What to Expect

Visiting our clinic may be unlike any doctor’s or therapist appointment you have ever had. Since our focus is on prevention and teaching you healthy habits to ensure optimal health, the visit is about you as an individual. Your Pracitioner will need to know as much as possible about you and your family, your lifestyle and your health. For this reason, our initial appointments are typically much longer in order to ensure an accurate assessment is performed.

During your first visit with a Naturopathic Doctor at the OIHC, you can expect your ND to take a thorough history as well as conduct a full physical exam. Further diagnostic testing may be recommended at this time. Treatment plans and options will be presented at your follow-up appointment, and you will decide which options will work best for you.

When meeting with one of our RMTs for the first time, 15-20 minutes will be spent reviewing your history and current physical symptoms as well as assessing your current physical self – including your joints, muscles, ranges of motion and any areas in pain before your treatment begins.

In an initial appointment with our Psychotherapists, you can expect to have ample opportunity to discuss your current mental health concerns, relationship concerns, and perhaps physical concerns. A physical exam will not take place, but your therapist may wish to correspond with your referring MD or ND if needed for information about your physical health.

When meeting with the Yoga Therapist for the first time you will be asked to sign up for a minimum of two 90-minute appointments so that information can be gathered to design a personalized program for your needs and condition. After an in-depth assessment on your first visit, your therapist will prepare a personalized dietary and lifestyle program that will address the issues you would like to work on in your life, as well as support the development of your overall wellbeing. During the second appointment, we will go over your healing program in detail. Optional follow up appointments will help to support your regular practice, and to adapt it as needed as your practice unfolds and condition begins to shift. Programs are specifically designed to heal and balance your condition. Please dress in comfy clothes.

During your initial 60 minute visit with our Physiotherapist, you can expect a thorough history to address concerns and discuss your goals of physiotherapy treatment. A physical assessment will be performed to determine the cause(s)  of your concern as well as to determine any limitations regarding muscle activation, range of motion or other soft tissue dysfunctions.  Your physiotherapist will discuss your treatment plan with you based on your physical assessment and personal goals. There will be more than enough time to address any questions you may have in regards to your injury or concern. Loose fitting clothing is recommended.

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who have a significant role in injury management and rehabilitation. Using a variety of techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise programming and education, physiotherapy is beneficial at any time in your life. Whether you experience chronic pain or an acute injury, concerns regarding sport performance or post-operative orthopedic limitations; a physiotherapist can help. The goal of physiotherapy intervention is to work with individuals to identify and optimize their ability to move and function.

A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist is a highly trained, compassionate primary health care professional who has undergone post-graduate training to assess and treat pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pelvic health concerns can present in a variety of ways, whether you experience an involuntary loss of urine (in any amount), an overwhelming urge to urinate, increased frequency of urination, persistant pelvic pain or pelvic organ prolapse. These concerns may be due to variety of factors;

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles are responsible for Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapsed.
  • Tight pelvic floor muscles will contribute to Urgency, Pelvic Pain, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis and Chronic Prostatitis.

Your Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist will work with you to achieve your goals and obtain optimal pelvic health and function.

Your Initial Assessment with our Nutrition Coach is comprised of two one hour appointments. During your first visit, we will assess your health goal with you, and  may review measurements including body composition, girth measurements, weight and height etc. During your second appointment we will review the necessary steps to achieving your health goal (balancing blood sugar, reducing pain, food sensitivities, and weight loss strategies as needed). You will receive a written report mapping out the essential steps to achieving your desired results. You may receive recipes, tips on meal planning, reading labels, good digestion, balancing meals and much more!

What to expect during your first Bioflex Laser Therapy: Also known as Low-Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT), Bioflex Laser Therapy is a light-based technology proven to be highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems and wound healing. The technology allows for a relaxing non-invasive and non-toxic treatment with no adverse effects. Typically, compounding improvements can be observed after 3 to 6 sessions. Depending on the type of injury, the number of sessions can vary between 6 to 20 treatments, and the duration of each session can range from 15 minutes to 1 hour).

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