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Acupuncture

What is Traditional Acupuncture? Traditional acupuncture is a holistic approach to health based on over 2,000 years of development and refinement in the Far East. The tradition is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease. Western or medical acupuncture is a more recent development practiced predominantly by doctors and physiotherapists, which uses acupuncture techni... Read More

What is Traditional Acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture is a holistic approach to health based on over 2,000 years of development and refinement in the Far East. The tradition is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease. Western or medical acupuncture is a more recent development practiced predominantly by doctors and physiotherapists, which uses acupuncture techniques within their existing scope of practice on the basis of a western medical diagnosis. Although sometimes described merely as a means of pain relief, traditional acupuncture is actually used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses. Its focus is on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. The skill of an acupuncturist lies in their ability to make a traditional diagnosis from what is often a complex pattern of disharmony. The exact pattern and degree of disharmony is unique to each individual and so following diagnosis, the acupuncturist puts together a personalized treatment plan. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy – known as qi – moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many factors, physical, mental and emotional: anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief, poor nutrition, weather conditions, hereditary factors, infections, poisons and trauma. By inserting fine needles into the channels of energy, an acupuncturist can stimulate the body’s own healing response and help to restore its natural balance.

What will happen on my first visit?
Your first consultation may be longer than subsequent sessions. The acupuncturist needs to assess your general state of health in order to identify the underlying patterns of disharmony and give you the most effective treatment. You will be asked about your current symptoms and what treatment you have received so far, your medical history and that of your close family, your diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. Once enough information has been gathered to determine the likely causes of your problems, the acupuncturist can select the most appropriate treatment. To discover how the energies are flowing in your body, the acupuncturist is likely to feel your pulses on both wrists, noting their quality, rhythm and strength. The aim is to discover which energy channels need adjusting for your specific complaint to improve, and which require treatment to boost your overall energy and vitality. Stimulating specific acupuncture points may affect the functioning of certain organs in the body. However, those points may not be close to the part of the body where the problem is experienced. For example, although you may suffer from headaches, needles may be inserted in your foot or hand. There are around 365 such acupuncture points on the body. A properly trained and experienced acupuncturist will use a selection of perhaps ten or twelve of these for each treatment. It is quite usual for different points to be selected as the patient’s condition changes during a course of treatment.

The acupuncturist may supplement needle treatment with acupressure massage techniques particularly suitable for small children or for people with a fear of needles.

It is helpful to wear loose, comfortable clothing for your treatment and you should be aware that your acupuncturist may need access to points on your torso as well as on your arms and legs.

What does it feel like?
Acupuncture needles bear little resemblance to the needles used in injections and blood tests. They are much finer and solid, not hollow. When a needle is inserted, the sensation is often described as a tingling or dull ache. Needles may be inserted and immediately removed, or may be left in place for thirty minutes or more, depending on the effect required. During treatment, patients commonly experience a heaviness in the limbs or a pleasant feeling of relaxation. The benefits of acupuncture frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition. Many people find that it can also lead to increased energy levels, as well as better appetite and sleep, and an enhanced sense of overall wellbeing.

“Balancing the Body for Optimal Wellness”
A balanced body is a healthy body. Our goal is to optimize your health and wellness by balancing your entire body, mind and spirit. We believe that while ailments have localized or branch symptoms, they all have underlying root causes. These root origins are imbalances, which, over time, manifest in varying symptomatic problems throughout the body. We treat both the root and branch causes. Our treatment methods utilize thousands of years of Chinese Medicine to balance the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Balance is healthy.


Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy? Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, to achieve a therapeutic response. Massage Therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain... Read More

What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, to achieve a therapeutic response.

Massage Therapy is a comprehensive intervention involving a range of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues and joints of the body. The purpose of massage therapy is to prevent, develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function or relieve pain (Ontario Massage Therapy Act, 1991). It is a clinically-oriented health option that achieves undeniable results in the relief of an array of discomforts stemming from stress, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from acute or chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy is the application of various techniques to the muscular structures, soft tissues and joints of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although massage therapists do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms or elbows. In addition to manipulation techniques, massage therapists are also trained in hydrotherapy and remedial exercise. All of these techniques are used for the benefit of the musculo-skeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body.

Do I need a Referral?
Every private insurance health plan group policy is different. Some policies require a referral and some do not. It is important to get in contact with your private health insurance company to determine what your specific policy plan requires.

Is Massage Therapy Regulated?
Massage therapy is not currently a regulated profession in Nova Scotia however, the Massage Therapists’ Association of Nova Scotia has been strongly advocating for the regulation of massage therapy in Nova Scotia for several years.

Our Massage Therapists
To find out whether massage therapy might help you, contact a Registered Massage Therapist at the clinic, or ask your physician for a referral.


Osteopathy

Why Choose Osteopathic Manual Therapy? Osteopathic manual therapists assess and treat your body as a whole, not just the sight of pain and symptoms. This is primarily because: pain and symptoms do not always express the true nature of the issue you are having. Often there is more than one factor contributing to the pain or symptoms you are experiencing. Therefore osteopathic manual therapis... Read More

Why Choose Osteopathic Manual Therapy?
Osteopathic manual therapists assess and treat your body as a whole, not just the sight of pain and symptoms. This is primarily because: pain and symptoms do not always express the true nature of the issue you are having. Often there is more than one factor contributing to the pain or symptoms you are experiencing.

Therefore osteopathic manual therapists must assess all the inter-related systems of the body to determine the exact mechanism of injury, thus allowing osteopathic manual therapists to be more effective and efficient in their treatment. To be inclusive of the whole body we have four main treatment techniques: soft tissue manipulation, osteopathic articular technique, cranial osteopathy and visceral manipulation. For a more explicit/detailed explanation of each area of treatment please go to this website: http://www.osteopathyontario.org and click on the heading Manual Osteopathic Treatment Methods in the About Osteopathy section.

NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF OSTEOPATHS (MANUAL PRACTICE) MEMBERS’ STATEMENT:
➢ We are members in good standing of the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths (NSAO)
➢ As a member of the NSAO, we are not an Osteopathic Physician, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO, formerly Doctor of Osteopathy), nor do we practice Osteopathic Medicine
➢ In Nova Scotia, Osteopathic Manual Practice is not regulated by the government, however the NSAO is actively seeking government regulation to protect the public and our profession
➢ Osteopathic Manual Practitioners are not members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)

An Osteopathic Appointment
Your first appointment with an osteopathic manual therapist will consist of the following:

A full history taking:
This entails a complete history taking of your previous and current health status.
An examination:
The osteopathic manual therapist will perform a physical evaluation to determine your condition and ensure that you are safe to receive osteopathic manual treatment.
Osteopathic manual therapists will assess the structures of your body for: mobility, position, vitality/quality of tissues and develop a treatment plan.
Together, you and your osteopathic manual therapist will review the results of your physical examination and determine the appropriate treatment plan for you.

Be sure to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes such as shorts and a T-shirt, tank top or sports bra.

Who Benefits from Osteopathy?
We treat all ages and many different conditions, however we see many patients who have plateaued with other treatments. These include chronic spinal conditions, headaches, TMD and post whiplash/ MVA. We also treat babies and children.

Here is a more comprehensive list of some of the common conditions we treat:

Children’s Issues
colic
spitting up
sucking difficulty
birth trauma
otitis media
torticollis
Pain
neck pain
back pain
sciatica
headaches and migraines
jaw pain and TMJ syndromes
acute and chronic pain
pelvic pain dysfunction
Systemic Problems
digestive disturbances
edema and swelling
circulatory problems
urogenitial problems
neurological syndrome
Pregnancy Issues
back pain
pelvic pain
edema and swelling
digestive disturbances
Respiratory Issues
asthma
bronchitis
pleurisy
allergies
Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
chronic ear infections
sinusitis
tinnitus


Physiotherapy

One on One Treatment Approach Our practitioners believe that one on one treatment can best speed your recovery and provide efficient, effective treatment. All of our treatment sessions are 30 to 60 minutes of one on one care in private treatment rooms. Our experienced physiotherapists are trained to treat a wide variety of injuries, both acute and chronic. Your first visit will consist of a co... Read More

One on One Treatment Approach
Our practitioners believe that one on one treatment can best speed your recovery and provide efficient, effective treatment. All of our treatment sessions are 30 to 60 minutes of one on one care in private treatment rooms. Our experienced physiotherapists are trained to treat a wide variety of injuries, both acute and chronic. Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive medical history and musculo-skeletal assessment to determine a physical diagnosis and complete a treatment plan.

Treatments may include the following
Manual Therapy
Physiotherapists use a wide variety of manual therapy techniques to increase joint and muscle mobility. Ken Long has extensive training in osteopathy and uses osteopathic manual techniques to compliment his physiotherapy practice.

Exercise
Our physiotherapists can design specific exercises to help you regain strength, stability, balance and flexibility. Our emphasis is to teach you appropriate exercises that you can continue at home or in a gym independent of us. Exercise programs help improve function following soft tissue and bone injury, and can help alleviate pain and stiffness secondary to surgery, degenerative changes and chronic health conditions. Exercise can improve and strengthen posture, enhance performance and promote health and wellness.

Acupuncture
Our physiotherapist, Ken Long is trained in Acupuncture at the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. Acupuncture may be included in your treatment plan to reduce pain and inflammation, and is billed as part of your physiotherapy session.

Modalities
These may include ultrasound, laser, TENS, IFC, heat and cold. Modalities are used to help alleviate pain and promote soft tissue healing.

Education
This is an important part of physiotherapy practice as our goal is to teach you how to manage and prevent injury and disability. This encourages you to take an active role in recovery and health.

Regulations of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy practice is regulated by the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists. The College’s role is to protect the public and ensure that standards of practice are met.

Matthew Cassidy is a registered acupuncturist in Nova Scotia with over 30 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a graduate of a three diploma program from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (1988) in Warwickshire, England. Matthew is a member and Past Vice-President of the Maritime Association of Registered Acupuncturists (MARA).

Professional Membership: Nova Scotia Association of Acupuncturists

Matthew Cassidy is a registered acupuncturist in Nova Scotia with over 30 years of experience in ... Read More

Professional Membership in good standing:

Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths

Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

General Osteopathic Council (UK) (GOsC)

Angela’s passion for understanding the structure and function of the human body, was ignited during her time at Cardiff University where she gained her Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) degree in Physiology, in 2000. She went on to do her osteopathic training on a full time degree course at the British School of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy), the largest and oldest school of Osteopathy in the United Kingdom, well respected for its teaching, research and clinical practice. She graduated in 2008 after gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Osteopathy, with Distinction, following which she worked in busy osteopathic clinics in Yorkshire, England, and in Barbados, before moving to Canada in 2015.

Angela has experience treating a wide range of conditions and injuries, treating all ages: from newborns to elders. She enjoys using an integrative approach to assessment and treatment, incorporating a range of manual therapy approaches in her practice, including Soft Tissue and Myofascial Release, Osteopathic Joint Mobilization, Cranial Osteopathy, Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation.

With her extensive biomechanical background and subtle approach she is able to look at the body and its issues from a different perspective. Always seeking to widen the scope of her knowledge and skills, Angela has a strong commitment to continuous professional development.

Post-graduate courses have included:

• Advanced Osteopathic Manipulation

• Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy

• Cranial Osteopathy Courses in both Sutherland (UK) and Upledger (Canada) approaches

• Visceral Manipulation and Neural Manipulation (Barral Institute)

• Women’s Health, including osteopathic care during pregnancy

Away from the clinic, Angela enjoys yoga, being outdoors, and has a love for the Ocean, with a passion for surfing.

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Hannah is a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and the University of Guelph’s Human Kinetics program. She has been learning manual therapy since the completion of her university degree in 2015 where she developed an interest in anatomy, biomechanics, injury rehabilitation, as well as clinical research. After graduation Hannah worked closely with biomechanical injuries related to the foot and leg using manual therapy and after finding out about the profession of Osteopathy, she entered the vigorous 4-year program at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. Throughout her studies, she continued her work helping patients struggling with chronic and acute pain in the lower limbs until 2018 when she was able to start treating the entire body as a Manual Therapist. Now, with the completion of her Master in Practice diploma of Osteopathic Manual Sciences in March 2020, Hannah has graduated as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and is excited to show what this treatment approach can do for you!

Hannah is committed to educating her community and furthering the scientific understanding of Osteopathy by participating in clinical research. Hannah has been published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and continues to participate in research as part of a small team dedicated to furthering scientific support for Osteopathic treatment.

“Osteopathic Manual Treatment for Pain Severity, Functional Improvement, and Return to Work in Patients with Chronic Pain” A Systematic Review.

“Dropout associated with osteopathic manual treatment for chronic non-cancerous pain in randomized controlled trials”

Hannah is a graduate from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and the University of Guelph’s Human... Read More

Judith Forget is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy of Halifax in 2007.

As an RMT, she believes in working with other health professionals to support clients’ pain management, health & well-being.

Over the years, Judith has developed her own approach. She is client-focused and is comfortable providing massage therapy to people dealing with a wide range of ailments, whether being injuries related to sport or accidents, post-operative care, pain management of chronic conditions, or simply for well-being.

Commonly used techniques include traditional Swedish massage, myofascial release, joint mobilization, manual lymphatic drainage, muscle energy technique, kinesio taping, deep tissue massage.

Judith believes the client plays a huge role in the treatment. Educating clients on postural & breathing awareness and remedial exercises such as stretching or strengthening is important to her to maximize treatment.

Judith speaks French and English.

Professional Membership: Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia

Judith Forget is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) who graduated with honours from the Canadia... Read More

Jocelyn Glover is an osteopath and owner of the Halifax Osteopathic Health Centre. She graduated from the osteopathy program at the Collège d-Étude Ostéopathiques in Montreal, Canada in 2010 and is a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. Combined with her BSc. Kinesiology and BSc. Applied Human Nutrition, Jocelyn has over 20 years experience in health and wellness, injury management, and manual therapy. Jocelyn has postgraduate certificates in obstetrics, chronic pain management, and manual manipulation. She has a special interest in using osteopathic manual treatment to address women’s health issues such as pelvic floor and bladder rehabilitation, chronic pelvic pain, pre and post natal health needs, and fertility issues. Jocelyn has also given presentations and workshops at osteopathic conferences on using osteopathic manual treatment to address GI dysfunctions such as gut dysbiosis, IBS and acid reflux and the relationship with the Gut Brain Axis.

Professional Membership in good standing:

Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

Jocelyn Glover is an osteopath and owner of the Halifax Osteopathic Health Centre. She graduated ... Read More

Mohannad graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in 2017 with a Masters Diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. He is currently a professional member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths, the Ontario Osteopathic Association, and an affiliate member of the Ontario Association of the Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

Prior to his Osteopathic education, Mohannad earned an Undergraduate degree from McMaster University, majoring in Psychology and Human Behaviour. He has special interests in rehabilitation, education, and athletics which lead him to the science of Osteopathy.

Mohannad follows principle-based approaches to assessment and treatment allowing him to treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. His practice is strongly rooted in functional anatomy, physiology, and human mechanics which allows him to tailor and individualize his treatment to the specific needs of his patients. His approach is gentle and holistic incorporating the mind and body connection and adhering to the osteopathic tenant that the body is a dynamic unit of function. Mohannad enjoys the diversity of his patient population and strives to help facilitate the body’s innate ability to self-heal and self-regulate.

He has worked for a number of years in Clinical Education at McMaster University and Dalhousie University as well as a Clinical Instructor at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. Through his experience as an athlete, coach, clinical instructor, and osteopathic practitioner, Mohannad brings a wealth of experience to the analysis and treatment of his patients.

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Meet Wendy

I have over 30 years of manual therapy experience, initially as a physiotherapist and recently more than ten years as a manual osteopath. I am continuously studying the human body - its skeletal, myofascial, visceral and neuro vascular interconnectedness. I am passionate about the intricacies of the body’s anatomic structure and the energies connecting it.

I believe that an effective human being is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts and that all things are connected. If all parts are in balance with each other, efficiency is maximised, health is optimised, and the mind, body & soul are freer to reach their full potential.

The body has an innate, natural ability to self-regulate and heal itself. Physical imbalances and strains to structure, caused by emotional or physical trauma or life’s daily stresses, impair your body’s ability to maintain itself in a state of optimal health.

With gentle encouragement and a firm vision of what is possible, your body can be rebalanced; strengthening the connection to your inner source of health and freedom.

Wendy’s Osteopathic Manual Therapy Approach

Do you require a treatment that moves your body in a gentle fashion and releases deep inner tensions. Wendy performs gentle soft tissue releases & mobilisations that promote a relaxing & healing response in the body. Gentle approaches help the body transition from a “fight/ flight” (sympathetic) state to a “rest digest heal” (parasympathetic) state. Her approach is good for anyone seeking a deep gentle experience, also appropriate for people who cannot tolerate manipulative (fast snap) treatment due to arthritic or bone conditions, age or joint laxity (pregnancy, injury or fascial syndromes). The aim is to reach beyond your symptoms and get to the inner source of dysfunction.

Attaining and maintaining your full potential sometimes requires a team approach. Integrating different forms of treatment and health activities works well (e.g. physiotherapists, massage therapists, nutritionists, pilates & yoga instructors etc). Wendy is ready to collaborate to optimise your health.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect Your osteopathic manual therapy session includes a health history, an osteopathic therapeutic assessment and a manual treatment.

Meet Wendy I have over 30 years of manual therapy experience, initially as a physiotherapist and... Read More

Ken graduated from Dalhousie University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Ken also has a Masters of Arts in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University. Ken has post graduate courses in Osteopathic manual therapy from the Canadian College of Osteopathy, Concussion assessments/treatments and Acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Ken has over twenty years of experience treating young and older athletes at all levels. Ken also works with clients with muscular skeletal dysfunction from work related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, home activities or injuries with insidious onset. Ken also works with clients that have chronic conditions. Ken enjoys maintaining a healthy life style with regular exercise, good nutrition and a low stress life style, enjoying time with family and friends.

Professional membership Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Ken graduated from Dalhousie University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Ken... Read More

Ellie Scott is a graduate from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy with Honors and was the recipient of the “Life Long Learner” award. She is very passionate about understanding how the body functions in all aspects. Prior to massage therapy she completed her BSc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with Honors from Dalhousie University.

Ellie is currently finishing her first year of education in Osteopathy Manual Practice with the Collège D’Études Ostéopathiques.

Ellie attempts to look at the patient as a whole when treating dysfunctions of the body. Her goal is to free the body from restrictions and help work with the patient toward a more balanced state both posturally and neuro-muscularly. Ellie is capable of gentle hands on work in the case of acute injuries as well as deep tissue massage therapy and myofascial techniques to deal with painful trigger points or areas of muscle and fascial tightness.

Professional Membership: Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia

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