Jennifer Pottruff DO(EU), NMD, DBM, RH, CEMT, VND Degrees: Doctor of Osteopathy (EU), Doctor of Natural Medicine, Doctor of Botanical Medicine Manual Osteopath, Registered Herbalist
I am currently providing In home osteopathic treatments. I am available by email for herbal medicine consultations
A Manual Osteopath & Registered Herbalist works with you and your child. An in-depth patient history, case assessment and any necessary physical assessments are part of the initial appointment. It can then be determined which type of treatment is suitable, and if referrals to other health practitioners are needed. Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalist’s can also offer advice on nutrition, general health, posture and exercise. Conditions that Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalists work with in babies include :
Colic Latch difficulties Spitting up Delayed development Birth trauma Ear infections Torticollis Flat or misshapen head Rashes
Conditions that Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalists work with in children and teenagers include :
Osteopathic & Herbal care is gentle without the use of drugs or surgery. It can assist the young body to adapt to growth-related changes which can prevent other health problems. It can help your baby grow into a healthy child and, ultimately, a healthy young adult.
Manual Osteopaths & Registered Herbalists work with babies, children and teenagers for a range of conditions. Effective, early treatment can prevent other problems from occurring.
Initial Visit (under 16 years of age) The initial appointment will last 1 hour. This allows for easier examination. We will go over your child's intake form and I will take a complete history which includes their entire health history. I will use the information you provide and observations of their physical symptoms to analyze the case. I will check their posture gait (the way they walk if they are walking), the motion of their joints, whether there are any mobility restrictions and perform any necessary physical assessments. Medical Herbalists and Manual Osteopaths are fully trained and qualified in these diagnostic techniques. I am here to help and listen. If indicated, we will then do a 20-30 minute manual osteopathy treatment. I will have recommendations for any appropriate herbs or supplements. We will determine when their follow-up appointment will be at this time, as each situation is unique. Their initial consultation includes 2 free emails to answer any questions. Any additional emails will be considered follow-ups and will be scheduled as such.
Follow-up Visit (under 16 years of age) Follow-up appointments are booked according to each case (every 2-6 weeks depending on the issue) and are 30 minute manual osteopathy treatments where we will evaluate how the treatment plan has been working for your child and make any changes that are necessary. At this time you should advise me of any new symptoms that may have come up since the last appointment. This will allow us to see the progress we are making.
Holistic Healthcare Fees : All fees must be paid at time of service. Prices include HST.