As a Registered Massage Therapist I treat musculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from injury, repetitive strain, and activities of daily living. My approach is an integration of massage therapy and medical acupuncture as seen through a neurofunctional perspective.
For this multi-dimensional neurofunctional approach to treatment I thank, with deep gratitude and respect Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco who is co-founder of the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program (CAM).
Contemporary medical acupuncture uses a neurofunctional perspective to identify optimal anatomical location for the insertion of fine solid needles into the body for therapeutic purposes. Needles may be stimulated manually or with electricity. Medical acupuncture can be profoundly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury/functional problems. It is also used for the treatment of chronic pain syndrome.
Also known as neurofunctional acupuncture, it is used as part of an integrated treatment by manual medicine practitioners who have completed the McMaster University postgraduate CAM program, such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, athletic and massage therapists.
Expect my treatments to include a detailed health history, orthopedic and functional movement assessments, neurofunctional acupuncture, cupping, therapeutic massage and myofascial release, breath-work, and therapeutic exercise.
I run a private practice as well as providing services in corporate and clinic settings primarily in Toronto.
Both massage therapy and acupuncture have been researched and proven effective in the treatment of: Sports related injuries and other movement disorders; musculoskeletal pain problems: neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, joint pain; fascial restrictions (eg plantar fasciitis, surgical scars); chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia, TMJ; stress-related problems: addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In addition I am an examiner for the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario OSCE board exams. I am also an instructor for the McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.
RECOVERY, PERFORMANCE, PAIN AND STRESS REDUCTION