Becoming Our Naturopathic Patient

First Visit

When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff. They will ensure you have completed all of the appropriate intake forms. Once all of the paperwork is completed, you may have a seat in our comfortable waiting area and enjoy a cup of herbal tea. We respect our patient's time and you'll pleasantly discover that your appointment will begin at its scheduled time.

Initial visits for both adult and pediatric visits are 60 minutes in length. The initial visit helps the Naturopathic Doctor to establish a detailed understanding of your health history, chief concerns and goals. When you come to the office for your first visit, be prepared to talk about yourself, your medical history, your health goals and anything else that you think is important.

During the visit, your Naturopath will gather all the information needed including a physical exam and a urinalysis to accurately assess your health. Your Naturopathic Doctor will present a personalized treatment plan for you to follow and implement immediately.

Please bring with you any information you may have outlining your medical history, any prescription medications or nutritional supplements you are taking. Blood tests and other diagnostic test results are also helpful.

As you are exiting the clinic, there is a product dispensary that carries professional line supplement brands for your convenience. Patients are not obliged to purchase any recommended products from our dispensary.

Setting up a follow up appointment is easy, just ask our reception staff.

Subsequent Visits

Subsequent visits are typically 30 minutes in length. The frequency of visits depends upon the nature of your health concerns. More severe or chronic health conditions may require more frequent treatments. Typically, the first follow up visit is anywhere from 4-8 weeks after your initial visit.

During your visits, we will re-evaluate and monitor your progress and address any new health concerns. We want to ensure you are meeting your health goals. Our clinic also offers 45 minute and 60 minute appointments should you need more time with your Naturopath.

Becoming Our Massage Therapy Patient

First Visit

On your first visit, you will be asked to complete a consent form and a confidential medical history, which will help your Therapist form your assessment and treatment plan.

Massage Therapy is a safe and comfortable partnership between you and your Therapist, who will help you understand the processes behind your pain or discomfort, and how you can work together to alleviate it.

You will be asked to undress to the level of your own comfort. Massage Therapists are required to drape you with a sheet so that only the area of the body being worked on is exposed. Always be aware that you are in control of your treatment, so if there is something you are uncomfortable with, talk to your Therapist and they will modify or discontinue the treatment as per your request.

After the massage, your Therapist may recommend a treatment plan consisting of how often you should be having treatment and exercises you may need to do between treatments to assist your recovery. It is always recommended to drink more water than usual post massage as massage therapy releases many toxins in the body and they need to be flushed out to avoid any sickness or headache.

Becoming Our Osteopathy Patient

It is important to be sure that a treatment and practitioner is right for you, and in turn, as an Osteopathic practitioner the practitioner needs to make sure you are the right patient for them. The "ideal" Osteopathic patient takes an active role in their health, in both treating any conditions they have, as well as preventing any from occurring. This "ideal" patient's priority is their health, and they have the understanding that this is the only body we get this lifetime; therefore our only option is to take care of it. Should you have a dedication to restore the balance and health in your body, then you are the ideal patient and this is the ideal modality and practitioner for you. The next step to becoming our Osteopathic patient is to call and book an appointment!

First Visit

Once you arrive for your first appointment, we will ask that you fill out a confidential medical health history and consent form, in order to better treat you specifically based on your body and its needs. Once your practitioner has reviewed the forms with you in a patient interview and been through a complete review of systems, the assessment and treatment may begin. In a treatment, we ask that you wear loose and flexible clothing and remove shoes, belts and any items from your pockets. Your practitioner will be both assessing and treating throughout the treatment through gentle, safe and rhythmical motions. The initial appointment and treatment typically lasts 45-60 minutes. After the treatment, your practitioner will then outline a treatment plan and advise when and how often you should be getting treatment based on their findings. You may also be given remedial exercises for in between treatments.

Some conditions that Osteopathy has experienced great success with are: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea, ovarian cysts, joint, neck and back pain, headaches and migraines, inflammatory disorders, constipation, sciatica and many more.

Subsequent Visits

Follow up visits will be shorter than initial visits, and shouldn’t require any paperwork or as thorough an interview. The practitioner will typically ask for an update on any changes to health as well as the reaction to the previous treatment. The treatment will last between 20-30 minutes and as the subsequent visits go on, may become more tailored to what the cause of the pain or problem is, becoming more focal, deeper or specific.

Becoming Our Acupuncture Patient

First Visit

Your initial visit is a full health assessment and is 1 hour in length. Prior to your initial appointment, you will be asked to complete an Intake and Consent for Treatment Form. During the course of the visit, you will have an extensive discussion related to your primary health concerns and your health in general. Questions may include sleep quality, appetite, sensation of heat or cold, body ache, past medical history and more.

Please bring with you any information you may have outlining your medical history, any prescription medications or nutritional supplements you are taking. Blood tests and other diagnostic test results are also helpful.

A typical Acupuncture Session is normally between 30 and 45 minutes. Very fine non-reusable disposable sterilized needles will be inserted into various locations on your body such as arms, hands, feet and legs. Be sure to eat a light meal beforehand so you do not feel dizzy after an Acupuncture session.

Subsequent Visits

Subsequent visits will be approximately 30 minutes in length. Be prepared to report any symptoms that have changed (improvement or deterioration) since the prior acupuncture session. Your practitioner will quickly re-evaluate your health condition and choose acupuncture points accordingly. The frequency of acupuncture sessions depends on the nature of your health concerns. Your practitioner may recommend weekly or biweekly sessions until balance is achieved.