Custom Orthotics in Altona, ON by Renew Integrative Health

6179 Main Street, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON, L4A 4H8

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Renew Integrative Health

Custom Orthotics in Altona, ON by Renew Integrative Health

At Renew we understand that everyone’s case is unique.  We provide different customized treatment plans to every patient who walks in our clinic.  Our team of experienced health care professionals is here to help you reach your goals, whether it is to decrease the amount of pain you are in, improve your time for a marathon, stretch further into your warrior pose, or just improve the distance as you walk your dog. Renew Integrative Health is a local, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON offering custom orthotics, chiropractic and massage therapy clinic offering a wide range of services and diagnostic procedures together with compassion and care. 

Custom Orthotics, orthopedic shoes and foot care products in Altona. 

A medical devices designed to restore your natural foot function are called ‘Custom Orthotics’.  Many complaints such as foot pain, heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain can be caused by poor foot function. Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back.

The manifistation of poor foot mechanics can introduce any one of the following symptoms:

  • Foot pain
  • Knee pain
  • Arch/heel pain
  • Hip pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Bunions, hammer toes

People who have to stand for most of the day at work or who walk all day will benefit from wearing orthotics. At Renew Integrative Health our foot care professionals offer  Biomechanical Measurements, Assessment & Fitting Custom Orthotics.Custom orthotics are also prescribed to help counteracting extra stress being placed on the feet of overweight individuals.

Renew Integrative Health welcomes custom orthotic patients from Altona, Ontario.

Chiropractic & Manual Therapies

At Renew Integrative Health Dr. Millar and his team of health care professionals do the best of their knowledge and experience helping patients of all ages and professions from infants to senior citizens from active sport athletes to retired office workers to meet health and recovery goals.

Chiropractic and manual therapies require a hands-on approach. We rely on our hands to treat simple and complex joint, muscle, ligament and nerve problems. Some of the most common approaches for manual therapy are: manipulation (a chiropractic adjustment), mobilization, and active release of the muscles. With these treatments we are able to address any impairments leading to pain or discomfort throughout the body and allow your body to renew and restore itself! Our chiropractor Dr. Ryan Millar and Dr. Daina Patel will get you feeling great in no time. 

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctors are primary health care providers who blend modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine is to stimulate the natural healing power of your body and to treat the underlying cause of disease. Book an appointment with our Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Jaclyn Graham ND, to see how their approach to health can benefit your overall well-being. 

Registered Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) are health professionals who provide hands-on services that will assist in rehabilitation, promote recovery, pain reduction and aid in stress reduction. Massage can be effective in managing acute or chronic conditions. Massage benefits people of all ages and although it can be helpful for many conditions, its true strength lies in prevention of injury. RMTs at Renew will focus their treatments to restore your body to its optimal form. 

Physiotherapy

Using hands-on techniques, the highly trained and experienced physiotherapist at Renew Integrative Health will assess, narrow down a diagnosis, and treat the muscles, joints, nerves and fascia that are affected. Their manual therapy techniques may include myofascial release, joint, nerve, and soft tissue mobilization. These techniques are specifically tailored to address your individual impairments, optimize your recovery, restore your physical function, and improve performance in your sport or your day to day activities and demands. Our physiotherapist will also prevent a variety of chronic health conditions and enhance your overall well being with a custom exercise prescription that will address your specific rehabilitation goals, movement needs and previous injuries to guide you safely to the physical stability you need. Our physiotherapist will provide the support that you need to get you back to your optimal self. 

Custom Bracing

Renew Integrative Health prescribes and fits Custom bracing through its supplier Don Joy and the family of Don Joy braces. Renew has bracing available to prevent and to help treat conditions that affect shoulders, knees, your back, ankles, wrists and hands. When suffering from the effects of osteoarthritis, it can often keep those affected by it inactive and sedentary. Don Joy bracing provides great options which allow for the support that is necessary for you to enjoy activities longer and with decreased pain and swelling and increased stability. Renew Integrative Health invites you to see how these braces can make a difference in the quality of your life

Active Rehabilitation

You want to start an exercise program but you’re unsure where to begin. Do you know which exercises need to be done and how to perform them properly? Rest assured that the team at Renew can offer exercise programs for a variety of health conditions. This will enhance your overall health and promote success in your daily activities.

Pre And Post-Operative Therapy

Also known as Prehab and Rehab. If you are struggling with the thought of surgery, Renew can be there to provide you with specific exercises that will allow your body to be prepared for the operation. This Prehab will allow for your body to recover more quickly and efficiently. In addition, Rehab will allow for your body to retrain muscles and nerves that may have been compromised from the operation.

Core Strengthening

More than just a buzzword at your local gym, “Core Strength” is an important part of remaining healthy. Why is Core so important? All movements originate from our torso, as our abdominals and our back muscles work together to provide stability for any of our activities of daily living. Our Core is the centre of power for our bodies, and the stronger you are in your Core, the easier life will be. The team at Renew is prepared to determine the best strategy to wake up your core!

Concussion Management

Dr. Ryan Millar is a Trained Provider of the Shift Concussion Management Program . Renew Integrative Health provides ImPACT baseline concussion testing and encourages any athlete of any age to complete the only FDA approved test prior to engaging in a physically demanding sport or activity. ImPACT is the most widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.

Dr. Millar understands that recovering from a concussion can be a difficult and frustrating experience. At Renew Integrative Health, we understand that each individual is affected differently and, as such, requires individualized care. Dr. Millar will provide individualized resting strategies and home instruction. He will also provide specific recommendations regarding employment and academic demands. Concussion specific screening for referral, and rehabilitation for balance, coordination and the vestibular system which are often affected. Renew will also provide return to sport physical exertion testing and exercise plans to begin preparing the athlete to return to their sport. Read more about Renew’s Concussion Management here.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old approach to health care that originated in China. Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is a precise nerve stimulation technique, in which sterile and fine needles are used in various sites throughout the body and stimulated with electricity to balance any abnormal activity from the nerves and spine. Acupuncture is a great treatment approach for reestablishing and refining your body’s ability to heal.

Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) can be used as a treatment for infertility. It can be done alone or along with western medical intervention such as IVF, IUI, ICSI. Naturopathic Medicine is also a great adjunct to fertility acupuncture to help determine ideal nutrition and supplements to support both male and female reproduction. For women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), some studies have shown that acupuncture immediately before and after embryo transfer may increase the chances of a successful and healthy pregnancy. Read more about Renew’s Fertility Acupuncture here.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Would you like to reduce the signs of aging? Cosmetic acupuncture is a surgery-free approach to make you look younger by activating the body’s healing mechanisms. It promotes the natural production of elastin and collagen which will soften wrinkles and take away the years of “wear” that can be found on people’s faces. Why not rejuvenate your facial muscles and skin naturally rather than the invasive and costly alternatives of surgery or botox? Read more about Renew’s Cosmetic Acupuncture here.

Pre And Post-Natal Care

Pregnancy is a very exciting time in your life. This is the most important time to take the best care of yourself, your beautifully changing body and your baby who is growing and developing. While carrying and delivering your baby your body will experience many changes that may be challenging at times. It is imperative to take proper care of your body during and following pregnancy to prevent injuries and complications from occurring. Perinatal Chiropractic care, Naturopathic Medicine and Massage Therapy is the best way to ensure an optimal state of health and wellness for your pregnancy and your baby. The team at Renew will identify affected regions throughout your body, provide advice, restore movement patterns, and treat affected joints that can become irritated during this process. Read more about Renew’s Pre & Post Natal Care here.

Registered Dietitian

Nutrition education and coaching at Renew is provided by a Registered Dietitian (RD). Registered Dietitians are health professionals who provide one-on-one nutrition counseling for a wide variety of health concerns to individuals of all ages. RDs offer customized nutrition plans to meet your nutrition goals and help you feel your best, while still being realistic and flexible. The title “Registered Dietitian” can only be used by qualified practitioners who have met the educational qualifications and are members of a regulatory body. As a result of this, many health care plans cover the cost of Dietitian services. Be sure that you are receiving accurate and safe nutrition advice by booking an appointment with our Registered Dietitian today.

Speech Language Pathology

Speech and language therapy is provided by Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) who are allied health professionals. SLPs provide life-changing treatment plans to support children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with swallowing, eating and drinking.

Many toddlers, young kids and children struggle with speech impediments or other communication-based challenges or conditions. If your child is having difficulty communicating with you or if you feel that their performance in school is compromised by their inability to effectively communicate with their teachers and peers, you should consider booking an appointment with an SLP to assess, diagnose and provide an individually customized treatment plan. An SLP can be a valuable health professional who can help your child overcome speech difficulties that they might have or develop in the future. Speech therapy can help your child’s confidence at an early age, prevent stuttering, articulate better, teach better grammar and can vastly improve a child who has little to no ability to speak at all.

Adults can also benefit from the professional services of a Speech Language Pathologist when they have suffered from the effects of stroke, brain tumor, traumatic/ acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy and other degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). An example of the symptoms that Speech Language Pathologists are familiar with treating include: Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Articulation disorders, voice disorders and fluency disorders.

Psychotherapy

A psychotherapist is a health professional who specifically offers talk therapy for the purpose of treating mental disorders. This title is protected Ontario and only members of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) may call themselves psychotherapists or registered psychotherapists. Members of CRPO usually hold a Master’s degree in psychology or relevant fields. Psychotherapists are not allowed to prescribe medication. When it comes to the treatment of mental disorders, the roles of psychologists and psychotherapists overlap, but, in general, the type of services psychologists offer, could go beyond therapy.

Psychotherapy at Renew offers support to youth, families and couples who suffer from mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, addictions, traumas and personality disorders. We also support patients who demonstrate behavioral concerns such as: history of abuse, conflict, disconnect, bullying, peer pressure, school or work avoidance and/or suffer from low confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. Psychotherapy at Renew also includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing and family therapy. Read more about Renew’s Psychotherapy practice here.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a type of holistic manual therapy which aims in restoring health of the whole body. It emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function, and believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself. This concept of interrelatedness plays an important role in the holistic perspective to the therapy.

This approach treats pain and dysfunction by correcting structural misalignment, mobility and restoring optimal body function by working with multiple systems of the body. Osteopathic manual practitioners achieve success by the use of highly papaltory skills to feel and identify restrictive patterns and decreased mobility due musculoskeletal tensions and inflammation, visceral restrictions, or obstructions between the brain and spine. Read more about Renew’s osteopathic practice here.

If you have been experiencing foot, ankle, knee, hip or low back pain this might be your body telling you that something is not right with your natural foot function. the way that you walk or stand. You may be a candidate for custom made orthotics to address any of these issues. Orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their natural, physiologically normal position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body. These medical devices are custom made to correct whatever underlying imbalances you may have in your feet. They also reduce stress and strain on the rest of your body by realigning your feet.

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