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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various psychological and/or physical approaches (such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, and Qigong) as well as Chinese herbal products to address health problems.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of medicine with a history dating back over 2,000 years. It is based on the concept of Qi (pronounced "chee"), which is believed to be the vital energy that flows through the body and is responsible for maintaining health. The goal of TCM is to balance the body's Qi and promote healing by using a variety of techniques including herbal medicine, acupuncture, and dietary therapy.

 

TCM practitioners use a holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, taking into account the patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They may use a combination of techniques such as herbal formulas, acupuncture, and dietary advice to help restore balance to the body's Qi and promote healing. 

Overall, TCM is a holistic and ancient form of medicine that aims to balance the body's Qi and promote healing through the use of various therapeutic technique.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Gloria 

Herbal Medicine is a central component of TCM and includes the use of a wide variety of plants, minerals, and animal products to treat illness.

 

Herbal medicine is a traditional and ancient form of medicine that uses plants, roots, bark, and other plant parts to treat a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of healthcare in the world, and it has been used for thousands of years in many different cultures.

 

This therapy is based on the belief that the active compounds found in plants can have healing properties. These compounds are thought to interact with the body in various ways, such as by reducing inflammation, modulating the immune system, or by acting as antioxidants.

 

Herbal medicines can be used to treat a wide range of conditions including headaches, digestive problems, respiratory infections, skin conditions, menstrual problems, and many more. Herbal medicines are used in many forms such as tinctures, teas, tablets, capsules, and creams. They can also be used to prevent illnesses and support general health and wellbeing.

INCONTINENCE

Jennifer LaRoy

Urinary Incontinence is a sensitive and emotional issue that affects as many as 30% of women in Canada. Pelvic floor conditions are prevalent. There are many marketing solution products for incontinence, but we believe in getting to the root cause and working towards eliminating or improving urinary incontinence. A pelvic floor assessment (potentially including the core and global movement strategies) can help uncover why a person may be experiencing incontinence and help put together a treatment plan to improve the issue.  

 

Our goal is to give you the knowledge and tools you need to understand and change these conditions so that you can live a fully active, happy and fulfilled life! 

PAIN (Dyspareunia and Prolapse)

Jennifer LaRoy

Dyspareunia means painful intercourse. If you are experiencing pain during sexual activity, you are not alone! 30% of women suffer from pain with sexual activity. Our physiotherapist Jen offers private treatments in a safe and comfortable environment to assess what your presenting concern is. This may include a vaginal assessment after a conversation about what you are experiencing. Vaginal assessments are only completed with informed consent and do not necessarily have to be done right away depending on your comfort level. Although a gold standard for helping to understand what is going on, each client’s individual needs are taken into account. Your treatment may also include educational resources about your condition and helpful manual therapy/exercise techniques. 

Pelvic organ prolapse refers to a descent of pelvic organs (bladder, rectum or uterus). Pelvic organ prolapse, a type of pelvic floor disorder, affects over 30% of women. Working with a physiotherapist is an excellent option for women experiencing pelvic pain and pelvic floor issues.  

DIASTASIS RECTI

Jennifer LaRoy

Diastasis recti is a condition where the connective tissue becomes stretched and thin during pregnancy. This is a normal pregnancy related change as the uterus and fetus are growing. Postnatally, the tissue sometimes does not regain its full tension on its own. For those people, an assessment of the abdominal wall can be helpful in order to educate on how to start improving the strength of the core muscles again and improve function. 

Your “core” is not only your superficial abdominals, but also the muscles that support your spine and pelvis, and they are a container for all of your abdominal contents. They include the diaphragm at the top, the pelvic floor at the bottom, and deep core muscles wrapping around providing the walls of your container. Our physiotherapist works closely with you to teach you proper exercises to  improve your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. 

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