At Whole Therapy, we don’t just have different types of practitioners working alongside one another: Our entire team learns from and refers to one another, so our clients get the best, most collaborative experience possible.
If you aren’t sure where to start, that’s ok! Contact us and we will point you in the right direction.
Physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and with a wide range of health conditions. Whether it’s pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist can help. But physiotherapy is not limited to rehabilitation of injury and the effects of disease or disability. A physiotherapist also provides education and advice for health promotion, disease and injury prevention. (source: Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body. Massage aims to reduce pain, promote flexibility and relaxation of the muscles and soft tissue, and prevent future injury or dysfunction.
Here at Whole Therapy, we employ Registered Massage Therapists, which are practitioners that have completed at least 2200 hours of hands-on treatment before passing two provincial examinations.
Registered Massage Therapy is covered by most health insurance plans.
Acupuncture is an alternative form of medicine that has been used for thousands of years and involves inserting very fine, sterile needles into certain points throughout the body, based on the Chinese energy pathways. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific points on the body. This stimulation encourages the body to release endorphins, our body’s own pain-relieving chemicals. It has also been shown to reduce pro-inflammatory markers in your body, decreasing inflammation and reducing pain. Acupuncture is extremely effective in the treatment of a variety of painful disorders and a variety of other conditions.
The Ontario Chiropractic Association defines chiropractic as a “non-invasive, hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach, providing diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system and joints.”
Good movement, plus strength, plus stability, equal a better, more functional life experience.
You know that place, just after you stop feeling ‘injured’ but before you feel ‘normal’? You’ve been there. We all have. That place can lead you in one of two directions: back toward injury (it’s so easy to circle back) or ahead into function. Function is where you want to be.
Our training and kin department is pivotal in transforming your body, whether it’s into something aesthetically different, something stronger and more confident, or something less painful or uncomfortable.
An integrative, holistic approach for addressing your overall health. How we feel—physically, emotionally and mentally—is influenced by a multitude of factors that go far beyond diet, exercise, age and heredity. Our past experiences, memories, reactions to stress, our image of ourselves, how our bodies react to stimuli or process nutrients—all contribute to our overall health and happiness.