Functional Medicine

Are you looking for a Functional Medicine practitioner in Ottawa?

Are you struggling with a chronic longstanding health condition?

Have you tried many therapies, including Conventional and Naturopathic Medicine, without long-term success?

If so, then my Functional Medicine approach may be the solution you are looking for.

Let's first look at how my Functional Medicine approach.

What Is My Functional Medicine Approach?

My Functional Medicine approach is a holistic therapy that aims to identify and treat the root cause of musculoskeletal problems in adults and older people.

Let's look at now how my approach differs from Conventional Medicine.

How does My Functional Medicine Approach differ from Conventional Medicine?

Conventional medicine is a disease-focused approach which is more focused on suppressing symptoms.

My Functional Medicine approach considers you a whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Simply put, I believe all of your symptoms to be a manifestation of the exact underlying causes.

Treating these causes makes bringing about natural, deep, lasting healing possible.

I spend time with you, listening to you and looking at the link between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term health problems.

In this way, my Functional Medicine approach supports your unique expression of health and vitality.

Let's now look at what conditions and symptoms my approach can help.

What conditions and symptoms can I help with?

My Functional Medicine approach is excellent for helping persistent or long-lasting conditions and symptoms such as:

  1. Chronic low back, neck, and joint pain
  2. Headaches and migraines
  3. Insomnia
  4. Seasonal allergies
  5. Autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
  6. Digestive Issues such as Heartburn, Bloating, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and SIBO
  7. Anxiety and Depression
  8. Fibromyalgia, and much more.

How Does My Functional Medicine Approach Work?

I have a holistic approach to helping resolve health issues in adults and older people.

I look at seven main factors when looking to resolve your health issues:

  1. Structural issues, including joint and spinal misalignment.
  2. Nutritional Deficiencies.
  3. Current chronic stressors include work and home life.
  4. Past emotional traumas.
  5. Past physical traumas.
  6. Gut health

My Functional Medicine approach is a partnership in healing and is equally about me guiding you toward recovery and treatment.

What occurs during an initial appointment?

The purpose of the initial appointment is primarily to collect information.

This process will include a complete medical history and a physical exam, including Applied Kinesiology or muscle response testing.

After the collection process, Dominick will tell you:

  • If my Functional Medicine approach is suitable and safe for treating your problem.

If I can help you, I will then tell you:

  • What is the nature of your symptoms?
  • What are the possible causes?
  • What further testing is necessary?

Treatment will probably be limited to general diet and lifestyle advice at this stage.

How long are the appointments?

Initial appointments are 60 minutes, and follow-up appointments are 30-45 minutes long.