Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. Chiropractic is safe for all ages as i... Read More

Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.

Chiropractic is safe for all ages as it uses gentle, effective, non-invasive treatment techniques. Furthermore, chiropractic helps to remove postural imbalances and biomechanical faults that can accumulate in our bodies over time. Our spines change and accrue damage just like our teeth, eyes, and heart. Left unchecked for an extended period of time, these changes may lead to pain, stiffness, or other more serious problems.


Massage Therapy

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be d... Read More

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

Massage therapists in Ontario must be registered with the "College of Massage Therapists of Ontario":http://www.cmto.com/


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a health care system that combines traditional philosophies with modern scientific knowledge. It is the art and science of treatment and prevention of disease. Your wellbeing is best supported when the underlying causes of health and disease are addressed, and when all aspects of you as an individual are included in this process. NDs use botanical medicine, acupunct... Read More

Naturopathic medicine is a health care system that combines traditional philosophies with modern scientific knowledge. It is the art and science of treatment and prevention of disease. Your wellbeing is best supported when the underlying causes of health and disease are addressed, and when all aspects of you as an individual are included in this process.

NDs use botanical medicine, acupuncture, solid nutrition, homeopathy, and lifestyle counselling to support your unique healing process. Traditional methods of assessment and laboratory tests are used to guide the choice of therapies.

Your individualized treatment plan will be created with the goal of helping you feel informed, connected and cared for as you optimize your health.


Osteopathy

Osteopathic manual therapy is a holistic, hands-on approach to treating pain and dysfunction that focuses on restoring proper function and movement within the body. It is based on the understanding that all systems of the body operate together to create and sustain health. Osteopathy views the body as a whole and aims to identify and treat the source of the pain and dysfunction rather than t... Read More

Osteopathic manual therapy is a holistic, hands-on approach to treating pain and dysfunction that focuses on restoring proper function and movement within the body.

It is based on the understanding that all systems of the body operate together to create and sustain health. Osteopathy views the body as a whole and aims to identify and treat the source of the pain and dysfunction rather than the symptoms with the goal of providing permanent rehabilitation.

An osteopathic treatment begins with a specific assessment to identify the underlying causes of the pain and dysfunction. This is achieved by taking a thorough medical history and by performing a postural assessment, orthopedic and other manual tests.

Treatment is based on this assessment and consists of gentle manipulation of the skeletal system, soft tissues (muscle, ligaments, tendons, and fascia), the viscera (organs), and the craniosacral system.


Orthopaedic & Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Orthopaedic physiotherapy is a proven, effective method of successfully treating muscular, joint, neurological and fascial symptoms and conditions. Your physiotherapist will work with you to identify the imbalances of these structures that may be contributing to your symptoms and will suggest a home program. In addition to traditional physiotherapy exercises, the physiotherapists at Octopus Gar... Read More

Orthopaedic physiotherapy is a proven, effective method of successfully treating muscular, joint, neurological and fascial symptoms and conditions. Your physiotherapist will work with you to identify the imbalances of these structures that may be contributing to your symptoms and will suggest a home program. In addition to traditional physiotherapy exercises, the physiotherapists at Octopus Garden are able to incorporate the principles of Pilates and yoga into your home program, if this is compatible with your current practice. Your physiotherapist may also include manual treatment such as joint mobilization/ myofascial mobilization, or acupuncture.

Pelvic health physiotherapy, a subset of orthopaedic physiotherapy, is becoming more widely recognized as an effective first-line catalyst toward increased pelvic and overall well-being. Your pelvic health physiotherapist has been specifically trained to assess your pelvic floor muscles in relation to one another and to the rest of your body as a whole, including your fascia, organs, nervous system, hips, and spine. Informed by your story and by an external and internal physical assessment, where appropriate, your pelvic health physiotherapist will work with you to develop an effective personal treatment and practice plan designed specifically for your needs.

What are the symptoms of pelvic floor imbalance? Imbalances occur in the pelvic floor in a variety of ways, and the map of your pelvic floor is uniquely yours. Our physical, mental and emotional experiences in this area, considered by some to be our ‘area of survival’, can deeply affect the optimal balance of our pelvic floor. Imbalances may occur as you move through the experiences of pregnancy and delivery or may occur in conjunction with disruptions in your physical or mental health.


Relational Psychotherapy

Relational psychotherapy is a powerful, effective model for working with people who suffer from emotional, psychological, and/or relational distress. Relational therapists help clients understand their own patterns of thoughts and feelings about themselves, as well as the power of significant relationships, past and present that shape this self experience. Through the interpersonal process... Read More

Relational psychotherapy is a powerful, effective model for working with people
who suffer from emotional, psychological, and/or relational distress.
Relational therapists help clients understand their own patterns
of thoughts and feelings about themselves, as well as the
power of significant relationships, past and present that shape this self
experience. Through the interpersonal process of therapeutic interaction,
relational psychotherapy strengthens and transforms a client’s sense of self,
which in turn enhances her/his/their confidence and well-being in the world.
Empowerment and growth through interpersonal connection are both the process
and the goal of relational psychotherapy.


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