Who We Are

Founded by Naturopathic Doctors Sue Love and Sapna Patel Flower, Restore Integrative Health is guided by a vision of whole body health attained through an integrative set of treatments and practices.

We are a dedicated team of health practitioners with a singular goal: To guide you and your family toward optimal health through individualized, collaborative and preventative care using a combination of Modern and Traditional medicine.

We provide:

Naturopathic Medicine
Chiropractic Care
Massage Therapy
Osteopathy – Manual Therapy
Psychotherapy
Clinical Psychology
Nutrition Counseling
Asian Medicine Acupuncture and Western Medicine Acupuncture
SpiderTech and Kinesiology Taping

Our Commitment to the Community

Restore is dedicated to empowering each individual of our vibrant community through health education, preventative treatments via a multi-disciplinary practice serving all lifestyles. We are active members of the Leslieville Small Business Exchange and extremely proud to support all local small businesses which make Leslieville a truly unique neighbourhood in this great city.

 

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is regulated under the Regulated Health Practitioners Act (RHPA) in Ontario. Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary care physicians. At Restore, our approach is to take a detailed health history, use physical examination and laboratory assessments to devise individualized treatment plans to respond to your health concern. We’re able to address both acute conditions and chronic health concerns as well as identify risk factors and exercise preventative measures to help optimize your health in the long run. We combine both eastern and western medicine to treat an exhaustive list of conditions in an individualized and integrative approach. Dr. Sue and Dr. Sapna have a special interest in providing care to all ages from babies to the elderly.

Whatever your concern is, we are equipped with safe, effective and sustainable solutions to help you get to the root of your issue (see our Health Programs in How We Help for more details). We are more than happy to work with your medical doctor or any other health care provider in your circle of care to provide you with the utmost in health care.

Naturopathic Doctors undergo an intense 4 years of full time post-graduate medical training at Canada’s largest accredited college, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where we’re extensively trained in Clinical Nutrition, Botanical Medicine (plant based medicine), Lab Diagnosis, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture by leading doctors in the field.

At Restore, we view your health with a proactive and preventative lens. We are dedicated to serve your specific needs through attentive consultation, thoughtful, evidence-based treatment and a friendly approach. To see how Naturopathic Medicine can help change your health for the better, come in for a consultation at Restore Integrative Health today.

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What is Chiropractic Care at Restore?

One of the largest primary-contact regulated health care professions in Ontario, Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-invasive and hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system – essentially the nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments and fascia that affect the way our brain and body function optimally.

At Restore, Dr. Aliya practices a gentle manual approach, providing a diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for conditions related to the spine, pelvis, extremity joints and their effect on the nervous system.

Dr. Aliya treats patients of all ages (including babies and children) with a combination manual physical therapy, gentle joint mobilizations, soft tissue therapy (including Active Release Techniques [ART]), acupuncture and therapeutic taping, all of which are predicated on and respond to the specific needs of each individual patient. After completing a thorough patient history and physical examination, she develops and carries out a comprehensive treatment and management plan, recommends therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and other non-invasive therapies, as well as provides lifestyle counseling.

For many conditions, such as lower back, neck pain and headaches, Chiropractic care is frequently the primary and most effective method of treatment. Where other medical conditions exist, Chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the neuro-musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

Come in today and feel better again from Restore’s approach to Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic care for Infants & Children? Being born is tough work! A recent study showed that 90% of newborns suffer from birth related strain in their neck, shoulders and cranial tissues following birth. Birth trauma can result in disturbances in baby’s healthy growth and development. Dr Aliya can often help babies who are suffering from the following: latch/breastfeeding difficulties, colic and persistent crying, torticollis or limited neck mobility, plagiocephaly/flat headedness, sleep difficulties/disorders, constipation, persistent earaches. Using a safe gentle approach and a light touch, many babies often sleep right through treatments!

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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is a regulated health profession in Ontario. RMT’s in Ontario are trained in Swedish Massage, which includes, but is not limited to: Sports, Pre/Post Natal, Lymphatic Drainage, Relaxation, and Deep Tissue.  Winnie and Nicola use your detailed health history, daily activities, and physical assessments to determine the treatment plan best suited to your current condition. They’re able to address both acute and chronic conditions as well identify possible risk factors and preventative measures to help restore and maintain your long-term health.

Some of the lesser known benefits of massage include:
• Digestive concerns including relieving constipation
• Sports injuries and preparing or recovering from sporting events
• Lymphatic Drainage to help move toxins out, increase circulation, and reduce edema (swelling)
• Pain from chronic conditions such as kyphosis and scoliosis; Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Post surgical rehabilitation including scar healing

Massage Therapists complete a 2-3 year diploma program and pass the oral and practical registration examination offered by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). Only members of the CMTO can use the title of Massage Therapist (MT) or Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and are bound by the standards of practice and quality care regulated by the Government of Ontario.
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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is the treatment of emotional, mental, lifestyle or behavioural difficulties through regular one-on-one or group meetings with a therapist. In psychotherapy your therapist works collaboratively with you to help you learn to manage or overcome emotional challenges or behavioural patterns that are causing you to feel stuck or unhappy in your life. Some of the concerns that people commonly bring to psychotherapy include:

• feeling overly stressed, unhappy or unwell emotionally
• feelings of anxiety or depression
• difficulty sleeping
• relationship concerns
• difficulty managing anger, sadness or fear
• sexual- or gender-orientation questions
• grief and/or difficulty adjusting to life after a loss
• shyness or social anxiety
• difficulty being assertive
• work and career challenges or questions
• loneliness
• persistent feelings of guilt or regret
• addictions to substances or behaviours (shopping, gambling, e.g.)
• self-destructive or harmful behaviours
• difficult recovery after a trauma
• or any other emotional, psychological or relational concerns

Sometimes people seek psychotherapy when they are in crisis; other times there is a more general sense of unease or a desire to overcome destructive patterns or feel more satisfaction in life, work or career, or relationships.

Psychotherapist Kim Phillips’ Approach

At Restore, Kim works with clients with sensitivity and compassion, to help you regain your vitality, balance and calm. Kim’s approach is integrative and holistic.  Drawing from Gestalt, Emotion-Focused (EFT), Relational, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Somatic,  Sensorimotor, and Mindfulness approaches, Kim tailors the therapy to the individual client, bringing in concrete tools to help you manage difficulties in the moment, and working with you to enhance your awareness and understanding of the deeper patterns and frameworks that may be keeping you stuck or leading you into these difficulties in the first place.

You may contact Kim (contact@kimphillips.ca or 416.804.0841) at any time to book an initial consult. This is a half-hour meeting in which you can get to know Kim a bit and ask any questions you may have. There is no fee for this meeting and no commitment – it is intended as a chance for you to explore the option of psychotherapy and to see whether you feel Kim may be a good ‘fit’ for you and your needs.

Psychotherapist Sharon Girgis’ Approach

Psychotherapy with Sharon offers a safe and non-judgemental space to discuss the things you may not feel comfortable discussing with other people. Through one on one sessions with Sharon you will engage in a collaborative process where you will identify negative thinking patterns and ineffective behaviours while developing a deeper understanding of how these thoughts and beliefs about yourself have come to be. In addition, you will learn new and effective ways of coping that will help you to achieve your goals and move forward in life.

Sharon ‘s passion is to work from a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach targeting all of the factors that contribute to mental health issues with a strong emphasis on evidence informed therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and mindfulness.

Sharon has helped clients with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, difficult life choices, managing stress, interpersonal conflict, trauma, impulsive or risk taking behaviours, school avoidance or school performance issues and disordered eating.

Sharon receives regular supervision from a Registered Psychologist and therefore sessions with her can be claimed under Clinical Psychology benefits.  Please inquire for more information.

If you are having a hard time managing, contact the clinic to book a complimentary consultation with Sharon.
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What is Osteopathy – Manual Therapy

Osteopathy is a treatment philosophy which seeks to identify areas of the body that are restricted or constricted and then gently ease these restrictions so that normal function can resume.  It is a drugless, hands-on, non-invasive method of assessment and treatment.

Osteopathy applies the knowledge of the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the body, to all diseases, disorders and dysfunctions. Osteopathic Manual Practitioners use their hands and provide a gentle “manual” approach, consistent with the osteopathic philosophy,  to identify the causative factor of the problem and restore order to all of the systems: musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, or nervous system.

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, Laetitia Mauny, comes to Restore trained from a highly accredited school of Osteopathy in France, the Ecole Supérieure d’Ostéopathie (E.S.O.) in Paris (France) and completed a 6 years full time program with an extensive education and training in traditional manual osteopathic practice.

In her practice she sees everyone from pregnancy, newborns, infants, adults, athletes, elderly and disabled patients.

Conditions which may benefit from osteopathy include: 

  • Babies with plagiocephaly, torticollis, Acid Reflux, sleep disturbances, cerebral palsy, colic, ear infections, latching issues or failure to thrive.
  • Children with behaviour issues, difficulty walking, digestive concerns, scoliosis, braces/dentistry, or headaches.
  • Pregnancy to relieve back pain, circulation issues, digestive concerns.
  • Post-Partum and would like to improve back pain, scars, hormonal changes, fatigue or tension headaches.
  • Work and Life is physically demanding and can be hard on your body. Osteopathy can help unravel your muscles if you’re suffering with pain from day-to-day stressors.
  • Athletes or Weekend Warriors suffering from sports injuries such as concussion, epicondilitis, sprains and dislocations, coccyx subluxation.
  • Gracefully Aging and would like to manage symptoms of arthritis and sciatica.
  • Disabled and would like help with disorders resulting from decreased mobility, muscle spasms caused by certain neurological disease, palsies caused by neurological/immune system disease, respiratory disorders caused by prolonged seating.

Laetitia is also an active member and sits on the board of directors of the O.A.O ( Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners) which work to recognize the profession in Ontario and develop a high standard of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

To see how Osteopathy can help you to add wellness back into your life, come in for a consultation at Restore Integrative Health.
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Clinical Psychology with Dr. Juliet Donald C.Psych

Dr. Juliet Donald is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Ontario Psychologists. She
completed her undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Sydney,
Australia and was awarded a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Master of
Science and Doctor of Clinical Psychology. She has worked as a clinical psychologist
both in Australia and Canada, and internationally with Médecins Sans Frontières
(MSF).

Throughout her career she has worked in a number of different settings, ranging from
community mental health, to hospital based care, and private mental health care. She
has extensive experience helping clients overcome challenges with anxiety, mood
disorders (such as depression and bi-polar), post traumatic stress, grief and eating
issues. She addresses substance use, self-esteem and emotional regulation (e.g. anger),
and factors affecting interpersonal relationships
. She has a special interest in
humanitarian aid work, and provide support to field workers pre and post mission. She
is comfortable working with clients from diverse walks of life, across lifestyles,
gender, sexual orientation, culture and race. She is currently accepting individual
clients aged 16 years and over.

In therapy, she works by developing a collaborative relationship in which together you identify
areas for change, and set goals for personal improvement and symptom relief. In your
first session, she will take a detailed history to get a firm sense of who you are, and
where you would like to see yourself. Together you will address difficulties in your life, and
just as importantly focus on your strengths, successes and personal resiliency. In
subsequent sessions you chart your progress and you navigate your new path,
including obstacles should they arise. As therapy goes on you will review your goals
and reflect on progress.
In the therapeutic relationship, Dr. Juliet will provide a safe space for honest self exploration.
Your confidential sessions involve an integrative approach to mental health,
addressing psychological, social and biological factors. Dr. Juliet will draw from a number of
disciplines to tailor client care, including Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy,
Narrative, Schema and Interpersonal (relationship) approaches. Skills such as
mindfulness and attention training may also be used.

Dr. Juilet has been registered as a psychologist in British Columbia and Alberta before
making Toronto her home. She is a member of the Psychologists Association of
Ontario
and serves as a reviewer for the journal ‘Intervention’, for professionals who
work in areas of armed conflict. She balances her clinical time with working as the
Psychosocial Focal Point for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Canada.
Dr. Juliet is engaged in ongoing education and has completed further training in Critical
Incident debriefing, global health challenges and overcoming concurrent mental
health and substance misuse concerns. A summary of her publication record is listed
below.

  • Donald, Abbott & Smith (2012). Comparison of Attention training and Cognitive therapy
    in the treatment of social phobia: a preliminary investigation. Behavioural and
    Cognitive Psychotherapy, null, 1-18.
  • Donald (2003). The Correctional Centre Release Treatment Scheme. The University of
    Melbourne Annual Post Graduate Research Forum: Department of Criminology.
  • Donald (2003). Post Release Care of the Detainee. In Coursework Reading for the Diploma of Forensic Medicine. Monash University & Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Melbourne, Australia.

To book with Dr. Juliet, please contact the clinic.

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