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Fee Schedule Changes

We’ve become aware of a need to increase some of our fees to keep pace with rising costs. We know this is onerous for some of our patients and we encourage you to speak to your healthcare provider directly about budgeting options or adjustments that could be made to your treatment plan. We genuinely thank you for your understanding, support, and trust.

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Help needed: Join Our Team!

Our team is working hard to accommodate our patients, but we need help. We’re waiting for the right regulated health professional to join our team. Considerations to fill gaps in our care include a naturopathic doctor with a pediatric focus, another manual therapist, holistic dental practitioner, or nurse practitioner.

If you’re a healthcare professional already established elsewhere but interested in deeper collaboration with our team, we’d love to hear from you also!

Over 15 years, we’ve grown to support more than 10,000 patients. Many of our practitioners have been here for more than 10 years. Supporting each other in our work and loving our work environment is a key component of our success!

Please send all inquiries directly to Sonya.

Exciting news from Lisa Sabatini: Changes to in-person appointments

Reiki TelehealthI’m happy to share I am getting married at the end of April! The planning has been very special, we will be married in the forest at a Healing Lodge by my Algonquin Medicine Man, and my dear friend and colleague a Cree Medicine Woman. Each representing the sacred feminine, and sacred masculine in one of my favorite places on earth, the forest. It will be a beautiful Ceremony!

My soon to be husband is not Canadian, so I will be away from Kingston while we are organizing and working with immigration over the following several months. Because of this, all of my sessions will be virtual from June 1st until mid to late Fall. 

Virtual Sessions, Summer and Fall 2024

Virtual sessions are the same as my in-person sessions, equally effective, and many people find them very convenient. If you haven’t had a virtual session with me yet, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.

I look forward to returning to in-person sessions in the Fall, and in the meantime continuing to bring you the same quality of care virtually for the time being!

 

Menopause Group Classes for Naturopathic Patients: October 2024 to March 2025

Menopause classMenopause Group Classes for Naturopathic Patients at KIHC

with Dr. Angela Hunt ND

6 Thursday classes, each held once a month, beginning October 2024

 

These small in-person menopause group classes* are designed for current patients of Drs. Hunt, Mirhosseini, and Nobbe, and are intended to facilitate authentic conversation about all things menopause. Participants will leave with an individualized treatment plan (and sometimes homework) pertaining to that class’s main topic of discussion.

For more information or to sign-up, please contact Dr. Hunt directly or speak with her during your next appointment.

 

Dr. Hunt is the only  Menopause Society Certified Practitioner (MSCP) in our region. She’s been addressing menopausal concerns in her practice for more than a decade.

 

*Your class slot is scheduled and billed as a follow-up appointment, which is $105 per session. All KIHC appointment policies apply, including receipts issued for insurance purposes and cancellation policies. Space is limited to 6 participants.


Menopause Group Class Syllabus

Classes are available on Thursdays at either 9am, 3pm or 6pm. Please indicate your preferred time – this will be your same class time for the duration of the 6-month series.  Please include your preferred time in your correspondence with Dr. Hunt. This 6-month program will not be offered again until Fall 2025.

 

Session ONE, October 2024: What’s happening?!

We’ll start by discussing what’s actually happening in a woman’s body throughout the perimenopause and menopause transition. We’ll link these changes to common symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety, and insomnia, and dispel some of the myths we come up against in our society. Participants will leave with a treatment plan that addresses some of these more common concerns of menopause.

 

Session TWO, November 2024: Healthy Heart for Years to Come

Did you know that cardiovascular disease kills 1 out of 3 women? Even though cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, so few women know their own risk factors. Risk factors for various illnesses are all affected by hormone changes during menopause and the heart is an important one. This class explores steps we can take now to protect our heart health.

 

Session THREE, December 2024: Health for Bones & Your Brain

Two other major systems impacted by menopause are bone health and cognition. Dr. Hunt takes a deep-dive into the literature to explain why these changes happen. The focus of this class will be on prevention and proactive behaviors that keep your bones strong and brain sharp.

 

Session FOUR, January 2025: Sensuality & Sexuality

Where did my libido go? Changes in sexual desire is a major complaint among women going through menopause. Other common changes and topics of discussion include vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse. This class tackles this topic with a refreshingly open and lighthearted approach. Participants will leave with tangible resources and support.

 

Session FIVE, February 2025: Emotional & Spiritual Transitions

Menopause involves more than a physical transition. Women often experience significant changes in their life goals and relationships.  This is a great space for safe conversations and open dialogue about each other’s experiences. We’ll explore different traditions and cultures’ approaches to the menopausal transition.

Session SIX, March 2025: Embracing Changes

This last class is designed to pull it all together. We’ll circle back and move more deeply into previous topics of most interest to the group, including weight management through menopause, cancer prevention, and mental health.

Breathing Group Classes

Breath group classesBreathing Assessment & Treatment Group Classes for Physiotherapy Clients at Move Authentically Physiotherapy

with Christine Campbell, MScPT

4 Monday evenings, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, upstairs at KIHC

 

 

These small in-person group classes are recurring, and designed for current clients of Christine Campbell. Participants will leave with an individualized treatment plan (and sometimes homework!) pertaining to that class’s main topic of discussion. For more information, please contact Christine directly or speak with her during your next appointment. Space is limited to 6 participants.

 

Your class slot is scheduled and billed as a follow-up appointment, which is $85 per session.

Please note that though KIHC is very happy to continue hosting Christine’s excellent group work, all scheduling and details are being managed by Christine Campbell directly, from her new location.

 


Breathing Group Class Syllabus

June 16th, 2024: What’s your breathing pattern?

Understanding why our breathing is important, is essential to changing it! In this session we’ll take an in-depth look at how breathing plays a vital role in our health. We’ll discuss how maladapted breathing patterns directly impact our nervous system, our muscle tension, chronic pain, and even the pH of our whole body. We’ll take preliminary measurements of how well each participant breathes, and monitor our breathing measurements for improvements over each session.

 

July 15th, 2024: Adapt your breathing for optimal health

In this session, we’ll use the baseline measurements from session one, to develop a treatment plan for each participant. We’ll explore breathing retraining exercises, nasal health, stretches and strengthening movements. An in-depth discussion on habit building will help set participants up for success!

 

Aug 12th, 2024: Advanced breathing exercises

In this session, we’ll progress the breathing exercises with advanced tools and exercises that will allow participants to further challenge their breathing in a safe and effective manner. We will also continue to explore the breath with mindfulness practices.

 

Sept 9th, 2024: Posture & Breathing

Our posture directly affects our breathing mechanics. We’ll spend time determining your ideal positioning, and discuss how exercise can improve our breathing mechanics. Each participant will leave with an individualized exercise plan.

 

 

**Photo by Saad Chaudhry on Unsplash 

Your next garden fresh meal is hidden in this box!

Kitchen Table Seed House$3.95 at KIHC!  Check out the seed varieties grown by Kitchen Table Seed House. This farm on Wolfe Island uses sustainable practices such as rotational planting, hand pollination, and cover crops to grow produce that is non-GMO, organic, and flavourful. Not only does purchasing seeds support local farmers, but it supports farming methods that encourage healthy soil ecology and crops that are more resilient against extreme weather, pests, and disease. This is how we feed our community and support a healthy planet.

 


 

Our individual health and the health of our families and communities, is intimately tied to the health of our immediate and global environment. Learn more about our environmental mandate, here.

In-Person Yoga at KIHC

In person yogaGreat news! We are adding Friday evening functional movement classes with Pam Ferner, E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP® , Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor, MSEd.

Yoga Restart: 4-class series beginning March 10th

Refresh your connection between breath, body, and mind with this accessible yoga class. We’ll explore movement in a supportive practice that will help you stretch, strengthen and de-stress.

This is a small class designed for those of us who are returning to in-person yoga, returning to yoga, and new to yoga. We’ll explore, unwind and have fun.

Classes will incorporate the use of Yoga Tune Up® self-massage tools to help relieve specific muscle tension. These and other props will be supplied. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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Used stamps requested: Oxfam Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp out HungerHave you heard of Oxfam’s Stamp Out Hunger program? They’ve raised half-a-million dollars for international programs that address gender equality, rural health, and so much more!

We’re supporting this program for the month of March!

Bring in your used stamps and envelopes or old stamp collections and we’ll send them to Oxfam! (The collection box is in our waiting room.) Or if you’re a collector, take a look at their online auctions.

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