Initial Visit Budget for a time of 1- 1 1/2 hours. A complete history will be taken, and a thorough physical and biomechanical evaluation pertaining to the complaint will be performed. The working diagnosis and results will be discussed, and a treatment plan suggested during a report of findings. If appropriate, treatment will be given and home care will be assigned and explained.
Subsequent Visit Budget for a time of 15-30 minutes. We start with an update of your condition, perform some objective tests, and continue treatment based on a combination of the results and treatment plan.
Reassessments Budget for a time of 30-45 minutes. Assessments of the progress of your condition occur on an ongoing basis, but a formal reassessment occurs either at the end of treatment or at the 24th visit. Reassessments occur with new injuries or with significant changes to the current issue.
AcupunctureAfter the initial assessment, follow-up treatments are approximately 30 minutes. When acupuncture is combined with a chiropractic adjustment, it is approximately 45 minutes.
This is available to patients who have had an initial chiropractic visit. Sessions may include yoga routines for home practice, correcting yoga pose positioning, and identifying movement restrictions. This is used to assist in recovery from injuries, act as rehabilitation, and can help in the prevention of future injuries. Please wear loose clothing which allows for easy movement, and bring a yoga mat if possible. One will be provided for you if needed. Sessions are 45mins long.
During a massage treatment, clients will remove the clothing that they are comfortable with, typically leaving on underpants, and lie down on a massage table between two sheets and a blanket. They are pillowed for comfort. The therapist will use a massage cream, lotion, or oil to apply the techniques. At the end of the treatment, the therapist may offer self-care techniques such as stretching, strengthening, hot or cold therapies and will also make recommendations for the duration of the on-going treatment plan. This will vary from client to client depending on the reason for the massage, health, age, etc. Some clients will come for a maintenance relaxation massage every 3-4 weeks, while other clients require more concentrated, consecutive treatments every week for 4-6 weeks. Duration of treatment can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.
A hot stone massage uses hot (basalt) stones to help soothe and soften muscular tension, prepare the musculature for deeper trigger point, myofascial and scar tissue work. It is excellent for chronic stages of healing, chronic pain, anxiety and stress. With certain bookings there is an option to add sound bath therapy. A variety of instruments including crystal and brass singing bowls, tuning forks and native flutes are used to create sounds. This helps to facilitate deep rest, relaxation and healing.
SCAR TISSUE RELEASE THERAPY
What to expect
An initial appointment of approximately 1 hour involves a history intake, examination and treatment as appropriate. Subsequent appointments are shorter in length (generally 1/2hr) and focus on treatments. The number of sessions needed depends on the depth and age of the scar tissue as well as how your body responds. Generally, we find that most individuals respond well within 3-5 sessions.
Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle modality performed with a light touch during the treatment. The client (adult, child or baby) remains fully clothed, and sessions last for one hour. Clothing should be loose-fitting and relaxed to allow the adjustments to take place. It is best to avoid jeans. The initial assessment is one and a half hours long in order to allow for a history intake, treatment, as well as home care to support the first treatment. It is beneficial to be well-hydrated for the session, and it is recommended to bring a water bottle to the treatments, to allow for the best possible outcome. Newborns and toddlers, in particular, become thirsty in the midst of treatment, which is a normal and positive result. The treatment time for newborns can vary depending on each child’s presentation, such as lack of sleep, colic or discomfort from torticollis. Craniosacral treatments can help to calm children. The post-treatment time with respect to children is devoted to home care taught to the parents, specifically focused on each child’s condition. Please know that great care and individual attention will be given to each client.
ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK
Rosen Method Bodywork is a unique form of gentle, inquiring touch that incorporates supportive verbal inquiry to help increase awareness, relaxation, and embodied presence. Treatments are one hour except for the initial visit which is one and a half hours to allow time to review intake information and answer any questions about the treatment. During treatments clients remove the clothing that they are comfortable with, typically leaving on underpants, and lie down on a massage table between two sheets, which are then covered with a blanket.
Although our practitioner providing Rosen Method at the clinic is a registered massage therapist, it is not considered under the umbrella of RMT services with respect to insurance coverage.
At Danforth East Wellness, we have a therapist-in-training, Kate Hilton, who works under supervision with individuals and couples. Kate works in a variety of modalities, primarily in the experiential and humanistic streams of psychotherapy. These include Relational Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Therapy begins with a 15-minute phone conversation in which the reasons for seeking counselling, and the approach to practice are discussed. Therapy is a deeply personal endeavour, and it is important to have an opportunity to meet your therapist and decide if they are a good ‘fit’ for you. It’s also necessary to ensure that there is no conflict of interest that would interfere with working together. There is no charge for this phone call.
There are options for Counselling Sessions for Individuals (60 minutes) or for Couples (75 minutes). We will spend 50 or 65 minutes together in conversation, respectively, and the remaining 10 minutes of the time is spent by the therapist on reflection, note-taking, and planning for the next session. These last 10 minutes is dedicated to you and is an essential part of working together. During Couple’s Counselling it will be ensured that both partners are given space and time to express themselves.
Injury-specific care, acute and chronic pain, and wellness care
Sometimes patients come into our clinic due to an injury or are in a state of acute or chronic pain. We are very pleased to help move you through to a non-injured, pain-free state. We incorporate many different elements into our treatments but are able to collaborate and function as a part of a health team as required. After patients have improved, they may choose to return on an as-needed basis. Some continue with visits on a regular basis under wellness care.
Wellness care describes patients that come in for visits who are not experiencing active pain. Our role is to promote postural connections and achieve biomechanical efficiency.
This is a positive space
In order to keep our space welcoming for all, please know that we do not tolerate racist, homophobic, heterosexist, cisgenderism comments or actions. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, please speak with any of our staff. We care deeply about your full health experience which includes emotional well-being.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Payment is due each visit. We accept cash, cheque, debit, MC or VISA. Receipts are available for tax purposes or for submission to insurance. 24 hours notice by telephone is required to change or cancel an appointment. The full amount of the appointment will be applied if changes or cancellations are within 24 business hours from your appointment (eg. a change/cancellation for a Monday appointment, would require notice on the Friday prior).