Pain Relief Without Prescriptions.
Pain is exhausting, both physically and emotionally. It prevents you from living the life you want to live. My goal is to help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life, without the use of medications.
Dr. Kerri-Lynn LaPointe, ND, DOMP, DScO
Helping people who’ve experienced traumatic brain injuries is one of my passions.
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.
To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.
– Andrew Taylor Still
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.
Find it, fix it, and leave it alone.
– Andrew Taylor Still
OSTEOPATHY – Manual Practice
Osteopathy addresses the anatomy of the system – the structure and position of body parts. I use my hands to assess the quality of the tissues and gently treat the cause of the imbalance. This eliminates pain, restores mobility to joints, and ensures healthy organ function.
As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
– William Garner Sutherland
Naturopathy addresses the physiology of the system – how the body functions. The goal is to use your symptoms to discover the cause of your pain, and focus on this area to restore health.
To accomplish this, I use a combination of homeopathy, herbs, supplements and nutritional/lifestyle counselling. Acupuncture is used to release endorphins (chemicals in the body which naturally reduce pain) and improve blood flow to decrease inflammation.
It is far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.
My belief is that an integrated approach is the best way to manage injuries and pain. 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. To facilitate the healing process, I often recommend Naturopathic treatment, such as herbs and supplements. Education is also a big part of my practice. I want to teach you how to make healthy food, exercise, and lifestyle choices. This combination of treatment makes my practice truly unique and allows me to treat effectively and efficiently.
SCHEDULE A VISIT
We begin your first visit with a conversation about how you are feeling, how you got here, and what your health goals are. Next, I use my hands to listen to the story your body is telling me. From here, I start Osteopathic treatment. I am always looking for the health within your body.
You’ll need a couple of weeks to integrate the first treatment. Further investigation occurs at your second visit, as we continue with Osteopathic treatment. This is also the time we start to talk about healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices. I’m interested in working with you to help you make choices that are attainable and sustainable.
Subsequent visits involve Integrated Treatment, and vary depending on your needs. Acute pain often takes fewer treatments than persistent, chronic pain. Although my focus is to help you manage your health independently, once the pain has improved, old patterns can resurface with injuries, stress, poor nutrition or lack or exercise. Further treatment may be necessary to help remove these deeper, ingrained patterns.