Whether resulting from sports or just everyday life, injuries are an all-too-common side effect of being physically active. When these injuries slow you down, the CARESPACE team offers treatments and remedies to support your healing process. Our treatment strategies also work to prevent future injuries from the average person to elite athletes alike.
Are you feeling stressed, busy, or overwhelmed? Are you run down, or getting sick too often? The Naturopathic Doctors at CARESPACE are here to help. We can help you identify and address the root cause, and will support you in the changes needed to you get back on track.
Even the most elite athletes have coaches. Coaching and counseling can be an important part of a multidisciplinary approach. Coaches and counselors are able to provide different perspective and help you navigate around the roadblocks that are holding you back and preventing you from reaching your goals.
When you’re feeling lousy but don’t know why, lab testing can provide a much-needed road map. At CARESPACE, we offer a full range of blood tests as well as specialized testing options from food sensitivities to salivary hormones.
Do you want to maximize the time and effort you invest in your workouts? Do you need to exercise, but don’t know how? Need a bit of motivation and encouragement? CARESPACE offers in-house fitness training in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with a personalized focus.
Confused about what to eat? Are you putting in the effort and not getting the results you want? The naturopaths at CARESPACE make personalized dietary and supplement recommendations using symptom tracking and specialized testing,
Naturopathic Doctors are medically trained primary care providers. They use a wide range of natural therapies to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. This helps pinpoint root cause for existing concerns. NDs also focus on prevention of chronic conditions and acute issues. They provide lifestyle counselling and ongoing support. NDs use a variety of diagnostic tools. These target things like digestive problems, food sensitivities and hormone imbalances.
Physical therapy restores the patient’s natural range of movement and function. Guided exercises increase strength, manage pain and reduce stiffness. The patient will regain balance, control and coordination of the patient’s movements. Exercise is medicine, and there will be a focus on learning the correct principles and techniques. Ongoing coaching, as well as shared goals, will set the patient up for long-term results.
Registered Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques using their hands as their primary tools. Prolonged activity (such as sitting at a computer) puts pressure on the patient lower back, while constant use of mouse, pen or phone can wear down the patients muscles and joints over time. The patients Massage Therapist will stimulate blood flow, restore muscle elasticity, and relieve built-up tension that can form due to injury or chronic pain.
Psychotherapy helps the patient understand thoughts, feelings and associations. This allows for healing and insight. Regular sessions with the Psychologist will help the patient seek out cause and effect relationships in the patients thought patterns. The patient can use this to better understand his or her actions and take control of life’s choices. It is an effective way to turn daily frustration, confusion or unease into energy that works for the patient instead of against the patient.
Certified Personal Trainers motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client's strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client's improvements in physical fitness.
Acupuncture has a broad range of applications such as rehabilitation and pain management (both acute and chronic). The process involves introducing fine needles at various depths on the patient’s body. This encourages the body’s natural healing process. The result is a flood of endorphins and anti-inflammatory agents rush to the site to provide healing and relief. Benefits range from repairing of soft tissue and nerve damage to reducing stiffness and pain.
Functional medicine has similar philosophy and principles to naturopathic medicine. However, functional medicine emphasizes the more evidence-based aspects of naturopathic practice. It offers a more systematic framework to address the underlying causes of chronic and complex health concerns like autoimmune disease or chronic fatigue. The Functional Medicine framework also includes robust laboratory testing. Data gained from functional testing helps determine underlying imbalances and allows the treatment plan to be tailored according to your own specific needs.
Functional Medicine has been embraced by many MDs as a valuable integrative tool, partly because it is more science and evidence based than some other complementary therapies. Both naturopathic and functional medicine are integrative approaches, meaning that we work alongside your other practitioners as a complement to the care they provide.
Schedule your free no-charge naturopathic personal consultation with our easy to use online booking system. Choose an available time to meet your choice of Doctor in person to learn about naturopathic medicine. They look forward to welcoming you and will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. The free no-charge personal consultation is an information session and diagnosis and prescriptions are not able to be provided with this visit.
Dr. Michael Torreiter obtained his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine designation at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. About half of Dr. Michael’s practice is focused on Precision Nutrition — a comprehensive weight management and lifestyle program that helps people lose weight, gain weight or just improve their diet. In addition, he treats a variety of conditions including digestive concerns, stress and anxiety, musculoskeletal pain, hormonal imbalance and.... Read more
Dr. Rachel VandenBerg is a naturopath, educator and mother. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is committed to getting at the root of health concerns and believes strongly in patient education and informed decisions. She takes the time to talk with her patients about their options and supports them in the choices they make. Her practice focuses on hormone balancing, fertility and breast cancer care... Read more
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Our commitment is to provide Patient-focused Coordinated CARE. Every member of the CARESPACE team shares a personal responsibility to ensure that our Standards of Practice are carried out every day.
C - Collaboration: We seek to understand the patients goals and incorporate them into the treatment plan
A - Assessment: We examine and listen to patients to clearly understand their condition
R - Recommendation: We create personalized treatment plans and include appropriate referrals
E - Explanation: We take the time to explain the options to patients so they understand their choices