Family medicine is based on long-lasting and caring relationships with patients and their families. It is an integration of biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences to provide continuous quality and comprehensive care dedicated to treating the whole person. Family Medicine encompasses care for all ages and genders and delivers acute, chronic, and preventative services to their patients.
We offer Family Medicine for adolescents all the way to seniors, including well visits (check-ups), disease management for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, urgent appointments for colds and flus and minor injuries, and treatment of basic sport injuries and other musculoskeletal problems.
Every session of integrative bodywork with Christine at HP2 Integrative Wellness incorporates elements of:
- Craniosacral Unwinding
- Polarity Therapy
- Sound healing with tuning forks
- Oracle/meditative massage
CranioSacral Unwinding Therapy (CST) is a gentle hands on healing technique incorporating the whole body (but majority of the treatment is concentrated on the scalp, spine and sacrum), to help eliminate restrictions and tension to restore symmetry and strengthen the body's ability to heal itself. With light palpations, energetic work and communication, this therapy enhances and empowers the body’s natural healing process to help the muscular and nervous system reclaim optimal balance, reduce stress, and strengthen your body, mind and spirit. This modality is helpful for those who have experienced any head or spinal trauma, whiplash, headaches/migraines, TMJ syndrome, insomnia, anxiety, dental trauma or any emotional, physical or mental distress. By balancing the central nervous system allows other systems and connective tissue to relax and begin to reset and heal.
Reiki is a Japanese gentle and safe healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy/Univesal Energy/chi or Prana" that flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki treats the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit-- creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. With light placement of the practitioner’s hands, along with intention of removing any energy blocks, reiki allows muscles to relax and quicken the healing process.
Polarity Therapy is a holistic bodywork modality based on the idea that the flow and balance of energy in the human body is the foundation of good health. Polarity Therapy is an energetic modality based on the five elements, with positive and negative balance which involves gentle rocking, stretching and pressure sensitive touch based on energy flow. This will rebalance and bring clarity to your body.
Clinical Exercise Physiology encompasses exercise training for people with chronic diseases where certain forms of exercise have been shown to be of therapeutic benefit to certain chronic health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, and metabolic disorders.
Exercise Physiology addresses the short-term biological responses to the stress of physical activity, and how the physical body reacts to repeated sessions of physical activity over time.
Our exercise physiologist begins with a health and fitness assessment where you will be asked questions about your lifestyle, needs, goals, and body, as well as your background and history with fitness as well as body composition. It includes assessment of gait, waist-to-hip ratio, cardiovascular endurance, pulmonary function, strength and flexibility.
The next aspect of your assessment includes a detailed static posture and movement assessment, and testing of range of motion. This assessment helps to become aware of muscular and joint strength and imbalances that may be contributing to daily altered movement patterns and chronic pain.
Based off your assessment, a personal and customized corrective or fitness exercise program will be designed just for your body build and goals .
Nutrition & Naturopathy
Naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathic doctors use both conventional diagnostic testing as well as natural treatments.
Through proper nutrition, you can help heal your body and mind from health issues such as infertility, anxiety, depression, as well as diabetes, obesity and more. Holistic nutrition uses whole and natural foods as medicine to heal, prevent disease, and reduce or cease your reliance on conventional medication.
Our nutritionist takes the time to understand your health history and current health issues to guide you to select the foods that will nourish your body and provide you with optimal health.
She can help you with the following conditions:
- Precise nutrition- food as medicine tailored to your genetic profile
- Diabetes and cardiovascular wellness
- Acne and eczema
- Maternal / Fetal nutrition
- Fertility optimization
- Hormone balance
- Immune diseases
- Chronic infections
- Natural & Permanent Weight Loss
Physical Therapy helps patients to reduce pain and to improve or restore their mobility and strength, reducing the need for prescription pain medication. It helps teach patients how to prevent or manage their injuries to achieve optimal health and physical function.
Physical therapists develop a plan custom to each patient to help them achieve their goals or restore health by developing treatment and exercise plans based on the individual’s body.
Our physical therapy differs from the rest in that the patient spends their whole appointment with the therapist, rather than most clinics where the patient is handed off to someone else to help with the exercises and stretches.
As a patient, our physical therapist will be there to guide you the entire time and give you the attentive treatment you deserve to restore your health.