What I Do
I take a very detailed health history to better understand the origins and underlying causes of your condition. I then perform thorough physical examinations and any necessary tests before recommending treatment, to ensure that I am providing the most effective options for your specific health concern.
Nutrition as Medicine
Nutrition is an important foundation of our health. Poor nutrition can cause disease while proper nutrition has the ability to prevent or even help treat certain conditions, such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes. Taking an evidence-based approach, I focus on the power nutrition can have in helping my patients achieve their personal health goals and recover from illness.
As a life-long athlete, I understand the importance of recovering from injuries quickly and performing at one’s best. Using physical therapies, including strengthening exercises and soft tissue mobilization, I aim to help others achieve their athletic goals by reducing pain and improving strength and flexibility.
Acupuncture is a centuries old practice and a mainstay therapy in many parts of the world. More recently, it has been adopted in the forms of intramuscular stimulation (I.M.S.) and dry needling, which can help treat muscle aches and pains associated with tight muscles. This is the form of acupuncture I practice as an adjunct to physical therapies for best results.
*** Note: I do not practice Eastern forms of acupuncture that are based on energetic medicine
As a Naturopathic Doctor in British Columbia, with additional board certification in pharmaceutical therapies, I have the ability to prescribe pharmaceutical medications, and I may integrate them into a treatment plan if indicated or if other treatment modalities are unsuccessful.
Nutritional and Herbal Supplementation
Food is our primary source of nutrition; however, in certain cases, additional supplementation may be indicated to meet our nutrient needs, correct nutritional deficiencies, or provide therapeutic actions. In my practice, I help my patients determine whether or not they would benefit from supplementation, how to source quality supplements, and I inform them of potential risks of supplementation so they can make an informed decision.