Chiropractic Acupuncture

Acupuncture improves your body’s healing processes through stimulating specific anatomic sites (acupoints) with the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. This practice focuses on bringing the body back into an energetic balance in order to be able to heal itself. Studies suggest that acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity... Read More

Acupuncture improves your body’s healing processes through stimulating specific anatomic sites (acupoints) with the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. This practice focuses on bringing the body back into an energetic balance in order to be able to heal itself.

Studies suggest that acupuncture produces its effects through regulating the nervous system, thus aiding the activity of pain-killing biochemicals such as endorphins and immune system cells at specific sites in the body. In addition, studies have shown that acupuncture may alter brain chemistry by changing the release of neurotransmitters and neurohormones and, thus, affecting the parts of the central nervous system related to sensation and involuntary body functions, such as immune reactions and processes that regulate a person’s blood pressure, blood flow, and body temperature.
There are other situations – such as addiction, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low-back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma – in which, acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an alternative to be included in a comprehensive management program.

Acupuncture may be covered by extended insurance plans. Check your plan to see if you are covered.


Chiropractic

Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system to help it function better. Each adjustment is part of a training program that addresses bad habits and stuck patterns in your nervous system. A course of chiropractic care serves to retrain, re-educate and coach your body to better neurological function. Your chiropractic visit will consist of chiropractic adjustments, gentle joint mobilizations an... Read More

Chiropractic focuses on the nervous system to help it function better. Each adjustment is part of a training program that addresses bad habits and stuck patterns in your nervous system. A course of chiropractic care serves to retrain, re-educate and coach your body to better neurological function.

Your chiropractic visit will consist of chiropractic adjustments, gentle joint mobilizations and hands-on muscle release therapy. Our goal is for you to feel calmer and more relaxed, have greater mobility and less discomfort than when you arrived.

While short-term chiropractic care is good at decreasing symptoms of pain and discomfort, our enjoyment comes from seeing the amazing changes that can happen in your body with regular, ongoing care. We notice with regular chiropractic adjustments, you get better faster and stay healthier longer.

Although our chiropractors’ have a toolbox of chiropractic styles, if you are looking for a gentle approach to chiropractic care, we are your place!


Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly... Read More

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning. Massage therapy can help in the following conditions: inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis, stress relief, headaches and migraines, muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains, back pain, pregnancy discomfort, and post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Massage may be covered by most extended insurance plans. Check your plan to see if you are covered or if you require a doctor’s note before starting care.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a philosophy and practice of health care that encourages the healing potential of the body and mind through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine is a fusion of traditional wisdom and modern scientific study with an emphasis on patient-centered care. Your Naturopathic care will be individualized to meet your needs, to prevent and treat disease, and to help... Read More

Naturopathic Medicine is a philosophy and practice of health care that encourages the healing potential of the body and mind through the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic medicine is a fusion of traditional wisdom and modern scientific study with an emphasis on patient-centered care. Your Naturopathic care will be individualized to meet your needs, to prevent and treat disease, and to help you achieve your goals for amazing, vibrant health.

Our naturopath uses a variety of natural therapies to support health and encourage healing. Working integrally with your other health care providers, our naturopath builds her treatments on the cornerstone of a healthy, nutritious diet and active lifestyle. Additional therapies such as acupuncture, botanical (herbal medicine), nutritional supplementation and homeopathy may also be used to nourish the body and help you be your best, balanced, healthiest self.

The initial consultation is 90 minutes in length (60 minutes for children). During the initial intake an extensive health history is taken – emphasis is put on your current symptoms, past symptoms, diet, lifestyle, personal and family medical history and obstacles to optimal health. A physical exam is also performed in the first visit and laboratory testing may be requested. At the end of the initial consultation you will have an outline of your treatment plan – first steps to be taken, goals for treatment, a guiding vision for future steps and recommendations for how to monitor progress. Follow up consults are 30-45 minutes in length and are scheduled according to your individualized treatment plan. During a follow up visit you will discuss short and long term treatment goals, build on your successes and develop plans to overcome any obstacles to health. On-going monitoring of symptoms and, when indicated, laboratory testing will also be completed.

Naturopathic Medicine is regulated in Ontario by the Regulated Health Practitioners Act (RHPA) and College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). Naturopathic Medicine is covered by most extended insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider to check for your coverage.


Naturopathic Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the use of very fine, sterile acupuncture needles inserted into specific points in the body to control the flow of Qi. Acupuncture has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of many conditions including joint pain, chronic back pain, digestive difficulties, menstrual irregularities, depression, insomnia, migraine and many others. Dr. Lisa uses TCM and acupuncture for a ... Read More

Acupuncture is the use of very fine, sterile acupuncture needles inserted into specific points in the body to control the flow of Qi. Acupuncture has been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of many conditions including joint pain, chronic back pain, digestive difficulties, menstrual irregularities, depression, insomnia, migraine and many others.

Dr. Lisa uses TCM and acupuncture for a variety of conditions, most notably fertility enhancement, IUI and IVF cycle support, female and male hormone balancing, menstrual irregularities, labour induction, menopause symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats), anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches and digestive complaints (diarrhea, constipation, heartburn). Acupuncture is safe and effective for all adults, including pregnant women. Acupuncture provided by Dr. Lisa is covered by most extended insurance plans under Naturopathic Medicine


Chiropractic Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is a fast, effective, safe and non-intrusive form of pain relief and accelerated healing. Much of the effectiveness lies in the ability to trigger the body to heal itself. Cold red light on a targeted site of the body stimulates the production of energy within the cell which fuels cell repair and regeneration. The laser “jump starts” the healing process and since the laser ... Read More

Cold Laser Therapy is a fast, effective, safe and non-intrusive form of pain relief and accelerated healing. Much of the effectiveness lies in the ability to trigger the body to heal itself. Cold red light on a targeted site of the body stimulates the production of energy within the cell which fuels cell repair and regeneration. The laser “jump starts” the healing process and since the laser used operates within a specific wavelength range that is non thermal (the “therapeutic window”) there is no risk of tissue damage or other complications.

There are many conditions to treat with cold laser. Our favourites are chronic joint pain, tendon and muscle strains, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, disc herniations or bulges and rotator cuff injuries. These are among the most popular but we have also had great results with concussion symptoms, tinnitus, migraines and wound healing.

We introduced Cold Laser Therapy in the spring of 2014 and haven’t looked back! We feel strongly about the positive results we have received and synergetic benefits with chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture treatments.


Chiropractic Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy is based on understanding that the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones result in a very subtle rhythm. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow within the spinal cord and brain environment. A craniosacral therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. Using a hands on approac... Read More

Craniosacral Therapy is based on understanding that the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones result in a very subtle rhythm. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow within the spinal cord and brain environment. A craniosacral therapist gently works with the spine and the skull, its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia.

Using a hands on approach therapists are able to detect disturbances in the rhythm to help them identify areas of dysfunction, such as cranial, sutural, membrane and other soft tissue restrictions in the body. The work can address physical aches and pains, acute and chronic disease or simply developing well-being and vitality. Craniosacral Therapy is so gentle that it is suitable for babies, children, and the elderly, as well as adults; and also in fragile or acutely painful conditions.

There are other situations — such as jaw dysfunctions, migraines, concussions, fibromyalgia, degenerative neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s — in which, Craniosacral Therapy may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an alternative to be included in a comprehensive management program.


Custom Orthotics

Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Even the slightest misalignment of the bones and muscles can cause a lot of discomfort. These minor misalignments alter the dynamics of how your feet connect with the ground, then carry up the chain of your body. Functional foot orthotics are specialized medical devices and designed to be placed in a shoe. They support, align, or improve the... Read More

Your feet are the foundation for your entire body. Even the slightest misalignment of the bones and muscles can cause a lot of discomfort. These minor misalignments alter the dynamics of how your feet connect with the ground, then carry up the chain of your body.

Functional foot orthotics are specialized medical devices and designed to be placed in a shoe. They support, align, or improve the function of the foot with each movement of the foot with the ground. Foot orthotics have been used in the treatment of various sports related injuries where overuse symptoms may occur, but people also find them helpful for day to day walking or standing. They remove the abnormal stress and strains on the foot and ankle, alleviating pressure on sensitive areas of the foot.

It’s important to note that orthotics DO NOT cure your foot problem, any more than glasses cure your vision problems. They may however help alleviate the following physical symptoms: tired and aching feet, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip pain and low back pain.

Orthotics can last anywhere from six months to a couple of years. Many factors affect their wear and tear, which is why regular reviews are important. Functional foot orthotics, just like shoes, do wear out and do need replacing from time to time.

If you think custom orthotics could help you, you can set up a consult with one of our chiropractors to discuss your symptoms and potential solutions. Obtaining and consistently wearing prescription functional foot orthotics could be the best investment you can make from your feet up!

Before booking your orthotic fitting please make sure you have checked your insurance that orthotics can be dispensed by a chiropractor. Most insurance companies also request a medical doctors note. Please check your insurance’s specifics.


Reflexology

Reflexology is based on thousands of years of tradition, throughout different cultures and continents, which placed significance and reverence in touching another person’s feet in order to comfort and heal. This is evidenced in ancient Egyptian drawings, as well as, in biblical stories, in American Indian ritual and in the Chinese medicine tradition. The foot represents a microcosm of the body ... Read More

Reflexology is based on thousands of years of tradition, throughout different cultures and continents, which placed significance and reverence in touching another person’s feet in order to comfort and heal. This is evidenced in ancient Egyptian drawings, as well as, in biblical stories, in American Indian ritual and in the Chinese medicine tradition. The foot represents a microcosm of the body with each part, organ and gland ‘mapped’ out on the feet. Through massage and applying pressure to certain areas of the feet, the body can relax and achieve a balanced state that allows for a healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual self.

Reflexology itself may be not covered by extended insurance plans but it may be covered as a service within the care you are already receiving through your massage therapist or chiropractor.


Nutritional Care

Nourishment is not about nutrition information, it’s about real-life strategy... Working with a Registered Dietitian may be the missing link in your journey to optimal health. When you create focus on how you are feeding your body and why, you are creating a possibility for optimal body and brain function. This can contribute to a more productive and happier self! Our Registered Dietitian... Read More

Nourishment is not about nutrition information, it’s about real-life strategy...

Working with a Registered Dietitian may be the missing link in your journey to optimal health. When you create focus on how you are feeding your body and why, you are creating a possibility for optimal body and brain function. This can contribute to a more productive and happier self!

Our Registered Dietitian has worked over a decade with children, expectant/new mothers, athletes, families on a whole and is a behavioural-counselling RD. She has experience in meal planning, counselling for specific behaviours (ex. Emotionally driven eating), weight/disease management and goal setting. Let’s work together with effective tools to create inspiration and long term solutions. Whether you are looking to create specific changes, a full overhaul of your eating habits, or want to examine something in particular, we can help!

Note: Nutrition counselling from a Registered Dietitian may be covered by extended insurance plans. Check your plan to see if you are covered.


Animal Chiropractic Care

BEGINNING OCTOBER 4TH! Animals can benefit from chiropractic as well. It can be difficult for pet owners to know if their "fur baby" could use care but in general pets suffering from stiffness, arthritis, sports injuries, periods of cage rest or confinement and post-surgical soreness can benefit tremendously. Your pet may also give you signs that something isn’t right. If your pet is limp... Read More

BEGINNING OCTOBER 4TH!

Animals can benefit from chiropractic as well. It can be difficult for pet owners to know if their "fur baby" could use care but in general pets suffering from stiffness, arthritis, sports injuries, periods of cage rest or confinement and post-surgical soreness can benefit tremendously.

Your pet may also give you signs that something isn’t right. If your pet is limping inexplicably, avoids previously enjoyable activities, yelps when touched or groomed, avoids going up/down stairs or jumping up/off the furniture or simply seems to have shown a change in mood or behaviour, he or she may benefit from a chiropractic adjustment.

It is important to note that chiropractic is not an alternative to veterinary care, but rather a complement to it. Optimally, the chiropractor and veterinarian can work as a team to provide the most integrative care possible for your pet.


Mental Health Therapy


Oma Yoga

Oma Yoga is a therapeutic yoga class that incorporates self care tools, exploration, education and lots of hands on attention! During the 6 week session, each class will focus on common areas of tension in the body and or common minor injuries with the perfect balance of activation and release. The class is open to any level with a maximum of 8 participants to ensure focused attention. NEXT ... Read More

Oma Yoga is a therapeutic yoga class that incorporates self care tools, exploration, education and lots of hands on attention! During the 6 week session, each class will focus on common areas of tension in the body and or common minor injuries with the perfect balance of activation and release. The class is open to any level with a maximum of 8 participants to ensure focused attention.

NEXT 6 WEEK SESSION BEGINS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20th, 7:30pm. Register online today!
DROP-IN'S AVAILABLE!


Riverdale Yoga Babies

Riverdale Yoga Babies is a lively group that has been running consecutively since 2006. We have had babies as early as 2 weeks up to walking. The class runs in 6 week sessions with drop ins available. No prior experience of yoga is necessary; the intent is to reconnect to your body, teach your baby yoga early as well as connect to a fabulous group of new parents.

 The class is taught by Adrien... Read More

Riverdale Yoga Babies is a lively group that has been running consecutively since 2006. We have had babies as early as 2 weeks up to walking. The class runs in 6 week sessions with drop ins available. No prior experience of yoga is necessary; the intent is to reconnect to your body, teach your baby yoga early as well as connect to a fabulous group of new parents.

 The class is taught by Adrienne McRuvie, yoga teacher, family chiropractor and doula.

Drop in's are available if space permits. Please call the day of to confirm.


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