IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION - PLEASE READ. Necessary Massage Therapy treatments and in-person Naturopathic Consultations and Acupuncture are now available although Naturopathic Doctors will continue to provide Virtual Care (phone/video consultations) predominantly. In-person Naturopathic appointments must be booked through reception. You will receive a COVID-19 screening questionnaire by email 24 hours prior to your appointment. We require this form to be completed prior to every in-clinic appointment. If you have a virtual appointment (phone or video) scheduled, please disregard the screening questionnaire. This screening will also be done with your Practitioner upon arrival. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions, you will be asked to reschedule your appointment. Please visit www.theroot.ca for additional information or contact our reception with any questions. Thank you!

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy brings oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues, improving circulation. Muscle tension and pain are eased; flexibility and mobility increase, and toxins are cleared from the body. Massage therapy reduces depression and anxiety by lowering cortisol levels while enhancing the immune system.


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Emotional & Lifestyle Counselling, and Physical Medicine. It supports the healing power of nature to encourage the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Patients are viewed individually and holistically, meaning t... Read More

Naturopathic medicine encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Emotional & Lifestyle Counselling, and Physical Medicine. It supports the healing power of nature to encourage the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

Patients are viewed individually and holistically, meaning that all systems on physical and mental-emotional levels are considered. Symptoms of disease are seen as signals of improper functioning. It is the root cause of these signals that is important to address.


Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy has been shown to be effective in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions, the prevention of injury and disability, and in promoting health and wellbeing. At The Root, we take a holistic approach to treatment. Your physiotherapy treatment will be guided by evidenced based practice guidelines and will emphasize a hands-on approach. T... Read More

Physiotherapy has been shown to be effective in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions, the prevention of injury and disability, and in promoting health and wellbeing.

At The Root, we take a holistic approach to treatment. Your physiotherapy treatment will be guided by evidenced based practice guidelines and will emphasize a hands-on approach. The goal of therapy is to provide clients with the education, home exercise programs, and support to allow you to reach your optimal recovery. And as always, to provide a space where you feel heard and cared for.


Nutrition Services

Food is our fuel and meant to nourish us. Our Certified Nutritional Practitioner focuses on nutrition as the root to achieving optimal health. It is important to build a solid foundation using whole foods that are healing to you and your needs, in addition to self-care practices, movement, and when necessary high-quality supplementation. Our nutritionist works with many people, from beginners ... Read More

Food is our fuel and meant to nourish us. Our Certified Nutritional Practitioner focuses on nutrition as the root to achieving optimal health. It is important to build a solid foundation using whole foods that are healing to you and your needs, in addition to self-care practices, movement, and when necessary high-quality supplementation. Our nutritionist works with many people, from beginners who are wanting to learn how to eat healthier, to individuals who need to lose or gain weight, people who want to improve their relationship with food, to anyone who may be experiencing any type of health concern.


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the placement of thin needles into specific points on the body. The points are like little energy wells, when simulated they will help correct the flow of qi (energy) and blood along the meridians. It sometimes helps to imagine a kinked-up garden hose where the flow is off. Acupuncture is a technique that un-kinks that flow by correcting the channel in which the qi and blood ... Read More

Acupuncture is the placement of thin needles into specific points on the body. The points are like little energy wells, when simulated they will help correct the flow of qi (energy) and blood along the meridians. It sometimes helps to imagine a kinked-up garden hose where the flow is off. Acupuncture is a technique that un-kinks that flow by correcting the channel in which the qi and blood flows along, by doing this, it corrects many manifestations along the way.


Personal Training

Looking to start a workout regimen, increase your cardio, gain strength, improve flexibility and mobility, or want to learn a new skill? Our Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist Diane will keep you accountable for accomplishing your goals. All workouts and plans will be catered to meet you where you are while pushing you towards achieving your goal and improving your overall health.

Mary is a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP) and Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) certified by CTCMPAO, licenced in the province of Ontario. Her practice is inspired by life. She weaves together methods used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in a way that flows to serve her client best; Mary strongly believes in empowering them. She is an acupuncturist and herbalist, who provides cupping, moxibustion, and light Tui Na massage which are all skills of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a Reiki Master and yoga teacher she calmly wakes you from your treatment with a guided meditation or breathwork.

Mary’s practice is geared towards clients of all ages, finding the root cause of illness and using different techniques to focus on restoring wellness and preventing illness. Her educational background began by studying Acupuncture in Vancouver, BC. She then travelled to Taiwan, Japan, and China for energy exchanges to continue her learning.

Traveling to Asia has deepened Mary’s understanding of the principles of TCM. Mary worked on a herb farm in Beitou, Taiwan, where she learned permaculture and was hands on with Chinese herbs. Mary then went to a remote town in Miyama, Japan, building houses and volunteering in an Acupuncture clinic. She observed their methods of practice and learned about their culture. In Shanghai, China, she taught Reiki to a Doctor of TCM in exchange to witness their practice and learn more about culture. Once she returned to Canada, she moved to Mississauga, Ontario to be closer to her family and complete her formal education in TCM.

Mary also has a Nursing background (RPN, Non-practicing class) but has completely transitioned to her practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Most of her life has been fine-tuning her skills and integrating them together seamlessly. She grew up on ski hills volunteering with her dad on the Canadian Ski Patrol and practicing first aid since the age of 13. She continues to teach public classes of CPR and First Aid for the Canadian Red Cross and is a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders. She has a strong belief in community, knowing the value of what a balanced person brings to their family, friends, and workplace. Bringing our best selves is what helps us evolve as people and as a society.

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Dr. Amanda received her Doctor of Naturopathy from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM, Toronto) after attending Dalhousie University in Halifax and obtaining a Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree.

Amanda believes that knowledge gives you the power to take control of your health and start living as your best self. It is her goal to discover what is causing your symptoms and what treatment is the most safe and effective. She has a special interest in women’s health after her experience on the Reproductive Health shift at The Robert Schad Naturopathic clinic where she saw women of all different ages for a variety of concerns. Amanda grew up near Port Credit and loves the area and community.

Dr. Amanda is a licensed and Ontario board certified Naturopathic Doctor through the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO). She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors

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Dr. Stephanie Fairborn completed her Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto after graduating from Wilfrid Laurier with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. Dr. Stephanie Fairborn works with all patients to optimize their health by providing them with the tools and education necessary to make the best decisions for themselves, their family and their community. She has a special interest in women’s health, stress management as well as digestive concerns. She works with patients to achieve optimal health by offering individualized treatment plans to maximize overall well-being. Dr. Stephanie Fairborn is a licensed and Ontario board certified Naturopathic Doctor though the College of Naturopaths of Ontario. She is also a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.

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Amanda Mallette, MScPT has a strong belief in empowering her clients to reach their optimal health.

Amanda graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 2007. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in exercise physiology.

She has completed many post graduate courses and workshops, advancing her knowledge in orthopaedics, manual therapy techniques, oncology, and her passion - pelvic health physiotherapy.

Amanda works with clients of all ages on issues related to:

· Pain (back, hips, pelvis)

· Pain with intercourse

· Prolapse

· Incontinence

· Bowel Issues

· Diastasis Recti

· Exercise development during pregnancy and post partum

· C-section recovery and scar tissue massage

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PLEASE NOTE – Dr. Laura is currently offering online bookings for video or phone consultations only.

Dr. Laura graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM, Toronto) after obtaining an Honours Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa.

Through her experience on the Reproductive Health shift at The Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (Toronto), Dr. Laura developed a special focus on Women’s Health in her private practice. Dr. Laura cares for patients of all ages and health concerns as her focus is always to seek the cause of disease to optimize every individual’s health rather than just managing symptoms.

She is a licensed and Ontario Board certified Naturopathic Doctor (College of Naturopaths of Ontario) as well as a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

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Diane graduated McMasters Bachelor of Science Kinesiology program with honours in 2016. She then went on to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and graduated with honours from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Callisthenics.

Diane aspires to inspire others. Her mission is to help others feel good in their bodies and proud of where they are now. As a nutritionist, her goal is to help others find a healthy and balanced relationship with food as fuel to nourish our bodies. By educating others about the healing powers of food and reminding them of its purpose, her hope is to alleviate any confusion or stress people have regarding food. Movement, in any shape or form, is one of her daily intentions. As a trainer, her focus is on bodyweight movement. By combining the benefits of callisthenics with strength training, functional movement and yoga, her goal is to help others focus on what their bodies can do as they work towards their fitness goals. Both food and exercise are medicine. When prescribed correctly, catered to the individual, they can have a huge positive impact on our quality of life. As a nutritionist and trainer, her goal is to guide you to gain the knowledge and learn the building blocks towards discovering and understanding what your daily doses are. Let us nourish, energize and move our bodies so that we can live our best lives.

Diane graduated McMasters Bachelor of Science Kinesiology program with honours in 2016. She then ... Read More

Dr. Lauren believes in helping her patients build the foundations for optimal health and that without them, any medicine is simply masking the problem.

Dr. Lauren graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto) after obtaining an Honours Bachelor Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Guelph. She is a registered Naturopathic Doctor in good standing with The College of Naturopaths Ontario, as well as a member of both the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

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Angie Wells is a Registered Massage Therapist that graduated with honours from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2009. Her interest in sport, body mechanics and natural healing lead to a career in Massage Therapy.

She provides a therapeutic massage with a blend of Swedish massage techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and stretching. Specialized treatment such as sport therapy, pregnancy massage, manual lymph drainage, and K-Taping are also available.

Angie believes Massage Therapy is an integral part of health care and has effectively treated a wide range of conditions, including: tension headaches, neck/shoulder pain, sciatica, strains/sprains, overuse injuries and swelling due to injury/surgery.

What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)? This is a gentle, rhythmic massage technique that has a profound effect on the lymphatic system. The detoxification and decongestion effects allow the body to heal and can induce deep relaxation and reduce pain.

Indications for MLD:

Fibromyalgia Lymphatic support for those at risk of lymphedema (lymph nodes removed) Injury recovery (strains/sprains) Sinus congestion Early treatment of whiplash Pre/post surgery Overall well-being

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