Therapeutic Massage, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Manual Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture and Manual Lymph Drainage.
Therapeutic Massage (Swedish Technique) provides an alternative health option for treating chronic pain syndromes, occupational and repetitive stress, muscular pain and spasm. It is effective in the treatment of muscular stiffness, sciatica, headaches, arthritis, associated discomforts of pregnancy, whiplash, tendonitis, sports injuries and more. Swedish Massage is rhythmical compression and releasing of soft tissues, using a variety of hands-on techniques to evoke a desired therapeutic effect. It can be both therapeutic and relaxing.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is an effective treatment for numerous conditions such as tendonitis, by helping to remove chronic and acute debris bi-products from the site of injury, stimulate healing, soften scars and adhered connective tissue to help restore range of motion.
Manual Therapy is based on Osteopathic principles, which uses assessment and gentle hands-on treatment to promote healthy functioning in the body by correcting mechanical imbalances and tensions in the muscles, bones, ligaments, organs, nervous system and fascia.
Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture is a complete and integrated cause- based approach to health care. It is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies and/or acupuncture needles. Naturopathic Doctors are Primary Health care providers who blend modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. Naturopathic Medicine is based on the healing power of nature and supports and stimulates the body’s natural ability. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for many conditions including pain, swelling, circulation and digestive disorders, menopause, fertility, improving the immune system, Bell's palsy, chronic fatigue and overall well being.
Manual Lymph Drainage massage focuses on improving the circulation of the lymphatic system (waste removal from the body). Stimulation of lymph flow is accomplished by lightly massaging the primary areas of swelling and congestion that encourage lymph fluid drainage and ensure the body’s cells receive adequate levels of oxygen.
Lymphatic drainage techniques reduce swelling and pain in the affected area and reduce the build-up of excess fibrin which leads to scar tissue formation.
Lymph drainage is an effective, painless treatment, which gives new basis to tissue health and healing.
What to expect. Your initial consultation begins with a confidential case history questionnaire and a thorough assessment that includes specific tests to determine the cause of your problem. Once we have determined what your goals are, we proceed with a mutual plan to treat the cause.
Our goals are to help you manage your injury/ complaint(s). We will teach you specific home care recommendations to help you resolve your problem and minimize frequent office visits.
Registered Massage Therapy and Naturopathic Medicine are not covered by OHIP. However, some Extended Health Care Insurance plans may provide full or partial coverage.
Massage Therapists in Ontario are trained in soft tissue assessment, orthopaedic testing, neurological testing, anatomy, physiology, massage techniques, hydrotherapy, pathology and remedial exercise.
Massage Therapists receive a minimum of 2200 hours of clinical practice/academics, and are regulated by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Naturopathic Medicine Doctors are required to have a Bachelor Degree for admission into the Naturopathic Medicine Program, and receive a minimum of 1200 hours of Clinical experience and a minimum of 3000 hours of classroom training. Three major areas of study: biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, and naturopathic therapeutics. The Counsel on Naturopathic Medical Education accredits Naturopathic Medicine Doctors.
Massage Therapists and Naturopathic Medicine Doctors are Regulated Health Professionals.