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Robert Li, Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

 

Contact:

Yisong (Robert) Li
345 Lakeshore Rd. E. Suite 502, Oakville ON

For Appointments call: 416 509-5999
Email: yisongnature@hotmail.com

Yisong (Robert) Li B.Sc. M.Sc.

Robert Li is a registered acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner.  He achieved his B.Sc. after completing a 5 year program from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1994.  He then went on for further training for another 3 years, at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and achieved his M.Sc. in 2000.  Upon completing his education, Robert began his practice in the acupuncture and neurology clinic of GuangAnMen Hospital.  He has now been a part of Lakeshore Medical Group for over 10 years.  He is also licensed with FSCO and HCAI for MVA insurance claim forms.

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture has been used in China for more than 2500 years to help prevent, diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses and improve well-being.

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?

Acupuncture strengthens the immune system by increasing T-cell counts.  It also causes the body to release pain-killing endorphins which also play a role in the functioning of the hormonal system.  Endorphins are also released through acupuncture, which relax the body and the mind.  It also increases circulation that in turn provides needed nutrients to nerves and muscles to begin healing.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ACUPUNCTURE/TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE HELP WITH?

INFECTIONS   ALLERGIES   ECZEMA   PSORIASIS   ACNE   TINNITIS   DIZZINESS   HEADACHE    COLITIS   INDIGESTION   DIARRHEA   CONSTIPATION   ARTHRITIS   NEURALGIA   SCIATICA   TENNIS ELBOW   BACK PAIN   BURSITIS   TENDONITIS   ANXIETY   STRESS   DEPRESSION   INSOMNIA   and many others…

WHAT HAPPENS IN AN ACUPUNCTURE SESSION?

Acupuncture needles are as fine as human hair.  The needles are left in place for 20 to 40 minutes during which time the patient relaxes under a heat lamp while soft music plays.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

The number and frequency of treatments will vary.  Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while others may require 4 to 10 treatments.  Your body, your chemistry, your particular problem and length of time you have been ill will all play a part in the number and length of treatments.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Acupuncture works without drugs or chemicals.  It has no known side effects and is perfectly safe and comfortable for almost everyone.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO HAVE ACUPUNCTURE?  WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT?

Acupuncture is recommended for patients 10 years and older.  Patients who are pregnant or suspect they may be pregnant should avoid acupuncture.

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?

Herbal medicine refers to the use of any plant’s seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes.

HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?

Each acupuncture session is $70.  There is a 10% discount for seniors 65 years and older, children 18 years of age and younger as well as students.

WILL MY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THE VISIT?

Some private insurance companies may cover the cost of acupuncture.

Dr. Trevor Hall, Chiropractor

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Trevor Hall, BSc, DC

Dr. Trevor Hall is a licensed chiropractor.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph, where he studied biomedical science.  In 2002 he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, graduating from the four-year program with honours.  Since 2004 he has had the privilege of serving the Oakville/Burlington and Mississauga communities as the chiropractor at the offices of the Lakeshore Medical Group.  His clinical expertise involves both musculoskeletal rehabilitation and wellness.  He also has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of motor vehicle accident injuries, and he is a FSCO registered provider.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For appointments or inquiries call 905-617-7731 or email trevorhall@cogeco.ca.  Dr. Hall has office hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 345 Lakeshore Road East, Suite 502.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH CHIROPRACTIC?

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • Whiplash, Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
  • Sports Injuries, Sprains and Strains
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (Carpal Tunnel, Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow, Rotator Cuff)
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Joint Pain, Arthritis
  • Arm/Leg/Foot Pain
  • Sciatica

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

Chiropractic is one of the largest primary care professions in Ontario.  It is a natural health care discipline that focuses on disorders of the spine, joints, muscle and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on overall health.  A chiropractor finds and corrects subtle biomechanical flaws that affect the way you move and feel.  This improves the function of the body and can play a significant role in helping you reach your physical potential.  Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST VISIT?

Dr. Hall will take a complete health history and ask specific questions related to your condition.  Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to properly diagnose the problem.  This will include a neurological examination, an orthopaedic examination, a postural assessment, and a chiropractic spinal assessment.  Your health concern may require referral for additional tests, such as X-rays, to either rule out more serious conditions or assist in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.  An individualized plan of management will then be discussed with you to address your needs.  It may also be necessary for Dr. Hall to consult directly with your family physician prior to beginning treatment.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TREATMENT SESSION?

Dr. Hall primarily utilizes hands-on diversified chiropractic techniques and soft tissue therapy for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, cervicogenic headaches, and other musculoskeletal injuries.  Treatment may also include physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, interferential current (IFC) or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).  Exercise consultation (including stretching and core stabilization), postural advice and other healthy living suggestions may also be warranted.  For foot, leg or lower back problems, custom made foot orthotics may be recommended to reduce pain and improve function.

WHAT IS A SPINAL ADJUSTMENT?

A spinal adjustment is a highly skilled and precise movement usually applied by hand to a spinal joint.  An adjustment helps relieve pain and loosens the joint to restore proper movement and optimize function.  Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively.  Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor.

HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

This will depend on your diagnosis, age, physical condition, how long you have had the current complaint, and previous injuries.  A few or several visits over a relatively short period of time may be necessary.  Once the severity of your condition has decreased through relief care, corrective care is available to help restore normal function to your spine, muscles, supporting tissues and the nerves affected by them.  For some people chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune-up, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life.  For others, it’s simply an effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes.

WHAT IF I AM PREGNANT?

Chiropractic treatment is suitable for almost anyone.  Treatment methods are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual, from children to seniors, pregnant mothers and athletes.  Low-force spinal adjustments or Activator adjustments can be utilized to suit your individual needs.

Dr. Hall’s professional associations:

  • College of Chiropractors of Ontario
  • Ontario Chiropractic Association
  • Canadian Chiropractic Association

Sandra Saville, Registered Dietitian

REGISTERED DIETITIAN AND FOOD AND NUTRITION EXPERT

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN SANDRA SAVILLE, RD, REGISTERED DIETICIAN AND FOOD/NUTRITION EXPERT HELP WITH?

OBESITY / WEIGHT LOSS / WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, OSTEOPOROSIS, PICKY EATERS, PREGNANCY, VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DIETS,ANEMIA ARTHRITIS, GOUT, ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE / SPORT NUTRITION, CANCER/ONCOLOGY, CELIAC DISEASE, DIGESTIVE DISORDERS, GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE, CROHN’S DISEASE, ULCERATIVE COLITIS, IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROM, LOW FODMAP DIET, DIABETES, HYPER / HYPOGLYCAEMIA, HYPOCALCAEMIA, FERTILITY, POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME,HEART  DISEASE / STROKE / HYPERTENSION, KIDNEY STONES, LIVER DISEASE,HEALTHY EATING ASSESSMENT, SPECIFIC NUTRIENTS

Contact – Sandra Saville, RD

345 Lakeshore Rd E., Suite 502

For appointments call: (905) 842-9967
email: saville.nutrition@sympatico.ca

 

Sandra Saville BSc. RD

Sandra Saville is a registered dietitian and food and nutrition expert with over 25 years experience in clinical nutrition and community dietetics. She has a bachelor of science degree specializing in food and nutrition.

After completing a hospital internship, she worked as a hospital based dietitian, applying her extensive knowledge to provide nutrition care for various health issues, including gastroenterology, surgery, intensive care, research, diabetes, cardiology and more.

Sandra created Sandra Saville Nutrition Consulting to focus on wellness promotion and food and nutrition strategies for optimal health. Sandra’s nutrition knowledge, food training and passion for healthy food choices help individuals improve their health and achieve their nutrition goals.

Sandra Saville is a Member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, and Dietitians of Canada’s Media, Consulting and Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Networks. She is a past board member of the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation. Sandra is also Longo’s Corporate Dietitian, provides corporate food and nutrition consulting, and is a media food and nutrition expert.

HOW CAN SANDRA SAVILLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN HELP ME?

After reviewing your history and health issues, Sandra can provide you with a personalized dietary assessment, menu plan and education on nutrition strategies for specific health and nutrition needs, and instruct how to make healthy food choices and read food labels. She can also provide food preparation recommendations and cooking suggestions. She can even organize a grocery store tour and aid with menu planning.

She will be your health coach, mentoring and reviewing your dietary intake and providing input on better choices for specific health needs, including weight control and disease management.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A SESSION WITH SANDRA SAVILLE, REGISTERED DIETITIAN?

Services are individualized. A visit would include an assessment of nutritional requirements and a review of food intake records. This information would then be used to develop a personalized menu and a nutrition plan specific to you. Documents and resources will also be provided to help you reach your goal.

WILL MY WORK/PRIVATE INSURANCE PAY FOR MY VISIT?

Many individuals have coverage for nutrition counseling from a registered dietitian through their employee health benefits; otherwise receipts can be claimed as a health expense on your income tax return.

CAN YOU HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS, GAIN OR WEIGHT MAINTENANCE?

Yes. Sandra develops weight loss, weight gain and maintenance nutrition plans to meet your individualized needs.

CAN A DIETITIAN HELP WITH FOOD ALLERGIES SUCH AS NUTS,GLUTEN OR DAIRY?

Yes. Sandra has expertise in dealing with food allergies and sensitivities.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

Follow up sessions depend on your specific needs. All plans are developed with your input to best meet your needs in a prompt, effective and efficient approach.

DO YOU SEE CHILDREN? PREGNANT WOMEN?

Yes. Sandra provides counseling for all ages.

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Sandra provides nutrition counseling to individuals and families at the office of Lakeshore Medical Group on select days, evenings and Saturdays. For any inquiries or appointments, please call (905) 842-9967 or email Sandra at: saville.nutrition@sympatico.ca

HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?

Phone or E-mail Sandra for fees.

Dr. Ken Weinberg, Chiropodist

Ken Weinberg is a practicing Chiropodist for the past 32 years.  He treats foot and ankle disorders that can lead to any of the following:

  • Plantar warts
  • Callouses/corns
  • Ingrown nails

Orthotic devices for:  pain in the ball of feet, heels, ankles, knees, hips and lower back issues.

His services are covered by most extended health insurance plans.

Uninsured Physician Services

  • Travel advice (basic Caribbean/Mexico)
  • Insurance forms, medical notes
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Wart treatments
  • Pre-operative assessments for cosmetic surgery
  • MTO /driver’s license medical forms
  • TB tests for volunteer work etc.
  • PSA testing

Nursing Services

  • Immunizations
  • Ear syringing
  • Suture/staple removal
  • Rapid strep testing
  • Dressing changes / wound care