Health and Therapy
At Catalyst we use a unique approach with our health practitioners and fitness professionals. We truly believe that a scientific, inter-disciplinary approach to a patient’s wellness will produce the best results. We achieve this through the use of optimal treatment durations, multi-practitioner directed programs, and a wide-variety of functional therapeutic approaches that treat the body as a whole.
Chiropractic utilizes a manual approach to health care. This includes patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. In particular, chiropractors assess patients for disorders related to the musculoskeletal and nervous system. As a result of taking a physical assessment and patient history, chiropractors are able to provide a differential diagnosis for the patient’s presenting condition(s) and develop a comprehensive treatment/management plan in order to optimize performance and function. Chiropractors are also trained to recommend exercise, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling to assist the body in healing itself.
Acupuncture produces many of its effects by stimulating nerve receptors in skin and muscle. Various substances are released that cause an increase of local blood flow that encourages tissue healing.
- Acupuncture helps to reduce pain locally where the needles are inserted and throughout the body.
- Acupuncture has a calming effect and produces well-being.
- Acupuncture inactivates myofascial trigger points.
The contemporary scientific explanation of acupuncture is that needling certain points in the body stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord and muscles. These chemicals will change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and by promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture can be effective as a solitary treatment, or as an adjunct to other therapeutic interventions. The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of:
- Sports related injuries and other movement disorders;
- Musculoskeletal pain problems: neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, joint pain;
- Chronic pain: headaches, sciatica, osteoarthritis, neuritis and facial pain;
- Digestive disorders: irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhoea and gastritis;
- Menstrual and reproductive problems: dysmenorrhea, perimenopausal
- Respiratory problems: sinusitis, asthma, sore throat and recurrent respiratory tract infections;
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop and cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:
- Reducing or eliminating pain
- Improving joint mobility
- Improving circulation
- Improving immune system functioning
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Reducing tension within muscles
- Increasing body awareness
With Danielle Bossin-Hardy, Certified Holistic Nutritionist
As a Holistic Nutritionist Danielle sees food as a source of joy, health, longevity and vitality. You will find no diets here. Instead, Danielle will guide you towards long-term, sustainable changes that you can thrive on for the rest of your life. Everyone has individual needs and every body is different. Through one-on-one consultations Danielle is able to create a custom nutritional plan that fits you. Nutritional consultations will help you to develop a better understanding of what your body needs to be its absolute best. No quick fixes. No fads. Real change. For life. If you are looking to improve digestion, lose weight, increase energy, reduce stress, balance hormones, sleep better, look better, feel better – book a consult today.
Our 3 Packages:
“Ask the Expert”
This is a 45-minute consultation with Danielle. Definitely a great option for individuals who have a few specific nutrition questions that they are dying to have answered, or for people who are curious about nutrition but not quite ready to commit to a full nutritional program. This is an open session where you can ask specific questions related to your personal goals or health concerns. Feel free to e-mail Danielle prior to this consult with specific questions or with a one-day food diary so that you can receive the most specific feedback!
Our main package, the Nutrition Essentials Package offers clients a full nutritional program. It includes a 60-min in depth analysis of your health and wellness profile and your nutritional needs. This initial intake session will be followed up with two, 45-min nutritional counseling sessions to develop strategies for applying your new dietary program. Danielle will provide you with menu planning, recipes, grocery lists, supplement recommendations and lifestyle recommendations.
“Nutrition Lifestyle Package”
Includes all the features of the Nutrition Essentials Package. This package includes all the components of the Nutrition Essentials Package, plus a 1hr kitchen makeover! (or personalized grocery store tour). After creating your personal nutritional profile, Danielle will re-organize and clear out your kitchen and pantry. First, we take an inventory of your household items and then create a grocery list to restock your home!
The definition of rehabilitation is to restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education. When an injury occurs to an area of the body, a systematic approach to recovery must be put in place to allow for full, functional recovery. Whether it be returning to sport after a knee injury or helping to alleviate that low back pain as a result of sitting at the computer all day, a team approach is vital in allowing for a full return to optimal healing. An integrated and personalized rehabilitation program is what our team strives to achieve.
High Performance off-season Hockey Training
Offered for Elite level hockey players, a comprehensive personal training program designed to improve strength, agility and stamina. Individually designed and supervised by Dr. Adam Reynolds, Strength and Conditioning coach for the Florida Panthers, to help athletes stay strong and injury free.
- Strength and Conditioning training 2-3 times a week in our state-of-the-art facility.
- Customized and supervised in-home Strength and Conditioning program.
- Nutritional Counseling for elite athletes.
- Rehabilitative Therapy (if needed).
Dr. Reynolds is a Chiropractor who specializes in rehabilitation through strength and conditioning. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.), through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, an Active Release Techniques Provider and a Lululemon Ambassador for Toronto. Adam has worked within the Florida Panthers hockey system, in the role of strength and conditioning coach and is proud to work closely with Universal Hockey training hockey players of all levels to reach their goals.
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Everyone that enters the gym at Catalyst will have a personal fitness goal. Our certified personal trainers, all of whom hold a university degree, will initiate you on the path to realize your goals. Be it, wanting to improve in your weekly squash match or increase your flexibility for yoga, Catalyst’s personal training staff know what it takes from a physical and mental standpoint to push through the barriers to accomplish what you initially embarked on. The benefits of personal training are endless, whether you need the initial spark to start a fitness program or to add variety and specificity to an already existing regime, Catalyst will get you where you need to be.