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Workshops & Seminars

Workshops are our way of providing a lot of specialized information in a concise, affordable format. We invite numerous professionals to collaborate on particular issues to present a truly holistic perspective for healing. Please contact us for information about upcoming workshops, which are open to the public. To be notified of workshop details, please subscribe to our monthly email newsletter, Integrated Roots, and visit our blog, here.

Recurring workshops and programs include a 4-week Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Lindsay Dupuis, De-Stress & Re-Charge Energy Exercise classes with Sarah Knight, Reiki Level 1 training with Sarah Knight, Hypnobabies with Sarah Hutchinson, and Pro-Active Women series with Dr. Angela Hunt and Christine Campbell.

 

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Medical Testing

Laboratory services available to patients through OHIP can be limiting. As licensed healthcare providers, Naturopathic Doctors may access not only mainstream laboratory services, but also services provided by advanced laboratories throughout Canada and the United States. These thorough assessments are invaluable tools that will help you understand your current health status and monitor your improvement during treatment. Blood, urine, saliva, and stool analysis is available to analyze food allergies, digestive health, nutritional status, hormone balance, and more. For more information, including about our in-house laboratory testing, please view our website, here.

CranioSacral Therapy

Our central nervous system is comprised of our brain and spinal cord. Their optimal function depends significantly on the quality of the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes them. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a very gentle manual therapy that addresses the central nervous system by releasing restrictions in the tissues that surround the spine and brain. CST may be an effective adjunctive therapy for chronic pain or neurological conditions such as migraines, back pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and concussions. It is safe and effective for a variety of pediatric conditions, such as constipation and colic.

CranioSacral Therapy at KIHC is offered by Joel Ackerman, Registered Massage Therapist. It can be incorporated into an existing appointment or as an entire treatment unto itself, with the client fully clothed and lying comfortably on a treatment table.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is originally a German medicine that interprets symptom patterns as a reflection of an underlying imbalance in the body. Homeopathic remedies are dilute preparations of a substance, such as a plant or mineral, chosen according to a person’s unique state of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms. Because homeopathic remedies are gentle and non-toxic, they are considered an ideal intervention during pregnancy, for children, and for chemical-sensitive people. In Ontario, Homeopathy is a government-regulated profession and consultations with a registered practitioner are tax-deductible medical expenses.

Holistic Nutrition

holistic nutrition

Holistic nutrition services differ from other dietary counseling approaches by more deeply exploring your unique biochemistry, your beliefs and relationship with food, and the impact of food on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Consultations often include individualized screening for nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle assessment, and practical advice for shopping for and preparing nutritious, family-friendly meals. Holistic nutrition practices are a critical foundation of all health plans.

Physiotherapy

Each individual has a unique way of moving that they have learned throughout their life. If one is missing movement, flexibility or strength in an area, another area will adapt and compensate. Throughout one’s life we accumulate these movement errors and they will eventually cause pain.

Physiotherapists offer manual therapies, therapeutic exercise prescriptions, and other treatments to prevent injury and disability, and to address acute and chronic injury and pain. The benefits of Physiotherapy also often include improved strength, coordination, flexibility, and heart and lung function.

At KIHC, Physiotherapy services are offered by Christine Campbell. She enjoys exploring individual movement problems, like piecing together a puzzle, so that a person’s true whole body movement pattern is discovered and addressed.

Physiotherapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. It is covered by most extended health insurance plans.

Counselling

Counselling is a process involving a therapist and a client working together to help the client form a better understanding of who they are, as well as the circumstances that currently face them. Counselling involves the client learning new skills and gathering resources in order to help them move towards a resolution to a current problem. Counselling also empowers the client to come up with creative solutions to future problems all on their own.

The counselling process is individualized depending on the client’s specific needs, and length of treatment varies depending on the goals of each individual. At all times, your counsellor will act as your non-judgmental support person, guiding you at each step along the way towards becoming a more resilient and resourceful version of yourself.

Counselling can be a great option for those feeling overwhelmed with everyday life concerns including relationship problems, breakups, self-esteem issues, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, or symptoms of anxiety and depression. It is generally distinguished from the regulated practice of psychotherapy in Ontario, which is primarily focused on the treatment of more serious mental disorders.

Homeopathy

Sarah Hutchinson, Hom.

 

SERVICEDURATIONRate
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation (Adult, 16 years and older)90 minutes$170
First consultation (Youth, 2-15 years)60 to 90 minutes$120
First consultation (Infant, 0-2 years)60 minutes$80
Follow-upCheck-in$35
Standard$60
Extended$80
HomeoprophylaxisIndividual or FamilyVariable
CEASE therapyVariableVariable

Reiki & Bioenergy

Reiki and Bioenergy therapies are non-invasive techniques for addressing blockages and imbalances of energy that underlie many physical, emotional, and mental ailments. This type of work is gentle yet deep, and can be beneficial for any condition, including general stress relief, acute and chronic pain, emotional imbalances such as depression, and diseases including those of the immune system. During a treatment, the therapist uses their hands to clear, charge and balance energy. The treatment can be conducted with the client sitting, standing, or lying down as is comfortable, and the client remains fully clothed throughout.

Reiki and Bioenergy therapies at KIHC are conducted by Sarah Knight, who completed her training in Ireland with Plexus Bio Energy Ireland and Nikki Cutlar, Reiki Master. Sarah uses a combination of Reiki and Bioenergy techniques during treatments, which she tailors individually to suit the needs of the client.

For more information, please visit Sarah’s website, www.bioenergy-therapy.com.

Reiki and Bioenergy

Sarah Knight, PhD, RM, EuBP

 

SERVICEDURATIONRATE
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First assessment and treatment75-90 minutes$95
Follow-up treatment60-75 minutes$80
Bioenergy program4 session intensive$300

Counselling

Lindsay Dupuis, MA

 

SERVICEDURATIONRate
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation50 minutes$95
Follow-up consultation50 minutes$95

Holistic Nutrition

Courtney O’Connor, RHN

 

SERVICEDURATIONRate
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation60 minutes$85
Follow-up consultation45 minutes$75
3 month beginner's package4 sessions$279
Thriving Child series3 sessions$212

Please visit our blog for more information about the Thriving Child series.

Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a distinct medical system refined over 3000 years that includes the art and science of acupuncture. Relative to more Westernized versions of acupuncture, application of the wisdom inherent in Asian acupuncture enables healing of nearly all health conditions by balancing systems in the body such as hormones and immune function. Supporting the body’s capacity to heal includes addressing the root cause of illness, which produces long-term results. Current scientific literature repeatedly demonstrates the efficacy of these treatments, including for relief of pain and addictions, and for treatment of low fertility, hot flashes, and depression.

At KIHC, acupuncture for balancing the whole body is conducted by Jianmin (Jamie) Xu, Registered Acupuncturist. All Naturopathic Doctors are trained in the application of Asian acupuncture and may recommend it as part of a complete treatment plan. Isolated acupuncture treatments for the treatment of pain or injury may also be integrated into your treatment plan by Christine Campbell, Physiotherapist.

Acupuncture is part of a controlled act in Ontario, such that anyone offering acupuncture services must be part of a licensed profession that is considered adequately trained in the safe and effective use of acupuncture. Acupuncture may be covered by extended health insurance plans when conducted by a licensed health practitioner, such as a Registered Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor, or Physiotherapist.

Acupuncture

Jianmin (Jamie) Xu, R.Ac

 

SERVICEDURATIONRATE
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First consultation and treatment60-90 minutes$120
Follow-up treatment45 minutes$75
60 minutes$90
Cupping Therapy30 minutes$65

For acupuncture services by your Naturopathic Doctor, please see the fee schedule above under Naturopathic Medicine. Acupuncture services by Registered Acupuncturists (R.Ac) and Naturopathic Doctors (ND) are exempt from HST.

Massage Therapy

Many people are surprised to learn that massage therapy can be a vital adjunctive treatment for most health conditions because of its ability to address soft tissue such as muscles and ligaments, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, and the parasympathetic nervous system.

Massage therapy may be beneficial in the treatment of acute and chronic injury or pain, including back pain, whiplash, headaches, sciatica, tendonitis, TMJ, and fibromyalgia. Research demonstrates that massage may improve sleep, mental focus, anxiety, asthma, and heart health.

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are regulated by the Ontario government after successful completion of a 2 to 3 year accredited program and entry-to-practice examinations. KIHC is home to 2 RMTs who each offer their clients additional treatment options, including Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and hot stone massage. For more information about massage therapy, please visit the Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario website.

Registered Massage Therapy

Joel Ackerman, RMT, BSSc

 

For new clients or existing clients with new injuries, please allow some extra time in your schedule for a 15 minute health assessment in addition to your massage time.

SERVICEDURATIONRATE
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
Therapeutic massage120 minutes$155
90 minutes$125
60 minutes$85
Pregnancy massage60 minutes$85
CranioSacral Therapy60 minutes$85

Physiotherapy

Christine Campbell, MScPT

 

SERVICEDURATIONRATE
Introductory meeting15 minutesComplimentary
First assessment and treatment60 minutes$90
Follow-up treatment30 minutes$60
Follow-up assessment and treatment60 minutes$90

Services provided by Registered Physiotherapists are exempt from HST.

Osteopathy

An Osteopathic approach includes assessing and treating the body as a whole, functional unit, because the cause of pain is often located distant to where the pain is felt. Osteopathy attempts to effectively treat the underlying cause of pain and discomfort, rather than the symptom. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (DOMPs) are unique in their application of a very sensitive sense of touch, known as Osteopathic Palpation, to the treatment of soft tissues, joints, the skull, and internal organs. They work to gently ease restricted or constricted areas of the body, optimizing movement of the body’s fluids (such as blood and lymph), so that healing is optimized and normal function restored.

Osteopathy can be applied to all health conditions, including chronic pain or inflammation, concussions, injury, neurological conditions, lung and heart conditions, and digestive disorders. Patients are encouraged to visit the Ontario Association of Osteopaths for additional information.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (DOMPs) are accredited by the Canadian College of Osteopathy following successful completion of a 5 year osteopathic program and a clinical research thesis that is approved by an international jury.

Initial appointments may last up to 2 hours and include evaluation of your medical history, physical examination, and treatment. Follow-up appointments are usually 1 to 1.5 hours. The frequency or recommendation for follow-up treatments varies according to your individual health needs and goals.