is the insertion of very fine needles through the patient's skin at specific points in the body to a variety of depths, targeting muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, blood flow, qi, etc.
Acupuncture can be used to effectively treat a variety of systemic conditions (such as fertility, smoking cessation, organ function, etc) using the more traditional Chinese acupuncture points. It is also effective for treatment of more local, specific injuries (such as tendinopathies, arthritis, cervicogenic headaches, sprains and strain, etc) using a more contemporary medical acupuncture approach.
Acupuncture is not "painful"! Needles used for injections or blood draws are painful because they are hollow and remove a small piece of skin (hence the band-aid after). Acupuncture needles are solid - rarely will you even be able to tell where the needle was once it is removed.
Naturopathic medicine is a non-invasive, holistic and natural way to treat and prevent chronic illnesses as well as reduce the reliance on prescription medications (and thus, their side effects). The focus is on the patient, lifestyle and diet choices, family history, and health history, to formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan catered to the individual. Our naturopath works with patients to treat (and prevent) a variety of issues, such as: fertility, stress management, immune system, menopause symptoms, weight loss, skin conditions etc. She also has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease and related issues. She combines natural therapies including nutrition, acupuncture & Chinese medicine, herbs & lifestyle counselling to help you achieve your health goals.
Registered Massage Therapy
is a comprehensive intervention that involves a variety of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and associated structures of the body in order to prevent and relieve pain and restore function.
Massage can help with muscle tightness resulting from stress, overuse injuries, chronic pain syndrome and acute muscle strains in a natural, non-invasive way.
Our RMTs focus on trigger points, tightness and the overall movement patterns of the body. With experience in pre and post-natal massage and rehabilitative injury care, they are available to treat a multitude of problems.
is a rehabilitation profession that promotes a drug-free health care practice. PTs work with patients of all ages using exercise prescription, mobilizations, modalities and soft tissue therapy to restore function, decrease pain and improve movement and motion.
Our physiotherapist focuses on manual work - she spends time with the patient; working on the patient one-on-one and teaching the patient rehabilitative protocols to get them back in action.
is a non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and joints).
Doctors of Chiropractic spend 3-4 years in University follow by an additional 4 years of Chiropractic college. They provide a diagnosis, treatment and preventative care for many conditions and ailments related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.
Our chiropractors are evidence-based practitioners, relying on the current research to guide their treatment plans. They use Muscular Release Therapy, Acupuncture, Graston and manipulation as well as Activator, ultrasound, cold laser therapy, tens/IFC and custom orthotics when necessary.