Naturopathic Medicine is the science and practice of diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit. It focuses on the root cause and distinctiveness of each individual. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary healthcare providers with the completion of a 4 year rigorous post-graduate program from an accredited naturopathic medical institution, alongside standardized licensing exams and continued education. The profession certifies clinical experience in biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, clinical nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, botanical medicine, physical medicine, physical exams, and lab testing & analysis.
Naturopathic Doctors are General Family Practitioners that can help with conditions relating to:
Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-free, hands-on regulated health profession that deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the spine, muscles, joints and nervous system. As experts of the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors provide evidence based care and effective treatment to help alleviate pain, improve functionality and increase quality of life.
Chiropractors are highly specialized and experienced in treating both acute and chronic conditions such as:
Pelvic floor physical therapy involves the pelvic floor muscle group, which is responsible for a variety of functions. These muscles support the pelvic organs, assist in bowel and bladder control, and contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm.
A person may be referred to pelvic floor physical therapy to treat incontinence, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, constipation, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse.
Pelvic Floor Therapy can assess and treat:
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Aging means we absorb less Vitamin B12 from food. It is estimated 85% of us come up short of the necessary B12 from our diet. Absorption of B12 in food requires a substance from our stomachs called intrinsic factor, the production of which decreases with age and could become deficient after the age of 70. People with chronic fatigue or anemia require regular injections of vitamin B12 because the oral form is less readily absorbed.
High dose, bioavailable Vitamin B12 injections help with adrenal support, Anemia, energy, hormones, detox, nutrients and much more!
Vitamin B12 shots are the most effective when taken at regular intervals. We recommend once weekly for 4 weeks, followed by once a month. A regular injection schedule can be individualized.
Massage therapy is the assessment and manipulation of joints and soft tissue in our bodies. Soft tissues include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, blood vessels and synovial membranes. It is used to treat and prevent pain and dysfunction using both direct and indirect techniques.
These techniques can range from stretching muscle tissue, to joint mobilizations, from myofascial release to trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage and much more! Using a variety of modalities and techniques, massage therapy can be incorporated into your health care routine as it can be used to relieve, develop, maintain and/or augment physical function. (Massage Therapy Act, 1991).
Generally, most people can be treated by massage therapy. Because massage therapy is a regulated health profession, all RMT’s are trained to first assess the condition, determine a treatment and then modify based on an individuals presenting conditions to ensure safety and efficacy. RMT's can work in conjunction with your other healthcare professionals.
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that aims to liberate and harmonize these three aspects of health.
Techniques of Yoga include breath control, flexibility, meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Advanced practices focuses strengthening and toning the body and enhancing states of enlightenment.
At The Village Health Clinic we are currently offering Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar Yoga is taught in a precise and systematic way and addresses the needs of all students. Iyengar Yoga is one of the safest forms of Yoga, as it helps people gain mobility where they are stiff, and avoids overstraining.