About Glenn Cameron - President of Innovative Therapy Canada

Glenn Cameron is the founder and president of Innovative Therapy Canada

Credentials

  • Professional Registered Massage Therapy Ontario RMT specializing in Therapeutic Medicine (Ottawa)
  • Board Certification in Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Intractable Pain and Neuropathy (American College of Physical Medicine)
  • Certified Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Professional (EMS Medical Germany)
  • Certified Trigenics Myoneural System Therapy (U.S.)
  • Accredited Advanced Musculoskeletal Biostructural Correction (Canada)
  • Accredited Postural Gate Analysis & Evaluation (Toronto)
  • Accredited High Energy Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (Pulse Centers U.S.)
  • Accredited Professional Spinal Decompression (Universal Pain Technology Canada)

Background

Glenn was forced out of careers as an electronics service technician and then as a computer consultant due to degenerating vision.  Tired of changing careers and truly wanting to continue being a functional part of society, Glenn thought of a career that would not require sight, as he had no useful vision remaining. 

At the age of 46, Glenn enrolled in an extensive massage therapy program in Ottawa, while living 2 hours away in his home city of Cornwall.  Unable to drive and without useful vision, Glenn's relentless determination to succeed saw him take the Greyhound bus to and from Ottawa every day he had classes.  His days were long and studies difficult not able to see a single illustration in the numerous medical books he was required to learn.  He literally cut every book apart to scanned thousands of pages converted into readable text by the screen reading software in his computer.

With the help of his life-sized skeleton, which is still an integral part of his clinic today, Glenn endured and graduated. 

He could not know then how his vision loss would change his life, and of the thousands of people, he would eventually treat in the future.   

Glenn was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disorder that eventually robs a person of their sight. He had good vision in his earlier years, enjoyed winter and summer sports, and became a pilot until his vision deteriorated ending his flying days at the age of 24. Two years later, Glenn gave up his driver’s license, beginning life with a visual disability.

Glenn thought learning braille was the next normal progression for a person going blind.  There was no way for Glenn to know then how this would change his life forever. Learning to read braille would prove to be a life-altering skill for Glenn.

It took him 5 years to develop the sensitivity in his fingers to be able to read the tiny Braille dots with accuracy and speed, mentally converting the tiny dot patterns into alphabetical characters and ultimately words and sentences.  According to medical researchers, we all have roughly 50,000 sensation receptors in every square inch of our fingertips, but most do not really develop sensitivity in these receptors.  Those who read Braille do, and this results in a remarkable transformation and heightened sense of touch in a world without sight.

Glenn has developed a rare sense of touch, a virtual “7th sense”, that allows him to feel problems that even the best imaging equipment like MRI’s, may not detect.  He has achieved a level of success that many sighted health care professionals never reach.  He uses this 7th sense to diagnose pain conditions with uncanny accuracy and develops innovative treatment protocols to reverse the painful effects of the condition by doing something medicine rarely does, fix the cause. 

Robbed of his sight … not his vision

Glenn is grateful to have the knowledge and skill to help people from all over the world, solving issues they cannot seem to get resolved where they live.  Glenn offers almost everyone treated the chance for a much better quality of life.  It is a career driven by empathy and a passion for resolving even the most difficult of issues in people with his blindness, always in the back of his mind.  His hope is that someday a healthcare professional like him will do what he does for so many people and find a cure for his own problem.

Education

Glenn began his education with a 3,000-hour therapeutic massage therapy program in Ottawa, graduating and becoming professionally certified as a Registered Massage Therapist RMT.   

Being blind and able to feel deep musculoskeletal dysfunctions led Glenn on a 10-year odyssey to learn what these dysfunctions meant, and more importantly how to solve them. 

This odyssey began with his first post-graduate training in the use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy- a unique, acoustic wave technology more commonly known to break apart kidney stones in a process called lithotripsy.  The world’s leading research and developers of the technology, EMS, in Germany, provided his introductory training.  Today Glenn is one of the most proficient and busiest users of the technology in Canada. 

Over the years, Glenn recognized even more remarkable dysfunctions particularly with the relationship between both central/peripheral nervous systems, and the musculoskeletal system which his hands-on experience and patient research proved existed, sometimes more than most health care practitioners may have witnessed.   

Troubled as to why the musculoskeletal system affects and is affected by the autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, Glenn sought out and received advanced neurological education and training in the U.S. in a unique branch of neurology termed Functional Neurology.   

Further education in musculoskeletal biostructural correction and board certification in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic intractable pain and neuropathy additionally aided Glenn greatly to a higher level of understanding of what causes pain, and ultimately what makes it chronic. 

The many diplomas and certifications on his treatment room wall bear no representation to the knowledge and skills developed over many years of challenging and solving some of the most difficult to resolve pain conditions that affect the human body. 

Over the past 10 years, Glenn established his own insights, research, and case studies into the conditions he attempted to resolve, to better understand why they developed, and offer permanent solutions for them.  Glenn has treated over 5,000 people with well over 20,000 treatments to date.

Achievements

Some of the complex conditions Glenn has developed protocols to solve include:

  • Pelvic Pain Syndrome (Pudendal Neuralgia)
  • Abdominal Adhesion and Scar Tissue Removal
  • Chronic Intractable Back/Neck Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (Diabetic, Chemotherapy, Pharmaceutical induced)
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Degenerative Disc Disease/Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Whiplash
  • Frozen Shoulder

     

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