Naturopathic Medicine

What is Naturopathic Medicine?

Naturopathy (study of the nature of disease)

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Medicine (the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease and maintenance of health using tools or substances that impact well-being)

This means that Naturopathic Doctors [ND] work to uncover the cause of disease, and then treat to restore normal health and balance.

Naturopathic Medicine can complement your Injury and Recovery Plan Through:

  • Whole Person Assessment: Looking at all aspects of your health and how they could be contributing to your recovery, or putting you at risk for future injury.
  • Nutritional Support: Optimization of your supplement routine, clinical nutritional recommendations, improvement of cellular & metabolic function, timing of meals.
  • Lifestyle Counselling: Assessing your sleep, stressors, mood and other measures which can impact your recovery.
  • Physical Therapies: Acupuncture & Cupping can help with injury recovery from both a Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Medical Acupuncture approach.

Conditions Treated by Naturopathic Doctors:

  • Digestive Issues
  • Skin Concerns
  • Heart & Lung Health
  • Mind & Mood
  • Pain Management
  • Hormone Balancing
  • Womenís Health & Fertility
  • Chronic Diseases [Diabetes, Thyroid Issues, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune, etc.]

Therapies Provided:

  • Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Clinical Nutrition & Supplementation
  • Homeopathy
  • Lifestyle Counselling & Behavioural Therapies
  • Physical Medicine & Hydrotherapy

Services Provided:

  • Whole-person assessment & diagnosis
  • Short Term & Long Term Treatment Plans
  • Physical Exams [Annual & Screening + GYNE/DRE exams]
  • Laboratory Testing [Access to over 190+ Controlled Labs]
  • Health Screening & Maintenance

DR. KALEIGH GAWN

Dr. Kaleigh Gawn is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, registered with the College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) and a member of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND). She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, after completing a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree Specialization in Biomedical Sciences at Laurentian University in 2012 and a Bachelor of Education Honors Degree from Nipissing University in 2013.

Dr. Gawn uses a combination of traditional therapies and evidence-based medicine to apply a functional approach to your health. As a Naturopathic Doctor at Orillia Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, she is devoted to help you uncover the underlying cause of your health concerns by developing a customized and comprehensive treatment plan for your optimal health. She enjoys teaching her patients just as much as providing treatment, emphasizing patient education and empowerment creating sustainable change to remarkably improve your quality of life.

Common treatment modalities may include clinical nutrition and supplementation, acupuncture, botanical medicine, and lifestyle counselling. Through further training, she has taken a special interest in Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Menís and Womenís health, Skin disorders, Digestive Health and Stress Management.

Book an appointment or contact us today for more information at 705.325.2200.


DR. ASHLEY NELSON

ND, BSc, Naturopathic Doctor, special focus in mood & mental health, hormone balance, concussion & pain management.

Dr. Ashley has always had a passion for helping people and a strong interest in medicine and sciences. Her journey to becoming a Naturopathic Doctor began with a Bachelor of Science in Honours Biology from the University of Waterloo. During this time she volunteered at Grand River Hospital, worked at the Canadian Cancer Society during the summer, and as a Research Assistant during semesters.

She went on to complete another 4 year rigorous program to receive her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her medical rotations included Brampton Civic Hospital, Queen West Community Health Clinic, and a psychiatric preceptorship at Waypoint Center for Mental Health.

Since graduation, Ashley has continued to achieve various continuing education certifications including: IV Nutrient Infusion Therapy, Therapeutics & Prescribing rights, Medical Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for depression and anxiety, Advanced Cosmetic Acupuncture and more.

Her education and experience combined allow Dr. Ashley to work with a variety of health concerns and conditions, create individualized recommendations, and ultimately, help clients get better faster!

Book an appointment or contact us today for more information at 705.325.2200.