Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that incorporates the art and science of traditional and natural forms of medicine with modern scientific knowledge. The practice of naturopathic medicine involves disease diagnosis as well as treatment and prevention using natural therapies that include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture and lifestyle counseling. A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary care practitioner distinguished by their practicing philosophy, which seeks to restore and maintain optimum health by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process. A naturopathic doctor views the individual from a wholistic perspective, incorporating the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting the patient. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than disease as an entity. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease by selecting treatments that are unique to the individual and not simply the symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions. In Ontario, licensed Naturopathic Doctors have at least 7 years of post-secondary education, must graduate from an accredited educational institution, receive their professional licensing from the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) as well as complete and pass international licensing exams (NPLEX). Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario have recently become regulated under the Regulated Health Practitioners Act (RHPA) alongside medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and most other health-care providers in the province.

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Chiropractic

Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body has been mentioned since 1500 BC in Chinese and Greek writing. In fact, Hippocrates, the iconic Greek physician, published a text detailing the importance of manual manipulation and the role of the spine in diagnosing and treating illness. The official beginning of the modern chiropractic professional dates back to 1895 when Canadian, D.D. Palmer began to define the profession. Throughout the twentieth century, the profession has gained considerable recognition and scientific support. Chiropractic care is safe, effective and an important part of our comprehensive care delivery.

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Counselling

“At times EVERYONE needs someone to talk to, without judgment, without attitude, with open arms” Counselling is a supportive and collaborative process where clients are assisted in dealing with aspects of their life that may be causing them turmoil, discomfort, stress, worry, fear, anger, and/or confusion. Counselling provides the client with a safe supportive place where they can explore these deep personal issues without fear of judgement. Counselling can help clients to identify coping strategies that are no longer working and offer new and effective ways of dealing with problems. Counselling can also provide valuable feedback regarding the interpretation and understanding of personal life experiences, helping clients to achieve new insights into themselves and their relationships. Counselling can be used at any time, for whatever reason, big or small. It is a vehicle of insight, change, prevention and life enhancement. At IHI, our counselor is has a Master’s of Scoial Work, a designation that facilitates insurance coverage with many employee benefit packages.

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Registered Massage Therapy

At IHI, all massage therapy is provided by Registered Massage Therapists. Massage therapy is an important therapeutic tool for relaxation and deep muscular release. Registered Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and is a highly effective therapy for a variety of conditions and general wellness promotion. Massage therapy enhances joint function, improves circulation, increases metabolism and promotes the overall healing process. It is effective for many conditions in which body relaxation and the reduction of swelling and muscle mobilization are required. Massage therapy helps to bring relief from the stresses of everyday living and injury.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession which seeks to assist people in attaining optimal functioning. It is a form of rehabilitation which is useful pre- and post-surgery, in dealing with chronic pain and illness, as well as recovering from injury. Physiotherapists also have a role in educating people in health promotion and disease prevention. In Canada, physiotherapists are currently required to have obtained a master's level physical therapy degree through an accredited university program and to have successfully completed a national exam in order to be licensed.

Myofascial Release, as taught by John F. Barnes, is a holistic, hands-on approach to treatment which seeks to, not only treat an individual's symptoms, but to also find the cause, acknowledging both the body and the mind. Through the application of sustained pressure directly on the skin, fascial restrictions can be released without force, assisting in the relief of pain, the regaining of movement, and the desired optimal functioning.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy addresses issues for both women and men. For women, it can assist with concerns related to menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, menopausal symptoms, incontinence, and pelvic pain syndromes. For men, pelvic floor physio can also be helpful for reproductive health, incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes, prostate concerns and erectile dysfunction. Treatment of the pelvic floor can also be beneficial for persistent, treatment resistant low back and hip pain. Assessment and treatment both have an internal vaginal or rectal component and an external, holistic approach that addresses the surrounding structure and musculature.

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Therapeutic Pilates

Therapeutic Pilates: Private one on one session

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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is an evidence based medicine and is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world, dating back to the First Century BCE. TCM's understanding of the body is focused on the functional entities of the body and their ability to work harmoniously when the body is in a balanced and healthy state, or their disfunction when there is disease or health conditions. TCM seeks to use presenting signs and symptoms to find the pattern of disease and therefore treat the root cause. This diagnostic method is rooted in TCM's idea that in order to understand a person's health, you must study the functional aspects, rather than the structures themselves. Treatment therapies in TCM include Acupuncture, Diet and Lifestyle counselling, Cupping, Massage, Herbal Medicine, exercises (Tai Chi/Qi Gong), as well as many other auxiliary techniques.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world. It is by nature simple, safe and effective health care. Acupuncture practitioners use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body's ability to heal itself.

Over the three decades or so in which acupuncture has gained popularity in the North America, it has been proven by an increasing body of scientific evidence to be not only exceptionally safe, but statistically effective as well.

The World Health Organization lists 28 diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment. It further lists 63 conditions where acupuncture has been shown to be affective, but further study is needed.

TCM and Acupuncture are a Regulated Health Profession in Ontario. In order to practice TCM and Acupuncture a practitioner must be a member of the CTCMPAO.

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Nutrition

Aly is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who specializes in weight loss. Aly graduated top of her class from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and holds a BA from Western University. Aly's warm and approachable demeanor empowers her clients to take control of their health. She uses a unique approach, with an emphasis on hormonal balance to personally address your weight loss and nutrition needs. Aly believes that eating healthy isn’t about being perfect, it’s about having a plan you can stick to that gives you energy while allowing you to eat the foods you love. Aly believes that with the right tools and guidance you can make positive lifestyle changes to enjoy a happier and healthier life!

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Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care system that incorporates the art and science of traditional and natural forms of medicine with modern scientific knowledge. The practice of naturopathic medicine involves disease diagnosis as well as treatment and prevention using natural therapies that include botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, naturopathic manipulation, traditional Chinese medicine / acupuncture and lifestyle counseling. A Naturopathic Doctor is a primary care practitioner distinguished by their practicing philosophy, which seeks to restore and maintain optimum health by emphasizing nature’s inherent self-healing process. A naturopathic doctor views the individual from a wholistic perspective, incorporating the physiological, structural, psychological, social, spiritual, environment and lifestyle factors affecting the patient. Naturopathic medicine emphasizes disease as a process rather than disease as an entity. The primary goal is to treat the underlying cause of the disease by selecting treatments that are unique to the individual and not simply the symptoms. This approach has proven successful in treating both chronic and acute conditions. In Ontario, licensed Naturopathic Doctors have at least 7 years of post-secondary education, must graduate from an accredited educational institution, receive their professional licensing from the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) as well as complete and pass international licensing exams (NPLEX). Naturopathic Doctors in Ontario have recently become regulated under the Regulated Health Practitioners Act (RHPA) alongside medical doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and most other health-care providers in the province.


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Dr. Jen Newell

Dr. Jen Newell is passionate about helping people embrace health, feel amazing and easily incorporate “real” food into their busy lives. ... Read More

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Dr. Lisa Watson delivers health care that supports balanced and attainable health at all ages and stages of life. Of primary importance i... Read More

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Dr. Erin E. Wiley

Dr. Erin Wiley is the Co-Founder and a Clinic Director of the Integrative Health Institute. Erin is passionate about health promotion and... Read More

Manual manipulation of the spine and other joints in the body has been mentioned since 1500 BC in Chinese and Greek writing. In fact, Hippocrates, the iconic Greek physician, published a text detailing the importance of manual manipulation and the role of the spine in diagnosing and treating illness. The official beginning of the modern chiropractic professional dates back to 1895 when Canadian, D.D. Palmer began to define the profession. Throughout the twentieth century, the profession has gained considerable recognition and scientific support. Chiropractic care is safe, effective and an important part of our comprehensive care delivery.


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Dr. Mehran Tabrizi

Dr. Tabrizi is a chiropractor, osteopath and a passionate member of both the local and scientific community, whose goal is to teach that ... Read More

“At times EVERYONE needs someone to talk to, without judgment, without attitude, with open arms” Counselling is a supportive and collaborative process where clients are assisted in dealing with aspects of their life that may be causing them turmoil, discomfort, stress, worry, fear, anger, and/or confusion. Counselling provides the client with a safe supportive place where they can explore these deep personal issues without fear of judgement. Counselling can help clients to identify coping strategies that are no longer working and offer new and effective ways of dealing with problems. Counselling can also provide valuable feedback regarding the interpretation and understanding of personal life experiences, helping clients to achieve new insights into themselves and their relationships. Counselling can be used at any time, for whatever reason, big or small. It is a vehicle of insight, change, prevention and life enhancement. At IHI, our counselor is has a Master’s of Scoial Work, a designation that facilitates insurance coverage with many employee benefit packages.


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Lauren Berger

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At IHI, all massage therapy is provided by Registered Massage Therapists. Massage therapy is an important therapeutic tool for relaxation and deep muscular release. Registered Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario and is a highly effective therapy for a variety of conditions and general wellness promotion. Massage therapy enhances joint function, improves circulation, increases metabolism and promotes the overall healing process. It is effective for many conditions in which body relaxation and the reduction of swelling and muscle mobilization are required. Massage therapy helps to bring relief from the stresses of everyday living and injury.


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Nancy Brooks

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Stephen Dahms

Stephen is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2016, and is registered ... Read More

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Melanie Gillians

Melanie Gillians is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is registered... Read More

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Yvette Marcek

Yvette Marcek is a Registered Massage Therapist, Pilates Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner; she often incorporates each of these modali... Read More

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Amanda Mroz

Amanda Mroz is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Sutherland-Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 2011. She is registere... Read More

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Odette Oliver

Odette graduated from Sutherland and Chan School and Teaching Clinic in 1997. Since that time she has been practicing and teaching massag... Read More

Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession which seeks to assist people in attaining optimal functioning. It is a form of rehabilitation which is useful pre- and post-surgery, in dealing with chronic pain and illness, as well as recovering from injury. Physiotherapists also have a role in educating people in health promotion and disease prevention. In Canada, physiotherapists are currently required to have obtained a master's level physical therapy degree through an accredited university program and to have successfully completed a national exam in order to be licensed.

Myofascial Release, as taught by John F. Barnes, is a holistic, hands-on approach to treatment which seeks to, not only treat an individual's symptoms, but to also find the cause, acknowledging both the body and the mind. Through the application of sustained pressure directly on the skin, fascial restrictions can be released without force, assisting in the relief of pain, the regaining of movement, and the desired optimal functioning.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy addresses issues for both women and men. For women, it can assist with concerns related to menstruation, fertility, pregnancy, menopausal symptoms, incontinence, and pelvic pain syndromes. For men, pelvic floor physio can also be helpful for reproductive health, incontinence, pelvic pain syndromes, prostate concerns and erectile dysfunction. Treatment of the pelvic floor can also be beneficial for persistent, treatment resistant low back and hip pain. Assessment and treatment both have an internal vaginal or rectal component and an external, holistic approach that addresses the surrounding structure and musculature.


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Shannon Stoby

Shannon Stoby, PT, MScPT Shannon is a Physical Therapist with an interest in helping her patients achieve holistic healing from whatever ... Read More

Therapeutic Pilates: Private one on one session


Chinese Medicine is an evidence based medicine and is the oldest continuously practiced medicine in the world, dating back to the First Century BCE. TCM's understanding of the body is focused on the functional entities of the body and their ability to work harmoniously when the body is in a balanced and healthy state, or their disfunction when there is disease or health conditions. TCM seeks to use presenting signs and symptoms to find the pattern of disease and therefore treat the root cause. This diagnostic method is rooted in TCM's idea that in order to understand a person's health, you must study the functional aspects, rather than the structures themselves. Treatment therapies in TCM include Acupuncture, Diet and Lifestyle counselling, Cupping, Massage, Herbal Medicine, exercises (Tai Chi/Qi Gong), as well as many other auxiliary techniques.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common and dependable medical therapies used in the world. It is by nature simple, safe and effective health care. Acupuncture practitioners use thin, sterile disposable needles inserted superficially into specific areas of the body in order to help the body's ability to heal itself.

Over the three decades or so in which acupuncture has gained popularity in the North America, it has been proven by an increasing body of scientific evidence to be not only exceptionally safe, but statistically effective as well.

The World Health Organization lists 28 diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved – through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment. It further lists 63 conditions where acupuncture has been shown to be affective, but further study is needed.

TCM and Acupuncture are a Regulated Health Profession in Ontario. In order to practice TCM and Acupuncture a practitioner must be a member of the CTCMPAO.


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Jonathan Handel

Jonathan is a acupuncturist and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. He values a holistic approach, and seeks to treat the root ... Read More

Aly is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who specializes in weight loss. Aly graduated top of her class from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and holds a BA from Western University. Aly's warm and approachable demeanor empowers her clients to take control of their health. She uses a unique approach, with an emphasis on hormonal balance to personally address your weight loss and nutrition needs. Aly believes that eating healthy isn’t about being perfect, it’s about having a plan you can stick to that gives you energy while allowing you to eat the foods you love. Aly believes that with the right tools and guidance you can make positive lifestyle changes to enjoy a happier and healthier life!


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Aly Shoom

Aly is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who specializes in weight loss. Aly graduated top of her class from the Institute of Holi... Read More


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