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Book with a Naturopath to address all your health concerns, understand your test results, & live a more energetic, pain-free life

Accepting new clients in-person at our Riverdale location, or virtually from the comfort of your own home

Frequently Asked Questions about Naturopaths

Naturopath Dr. Nana-adjoa bourne, ND

Not sure how a naturopath can help you? Curious to find out how they can help you interpret your lab results? Want to know exactly when you should see a Naturopathic Doctor? Here are some of your most common questions answered

Are Naturopathic Doctors Real Doctors?

Yes! Naturopathic Doctors are trained as doctors in a 4-year accredited program. They also have to go through a series of licensing exams before they are allowed to call themselves a naturopath or naturopathic doctor, so you know their quality is assured! You can go see a naturopathic doctor for any concern you would see your family doctor for. The difference is in the treatment options offered and available. Naturopaths seek to find the root cause of a condition, focusing on health foundations and will work on lifestyle and nutrition changes before head down the route of multiple supplements or medications.

Are Naturopaths Covered by OHIP?

No. Naturopathic Doctors work outside of OHIP, all services are paid by the patient and have coverage by most extended insurance companies. That doesn’t mean they won’t work with your medical doctor though to give you the best care possible! The goal is integrating the medicines together, not having to pick one over the other

Naturopathic services are covered by most employee health benefits plans. We offer direct billing for most major insurance companies including:
– Manulife/OTIP
– Sunlife
– Canada Life
– Green Shield Canada
– Desjardins
– Industrial Alliance
– Medavie Bluecross
– Claimsecure
– RWAM
– Manion
Don’t see your insurer here? Contact us and speak to one of our Client Experience Coordinators directly!

What’s the Difference From an ND and a Nutritionist?

Naturopathic doctors are leaders in the space of natural healthcare. While nutritionists and dieticians have their strong education in food and some lifestyle habit changes, naturopathic doctors can go further with your care. Because of their medical training, they are able to take the basic nutritional knowledge and cater it to your individual needs with the help of bloodwork and physical assessments. They are able to make the links to other chronic conditions you currently have in order to ensure safety and effective care is given every time. Naturopathic doctors also have special privileges to perform protected acts, such as injection therapies and prescribing appropriate medications that can be used to improve your care.

How Can a Naturopath Help Me With My Sport or Rehab?

Naturopathic Sports Medicine care compliments your training by supporting your overall health outside of your regular training. 

Sports medicine looks at both injury recovery and performance optimization for the athletic population. Naturopathic doctors use holistic health to work with the body’s innate healing power and our natural environment to get people started on the right path to understanding what best fuels them and what they can do to keep performing at their best, on and off the playing field. Combining these two facts makes for an epic addition to your performance or rehab journey.

They can be the person on your health team helping you understand best practices for healing from the inside-out and making sure your body doesn’t limit you or your performance goals. Whether it’s giving you tips to manage your chronic inflammation and pain or understanding the supplements you need to take so you actually get the benefits and still qualify under your sports regulations, our naturopathic doctors have you covered.

Locations

Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, RMT Scarborough
1585 Markham Rd, Unit 308
Scarborough, ON M1B 2W1
(647)350-2766
scarborough@axistoronto.com

Axis Therapy & Performance – Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, Massage Therapy, Naturopath Riverdale
377 Broadview Ave Unit 101
Toronto, ON M4K 2M7
(416)462-0005
riverdale@axistoronto.com

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