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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.


Nutritional Care

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

Working with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist 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!


Animal Chiropractic Care

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 p... Read More

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.


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.
The new six week session runs from April 18th - May 23rd 2019
Drop in's are available if space permits. Please call the day of to confirm.


Traditional Thai Massage Therapy

Traditional Thai Massage is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body, originating from the time of the Buddha. Nuad Phan Boran as is it called in Thailand, correctly translates only as Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage. More widely known today as Thai Massage, is seen as a practical application of the Buddhist principle of ‘Metta’ or loving kindness, forming the corners... Read More

Traditional Thai Massage is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body, originating from the time of the Buddha. Nuad Phan Boran as is it called in Thailand, correctly translates only as Ancient Massage or Traditional Massage. More widely known today as Thai Massage, is seen as a practical application of the Buddhist principle of ‘Metta’ or loving kindness, forming the cornerstone of a quietly effective healing of body, mind and soul.

Elements of Yoga and Ayurveda from India are combined with universal energy healing principles to balance the flow of energy throughout the body. It is performed with the client comfortably clothed on a special Thai mat. Sessions usually last for at least one hour.

Thai Massage consists of a series of interactive, flowing movements, stretches and rhythmic massage, along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. This experience is often deeply meditative, and can result in a profound release of mental and physical stress.


Fascial Stretch Therapy

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a science-based one-of-a-kind assisted mobility, stretching & flexibility method. It is an effective and gentle hands-on modality that can either calm or energize the nervous system and we recommend it it for tense, tired, sore postpartum bodies! FST is an amazing passive system from which you will feel immediate results and benefits. SOme of these include: ... Read More

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a science-based one-of-a-kind assisted mobility, stretching & flexibility method. It is an effective and gentle hands-on modality that can either calm or energize the nervous system and we recommend it it for tense, tired, sore postpartum bodies!
FST is an amazing passive system from which you will feel immediate results and benefits. SOme of these include:
- Improving posture
- Relieving pain
- Calming the nervous system
- Improved functionality
- Increased range of motion

Adam Bell is a graduate of Dalhousie University and Sutherland Chan School of Massage. Previously, he has worked as both a personal trainer and as a strength and conditioning coach for the last 6 years.

He has extensive experience working with a diverse population including everything from breast cancer survivors, individuals with central nervous system disorders, weekend warriors, as well as professional athletes working with hockey players.

Adam’s treatments include a personalized assessment and movement screen to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. He is a believer that movement is the foundation of physical and mental health and well-being. His philosophy is that movement can give us a sense of appreciation for the human body and all the possibilities that come with it particularly in pain prevention.

Adam also places great value on the power of relaxation to mitigate the stressors of every day life from sleep issues to chronic pain. He has a wide range of techniques to offer whether you are healing from acute injury, experiencing chronic pain, or looking to relax and decompress.

Beyond massage and exercise Adam has a strong passion for nutrition and meditation and their role in optimizing total health.

Adam Bell is a graduate of Dalhousie University and Sutherland Chan School of Massage. Previously... Read More

Dr. Stephanie Fairborn completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Dr. Stephanie Fairborn works with all patients to optimize their health by providing them with the tools and education necessary to make the best decisions for themselves, their family and their community. She has a special interest in women’s health as well as stress management and mental health. She works with patients to achieve optimal health by offering individualized treatment plans to maximize health and well-being. Stephanie is licensed with the The College of Naturopaths of Ontario.

Dr. Stephanie Fairborn completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Natu... Read More

Luke was born in Ripon, Quebec, and raised in rural Prince Edward Island, Having envisioned a path in health and musical arts from a young age, he set about melding and moulding these two unique proficiencies as a young child and teenager.

His journey into healing arts began early. Walking on his parents’ backs regularly, he helped manage their aches and pains. As a teenager, he shared foot and shoulder massages with those near and dear. Experiencing his gift for healing touch, family and friends encouraged Luke to pursue professional training for Massage Therapy. In 1995, Luke moved to Toronto and enrolled in Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. In 1997 he graduated and became a Registered Massage Therapist. In 1998 he began working at Rosedale Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Clinic, a busy multi-disciplinary treatment facility near Sherbourne and Bloor Street East. Over the next 5 years, Luke gained invaluable experience helping many clients recover from repetitive strain injuries, sports injuries, autoimmune diseases, complex fractures, cancer, and paralyzation, among many other conditions. In this environment, he thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to see thousands of clients and collaborate with a plethora of health care professionals spanning many disciplines. Luke feels fortunate to maintain many of these connections today. In 2003 Luke decided to enter private practice, and hasn’t looked back since.

Through more than 2 decades of practice, Luke has attended numerous workshops, courses, seminars and learning initiatives. Additionally he has received bodywork regularly. Both of these learning approaches, as well as his art as a musician, singer and songwriter, continue to inspire and inform his practice of massage therapy. In addition to his massage therapy training at Sutherland-Chan, Luke has studied Traditional Thai Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Therapeutic Touch, Passive Stretch Massage, Visceral Manipulation, Hot Stone Massage, and Tibetan Accupressure Massage.

Luke was born in Ripon, Quebec, and raised in rural Prince Edward Island, Having envisioned a pat... Read More

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, I trained as a Reflexolgist, Reiki Therapist and Yoga teacher, all of which I find ways to incorporate into my practice. It was the study of yoga that peaked my interest in the body, which grew into my interest of chiropractic.

I work as a chiropractor now because I love its ideals about what it means to be healthy. The idea that through input to our system we can be more body aware, become more flexible to change, more resilient and we are able to interact with the world from a place of intended actions rather than reactions.

My training in a myriad of different techniques provides me with an openness to the workings of the human body. My toolbox includes certifications in Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy, and Acupuncture. My training with International Pediatric Chiropractic Association has provided me with a passion and love for prenatal care and care for children of all sizes. I hold a certification in the Webster technique (for breech pregnancies).

In 2006, I became a doula (birth support) to further my interest in working with pregnant women and children. It has become such a part of my practice and my life; birth has a way of putting life very quickly into perspective.

Prior to becoming a chiropractor, I trained as a Reflexolgist, Reiki Therapist and Yoga teacher, ... Read More

Alexandra Nucci is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, and passionate health enthusiast.

Her mission is to educate and empower individuals to take an active role in achieving optimal health through personalized diet and lifestyle programs. She uses an integrative approach to health, addressing the emotional component of eating to develop an intuitive stress-free approach.

Alex’s experience in nutritional consulting extends across a wide range of health matters, including weight management, gastrointestinal health, and chronic disease management. She loves nothing more than to provide delicious alternatives when facing any dietary aversion, allergy, or intolerance, as to keep food a pleasurable and enjoyable experience.

To get to know her better, follow her on Instagram @thenutritionisteats or check out her blog www.thenutritionisteats.com.

Alexandra Nucci is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™, Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, and ... Read More

Amy graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2019. Through student clinics Amy has experience working with stroke patients, high risk pregnancies and athletes. Immediately after graduation she took her Level 1 Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) certification and has been working with clients ever since. She brings a 10 year yoga and meditation practice, which includes certification in Kundalini (as well as prenatal) yoga, to the table integrating various techniques into her therapy sessions. Amy has also been working with pregnant women pre and postpartum as a Doula since 2009.

Always a believer in, and advocate for optimal health, Amy is passionate about living a healthy, happy and holistic lifestyle while providing information and skilled support to help others maintain their own.

Amy graduated from Sutherland Chan School of Massage Therapy in 2019. Through student clinics Am... Read More

If anyone were to ask me what I love most about working as a massage therapist, it is the reality of the body and how each person’s story manifests within their body. You could expect your treatment to be geared towards proper biomechanial alignment (tissue mobility) and optimal breathing, through a combination of massage, myofascial treatment/ stretching and craniosacral therapy. Whether you are a senior working to maintain balance and mobility, a desk jockey striving to alleviate chronic headaches or a triathlete training for Ironman, I am happy to work with you to facilitate that journey!

If anyone were to ask me what I love most about working as a massage therapist, it is the reality... Read More

Originally from Montreal, Québec, Dr. Mishka completed her post-secondary studies at the University of Waterloo and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. It was chiropractic’s perfect blend of science and art that drew her to the profession, and it is what continues to drive her passion for the profession to this day.

Following graduation, Dr. Mishka lived and worked in London, UK before returning to locum across Ontario. In 2012, Dr. Mishka completed the Animal Chiropractic program, expanding her skill set to include treatment of both small and large animals. She is thrilled to offer animal chiropractic hours at Oma on Tuesday mornings! (To explore the idea of animal chiropractic further, please visit www.alphadogchiropractic.com).

Dr. Mishka continues to explore further studies in chiropractic, pediatrics, animal chiropractic, nutrition and orthotics as well as various techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Torque Release and SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique). This variety of tools allows her the flexibility of treating patients of all ages and treatment preferences.

In her spare time, Dr. Mishka enjoys cycling, snowboarding, drawing and spending time with her husband, two children and her dog, Milo.

Dr. Mishka’s schedule: Monday 8am-12pm (people)

Tuesday 8am-12pm (animals) Wed 3-7pm (people) Fri 8am-12pm (people)

Originally from Montreal, Québec, Dr. Mishka completed her post-secondary studies at the Universi... Read More

Originally from Montreal, Québec, Dr. Mishka completed her post-secondary studies at the University of Waterloo and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. It was chiropractic’s perfect blend of science and art that drew her to the profession, and it is what continues to drive her passion for the profession to this day.

Following graduation, Dr. Mishka lived and worked in London, UK before returning to locum across Ontario. In 2012, Dr. Mishka completed the Animal Chiropractic program, expanding her skill set to include treatment of both small and large animals. She is thrilled to offer animal chiropractic hours at Oma on Tuesday mornings! (To explore the idea of animal chiropractic further, please visit www.alphadogchiropractic.com).

Dr. Mishka continues to explore further studies in chiropractic, pediatrics, animal chiropractic, nutrition and orthotics as well as various techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Activator, Torque Release and SOT (Sacro-Occipital Technique). This variety of tools allows her the flexibility of treating patients of all ages and treatment preferences.

In her spare time, Dr. Mishka enjoys cycling, snowboarding, drawing and spending time with her husband, two children and her dog, Milo.

Dr. Mishka’s schedule: Monday 8am-12pm (people)

Tuesday 8am-12pm (animals) Wed 3-7pm (people) Fri 8am-12pm (people)

Originally from Montreal, Québec, Dr. Mishka completed her post-secondary studies at the Universi... Read More

John is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage and has been working as a therapist for 16 years. During his time in the field, he has gained extensive experience in understanding lower back pain and pelvic alignment by working extensively with prenatal clients and athletes in gait-related activities.

In addition to the Swedish massage learned during school and the fascial techniques acquired from Tom Myers’ courses, John is trained in the advanced methods of the Barral Institute. He also learned fascial stretches and ELDOA self-care techniques, which can help augment the treatment session and help clients achieve long term results.

Currently, John specializes in working with the “Conductor” of the body, the nervous system and the gut. Subtle treatment of the nervous system and organs may help underlying conditions by encouraging equilibrium in the system. This precise approach may often help conditions such as GERDS, IBS, endometriosis, menses and dysmenorrhea.

In his spare time John enjoys doing qigong, hiking on the Bruce Trail and window shopping Toronto’s wonderful, independent businesses.

John is a graduate of Sutherland-Chan School of Massage and has been working as a therapist for 1... Read More

Be the BEST you! Stronger, healthier and feeling awesome.

I was introduced to chiropractic as an athlete and it set me on a path that forever changed my life. Being able to move, function at our best, be healthy and happy are key parts of our life. We live our lives through our nervous system and our spine protects this vital system. Our health is determined by the choices we make. Let me inspire and guide you to achieve your best health potential.

Be the BEST you! Stronger, healthier and feeling awesome. I was introduced to chiropractic as an... Read More

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