“Specialized treatment regiments that incorporate several facets of osteopathy.”
Services offered include: Manual Osteopathic Treatments * Craniosacral Therapy * Mobile Cupping Therapy * Gua Sha
*Our services are covered by most insurance plans.
“Not only are we able to locate the obstruction, but we have the skill to remove it.”
Hello, my name is Julia Lott. I am the owner and senior manual osteopath practitioner at Active Balance Healing. I am a mother of 3 wonderful children and my lifestyle is characterized by physical activity, a healthy diet, daily meditation and mindfulness practices. I have an extensive medical and educational background in nursing from UOIT and originally began my career as a registered nurse. My passion however has always gravitated towards treating and healing patients with a more hands on, drug free, holistic approach. This realization drove me to cultivate my healing skills and techniques.”
"Our treatment approach promotes full body and mind restoration and initiates
the healing process”
Frequently Asked Questions...
Your first appointment generally lasts 1.5 hours to allow us adequate time to assess your unique circumstances pertaining to your medical history, your physical and mental condition, and your current medication use. Following this assessment, we conduct a thorough, head to toe examination. The practitioner will perform hands on palpation to assess joints, muscles, bone structures, fascia and the surrounding tissues. Once the examination and assessment is complete, we will discuss the findings and formulate a treatment plan based on the clients’ individual needs. With the remaining time we will begin treating the problem areas.
Clients can choose between 30, 60 and 90 minute sessions. One or several healing modalities can be combined during these sessions to provide more comprehensive treatment.
In Canada, manual osteopaths can assess and treat most conditions that cause pain and dysfunction but we DO NOT diagnose conditions nor prescribe medications. We combine a thorough history taking, visual assessment, musculoskeletal tests and hands on palpation techniques to pin point the source of your pain and create a tailored treatment plan.
Treatment will be a combination of several facets of Osteopathy that incorporate gentle and firm palpation and stretching of the joints, muscles and fasica. Techniques such as articular mobilization, myofascial release, spinal manipulation, visceral manipulation, muscle energy techniques, light tissue stretching, craniosacral therapy, mobile cupping and Gua Sha will be used.
Yes. To get the best results and allow the practitioner access to treat your body, we ask that you wear comfortable fitting and stretchy clothing such as sport or yoga pants. For the first appointment, it is important that the practitioner is able to perform a thorough visual assessment of any postural abnormalities and note specific landmark positioning.
During your initial consultation, we will outline a unique treatment plan and discuss the expected duration and frequency. Generally, patients will experience improved symptoms after the first 2 treatments, however; ongoing maintenance to achieve lasting results is strongly recommended. Treatment frequency could range from weekly to monthly depending upon the clients condition and their everyday lifestyle. Just like a visit to the dentist is important for healthy teeth, a visit to the osteopath is important to help maintain balance within the body and ensure restrictions are addressed and removed.
It is our goal to alleviate your chronic pain and dysfunction as quickly as possible with the least amount of discomfort. Some techniques such as the stretching of contracted muscles and joints, the firm massaging of fascial adhesions, and the mobilization of bones and joints that have been stuck in dysfunction, can be somewhat uncomfortable at times. You are encouraged to let your osteopath know if you are experiencing excessive discomfort so that techniques can be modified and an alternative approach can be taken. It is not uncommon for there to be an initial soreness immediately following treatment; this soreness often signifies the initial stages of healing.
The cost of a single treatment can range between 77$ -144$ + HST and depends upon the length of the treatment (30, 60 or 90 minute).
Treatments are paid out of pocket and can be reimbursed by most insurance providers. Please make sure to find out who your insurance provider is prior to treatment to find out if some or all of the cost can be reimbursed. We accept cash and e-transfer but do not accept credit or debit card payments at this time.
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“Be sure the foundation is level and all will be well.”
Andrew Taylor Still