and who want to acquire mastery in the art of Osteopathy.

Our office and clinic are located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Our friendly staff is always ready to assist you.

About Igor Norets, DOMP, MD (Europe) Ph.D., Founder & President of the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy

Dr. Igor Norets is a physician from Europe with extensive knowledge and over a 30-year diverse practical experience in clinical medicine, teaching, and research.

Dr. Norets graduated from Kishinev Medical University (Europe) in 1981 with a Medical Doctorate. Following the graduation, he was trained in Neurology, Manual Medicine and Osteopathy under the guidance of Professors O. Kogan, V. Janda, and K. Lewit.

Over the course of his past medical practice, Dr. Norets has served as staff physician of the Department of Neurology at Novokuznetsk Municipal General Hospital, Medical Director of Neurologic Rehabilitation Centre, and Associate Professor of the State Post-Graduate Institute for Medical Doctors (Russia) where he taught Neurology, Manual Medicine and Osteopathy.

In 1989, Dr. Norets obtained a Ph.D. degree in Neurology for clinical research of lower back and pelvic pain syndromes related to sacroiliac joint disorders.

Igor Norets was formerly Vice President and Certified Fellow of the Russian National Association for Manual Medicine and a member of the International Federation of Manual Medicine (F.I.M.M.)

Dr. Norets is the founder and President of the Southern Ontario College of Osteopathy. He also has a busy private osteopathic practice in the Greater Toronto Area.

He is currently a member of the Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals (OFOP) as well as the Ontario Council of Drugless Osteopathy (OCDO).

Dr. Norets participated in a number of international congresses and conferences and has authored twenty seven scientific publications including monographs, manuals and articles in medical scientific journals.
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