Pain Relief Without Prescriptions

Pain is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Don’t let it prevent you from living the life you want to live.

Whether you are continuing to suffer from the after-effects of a concussion, or another condition that results in chronic pain, I can help.

Dr. Kerri-Lynn LaPointe, ND, DOMP, DScO

Booking an Appointment

First Visit


1

Intake, Assessment & Treatment

Up to 1 Hour

$165

During the intake, we discuss your health concerns. I am interested in everything about you. The more information I have, the easier it is to determine the underlying factors contributing to your symptoms.

During the assessment, I use my eyes to observe and my hands to palpate your body to sense the areas of imbalance. I listen to your body’s story to determine the primary areas in need of treatment.

During the treatment, I use my hands to restore proper movement and function to your body. I am looking for the health. My goal is for you to leave my office feeling more balanced, centred and relaxed, with less pain.

Second Visit


2

Reassessment & Treatment

Up to 1 Hour

$165

This visit occurs 2 weeks after your first visit. We reassess your health concerns, check in on how you’re feeling, and discuss any new concerns.

In addition to continuing with Osteopathic treatments, we start discussing lifestyle and nutrition - simple changes you can make in your life to help you feel better.

Follow-Up Visits


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Integrated Treatment

Up to 45 Minutes

$135

Visits usually occur monthly for a minimum of three months, until you are starting to feel better. During this time, I monitor the effectiveness of previous treatments, fine-tune nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and continue treating with Osteopathy.

Once your primary complaints have been addressed, we start to look at the bigger picture so that you are not only living without pain, you are thriving. Areas of focus include: digestion, sleep, stress, immune system - anything that you feel is holding you back. I want to help you develop a healthy routine, so future health complaints are minimized.

Visits are more frequent in the beginning, and often less frequent as you start to feel better. Maintenance and preventive visits vary from person to person. I see some people once a month and others once per season.

1

Intake, Assessment & Treatment

Up to 1 Hour

$165

During the intake, we discuss your health concerns. I am interested in everything about you. The more information I have, the easier it is to determine the underlying factors contributing to your symptoms.

During the assessment, I use my eyes to observe and my hands to palpate your body to sense the areas of imbalance. I listen to your body’s story to determine the primary areas in need of treatment.

During the treatment, I use my hands to restore proper movement and function to your body. I am looking for the health. My goal is for you to leave my office feeling more balanced, centred and relaxed, with less pain.

2

Reassessment & Treatment

Up to 1 Hour

$165

This visit occurs 2 weeks after your first visit. We reassess your health concerns, check in on how you’re feeling, and discuss any new concerns.

In addition to continuing with Osteopathic treatments, we start discussing lifestyle and nutrition - simple changes you can make in your life to help you feel better.

+

Integrated Treatment

Up to 45 Minutes

$135

Visits usually occur monthly for a minimum of three months, until you are starting to feel better. During this time, I monitor the effectiveness of previous treatments, fine-tune nutrition and lifestyle recommendations, and continue treating with Osteopathy.

Once your primary complaints have been addressed, we start to look at the bigger picture so that you are not only living without pain, you are thriving. Areas of focus include: digestion, sleep, stress, immune system - anything that you feel is holding you back. I want to help you develop a healthy routine, so future health complaints are minimized.

Visits are more frequent in the beginning, and often less frequent as you start to feel better. Maintenance and preventive visits vary from person to person. I see some people once a month and others once per season.

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"To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease."

Andrew Taylor Still

Areas of Focus

Concussions


There is a growing knowledge about the impact of traumatic brain injuries on both short and long term health. Unfortunately, there are few treatment options. Whether you sustained a concussion one month ago or 10 years ago, I can help reduce your symptoms and get you back to optimal health.

First, I use my hands to remove the shock imprint (the trauma of the injury) from your body. The force of the trauma is stored in your tissues, and needs to be released. Next, I use my hands to realign the structures of your body, head, and brain that were impacted by the injury.

In addition to the physical component, there is a huge emotional component. What you were thinking at the time of the injury, how you were living, and how much stress you were under, all impact how the injury manifests. We talk about how the concussion symptoms are impacting your life.

It is common for concussions to cause pain, and affect memory, concentration, mood, sleep, and digestion. I use Naturopathic Medicine to help minimize these symptoms and promote healing.

Chronic Pain


You don’t have to live with pain, and you don’t have to take medications for temporary pain relief.

Pain is a message from your body that there is something wrong. There is something out of alignment or out of balance that needs to be addressed. When the pain is masked or ignored, your body creates more pain as a louder cry for help.

I use my hands to assess and treat the cause of the imbalance, and to remove the pattern of pain from your body. We discuss lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise choices so that you have the knowledge to live a happy, healthy life.

Osteopathy


Osteopathy addresses the anatomy of the system – the structure and position of body parts.

Since structure (anatomy) governs function (physiology), the whole body is treated to improve overall health, not only to reduce pain. Many patients experience improved sleep, digestion, and energy levels as well as an overall sense of well-being.

I use my hands to assess the quality of the tissues and gently treat the cause of the imbalance. I am looking for the health in your body. Osteopathy is always my first line of treatment. I want to see how much better you will feel with the least amount of intervention possible.

Naturopathy


Naturopathy addresses the physiology of the system - how the body functions biochemically at the cellular level. My goal is to use your symptoms to discover the cause of your pain and dysfunction.

To facilitate the healing process, I listen to your story and ask questions so that you are empowered to make healthy choices. Education is a big part of my practice. I want to teach you what foods are healthy to eat, what exercise programs best suit your body, and what lifestyle choices will prevent future health concerns.

For more challenging cases, I use a combination of comprehensive testing, herbs, and supplements. Acupuncture may be used to release endorphins (chemicals in the body which naturally reduce pain) and improve blood flow to decrease inflammation.

I believe that Osteopathy and Naturopathy are more effective when practiced together. This combination of treatment makes my practice truly unique and allows me to treat effectively and efficiently.

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here is a growing knowledge about the impact of traumatic brain injuries on both short and long term health. Unfortunately, there are few treatment options. Whether you sustained a concussion one month ago or 10 years ago, I can help reduce your symptoms and get you back to optimal health.

First, I use my hands to remove the shock imprint (the trauma of the injury) from your body. The force of the trauma is stored in your tissues, and needs to be released. Next, I use my hands to realign the structures of your body, head, and brain that were impacted by the injury.

In addition to the physical component, there is a huge emotional component. What you were thinking at the time of the injury, how you were living, and how much stress you were under, all impact how the injury manifests. We talk about how the concussion symptoms are impacting your life.

It is common for concussions to cause pain, and affect memory, concentration, mood, sleep, and digestion. I use Naturopathic Medicine to help minimize these symptoms and promote healing.

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ou don’t have to live with pain, and you don’t have to take medications for temporary pain relief.

Pain is a message from your body that there is something wrong. There is something out of alignment or out of balance that needs to be addressed. When the pain is masked or ignored, your body creates more pain as a louder cry for help.

I use my hands to assess and treat the cause of the imbalance, and to remove the pattern of pain from your body. We discuss lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise choices so that you have the knowledge to live a happy, healthy life.

O

steopathy addresses the anatomy of the system – the structure and position of body parts.

Since structure (anatomy) governs function (physiology), the whole body is treated to improve overall health, not only to reduce pain. Many patients experience improved sleep, digestion, and energy levels as well as an overall sense of well-being.

I use my hands to assess the quality of the tissues and gently treat the cause of the imbalance. I am looking for the health in your body. Osteopathy is always my first line of treatment. I want to see how much better you will feel with the least amount of intervention possible.

N

aturopathy addresses the physiology of the system - how the body functions biochemically at the cellular level. My goal is to use your symptoms to discover the cause of your pain and dysfunction.

To facilitate the healing process, I listen to your story and ask questions so that you are empowered to make healthy choices. Education is a big part of my practice. I want to teach you what foods are healthy to eat, what exercise programs best suit your body, and what lifestyle choices will prevent future health concerns.

For more challenging cases, I use a combination of comprehensive testing, herbs, and supplements. Acupuncture may be used to release endorphins (chemicals in the body which naturally reduce pain) and improve blood flow to decrease inflammation.

I believe that Osteopathy and Naturopathy are more effective when practiced together. This combination of treatment makes my practice truly unique and allows me to treat effectively and efficiently.

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"As the twig is bent, so grows the tree."

William Garner Sutherland

About Kerri-Lynn

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or as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a doctor. As an only child I spent a lot of time by myself exploring and discovering. Childhood play usually involved caring for sick stuffed animals, trying to mend injured insects I found outside, playing midwife, and compounding potions from flowers, leaves, and roots.

When I discovered Naturopathic Medicine in high school, I knew this was my path. After graduating and practicing for a few years, I felt that something was missing. I was having success treating people, but they weren’t improving as quickly or as completely as I would like.

Once I was introduced to Osteopathy, I found my true calling. The beauty of Osteopathy is that the body tells you what it needs to heal if you just listen. In the summer of 2018, I experienced a concussion. I don’t know where I’d be without Osteopathic and Naturopathic treatment. This experience solidified for me that I want to work with those affected by chronic pain and brain injuries. As one of the first practitioners integrating Naturopathy and Osteopathy, I offer a unique perspective on health. I feel extremely fortunate to work in a profession that I love, with people who inspire me.

Kerri-Lynn

Dr. Kerri-Lynn LaPointe

BHSc, ND, DOMP, DScO

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a doctor. As an only child I spent a lot of time by myself exploring and discovering. Childhood play usually involved caring for sick stuffed animals, trying to mend injured insects I found outside, playing midwife, and compounding potions from flowers, leaves, and roots.

When I discovered Naturopathic Medicine in high school, I knew this was my path. After graduating and practicing for a few years, I felt that something was missing. I was having success treating people, but they weren’t improving as quickly or as completely as I would like.

Once I was introduced to Osteopathy, I found my true calling. The beauty of Osteopathy is that the body tells you what it needs to heal if you just listen. In the summer of 2018, I experienced a concussion. I don’t know where I’d be without Osteopathic and Naturopathic treatment. This experience solidified for me that I want to work with those affected by chronic pain and brain injuries. As one of the first practitioners integrating Naturopathy and Osteopathy, I offer a unique perspective on health. I feel extremely fortunate to work in a profession that I love, with people who inspire me.

BHSc

University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Health Sciences (2000)

My courses at UWO introduced me to the human body and this is where I discovered my love for anatomy and physiology.

I was lucky enough to be one of the first graduates of the Health Sciences program, where in addition to traditional science courses such as biochemistry, genetics, and organic chemistry, we learned about the psychological and emotional impacts on health.

It was here that my decision to pursue Naturopathic Medicine was solidified.

ND

The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic Doctor (2004)

Throughout my four years of education here, I furthered my knowledge of and interest in the human body.

We learned medical sciences, such as physiology, pathology, differential diagnosis, and pharmacology, in addition to the naturopathic modalities of homeopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

I interned at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic treating a variety of patients under the supervision of established naturopaths as well as the Sherbourne Health Centre, treating patients with HIV/AIDS.

It was during these internships that I really learned how to find and treat the root cause of disease.

DOMP, DScO

The Canadian College of Osteopathy

Diploma of Osteopathy Manual Practitioner (2013)

Diploma in the Science of Osteopathy (2013)

Throughout 5 years of course work and 1 year writing my thesis, I honed my knowledge of anatomy and learned the fine art of gentle palpation. This was the missing piece of my education and it was here that everything fell into place for me.

While strengthening my knowledge of anatomy and embryology, I discovered my intuition.

My thesis, presented to an international jury, focused on The Effect of Global Osteopathic Treatment on Women with Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema.

"It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has."

Hippocrates

Contact

Dr. Kerri-Lynn LaPointe, ND, DOMP, DScO

465 St Johns Rd,
Toronto, ON,
M6S 2L1