Solis Integrative Health Centre

Medical Doctor - Specializing in Chronic Pain Management

**Please click on Dr. Janz's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment. Chronic pain is a complex entity that affects body, mind and soul. Dr. Janz tailors her approach to each unique chronic pain story. She recognizes that the healing journey involves a team with the patient at the centre and offers a multidisciplinary approach at Solis Integrative Health Cen... Read More

**Please click on Dr. Janz's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.

Chronic pain is a complex entity that affects body, mind and soul. Dr. Janz tailors her approach to each unique chronic pain story. She recognizes that the healing journey involves a team with the patient at the centre and offers a multidisciplinary approach at Solis Integrative Health Centre. She uses a wide variety of pain management tools, from education, rehabilitation and counselling to Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation), myoActivation and ultrasound-guided interventions.


Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

**Please click on Lindsay's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment. Lindsay Morris Fish uses a wide variety of therapies which include constitutional & cosmetic acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, cupping, moxibustion & heat therapy, Scenar therapy, guasha, Tuina Chinese massage, herbal steaming, food/dietary consulting and lifestyle counselling. Lindsay wil... Read More

**Please click on Lindsay's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.
Lindsay Morris Fish uses a wide variety of therapies which include constitutional & cosmetic acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, cupping, moxibustion & heat therapy, Scenar therapy, guasha, Tuina Chinese massage, herbal steaming, food/dietary consulting and lifestyle counselling. Lindsay will work together with you to help you heal yourself and bring vitality to your body, mind, spirit and emotions.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterile, single use needles into precise acupuncture points on the skin to aid in the stimulation and smooth flow of energy (Qi). This encourages the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) relies on herbal therapies both for the treatment of illness and in the optimization of health and prevention of disease.

Scenar is a fast acting, natural, pain relief device that delivers non-invasive electrical stimulation through the skin to trigger the body's own healing process. Often called “Needle-less Acupuncture”.


Kinesiology

***Please click on Jennifer's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.*** Kinesiology is the science of human movement. Kinesiologists are human movement specialists who, through the application of sciences such as anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, work to improve physical performance, posture, and also to manage or prevent injury. During your initial visit... Read More

***Please click on Jennifer's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.***
Kinesiology is the science of human movement. Kinesiologists are human movement specialists who, through the application of sciences such as anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, work to improve physical performance, posture, and also to manage or prevent injury.

During your initial visit with Jennifer, you will have the opportunity to talk about your specific condition, needs and concerns, as well as to set short and long term goals toward better management and recovery. Your alignment and posture will be assessed as well as your movement patterns. Depending on which joints are involved in your condition, your range of motion and strength will be tested in order to prescribe the best choices of exercises, stretches and muscle release to suit your current needs.

After the initial visit, Jennifer will either recommend exercise therapy or manual therapy or a combination of both. Jennifer uses a variety of manual therapy techniques such as Trigger Point release, active soft tissue release and craniosacral therapy. Tight and "knotted" areas in muscles actually prevent the area from contracting and relaxing properly. This can be extremely painful and can pull on bone thereby affecting alignment in the body. This is why manual therapy and self release exercises are an important part of the Kinesiology sessions.

Exercise therapy is a proactive therapy with a long term approach. It is an explorative process of key elements such as alignment (posture), movement and breath. An individual exercise program will be developed for you to do at home based on your individual needs. You will be shown safe ways of exercising and also learn how to implement this knowledge in your everyday movements and tasks. The result is improved spine stabilization and posture and better articular function and motor control.

Effective November 5, 2019, Jen will be offering manual therapy sessions on Tuesdays in the upstairs therapy room and exercise sessions in the Solis exercise room.


Physiotherapy

***Please click on a picture at the right to read more about each of our Physiotherapists and to book an appointment.*** The roots of Physiotherapy are grounded in fitness and wellness. Your one-on-one appointment will include medical screening, patient/injury history and physical assessment. This information is then used in conjunction with your goals to develop a tailored Physiotherapy tre... Read More

***Please click on a picture at the right to read more about each of our Physiotherapists and to book an appointment.***

The roots of Physiotherapy are grounded in fitness and wellness. Your one-on-one appointment will include medical screening, patient/injury history and physical assessment. This information is then used in conjunction with your goals to develop a tailored Physiotherapy treatment plan. As specialists in musculoskeletal injury and movement you can expect exercise rehabilitation to be at the forefront of your treatment. This is due to the prolific evidence that supports exercise as the key to health and longevity. Physiotherapy also offers many treatment options that can be helpful for reducing pain, improving range of movement and restoring functional independence.


Indigenous Medicine

**Please click on Jessica's picture at the right for information on how to book an appointment and to read her biography. Indigenous Medicine uses the health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating First Nations healing and wellness while using ceremonies; plant, animal or mineral-based medicines; energetic therapies; or physical/hands on techniques. According to Indige... Read More

**Please click on Jessica's picture at the right for information on how to book an appointment and to read her biography.
Indigenous Medicine uses the health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating First Nations healing and wellness while using ceremonies; plant, animal or mineral-based medicines; energetic therapies; or physical/hands on techniques.

According to Indigenous beliefs all life; human, animal, plant and mineral are part of one vast network of relationships in which we are all vitally connected to one another. The traditional Indigenous model of illness causation emphasizes social and spiritual dysfunction as a cause of illness. Indigenous medicine also seeks to provide a meaningful explanation for illness and to respond to the personal, family and community issues surrounding illness. Traditional medicine explains not only the “how” but also the “why” of sickness.

The Aboriginal approach to health care is a holistic one. It recognizes the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of health and life. This concept of health is in many ways close to the World Health Organization’s definition of health, ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.

Jessica uses her Indigenous Medicine skills to work together with patients empowering them to take responsibility for their own health and wellness while supporting them on their journey to radiant health. Sessions consist of an intake conversation, general energetic clean up, and healing intervention guided by spirit allies.


Medical Doctor - Specializing in Osteopathy

**Please click on Dr. Andrew's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment. Osteopathic medicine was developed during the 19th century in the United States by a physician who was dissatisfied with the approach to medical diagnosis and treatments of the time. Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine, including prescription drugs, surgery ... Read More

**Please click on Dr. Andrew's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.
Osteopathic medicine was developed during the 19th century in the United States by a physician who was dissatisfied with the approach to medical diagnosis and treatments of the time. Osteopathic medicine provides all of the benefits of modern medicine, including prescription drugs, surgery and the use of technology to diagnose disease and evaluate injury. Diagnosis is also obtained through hands on palpation, and treatment rendered through soft tissue and boney manipulation. This is referred to as osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). There are many instances when even the most sensitive of imaging devices will not be able to detect what trained hands and a skilled osteopathic practitioner can offer. For the patient, the osteopathic approach offers a combination of medical and manipulative care, with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Dr Andrews uses OMT to improve alignment, increase range of motion and normalize tissues that are injured, inflamed and painful.


Massage Therapy - Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

***Please click on Kashka's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.*** The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints. Manual and physical methods are used to develop, maintain and rehabilitate or augment p... Read More

***Please click on Kashka's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.***
The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of soft tissue and joints of the body and the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissues and joints. Manual and physical methods are used to develop, maintain and rehabilitate or augment physical function to relieve pain and promote health.

As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) Kashka Zerafa has successfully passed provincial licensing examinations, is in good standing with the professional governing college and has registered with BC medical services as a recognized healthcare professional. RMT's maintain their licenses with ongoing training and by meeting the clinical requirements of assessment, treatment planning, consent and ongoing record keeping.

Massage Therapy has been a regulated healthcare profession since 1946 and is legislated by the government under the BC Health Professions Act. In 2001, the Health Professions Council (HPC) accepted a revised scope of practice definition proposed by the College of Massage Therapists of BC (CMTBC), the professions regulatory body protecting the public.


Midwifery

Midwives provide comprehensive maternity care from the onset of pregnancy until 6 weeks postpartum. Appointments allow for plenty of time to check in about your pregnancy and growing baby, to prepare for birth and parenthood, and to address your questions and needs.


Athletic Therapy

**Please click on Page's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment. Athletic therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions using various manual therapies, exercise prescription, and modalities including bracing and taping. The goal of athletic therapy is to help clients’ return to their desired activity level. It is suitable for everyone from weekend w... Read More

**Please click on Page's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.
Athletic therapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions using various manual therapies, exercise prescription, and modalities including bracing and taping.

The goal of athletic therapy is to help clients’ return to their desired activity level. It is suitable for everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes.

An initial consultation with an athletic therapist will consist of a thorough orthopaedic and physical assessment as well as an evaluation of relevant medical history. The information gathered during consultation will be used to devise a personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan targeted to your specific needs.


Acupuncture

**Please click on Page's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment. • Acupuncture is a treatment form that works with Qi; the body's vital life energy. Qi flows throughout meridians within the body. It is said that if there is a block in the free flow of Qi, than pain and illness can occur. • By inserting micro-thin needles into specific points on the body, acupunc... Read More

**Please click on Page's picture at the right to read her biography and to book an appointment.
• Acupuncture is a treatment form that works with Qi; the body's vital life energy. Qi flows throughout meridians within the body. It is said that if there is a block in the free flow of Qi, than pain and illness can occur.
• By inserting micro-thin needles into specific points on the body, acupuncture can correct imbalances and blockages in the circulation of Qi. When balance is reestablished, pain and illness subside.
• When an acupuncture needle is inserted into an acupuncture point, it stimulates the release of the body’s natural pain killers. It influences the nervous system, harmonizing the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems to restore balance within the body. As well acupuncture triggers the release of chemicals into the body, stimulating it’s natural healing ability, leading to an increase in our emotional and
physical well-being.
• A treatment can be deeply relaxing. People often experience the 'acu nap' and awakening to a feeling of well-being. Most people who experience acupuncture can start to feel the effects of the treatment immediately. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative, bringing the body and energy system into greater alignment with every treatment. Often people are worried that acupuncture will hurt but when administered
correctly, one should experience little to no discomfort.

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