Gander Chiropractic Integrated Health

PLEASE NOTE: We have moved to 160 Armstrong Blvd!

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*Please be aware of our CANCELLATION POLICY. 24 hours notice is required to cancel an appointment without a cancellation fee. Our staff has busy schedules and sometimes wait lists so please be kind to them and our other patients. * Debit/credit payment only. * To keep our clinic clean we are asking all visitors to remove your footwear before entry, if desired please bring a pair of indoor footwear or socks. * If you are sick or experiencing any flu like symptoms please call and reschedule your appointment at 651- 4730.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, consisting primarily of manual (hands-on) techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues. Generally, massage is delivered to improve the flow of blood and lymph, to reduce muscular tension, to affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and to enh... Read More

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, consisting primarily of manual (hands-on) techniques such as applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and moving muscles and body tissues.
Generally, massage is delivered to improve the flow of blood and lymph, to reduce muscular tension, to affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and to enhance tissue healing.


Reflexology

Reflexology is a natural healing therapy originating in Egypt and China around 2000 BC. It is a holistic therapy that works on the principle that the feet mirror the body and the practitioner applies pressure to all parts of the feet thus stimulating the 7,000 nerve endings. Reflexology is a 'holistic' therapy it treats the whole person via the feet, bringing all the body systems and energy fl... Read More

Reflexology is a natural healing therapy originating in Egypt and China around 2000 BC. It is a holistic therapy that works on the principle that the feet mirror the body and the practitioner applies pressure to all parts of the feet thus stimulating the 7,000 nerve endings.
Reflexology is a 'holistic' therapy it treats the whole person via the feet, bringing all the body systems and energy flow into balance and correcting the negative factors involved in the disease process: congestion, inflammation and tension. Reflexology encourages the healing process to begin, the healing power of hands on treatment creates the environment through which self-healing can occur


Rolfing Structural Integration

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a process of negotiating with the body's connective tissues through contact and education to facilitate changes that allow the body to think, feel and move with greater ease during the day. ​As a Rolfer™ I am using my hands to assist the body toward alignment in the gravitational field where it can feel more comfort and balanced. Rolfing® Structural In... Read More

Rolfing® Structural Integration is a process of negotiating with the body's connective tissues through contact and education to facilitate changes that allow the body to think, feel and move with greater ease during the day.

​As a Rolfer™ I am using my hands to assist the body toward alignment in the gravitational field where it can feel more comfort and balanced. Rolfing® Structural Integration is an interactive form of therapy where the Rolfer™ works with skillful techniques of both touch and movement requests while the client works with their own breath and small movement patterns.

Each muscle fiber, organ, nerve and blood vessel is surrounded by connective tissue called fascia. Each joint, bone, tendon and ligament is also wrapped with this multi-dimensional web-like tissue. Fascia is being considered a complex sensory organ that weaves around, connecting with and ‘communicating’ throughout the entire body during times of motion and stillness.

Rolfing® Structural Integration is manipulating this fascia by considering the body’s wholistic organization and balancing it in the gravitational field. Traditionally, this process is performed in the 10-series format. Please review the chart below (found after video link) for a description of the 10 -series or from this website
from the Rolfing® Association of Canada. https://rolfingcanada.org/iprs-10-series/
Watch the video below to learn more about Rolfing® or enjoy the advanced reading on the website of the Rolfing® Association of Canada. http://rolfingcanada.org/fascia-in-gravity/


Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine treats all health concerns for all ages from acute to chronic and physical to psychological. It is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal while addressing the root cause of illness. Na... Read More

Naturopathic medicine treats all health concerns for all ages from acute to chronic and physical to psychological.

It is a distinct primary health care system that blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. It is based on the healing power of nature and it supports and stimulates the body’s ability to heal while addressing the root cause of illness. Naturopathic medicine is the art and science of disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention using natural therapies including: botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, lifestyle counselling as well as health promotion and disease prevention.

Katie Burton is a Registered Massage Therapist and owner/operator of Active Edge Therapy, who is a member in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association and College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Katie believes that massage therapy is a great way to help reduce pain and discomfort as well as enhance overall well-being.

Since starting practice, Katie has taken a special interest in fascial release and has completed several continuing education courses including Neuromuscular Integration and Structural Alignment and Fascial Approaches for the Head, Neck, Jaw, Shoulder and Pelvis. This has given her the ability to prepare cohesive treatment plans for clients to help them on their road to recovery.

Katie is currently not accepting any new clients. Her existing clients can book by email activeedgetherapy@gmail.com

Katie Burton is a Registered Massage Therapist and owner/operator of Active Edge Therapy, who is ... Read More

Gillian graduated in 2018 from Eastern College, she has been a RMT in good standing with the CMTNL & NLMTA ever since. She thrives in a team based workplace where helping clients are top priority. To ensure her patients are getting the best care, she has a passion to continuously educate herself to ensure her knowledge is always growing. Since starting in 2018, Gillian has completed Cupping therapy, GuaSha, KT taping, and most recently she has become a Canadian Registered Reflexology Therapist. Outside of treating her clients, Gillian spends a lot of time being active, playing sports or hiking with her dog.

Gillian graduated in 2018 from Eastern College, she has been a RMT in good standing with the CMTN... Read More

I grew up in a very small community called Loon Bay in the central part of Newfoundland.

I completed my Bachelor of Nursing at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2000. Throughout my 22 years of nursing, I have worked within all ages and spectrums of life, from premature infants to the elderly. Ten years of my nursing career was as a Travel Cardiac and Trauma ICU nurse in the USA. The remaining seven years were a mix of public health nursing, genetic research, clinical research and nursing program development. I have had many enriching experiences while being a part of healing journeys during some of the most vulnerable times in peoples’ lives. Then at age 40 I took the leap toward creating a nursing career that encompassed all my passions. I left NL and spent 18 months in Colorado to intensively study a therapy called Rolfing Structural Integration.

My UNIQUE offering to NL at this time is the complementary therapy called Rolfing® Structural Integration. As a Rolfer™, I work with the fascia in the entire body from head to toe. Each muscle fiber, organ, nerve and blood vessel is surrounded by connective tissue called fascia. Each joint, bone, tendon and ligament is also wrapped with this multi-dimensional web-like tissue. Fascia is considered a complex sensory organ that weaves around, connecting with and ‘communicating’ throughout the entire body during times of motion and stillness.

Rolfing® Structural Integration is an interactive form of therapy where the Rolfer™ works with skillful techniques of both touch and movement requests while the client works with their own breath and small movement patterns. I am using my hands to assist the body toward alignment in the gravitational field where it can feel more comfortable and balanced.

Traditionally, this process is performed in the 10-series format. Please review the chart below (found after video link) for a description of the 10 -series or from this website from the Rolfing® Association of Canada. https://rolfingcanada.org/iprs-10-series/

Watch the video below to learn more about Rolfing® or enjoy the advanced reading on the website of the Rolfing® Association of Canada. http://rolfingcanada.org/fascia-in-gravity/

You can also check out my own website https://www.alignrolfingtime.com/

I grew up in a very small community called Loon Bay in the central part of Newfoundland. I compl... Read More

Andrea Peckford graduated in 2017 from Academy Canada with a Diploma in Health and Human Science. She has been a Registered Massage Therapist with the CMTNL and NLTMA since 2017. She is passionate about her profession and strives to continue her education to help improve client outcomes. Some of which include Cupping, IASTM, Indian Head Massage, Fascial Work, Home Care Options, Infant Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Massage for Children and Youth, Massage for Mental Health and Percussion Therapy.

Andrea enjoys offering primarily therapeutic treatments, with emphasis on patient education in her treatment plans to help change ailments into wellbeing. She also has a passion to promote Massage Therapy awareness and can be seen attending different events, work places and settings throughout the community.

When she isn’t treating patients, she can be found in her garden, practicing mindfulness, spending time outside, and keeping up with her toddler.

Andrea Peckford graduated in 2017 from Academy Canada with a Diploma in Health and Human Science.... Read More

Dr. Valerie Penton, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Newfoundland. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Masters degree in Medicine and Doctor of Naturopathy degree. Dr. Penton has an evidence based approach, using natural therapies to help her patients optimize their health. She advocates for an individualized and collaborative approach to healthcare. She grew up in rural Newfoundland and Labrador and is passionate about educating and empowering her patients in their health and well-being. She has a firm belief that naturopathic medicine works well alongside conventional medicine. She does not aim to replace those therapies or interfere with patient’s existing medications.

Fertility/Prenatal care and hormonal health are Dr. Penton’s focus areas, along with thyroid conditions and mental health. She is also a certified Naturopathic Birth Doula, and has experience working with midwives, obstetricians, family physicians and nursing staff to assist women during and after birth.

Outside of private practice, Dr. Penton loves spending time with her family near the ocean, and enjoys finding new trails to hike.

Dr. Valerie Penton, ND is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Newfoundland. She holds a ... Read More

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