Registered Massage Therapy:
All of our massage treatments are performed by Registered Massage Therapists. Our RMTs are trained in various types of massage from therapeutic and deep tissue to sports to relaxation and many more in between. We will work with you to create a specific treatment plan suitable to your health needs and treatment goals.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches, particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
What is Naturopathic Medicine? Naturopathic Medicine is the science of using natural therapies to treat diseases by addressing the root cause of an illness. Naturopathic medicine rests on the following principles:
Naturopathic Medicine is a scientifically recognized part of primary health care. Primary health care includes prevention, health promotion, and patient education to support the body’s self healing abilities.
What does a Naturopathic Doctor do? Naturopathic doctors diagnose and treat the whole person as a unique individual. The focus is on disease assessment, treatment & prevention. Therapies are non-invasive as they rely on natural substances, patient education & the body’s self healing abilities. These therapies include:
Clinical Nutrition: Nutrition and the therapeutic use of foods is a cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. Food intolerances, deficiencies, dietary imbalances or nutritional excesses have been associated with many medical conditions. A naturopathic doctor is trained to understand the impact that your diet is having on your health. With appropriate dietary modification and nutritional supplements health concerns can be treated with fewer complications and side effects.
Botanical Medicine: Medicinal plants have been, and will continue to be a valuable part of health care. These plants and plant substances are highly effective and safe in the right dosage and when used correctly with other herbs and treatments. Herbs can be prepared in many forms - teas, tinctures or capsules. Naturopathic doctors are extensively trained in both the art and science of botanical medicine. Naturopathic doctors are currently the only health care providers in Canada to be licensed for the use of botanical medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture: The key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of Chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. The chi of the body's organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A Naturopathic Doctor will use Eastern herbs and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the Chi and achieving balance. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles which are inserted into specific meridian points. The practice of acupuncture has been around for over two thousand years and has proven to be very effective especially for pain relief and chronic illness.
Homeopathic Medicine: This powerful system of medicine is more than 200 years old and is widely accepted in many countries. Homeopathic remedies are made from specific dilutions of plant, animal and mineral substances. When carefully matched to the patient they are able to affect the body's "vital force" and to stimulate the body's innate healing forces on both the physical and emotional levels, with few side effects. Some conditions that do not respond well to conventional medicine respond effectively to homeopathy.
Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling: Mental attitudes and emotional states are important elements in healing and disease. Addressing all aspects of a person's life, identifying and addressing the impact that stress and life events have on a patient's health is an important aspect of naturopathic treatment. Naturopathic doctors are trained to counsel on diet, lifestyle, specific stressors, exercise and occupational or environmental hazards as an integral part of the naturopathic treatment program.
Physical Medicine: Physical medicine offers treatment for many different health concerns. Treatments can include soft tissue work (including therapeutic massage), naturopathic manipulation of muscle, bone or the spine, hydrotherapy techniques, gentle electrical impulses, ultrasound, diathermy, and exercise therapy.
What do expect during appointments: Initial appointments last up to ninety minutes. During this time the ND will do an extensive interview in order to understand your entire state of health. Your main health concerns, health history and medical records will be carefully reviewed with some starting recommendations made on the first visit. A detailed treatment plan is provided on the second visit and, if necessary, further testing be done on follow up visits. Follow-up appointments are usually up to 45 minutes and include further recommendations, consultations, and/or therapies such as acupuncture, IV therapy or hydrotherapy.
What conditions do Naturopathic Doctors treat? Naturopathic doctors can be seen as family physicians or general practitioners that use natural therapies to treat a variety of conditions from common colds to chronic health concerns. Examples of some conditions that naturopathic doctors commonly treat are:
Other Goods & Services
Custom Orthotics: Othortics are shoes or shoe inserts that are custom made to your foot's unique shape and needs. Orthotics help rebalance your body mechanics and can provide relief for pain, fatigue and biomechanic syndromes by supporting you from the bottom up.
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