Health Care Modalities

The practitioners at our Collaborative Care Centre in Carleton Place offer a variety of treatment approaches to address the concerns of their clients. Treatment recommendations are offered during initial assessments. Follow-up treatments ensure progress is being made towards recovery.

Our practitioners take a life-long approach to learning and continually update their skills and certifications. Below is a list of modalities currently offered by our team.

Musculoskeletal / Physical Therapies

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that uses individual microneedles gently inserted into the skin to treat various ailments. Acupuncture is offered by the following practitioners: Chandler Kutney (chiropractor), Jennifer Johrendt (naturopath), Natasha Charette (naturopath), Nick Mosco (physiotherapist), Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist), and Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist).

Athletic Taping
Athletic taping — also referred to as kinesiology taping, kinesio taping, or k-taping — is an adhesive tape applied to the skin to support specific muscles and/or joints, aid in recovery, and/or prevent injury. Athletic taping is offered by the following practitioners: Chandler Kutney (chiropractor), Nick Mosco (physiotherapist), and Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist).

Concussion Management
Concussion management involves the testing, diagnosis, and treatment of concussions with the goal of supporting clients’ return to daily activities. Concussion management is offered by Nick Mosco (physiotherapist), and Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist).

Cupping Therapy (Fire)
Fire cupping uses a glass cup and a temporary heat source to produce a suction effect on the skin surface that helps encourage blood flow and release muscle tension. Fire cupping therapy is offered by the following practitioner: Jennifer Johrendt (naturopath).

Cupping Therapy (Dry)
Dry cupping uses silicone or plastic cups and a handheld pump to produce suction on the skin surface that helps encourage blood flow and release muscle tension. Dry cupping therapy is offered by the following practitioners: Nick Mosco (physiotherapist), Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist), Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist), Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist), Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist), and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Dry Needling
Dry needling uses individual microneedles applied to trigger points on the body to induce muscle relaxation, improve joint mobility, and/or treat scar tissue. Dry needling is offered by the following practitioners: Nick Mosco (physiotherapist), Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist), and Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist).

Electroacupuncture
Electroacupuncture is similar to dry needling and acupuncture in approach but with the added element of subtle electric current to enhance the intensity. Electroacupuncture is offered by the following practitioners: Chandler Kutney (chiropractor), Nick Mosco (physiotherapist), and Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist).

Fascial Stretch Therapy
Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) is a specialized form of assisted stretching that targets the fascial system, a network of connective tissues surrounding muscles, joints, and organs. A deep and intense treatment, FST aims to improve flexibility, alleviate pain, relax the nervous system, and enhance overall functional mobility by targeting and releasing tension within the fascial network. FST is offered by the following practitioners: Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist) and Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist).

Gua Sha
Gua sha is an ancient therapeutic technique rooted in traditional Chinese medicine that has been rediscovered and embraced for its rejuvenating and wellness benefits. This practice involves the use of a smooth-edged tool to scrape the skin in order to stimulate blood circulation and promote the release of tension and toxins from the body. Bruising can occur with gua sha and can last between three and seven days. Gua sha is offered by the following practitioner: Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Bamboo Fusion
Bamboo massage is a unique and rejuvenating therapeutic technique that involves using smooth, heated bamboo sticks of varying sizes to knead and roll over the body. This style of massage promotes relaxation, releases tension, and improves circulation. Bamboo fusion massage is offered by the following practitioner: Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Craniosacral
Craniosacral therapy is a light-touch massage technique applied at the base of the skull and upper spine to reduce tension and improve blood flow. Craniosacral therapy is offered by the following practitioner: Andrew Chapman (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Deep Tissue
Deep tissue massage uses targeted manual pressure to release musculoskeletal tension, improve range of motion, treat scar tissue, and support rehabilitation. Deep tissue massage is offered by the following practitioners: Andrew Chapman (registered massage therapist), Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist), Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist), Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist), Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist), and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Heat Therapy
Heat therapy is a therapeutic massage treatment that uses hot towels to relieve muscle soreness, soothe joint pain, promote circulation, and alleviate sinus congestion. Application and placement of the heat are dependent upon the treatment goals. An essential oil can be added upon request (subject to availability). Heat therapy is offered by the following practitioner: Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Indie Head
Indie head massage, also known as Indian head massage, is a holistic therapy that focuses on the upper body, neck, and head. Incorporating gentle and invigorating techniques, this massage promotes stress relief, enhances mental clarity, and provides a deeply relaxing experience. Indie head massage is offered by the following practitioner: Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage massage helps improve the circulation of the lymphatic system and supports the immune system by encouraging the body to rid itself of toxins. Lymphatic drainage massage is offered by the following practitioners: Andrew Chapman (registered massage therapist) and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Myofascial Release
Myofascial release massage is a therapeutic technique designed to alleviate pain and improve mobility by targeting the fascia – the connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles throughout the body. Using gentle, sustained pressure and stretching, this massage helps release tension and adhesions in the fascial network, promoting greater flexibility and reducing discomfort. Myofascial release is offered by the following practitioners: Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist), Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist), and Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Paediatric
Paediatric massage helps infants, youth, and teens with digestive concerns, therapeutic needs, and general growth and development Paediatric massage is offered by the following practitioners: Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist) and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Pregnancy
Pregnancy massage addresses common experiences during pregnancy such as nerve, joint, and back pain, swelling, and poor circulation. It also helps improve sleep by reducing anxiety and stress. Pregnancy massage is offered by the following practitioners: Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist), Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist), Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist), and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Relaxation
Relaxation massage uses manual pressure to promote an overall feeling of relaxation and wellbeing. Relaxation massage is offered by the following practitioners: Andrew Chapman (registered massage therapist), Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist), Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist), Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist), Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist), and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Swedish
Swedish massage is often chosen for its gentle and soothing nature. It is commonly used to relieve stress, promote relaxation, and improve circulation. It can also be beneficial in reducing muscle tension, improving flexibility, and enhancing overall physical and mental well-being. Swedish massage is offered by the following practitioners: Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist), Emily Franzgrote (registered massage therapist), Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist), and Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist).

Massage — Sports Therapy
Sports therapy massage is used to treat sport-specific conditions and injuries in professional and amateur athletes with the goal of prolonging lifetime enjoyment of sport and aiding in injury rehabilitation. Sports therapy massage is offered by the following practitioners: Andrew Chapman (registered massage therapist), Amanda Chretien (registered massage therapist), Sarah Gauthier (registered massage therapist), and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

McKenzie Method
McKenzie therapy is a method of assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal system that uses repetitive motion and positions to inform the approach to recovery. The McKenzie method is offered by the following practitioner: Lindsay Abercrombie (physiotherapist).

Mulligan Therapy
Mulligan therapy is a manual physical therapy technique that focusses on mobilizing the spine. Mulligan therapy is offered by the following practitioners: Chandler Kutney (chiropractor) and Nick Mosco (physiotherapist).

Osteoarthritis Pain Management
Osteoarthritis pain management uses a combination of joint-specific pain relief techniques (soft tissue work, mobilizations, adjustments, acupuncture), joint-specific strengthening and mobility work, and education about self-management techniques for osteoarthritis to help individuals improve and maintain mobility and manage pain. Osteoarthritis pain management is offered by the following practitioner: Chandler Kutney (chiropractor).

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic floor rehabilitation is used to decrease pain and other symptoms associated with pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary incontinence or other issues, pain with intercourse, or chronic constipation. Pelvic floor therapy is offered by the following practitioners: Chandler Kutney for external musculature work only (chiropractor) and Lindsay Abercrombie for internal pelvic floor therapy and external pelvic floor therapy (physiotherapist).

Scar Correction Therapy
Scar correction therapy reduces the discomfort associated with surgical and injury scars. It also helps improve the mobility and range of motion of soft tissue. Scar correction therapy is offered by the following practitioners: Stephanie Healey (registered massage therapist) and Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Spinal Stenosis Management
Spinal stenosis management is a hands-on treatment used to reduce low back and leg symptoms (soft tissue therapy, mobilizations, adjustments), exercise is used to find pain-relieving positions and build endurance for daily activities, and education is given to help the patient understand spinal stenosis and how to manage it so that they can keep doing the things they love. Spinal stenosis management is offered by the following practitioner: Chandler Kutney (chiropractor).

Tibetan Acupressure
Tibetan acupressure uses manual pressure instead of microneedles to provide release of muscle tension and improve mobility. Tibetian acupressure is offered by the following practitioner: Andrew Chapman (registered massage therapist).

Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy uses soft-tissue manipulation to identify musculoskeletal restrictions and release them through directed manual pressure and massage. This technique helps reduce spasms and improve range of motion in the affected area. Trigger point therapy is offered by the following practitioner: Andréa Wood (registered massage therapist).

Mental Health Therapies

Attachment Therapy
Attachment therapy offers individuals a way to process childhood trauma in a safe and supportive environment. Attachment therapy is offered by the following practitioner: Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a form of counselling to address quality-of-life issues and individual mental health concerns. CBT is offered by the following practitioners: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist) and Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
DBT is an approach to counselling that addresses a client’s existing behaviour and desire for change to achieve lasting change and self-identified goals. DBT is offered by the following practitioner: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Emotional Regulation
Emotional regulation nurtures coping skills as a way for individuals to work through difficult emotions. Emotional regulation is offered by the following practitioner: Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Emotionally-focussed Therapy (EFT)
EMT uses conversation to offer couples and families a way to break the cycle of negative communication patterns and behaviour. EFT is offered by the following practitioners: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist) and Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a psychotherapy technique that uses eye movements and/or bilateral stimulation to help individuals heal from emotional trauma. EMDR is offered by the following practitioner: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
IPT addresses current issues in communication approaches with the goal of nurturing healthy relationships in all aspects of everyday life. IPT is offered by the following practitioners: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist) and Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Mindfulness Therapy
Mindfulness therapy encourages awareness and presence in the current moment to help reduce anxious thoughts and ruminations about past situations and the perceived future. Mindfulness therapy is offered by the following practitioners: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist) and Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy explores the roots of emotional discontentment and suffering. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is offered by the following practitioners: Lina Masood (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist) and Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist).

Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
Solution-focused brief therapy is a goal-driven approach to therapy that encourages individuals to find sustainable solutions to the issues present in their lives. SFBT is offered by the following practitioner: Courtney MacIntyre (MSW/RSW and psychotherapist)

If you’re interested in exploring a treatment not listed here, please contact us to let us know.

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Many insurance providers offer financial coverage for the health care services offered at our Collaborative Care Centre. Please check with your provider for details. Certain medical expenses are also eligible to claim on your personal income tax. Refer to Canada Revenue Agency for details.

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) Claims
Please note that while we do work with clients who have been injured at work, we do not complete or submit the paperwork that accompanies WSIB claims nor do we direct bill insurance companies. We do offer medical reporting for a fee. Please contact us for more information.