In the title itself, the word ‘individual’ stands out. This is due to the fact that every individual is individual, and that concept goes hand in hand with wellness. Every human is different, and here at Full Circle Health Network we believe that each method of wellness is unique to the individual. We are simply here to support whole people on their journey to wellness.
We are a multi-disciplinary clinic offering various modalities of wellness for individuals to choose from. Much like the individual, our wellness techniques are unique in themselves.
Wondering what path to wellness is right for you? Read on!
Classical Osteopathy is a wonderful option for people of all ages and abilities. Treatments consist of manual adjustments that are localized and specific and focused on relieving pressures and restrictions.
The practice is based on an extensive understanding of anatomy and physiology and is anchored by four fundamental principles:
- The body is a complete unit: Mind, body and spirit
- The body is self-healing and self-regulating
- The structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) are interrelated on all levels
- Rational treatment is based on these principles
Initial assessments include a health history intake and a physical assessment, followed by treatment, and are usually about 50 minutes in length. Subsequent treatments are approximately 25 minutes in length.
Manual Osteopathic Practitioners
- Geneviève Zizzo, Owner of Full Circle Health Network
Geneviève is continually amazed by the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It’s that sense of excitement that has driven her long and varied career in natural healthcare – and that still drives her in her work as a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner and Clinic Owner at Full Circle Health Network. She loves being able to think through anatomy and come up with treatments that really “fit” her clients and she is happiest when she has empowered clients to take charge of their own health.
Geneviève opened the original Full Circle Health Network in 2010, which then offered Registered Massage Therapy and later, Classical Osteopathy. In 2014, Full Circle Health Network expanded and opened up in the beautiful Woolen Mill building into a much larger and more elegant space – it was the best move she ever could have made! Since then, Full Circle Health Network has continued to expand its services, attracting some of the best practitioners in Kingston working in the field of complementary healthcare.
2. Kelly Funchion
Kelly has been working in physical rehabilitation for over twelve years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2005. She started her career as a Kinesiologist and Exercise Therapist at a Multidisciplinary Physiotherapy Clinic, giving her extensive patient care experience with a vast patient population, including acute and chronic injuries, work conditioning, vestibular, chronic pain and cancer patients, motor vehicle accident and work place injuries.
Kelly believes there is always room for improvement when it comes to health and quality of life. With a passion for helping people and healing, and looking to find a new way of doing so, Kelly discovered Osteopathy. Kelly loves that Osteopathy offers an all-natural, holistic approach, improving health and function by restoring motion through the body.
Acupuncture effects every major system of the body, including the circulatory, genitourinary, endocrine, immune systems, cerebral, cardiac and gastrointestinal.
- Acupuncture promotes blood flow. Blood contains oxygen, nutrients, immune substances, hormones, analgesics, and anti-inflammatories.
- Acupuncture reduces stress. Acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, which regulates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote restoration and healing.
- Acupuncture stimulates the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s ability to spontaneously heal injuries to the tissue.
- Acupuncture releases natural painkillers. Acupuncture signals to release chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine and enkephalin.
- Acupuncture relaxes shortened muscles. This releases pressure on joint structures and nerves, promotes blood flow and stimulates healing.
Clinical studies have observed several physiological effects of acupuncture, including increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms, and increased T-cell count, which stimulates the immune system. This is why acupuncture works well for so many things from pain to inflammation, immune system regulation, to women’s health and fertility, as well as anxiety and depression.
- Sean Quigley
Sean is incredibly passionate about the power of acupuncture to get people healthy and keep them healthy. He believes that traditional and modern medicine should complement each other to best serve the patient. Over thousands of treatments and whenever possible, Sean uses evidence-based protocols to assist people for conditions including:
- Pain management for: shoulder and neck pain/dysfunction, sciatica, lower back/flank pain, pelvic pain, knee pain, sports injury, repetitive strain injury, painful menstruation, interstitial cystitis, headaches/migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis
- Reproductive Health for women: Fertility, pregnancy, IVF preparation and support, PCOS, endometriosis, painful period, heavy menstruation, unexplained infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, advanced maternal ageReproductive Health for men: Fertility, low sperm count, sperm health, IVF preparation and support, prostatitis, CPPS, ED, premature ejaculation
- Pregnancy: Fatigue, morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, pelvic pain, back pain, labour preparation, labour induction, high blood pressure
- Stress and Mental Health: Insomnia, rumination, anxiety, stress, irritability/anger, addiction support, PTSDAs well as completing postgraduate acupuncture studies in pain management, sports medicine and reproductive health.
Occupational Therapy is especially beneficial for individuals who are or have recently undergone a change in their physical abilities, such as with an injury or illness, or a change in their mental capacities such as with concussions, illnesses or emotionally stressful situations.
Occupational therapy sessions are primarily a talk focused treatment that works to address both mental and physical health. Your Occupational Therapist (OT) will work with you to take a holistic view of your life and suggest practical and concrete strategies to help you excel at activities that are important to you. From work related tasks to household errands to hobbies you just enjoy doing – an OT will help devise a plan to get you back to what you love doing and be there to guide you every step of the way.
OT’s are highly skilled in using physical, emotional, and mental strategies to help address your overall wellness.
OT is the perfect marriage of mental and physical care for individuals struggling with:
- Stress and stress-induced illness
- Chronic illness
- Pain management
- Undergoing major life transitions such as retirement, change in career, change in lifestyle (ie. starting university or moving to a new city), and parenthood.
- Lesley Spada
Lesley truly believes in the importance of having a high quality of life and loves seeing her clients be able to realize that quality through occupational therapy!
Over the past 15 years Lesley has worked collaboratively with each and every one of her clients helping them find the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals all the while fostering a warm, empathetic, and supportive environment. Her training, experience, and passion lies in providing treatment to clients suffering from concussions, depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, chronic illness or injury; as well as those clients adjusting to a significant life change.
Lesley approaches her practice using a client-centred holistic approach to care. Each treatment plan is individualized based on her clients’ needs and is focused on empowering her clients to overcome their physical, cognitive, motivational, or emotional barriers with practical solutions.
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease. Combining their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
Whether it’s pain management and rehabilitation from an acute injury like a sprained ankle, or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, a physiotherapist will work with you to help you get back to your optimum level of health as expediently as possible!
- Victoria Mokriy
Victoria’s approach to client care is to conduct a thorough assessment that allows for treatment plans individualized to the patient’s needs. She believes that with the correct tools and direction, the human body is able to achieve wonderful things! Her goal is to ensure that you regain as close to normal function as possible.
She has found in the past that her clients are most successful when a consistent plan of care is created by herself and the client. Victoria knows that physiotherapy works, if you’re willing to work at it!
Registered Massage Therapy
Everyone loves a great massage: it’s a safe and effective way to relieve stress and anxiety as well as manage many different medical conditions and injuries, including back and neck pain, headaches, constipation, and discomfort during pregnancy.
Our Registered Massage Therapists have studied in some of the most intensive programs in the world, completing over 2200 hours of hands-on post-secondary education, and excel in many areas, including deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, relaxation and stress management, and myo-fascial release. They continue to update their training through ongoing professional development workshops, courses and other training.
A few things to know, if you’ve never had a massage: all massage therapists have unique treatment styles and specialties, though most appointments will follow a similar structure. If at any time you’d like to adjust the pressure or have any questions about the treatment, please speak up – everyone’s body is unique
Registered Massage Therapist
- Anna-Mieke Little
Mieke’s approach to massage therapy is strongly intuitive, however, she integrates anatomy, clinical findings, and therapeutic exercise into treatment. In her training and career, Mieke has worked with a variety of clients; ranging from those who are pregnant, surviving cancer, elderly, athletes, living with MS, weekend warriors and desk workers. She gets excited when someone comes in who has never had a massage before. Mieke understands a massage treatment to be a rich experience, from which each person will reap the benefits!
Mieke hopes to guide each client in an individual way, through learning about the body and its unabating healing ability.
I have just given you a little glimpse into the services we offer here at Full Circle Health Network, as they all embody the same modality that wellness is unique much like the individual.
Are you ready to start your path to wellness?