Thousands of Canadians live with persistent symptoms resulting from a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury or concussion. These individuals may notice continued balance and gait problems and these deficits can have a significant negative impact on functional status, capacity to return to work, and quality of life.
PoNS™ (short for Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) is an innovative, non-surgical medical device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to the nerves on the surface of the tongue that connect with nerves in the brain. This stimulation, in conjunction with targeted therapeutic activities, has the potential to restore balance and gait in individuals with chronic balance deficit due to a mild or moderate Traumatic Brain Injury or concussion. To learn more, visit ponstreatment.ca.
To get started, contact us to schedule a 15-minute complimentary telephone call with a Certified PoNS™ Trainer.
Naturopathic medicine is a healthcare system that focuses on disease prevention by incorporating modern scientific knowledge with natural forms of medicine.
To treat an illness (e.g. hormone imbalance, thyroid issues, diabetes, digestive concerns, autoimmune disease, pain), naturopathic doctors help patients make lasting, positive lifestyle and behavioural changes. This includes addressing nutrition (diet), sleep, stress management and physical activity.
In addition, supportive therapies such as vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanical medicine, Asian medicine, acupuncture and detoxification may also be implemented.
Naturopathic doctors understand that the human being is complex and that each individual is unique. Through collaboration with other healthcare professionals, naturopathic doctors create individualized healthcare plans that meet the needs of each person.
Naturopathic medicine is beneficial in treating:
- Mental health (stress, anxiety, depression)
- Hormone health (menopause, PCOS, hormone imbalance, PMS, fibroids)
- Reproductive health (fertility, pre- and post-natal care)
- Gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, GERD, IBS, fatty liver)
- Autoimmunity (psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's)
Pelvic health and physiotherapy offers rehabilitation solutions to relieve pain, improve physical well-being and provide patients with the appropriate skills to prevent future injuries.
Therapeutic approaches used by our physiotherapist include:
- Active Release Techniques
- Mulligan Manual Therapy
- PNF Patterns
- Manipulation and Mobilization
- Strengthening/Conditioning Exercises
- Pessary Fitting
Physiotherapy is beneficial in treating:
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Elbow pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Pelvic pain
- Ligament injuries
- Motor vehicle injuries
- Poor posture
- Post-surgical Rehab
- Pelvic organ prolapses
- Shin splints
- Sports injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Whiplash injuries
Our chiropractor ensures optimal functioning of the muscles, joints and nerves through education and manual therapies. Simple exercises may also be prescribed to help maintain mobility and strength so that the effects of treatment are long-lasting.
Therapeutic approaches used by our chiropractor include:
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Soft tissue therapies
- Fascial therapies
Chiropractic therapy is beneficial in treating:
- Low back and neck pain
- Pain of the upper and lower extremities
- Joint pain / Arthritis
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Headaches: Tension-Type, Migraines and Cervicogenic
- Fibromyalgia / Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Our counsellor provides individual therapy to address the social, occupational and emotional issues that prevent a person from functioning optimally. Our clients may receive supportive counselling, stress management, anger management and various psychological therapies as part of their treatment plan.
Psychological counselling is beneficial in treating:
- Panic Attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
Computerized biofeedback is a non-invasive technology that helps you learn to control muscle tension and other body responses to reduce pain and stress. Biofeedback is provided by a certified Biofeedback therapist.
Biofeedback technology works by measuring muscle tension, blood flow, temperature and breathing patterns, which are instantly displayed on a computer screen. The therapist provides patients with an in-depth analysis of their results and advises them on ways to correct any perceived dysfunctions.
Biofeedback therapy is also used to teach relaxation techniques, breathing pattern changes and effective stretching exercises aimed to reduce and control a patient’s pain level.
A patient's physiological response can be measured in real time; therefore, treatment strategies can be specifically tailored to each individual's needs. Biofeedback therapy is particularly crucial because it integrates the psychological and physical aspects of pain.
Biofeedback is beneficial in the treatment of:
- Headaches: Tension-Type and Migraine
- Some sleep problems
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Phobic reactions
- Bruxism (Teeth grinding)
- Stress-related disorders
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Low Back/Neck Pain
Massage therapy utilizes hands-on techniques to release tension in the body; thereby, increasing the client’s mobility and function. Our Registered Massage Therapist uses Swedish massage to address trigger points, muscle tension and fascial restrictions that can prolong stress and pain.
Massage therapy is beneficial in treating:
- Pain related to muscle tension