About The Authors
Atily Gunaratne is an osteopathic manual practitioner currently managing a team of natural health practitioners at the Osteopathic Health Centre in Vaughan, Ontario. His extensive medical training began in his native country of Sri Lanka. Atily moved to Europe and worked as an orthopaedic physiotherapist in the United Kingdom for several years. After arriving in Canada, his fascination with “healing” continued while working in rehabilitation, sports medicine and oncology. In 1977, he had his first introduction to osteopathy when he worked with a an orthopaedic surgeon in Europe. Intrigued with this practice and after years of study and practice, he attained his DOMP (Doctorate in Osteopathic Manual Practice) through the Canadian College f Osteopathy in 2000. He combines his passion for “problem solving” with his vast experience, and partners with his team and patients to help the latter achieve a healthier lifestyle. Atily volunteers with the Osteopathy Without Border in Peru, fund raises for the United Way’s CN Tower climb, and mentors osteopathic students. His hobbies include auto racing, photography and gardening.
John Yuen is a freelance journalist in the Greater Toronto Area, specializing in human resources communications and public relations materials for business, non-profit organizations and the public sector. His graduate degree thesis at Carleton University, Roughing it in the Corporate Bush: Company Editors in Canada and Their Handling of Controversial News, is an historical study of the politics of Canadian corporate employee news publishing. He has written for several corporate, trade and professional publications in Canada and abroad. He is a former board member (internal communications) of the International Association of Business Communications (IABC/Toronto chapter) and editor of its monthly IABC Communicator publication. Prior to freelancing, he was a communications specialist for the Ontario government and the Regional Municipality of Peel. He is currently promoting, as a volunteer, career management and community engagement activities at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) – York Region chapter.