Get the treatment you need at our acupuncture clinic in Oakville
Meet Dr. Jenn
Our Acupuncture Treatment Provider
Dr. Jenn is the acupuncture treatment provider and chiropractor at our acupuncture clinic 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 treatment 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 at our acupuncture clinic in Oakville include:
What can acupuncture treatment help with?
Chiropractic acupuncture treatment includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of conditions/injuries related to the spine, pelvis, other joints and the nervous system. Despite common misunderstandings, chiropractors are well trained to treat all areas of the body – not just the spine!
Acupuncture treatment by Dr. Jenn can also include spinal adjustments, mobilizations, soft tissue therapy, shockwave therapy, interferential current and exercise prescription.
Does acupuncture treatment hurt?
No! Acupuncture treatment does not 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 a session at our acupuncture clinic In Oakville
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 acupuncture 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, face up position or face down 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 midday 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 is it!
How many sessions will I need at the acupuncture clinic?
As with most conservative care therapies, the answer to this question depends on a number of factors. When determining a treatment plan at our acupuncture clinic, we take into account the overall health of the individual, the 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 your pain has not improved within the first few treatments, Dr. Jenn will discuss other options for treatment.
Does my insurance plan cover acupuncture treatment?
Most extended health care plans cover acupuncture treatment. At Glen Abbey Physiotherapy, our chiropractor Dr. Jenn does all of the acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture treatment sessions with Dr. Jenn are covered under ‘Chiropractic’ and most plans cover 80-100% of the cost.
If you would like to seek professional help for chronic or short-term pain or would like to book an appointment for Acupuncture with Dr. Jenn, please contact our chiropractic clinic in Oakville directly at 905-827-3593.