Ottawa Chiropractors, Registered Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Naturopathic Doctors and Acupuncture Providers
The clinic’s practitioners see patients with a wide range of from pregnancy and pediatric care, women’s health issues, men’s health issues, stress management, nutrition, and optimal sports performance.
Our team of male and female practitioners uses a wide variety of gentle chiropractic adjusting techniques, massage therapy, physiotherapy, naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.
Treatments may include one or more of the following modalities:
Gentle Chiropractic care including several options for adjusting techniques Activator, Thompson Drop Technique, Diversified, Gonstead, Palmer Upper Cervical Specific, Performance for Life assessment.
The Activator Method is an instrument-assisted treatment method used by some chiropractors to relieve back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
Prenatal Chiropractic care During pregnancy, a woman’s body adapts with the weight of her baby. As the fetus develops, the pelvis spreads and the ligaments loosen. The low back curves to compensate for the extra abdominal load while the midback curves with the weight of the breasts. Chiropractic care is very important during this time. It helps to ensure full nerve function to both mother and baby.
Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (CATS) Developed by Dr. Roger Turner, CATS is a specific chiropractic technique to locate and correct misalignment of the bones of the skull that may have resulted from falls, accidents, blows to the head and difficult births. Cranial misalignment can be the cause of a number of symptoms including, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, blurred vision, ringing in the ear, altered coordination, speech difficulties and more. CATS treatments progressively realigns the skull, thereby improved function and healing and eliminating these symptoms
Custom-fit orthotics / Custom orthotic therapy Your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.
Cold Laser Therapy
A non invasive therapy, with no known adverse effects, cold laser uses specific wavelengths of infrared light, placed in direct contact with the skin, to penetrate tissues and enhance normal cell function. This interaction has been clinically shown to accelerate healing, eliminate pain, improve mobility and decrease inflammation. A highly effective treatment for conditions such as: Arthritis, Sports injuries, Chronic and Degenerative conditions, Musculoskeletal problems. This form of laser therapy has no cytogenic effects and does not heat or cut tissue, unlike high intensity lasers. It treats the underlying condition or pathology to promote healing, natuarally.
Registered Massage Therapy
Our Massage Therapists are trained in Swedish massage, sports massage techniques, pediatric and infant massage therapy, prenatal and postnatal massage and more. A few of our therapists specialize in the following extensions of this modality:
Active Release Technique (ART) ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.
Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it’s effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels (peristalsis) and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure (less than 9 ounces per square inch or about 4 kPa) and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.
Reiki a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture is a blend of Eastern and Western acupuncture philosophies resulting in a treatment that allows a release of the stressors of everyday life.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy for men, women and children with any acute or chronic condition including sprains or strains, low back or neck pain, hypermobility, migraines, TMJ issues, vertigo, concussion rehabilitation and more.
Women’s Health Physiotherapy for women at any stage in their life, including pregnancy and post-natal issues including blocked milk ducts, tailbone or pubic bone pain, back and rib pain, diastasis recti or poor core control, returning to activity post-partum, mechanical fertility challenges, and more.
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for men and women with urinary or fecal frequency, urgency, &/or incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic girdle pain, tailbone pain, pain with intercourse, interstitial cystitis, endometriosis, painful menses, ano-rectal dysfunction, chronic constipation and more.
Naturopathic Medicine Women’s and Men’s health, common cold, seasonal allergies, hormone, stress, and nutritional issues; Pre and post natal; therapies including craniosacral therapy and acupuncture treatments
Acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain in arthritis and headaches, but it is also very beneficial for treating fertility and hormonal imbalances, skin conditions, anxiety and depression.
As of proclamation of the Naturopathy Act, 2007 on July 1st, 2015, Naturopathic Doctors have access to order blood tests through Ontario Laboratories. This includes 194 lab tests on blood, stool, urine, saliva, hair, tissue/discharge and breath, as well as perform 16 tests in their office:
- Ascorbic acid (ascorbate) Vitamin C
- Blood Group – ABO and RhD
- BTA Bioterrain Assessment
- Free Fatty acids
- Hemoglobin – A1C
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin – pregnancy test
- Indican – indicator of intestinal toxemia and overgrowth of anaerobic bacteria
- Koenigsberg – adrenal stress test
- Live blood cell analysis
- Mononuclear Heterophile Antibodies (monospot)
- Oxidative testing
- Rapid Strep Test
- Routine urinalysis by dipstick
- Sulkowitch – calcium test
- Vaginal pH
Tests are still not covered by OHIP, although there is a subset of public health tests that N.D.’s may be able to order free of charge for patients in the near future.
Reflexology is a holistic art that focuses on reflexes on the feet that correlate to the entire body. This ancient therapy dates back as far as 2300 BCE and uses the hands and feet to map out the organs, glands and body parts. By placing pressure on these reflexes, we bring attention to the bodily systems releasing hormones that relax the body and mind. It can also help relieve foot pain, help clear sinuses, reduce stress, and help with insomnia and better sleep.
The other possible benefits of reflexology are better circulation, lymphatic drainage, and by working all the reflexes, it helps bring balance to the body.
We heal best when we are relaxed, so reflexology is a great way to calm nerves, ease anxiety and treat yourself to a holistic treatment that aids in assisting your body. It’s a one hour session involving reflexology and a brief foot massage with coconut oil afterwards.
Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based intervention intended to help people maintain and improve their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with clients on a variety of problems and issues. The client and the therapist work together to bring positive change in the client’s feeling, thinking, social functioning and behaviour.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health and understand why behaviours are occurring. CBT works to understand the negative or unwanted patterns of behaviour or thoughts and tries to decrease them by improving emotional regulation and personal coping strategies. As well, CBT uses a solution-focused approach to deal with solving current problems.
We offer psychotherapy services to individuals 18 years old and over who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, increased life changes, relationship problems, grief, and trauma symptoms. We are also offering a free 15-minute phone session with a psychotherapist.