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Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include:

  • Pain relief
  • Increased energy
  • Improved mood
  • Improved body function

Atraumatic acupuncture needles are rounded at the tip so that they slide smoothly through tissue and are unlikely to cause bleeding. Needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes during which time the practitioner may manipulate the needles in order to strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi.

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Joseph Kong

Joseph Kong

R.TCMP, R.Ac
Sylvia Bianchi

Sylvia Bianchi

B.Sc., RMT
Carly Goldberg

Carly Goldberg

R.M.T.

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are customized, rigid or semi-rigid, insoles that are manufactured according to the specific anatomy of the patient's feet. They function to correct different imbalances in a person's foot mechanics, redistribute forces during gait, and reduce improper stress and strain on different regions of the body.

By analyzing a patient's individualized physical demands and anatomical structure, as well as, through a few specialized tests, we are able to construct specific orthotics tailored towards the patient's needs and comfort. We may look at a person's gait, wear patterns on current shoes, physical demands of a person's sports and/or occupation(s), anatomical adaptations, required footwear, and any underlying health concerns. All these factors will contribute to fabricating a good fitting and comfortable orthotic.

Some conditions that benefit from orthotics include (but are not limited to):

  • Bunions/Hallux Valgus
  • Dropped Arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hammer toes
  • Heel spurs
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Fat pad thinning/irritation
  • Arch pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shin splits
  • Heel pain
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrom
  • Turf toe
  • Morton's Neuromas
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

Joseph Kong, R. TCMP Registered Acupuncturist

Joseph Kong
R.TCMP, R.Ac

Joseph Kong has been delivering quality acupuncture and herbal medicine services in the Greater Toronto Area since 2002. Joseph obtained his professional training from the Ontario College of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and practiced acupuncture treatment at Guangzhou University, China.

Acupuncture treatments address not only the symptoms but also the total body condition. The aim of the treatment is to re-balance the body and to restore its harmonious function. Traditional Chinese Medicine helps to promote proper functioning of the body and to stimulate the body’s own natural healing. Acupuncture treatments serve to benefit a number of health problems such as Chronic and Acute Pain, Anxiety and Sleep Disorders, Internal Disorders, Infertility, Insomnia, Trigger Finger and many other musculosketal injuries.

*As a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and a Registered Acupuncturist - Joseph's treatments will be billed under Acupuncture. Please refer to your extended Health Benefits for your coverage.

Sylvia Bianchi R.M.T.

Sylvia Bianchi
B.Sc., RMT

In the spring of 2008, Sylvia studied at McMaster University under the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program*. This is a highly sought after program for chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and other medical professionals in order to conjunct with their already effective treatments.

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture is an effective and simple treatment approach based on current concepts of neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, and pathophysiology. Insertion of solid needles and use of electrical stimulation are the foundation of this approach. Acupuncture effects on humans include muscle relaxation, pain modulation, changes in autonomic activity (vasomotor tone, cardiac rhythm, peristalsis), diverse neuroendocrine and immune responses, general relaxation, and a feeling of psychophysical well being.

To learn more about Contemporary Medical Acupuncture or to book an appointment, call Yonge & Wellness at 905-882-7685 or email sylvia@yongeandwellness.com.

*Acupuncture treatments performed by Sylvia will be incorporated within the scope of Massage Therapy, and as such will be billed under your RMT extended health insurance benefits.

Carly Goldberg R.M.T.

Carly Goldberg
RMT, CAT(C)

Carly Goldberg, RMT, CAT(C) – Carly is a graduate of York University’s Kinesiology and Health Science and Athletic Therapy programs. She is certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association, and the Ontario Athletic Therapists Association. Carly completed her Massage Therapy program at the Ontario College of Health and Technology and is registered to the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO).

As an Athletic Therapist, Carly has worked with athletes of all levels, from tyke football to Masters track world record holders. With expertise in concussions and taping, Carly is currently working with football, cheerleading, and roller derby clubs.

Her interest in concussions arose from a personal experience; knowing how difficult it can be to overcome concussion symptoms inspires her to help others. She has created and implemented concussion protocols for local sport clubs, and is currently baseline testing athletes.

Carly has experience with the industrial athlete; she worked inside a car manufacturing plant treating line workers with over-use injuries. Using both, hands-on and active treatments, she was able to help many workers return to work, not just pain free, but stronger and more resilient.

As an adjunct to her massage therapy practice, Carly offers Cupping and Acupuncture. Cupping therapy is a type of negative pressure massage where suction is applied to the surface of the body using silicone cups. Cupping is said to improve blood circulation, lymphatic flow throughout the body and increases relaxation. Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile, one-time use, disposable needles into muscles and underlying tissues to relieve pressure on nerves, decrease tension in muscles, and re-establish range of motion in joints.

*Acupuncture treatments performed by Carly will be incorporated within the scope of Massage Therapy, and as such will be billed under your RMT extended health insurance benefits.