Meet Dr. Jenn
Our Acupuncture Provider
Dr. Jenn is our Acupuncture provider and Chiropactor at Glen Abbey Physiotherapy in Oakville. She received her Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2017. In addition to her Chiropractic training, she obtained a certificate from McMaster University in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture and has found this an incredibly valuable tool in her practice. Dr. Jenn grew up in Glen Abbey, and is so happy to be able to practice in the community she grew up in.
How Can Acupuncture Help You?
Acupuncture is helpful for many musculoskeletal conditions. It helps improve pain, decrease inflammation, optimize performance and improve mobility.
Some conditions that are successfully treated with acupuncture in Oakville include:
How Can Acupuncture Help You?
Chiropractic Acupuncture includes the diagnosis, treatment
Chiropractic treatment can include spinal adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture, interferential current and exercise prescription.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
No! Acupuncture doesn’t hurt! On occasion, needle insertion through tight tissue may feel like a dull ache, but it is not a painful experience.
What To Expect From An Acupuncture Session in Oakville
So what should you expect from an acupuncture treatment?
On your first meeting with Dr. Jenn she will assess your condition with a thorough health history and orthopaedic exam. She will provide you with a diagnosis, discuss a proposed treatment plan and include an acupuncture treatment on the first visit.
Depending on the area being treated acupuncture can be completed in a seated position, side-lying position, supine position or prone position. The needles used are thin, surgical steel needles that are disposed of after every treatment. Typically, the needles remain inserted for 10-15 minutes, and the patient can just rest and take a mid-day snooze while the needles do the work!
Following an acupuncture treatment there are a few simple rules you need to follow. Drink a little bit of extra water, and avoid any strenuous workouts for at least 2 hours after the treatment. That’s it!
How Many Acupuncture Sessions Will I Need?
As with most conservative care therapies, the answer to this question depends on a number of factors. When determining a treatment plan, we will take into account the overall health of the individual, the natural history of the condition, the specific lifestyle of the individual (example – everyday demands on the injured area, physical activity levels etc.) and how long the injury has been present.
Dr.Jenn advises her patients to try at least 4 acupuncture sessions. Most acupuncture patients notice an improvement in their pain within the first few sessions. If she hasn’t improved your pain within the first few treatments, then she will discuss other options for treatment.
Does My Insurance Plan Cover Acupuncture?
Most extended health care plans cover acupuncture treatment. At Glen Abbey Physio, our chiropractor Dr.Jenn does all the acupuncture treatments. Treatments with Dr.Jenn are covered under ‘Chiropractic’, and most plans cover 80-100% of the cost