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Integrative and Naturopathic Health Clinic of Mississauga

Becoming Our Naturopathic Patient

First Visit

When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff. They will ensure you have completed all of the appropriate intake forms.

Discuss With Us

Initial visits for both adult and pediatric visits are 60 minutes in length. The initial visit helps the Naturopathic Doctor to establish a detailed understanding of your health history, chief concerns and goals. When you come to the office for your first visit, be prepared to talk about yourself, your medical history, your health goals and anything else that you think is important.

Analysis and Treatment

During the initial visit, your Naturopathic Doctor will gather all necessary information to accurately assess your health. Your Naturopathic Doctor will present you with a personalized treatment plan for you to follow and implement immediately.

Please bring with you any information you may have outlining your medical history including prescription medications and nutritional supplements you are currently taking. Blood test results and other diagnostic test results are also helpful for your assessment.

The clinic has a product dispensary that carries professional line supplement brands for your convenience. Patients are not obliged to purchase any recommended products from our dispensary.

Setting up a follow-up appointment is easy, just ask our reception staff.

Subsequent Visits

Subsequent visits are typically 30 minutes in length. The frequency of visits depends upon the nature of your health concerns. More severe or chronic health conditions may require more frequent treatments. Typically, the first follow up visit is anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks after your initial visit.

During your visits, we will re-evaluate and monitor your progress and address any new health concerns. We want to ensure you are meeting your health goals. Our clinic also offers 45-minute and 60-minute appointments should you need more time with your Naturopath.

Becoming Our Massage Therapy Patient

First Visit

Help Us To Know You Better

On your first visit, you will be asked to complete a consent form and a confidential medical history, which will help your therapist form your assessment and treatment plan.

Massage Therapy Treatments

Massage Therapy is a safe and comfortable partnership between you and your therapist, who will help you understand the processes behind your pain or discomfort, and how you can work together to alleviate it.

You will be asked to undress to the level of your own comfort. Massage Therapists are required to drape you with a sheet so that only the area of the body being worked on is exposed. Always be aware that you are in control of your treatment, so if there is something you are uncomfortable with, talk to your therapist and they will modify or discontinue the treatment as per your request.

After the massage, your therapist may recommend a treatment plan consisting of how often you should be having treatment and exercises you may need to do between treatments to assist your recovery. It is always recommended to drink more water than usual post-massage as massage therapy releases many toxins in the body and they need to be flushed out to avoid any sickness or headache.

Becoming Our Osteopathy Patient

The Assessment and Treatment

Once you arrive for your first appointment, we will ask that you fill out a confidential medical health history and consent form, in order to better treat you specifically based on your body and its needs. Once your Osteopathic Manual Practitioner has reviewed the forms with you in a patient interview, the assessment and treatment begins. Your practitioner will be both assessing and treating throughout the treatment through gentle, safe and rhythmical motions. Initial appointments and treatments typically last 45 to 60 minutes. Following the treatment, your practitioner will then outline a treatment plan and advise when and how often you should be getting treatments based on their findings.

First Visit

The Assesment

Once you arrive for your first appointment, we will ask that you fill out a confidential medical health history and consent form, in order to better treat you specifically based on your body and its needs. Once your practitioner has reviewed the forms with you in a patient interview and been through a complete review of systems, the assessment and treatment may begin.

The Treatment

We will ask you to wear loose and flexible clothing and remove shoes, belts and any items from your pockets. Your practitioner will be both assessing and treating throughout the treatment through gentle, safe and rhythmical motions. The initial appointment and treatment typically last 45 to 60 minutes. After the treatment, your practitioner will then outline a treatment plan and advise when and how often you should be getting treatment based on their findings. You may also be given remedial exercises for in between treatments.

Conditions That May Improve With Osteopathy

  • Acute and chronic pain including muscle spasms, back and neck pain, sciatica, joint pain, frozen shoulder, arthritis, headaches, and migraines
  • Injuries including sports injuries, whiplash, concussions, repetitive strain injuries
  • Women’s health issues including menstrual pains, prenatal and postnatal care and ovarian cysts
  • Digestive concerns including constipation, bloating, diarrhea, and IBS
  • Inflammatory and Autoimmune conditions

Subsequent Visits

Follow up visits will be shorter than initial visits, and shouldn’t require any paperwork or as thorough an interview. The practitioner will typically ask for an update on any changes to health as well as the reaction to the previous treatment. The treatment will last between 20 to 30 minutes and as the subsequent visits go on, it may become more tailored to what the cause of the pain or problem is, becoming more focal, deeper or specific.

Becoming Our Acupuncture Patient

First Visit

Your initial visit is a full health assessment that takes 60 minutes. Prior to your initial appointment, you will be asked to complete an Intake and Consent for Treatment Form. During the course of the visit, you will have an extensive discussion related to your primary health concerns and your health in general. Questions may include sleep quality, appetite, the sensation of heat or cold, body ache, past medical history and more.

Please bring with you any information you may have outlining your medical history, any prescription medications or nutritional supplements you are taking. Blood tests and other diagnostic test results are also helpful.

What to Expect

A typical acupuncture session is normally between 30 and 45 minutes. Very fine non-reusable disposable sterilized needles will be inserted into various locations on your body such as arms, hands, feet and legs. You will have the opportunity to relax while listening to quiet music during your session. Be sure to eat a light meal beforehand so you do not feel dizzy after an acupuncture session.

Subsequent Visits

Subsequent visits will be approximately 30 minutes in length. Be prepared to report any symptoms that have changed (improvement or deterioration) since the prior acupuncture session. Your practitioner will quickly re-evaluate your health condition and choose acupuncture points accordingly. The frequency of acupuncture sessions depends on the nature of your health concerns. Your practitioner may recommend weekly or biweekly sessions until the balance is achieved.

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