Services: Guelph Chiropractic & Yoga
Your initial appointment is intended to be for information gathering, building the foundation for a trusting doctor-patient relationship, and addressing any questions you may have. During this 45-minute initial visit, Dr. Griffiths will conduct a comprehensive history and perform a physical exam in order to better understand where your pain is coming from and to assist in mapping out a Plan of Management. As part of this discussion, Dr. Griffiths will ask you to share your goals; as important as it is to determine the cause of any complaint, it is equally important to understand your motivation for seeking out care and how pain is impacting your life.
Following the first visit, Dr. Griffiths will create a Report of Findings which is shared with you on your second visit. This report summarizes the information gathered from the initial appointment, conveys a diagnosis, and outlines recommendations for next-steps and treatment. These extend beyond the hands-on therapy offered in the clinic, and are reflective of your holistic picture of health. If pain is affecting your sleep, strategies are included to improve it. If pain is amplifying stress, your Plan of Management will suggest ways to reduce it. Chiropractic treatment and recommendations are unique and customized to the individual patient and may include any combination of: joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue therapy, orthotics, physical rehabilitation and yoga therapy, and lifestyle modifications.
Dr. Griffiths uses yoga in her chiropractic practice as part of the patient Plan of Management, building a personalized movement routine to suit the unique needs of each individual patient. Concepts in mindfulness are introduced and patients are educated on how these practices can be used as a tool to increase awareness of pain triggers and provide a greater sense of control over pain conditions. Meditation, breathing techniques, and physical postures are used in combination to groove patterns for pain-free, feel-good movement that is customized to the patient's condition and reflective of their goals for therapy.
Dr. Griffiths offers a specialized Yoga for Back Pain program in-person that is eligible for coverage as a chiropractic service. This program is also available in a digital format for participants who would prefer to access the program from their own home. In addition, Dr. Griffiths offers private yoga instruction for individuals or groups.
Workshops & Special Events
Dr. Griffiths is available to offer Health and Wellness Education for you and your team. Whether it be part of a comprehensive corporate wellness program or a single event such as a lunch-and-learn, Dr. Griffiths is passionate about sharing information on how yoga and chiropractic play a role in health and wellness. Her popular keynote presentations include:
- Working From Home: Adapting to a Changing World While Nurturing Your Mental and Physical Wellbeing
- Childcare: Strategies for a Better Back
- Chronic Pain; a Complex Condition Requiring a Unique Approach
- Chiropractic & Yoga: Healthcare That Blends Ancient Wisdom and Modern Evidence-Based Care
- Meditation for Mental and Physical Health
Dr. Griffiths also offers group yoga instruction for corporate team-building, birthday parties or other private get-togethers, and charitable events.
Previous collaborations and partnerships include:
- Bracelet of Hope's "Yoga for Hope"
- Cam's Kids - Supporting Young People Struggling With Anxiety
- Guelph Moms and Co.
- Tranquil Mind Naturopath - Managing Chronic Pain using a Mind-Body Approach
- "Dog Yoga" and "Cat Yoga" in association with LOYOBO Fit
- Canadian Cancer Society's "Yoga for the Cure"
- Downtown Guelph Business Association - Wellness Spotlight Series