As a Naturopath I have a unique perspective to unravel some of the concerns you may be experiencing in your life. Chronic conditions such as arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes type 2 and muscle skeletal problems can be co-managed through naturopathic services.
I practice with the use of evidence based medicine and clinical experience combined with the patient input to achieve results. I have considerable experience with lifestyle medicine, acupuncture, clinical nutrition and exercise prescriptions.
Open communication and professionalism to patient and the doctor are held as a standard of practice.
Practice Hours (By Appointment):
Saturday From 9 am to 12 pm
Tuesday From 5 pm to 7pm
Please Contact us if you have any questions or call us 905-857-2356 for an appointment.
**We’re Located on the 2nd Floor
My Experience with muscle-skeletal injuries:
Dr. Aubrey Rickford, ND
In 2001 (to 2008) I started a pain management and sports clinic at the Canadian college of Naturopathic medicine in Toronto. During this time I was studying the works of Travel and Simons and Professor Gunn in dry Needling /Myofascial trigger Point/Intramuscular stimulation techniques. This technique combined very well with my training in acupuncture to help individual’s recovery faster from injuries to muscles (spasms, frozen shoulder, torticollis, scoliosis, and semi-pelvis).
Plus others concerns like tendinopathy, scar pain, soft tissue pain, some neurologic concerns like TMJ, headaches, painful movements of joints and tight muscles.
Myofascial techniques worked well at resolving musculoskeletal concerns patients have had from acute (days) to many months and even years.
I have worked with occupational injuries, athletes, general fitness injuries and everyday injuries from teens to seniors. In helping to resolve patients musculoskeletal concerns I will often to have to look at a patients total history including their sleep patterns, exercise(s)/sports, diet/nutrition, posture patterns, stress patterns, smoker, diabetic, type of injury and mechanism of injury, imaging studies, etc. By considering the patient as a whole unit/organism I achieve better results in helping patients heal from their injuries to create better balance in their lives.
Contraindications to acupuncture:
On anticoagulant therapy with INR of more than 1.5
Allergic reactions (latex, nickel)
Fear of needles
For an appointment:
Please Contact us if you have any questions or Call us 905-857-2356 for an appointment.
**We’re located on the 2nd Floor
Christina is a Registered Psychotherapist and Psychotherapist and Certified member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with a limited private practice in Bolton/Caledon, ON. Christina provides evidenced-based, person-centred psychotherapy (CBT, IPT, EFT) to individuals, couples (heterosexual/same sex), and families to support new ways of understanding, coping, communicating and connecting.
Christina has a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. Christina has published review papers on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to cancer treatment, on chromic illness and mental illness and written opinion pieces on her personal experience as a stepmother.
Nigar holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (MACP) and is a Registered Psychotherapist, with the College of Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (CRPO). Nigar is also a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Nigar’s focus is on integrating theories in collaboration with clients and working from a premise of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and ,mindfulness.
Nigar is the daughter of a UN diplomat, and grew up in many different countries around the world. She is multilingual and services can be provided in: English, Urdu, and basic conversational French.
Sandra hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Prior to receiving her Master Degree, Sandra served 30 years as a municipal police officer in a variety field within policing. Sandra has co-facilitated peer support groups for PTSD, anxiety, depression and those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
Sandra has a strong passion toward helping first responders, their families and the community at large find balance and hope within their daily lives.
For more information on fees, accessing psychotherapy in Ontario, other resources or to inquire about an appointment, please contact us or call us 905-857-2356. There is always a free “intake”- either by the telephone or in person , up to 15 minutes in length, to determine fit.
ABA stands for (Applied Behavioural Analysis) this form of therapy teaches social, verbal and motor behaviours.
The treatment is notably useful in teaching behaviours to children with autism who may otherwise not “pick up” these behaviours on their own or as effectively as other children. ABA aims to increase or decrease targeted behaviours with positive reinforcement, careful behavioural observation and teaching each step of a new behaviour. The child’s good behaviours are rewarded when the steps have been completed correctly.
Undesirable behaviours are analyzed in depth to determine the trigger and impact of the the behaviour. A board-certified behavioural analyst (BCBA) will observe the child, make the program and oversees the program to alter the behaviour. Our behavioural analyst will meet the parent, observe the child, review any relevant reports from school, physicians, psychologists etc. To determine child’s need to implement a suitable behavioural plan. The plan will then be implemented by our experienced Instructor therapists.
Please note that IBI stands for Intensive Behavioural Intervention which uses the same ABA approach as above. The primary difference is that IBI is classified as a minimum 20 hours of therapy per week.
If you suspect that your child may have autism and require assessment, we have access to trained and experienced Clinical Psychologists who will assess your child and determine the diagnosis if it applies.
This assessment is an evaluation of thinking, learning and behaviour. A psychosocial assessment is helpful in identifying your child’s strengths and weaknesses and will lead to recommendations for both academic and behavioural intervention. As a result of detecting problems, the assessment can be used by schools and professionals to further help your child or develop the child’s program.
If your child displays inappropriate behaviour at school behavioural plans are a useful classroom management tool that is designed to teach and rewards positive behaviours. They are also a way of documenting the success of the intervention.
We have speech-language pathology and occupational therapy services available and these services will be accessible as per need basis.
We believe that a child deserves the equal and fair access to education and deserves all the accommodation required to be successful in academic settings. Therefore, we help you with providing resources to accompany you to school meetings and to help your child access the supports they require.
We use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support self-expression, personal development, and well-being. Our music therapists use music in an ethical and safe manner to address human needs within cognitive, emotional, communicative, physical, social, and spiritual domains. lassified as a minimum 20 hours of therapy per week.
We provide art therapy because we believe art promotes emotional and mental health. Art therapy can also be conducted with the purpose of addressing deficits and problem behaviours and provide a healthy form of self-expression. Art offers a way for children who have trouble :speaking their mind” with words to express themselves with pictures.
*We also offer home-based services.
Please contact us for questions or inquires: 905-857-2356