Sunday, December 22, 2019

Notice of Upcoming Holiday Hours

Tues Dec 24 - Open until 12 pm
Wed Dec 25 - Closed
Thurs Dec 26 - Closed

Fri Dec 27 - Open
Sat Dec 38 - Open by massage appointment only

Mon Dec 30 - Open
Tues Dec 31 - Open until 12 pm
Wed Jan 1 - Closed

We will be back to regular hours on Thurs Jan 2nd.

Happy holidays from all of us at the New Hamburg Wellness Centre!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Results of the 2019 Record Readers Choice Awards


We sincerely thank you for your votes and support in the 2019 Record Readers Choice Awards.

New Hamburg Wellness Centre was awarded the following:

  • Best Chiropractic Clinic - PLATINUM
  • Best Naturopathic Clinic - PLATINUM
  • Best Alternative Medicine Clinic - GOLD
  • Best Acupuncture - GOLD
  • Best Osteopath Clinic - DIAMOND

We are extremely proud and honoured to have received your nominations and votes for the last SIX years in a row!

Come visit us at 417 Waterloo Street, Unit 2 
New Hamburg

New patients are always welcome!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Please Vote!

Dear Valued Client,

The New Hamburg Wellness Centre has been nominated as a top 10 finalist in this year's Record Readers' Choice Awards in the following 5 categories:

     1.      Favourite Chiropractic Clinic

     2.      Favourite Massage Therapy Clinic

     3.      Favourite Alternative Medicine Clinic

     4.      Favourite Physiotherapy Clinic

     5.      Favourite Osteopathy Clinic

We are asking for your support to help us get to a winning position.

All you need to do is:

1.       SIGN IN with your Torstar account if you have one - enter email and password
2.       CREATE ACCOUNT if you do not have an account
    • Enter all the necessary information
    • Select 'Create account'
    • The screen will say 'Thanks for registering'
    • Click on 'Keep reading' at the bottom

  • Once you have registered, go to and select
     + Health / Wellness / Fitness / Beauty and select each of the above 5 categories and vote for New Hamburg Wellness Centre.

For those with multiple e-mail addresses, you can register with each address and vote again!

Voting is open from now until Saturday September 28th.
Please share this with your contacts.

We appreciate your support!

Thank-you in advance.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Services Offered

The New Hamburg Wellness Centre is a multidisciplinary clinic offering chiropractic care, registered massage therapy, physiotherapy, medical acupuncture, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, custom orthotic therapy, nursing foot care, and clinical social work and counselling.

Our focus is to provide exceptional clinical services with consistency and honesty to assist individuals in achieving optimal health and wellness.


Chiropractic Care
A large majority of patients who seek chiropractic care do so for complaints of the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and bones).  Our chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment and management of these complaints. 

Our New Hamburg Chiropractors utilize an integrated approach to treatment that is tailored to each specific individual. Listed below is a sampling of chiropractic techniques employed in our office.

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Rehabilitative Exercise Prescription
  • Concussion Management
  • Graston Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Active Release Therapy (ART)
  • Custom Orthotic Therapy

For more information on Chiropractic Care, visit:

Registered Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy is the hands-on treatment of the soft tissues in the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. It is an effective treatment approach that helps alleviate soft tissue discomfort that may arise from injury, muscular and joint overuse, repetitive strain, and chronic pain.

Our New Hamburg Registered Massage Therapists also have training to provide specialized services such as Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy, Labour, and Infant Massage, Lymph Drainage Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, and Hydrotherapy.  See the practitioner profiles for details.

For more information on Registered Massage Therapy, visit:

Physiotherapists are skilled in prevention, assessment and management of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.

Physiotherapy utilizes various treatment techniques including manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise prescription to help you become more functional in your daily activities.

For more information on Physiotherapy, visit:

Medical Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a 2000-year-old Chinese treatment in which fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists many different conditions that can legitimately be treated by acupuncture. There are many successful applications of acupuncture for acute and chronic muscle and joint pain. 

For more information on Medical Acupuncture, visit:

Osteopathy is a natural and gentle hands-on therapy that treats the individual as an integrated whole. Its aim is to restore balance and function not only to the joints and to the spine, but also to organs and neurological tissues. These hands-on techniques are performed after years of professional training and clinical practice.

Osteopathy treats many types of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, and is also good for general maintenance of the body. Treatment techniques may involve elements of soft tissue work, joint mobilizations, cranial sacral therapy, muscle energy, and fascial release. All techniques are relaxing and not painful, making the treatment experience safe and enjoyable.

For more information on Osteopathy, visit:

Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy involves the application of specific wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. The K-Laser has been shown to decrease pain, reduce swelling/inflammation and enhance tissue repair. It does this by increasing microcirculation, allowing more red blood cells with oxygen to reach injured tissues to help with healing. It will also increase venous and lymphatic drainage from the injured region. At the cellular level, it stimulates enzymes which will improve the rate at which energy is made in the cell. More energy in the cell means a quicker healing process.

For more information on Laser Therapy, visit:

Custom Orthotics
Custom orthotics correct faulty foot mechanics by normalizing motion and offering shock absorption. Orthotics are mechanical aids that fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been custom-made from precise imprints of your feet.

The most effective orthotics are custom-designed devices specifically crafted to meet the needs of the particular individual. Mechanical dysfunction in our feet has the ability to put undue stress on other parts of the body, predisposing us to wear and tear and injury. Prevention and correction is key!  Many people have experienced the benefits of custom orthotics. Let us help you to stay active, mobile, and healthy. If you think custom orthotics may be of benefit to you, book your Advanced Computer Gait and Orthotic Analysis today.

For more information on Custom Orthotics, visit:

Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic Doctors assist patients of all ages in disease prevention and improving overall health through stimulating the natural healing power of the body.

Here is  a list of Common Conditions Treated by Naturopathic Doctors:
  • Fatigue
  • Skin conditions
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Digestive problems
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Immune system issues
  • Detoxification and Weight loss protocols
  • Women's, Men's and Children's health issues

For more information on Naturopathic Medicine, visit:

Nursing Foot Care
Foot Care Nurses typically deal with the nails and skin of the foot.  In addition to these basic services, an Advanced Foot Care Nurse (AFCN) is also qualified to perform specialized treatments for high-risk clients including those individuals with arthritis, autoimmune disorders, and diabetes.

Nursing Foot Care services may include:
·       Treatment of ingrown toenails
·       Treatment of thick, hard and fungal nails
·   Reduction and/or removal of heavy calluses and painful corns
·   Helpful teaching techniques to promote prevention of specific foot issues

Many foot problems are avoidable with proper preventative care and maintenance. Regular foot care treatments offer the potential for improved mobility, reduced pain, and a higher quality of life. It is most

For more information on Nursing Foot Care, visit:

Clinical Social Work & Counselling
Our Clinical Social Work and Counselling services provide a variety of areas of expertise to help individuals and families with matters such as child and adult mental health, depression, anxiety, addictions, domestic violence, child abuse, custody and access disputes, Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) rehabilitation and chronic pain just to name a few. Recovery is a subjective experience, and depending on the circumstance, a combination of interventions and modalities that best suit the specific needs of an individual can be used during treatment sessions.

In addition to offering clinical counselling and therapy, this service also provides general social work supports that may include but are not limited to connecting individuals and their families to the most appropriate resources in the community, making referrals for their family members to different/other service providers, as well as general navigation of the social system (for example Ontario Housing, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability, court services just to name a few).

For more information on Clinical Social Work & Counselling, visit:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Physiotherapy Now Available!


At New Hamburg Wellness Centre, we work with patients of all ages, and treat a wide range of health conditions, which include, but are not limited to:
·        Muscle and joint injuries
·        Sports injuries
·        Neck pain and low back pain
·        Osteoporosis
·        Arthritic conditions
·        Vestibular rehabilitation
·        Cardiorespiratory conditions
·        Cardiac rehab
·        Neurological conditions including Strokes, Parkinson’s disease, and   Multiple Sclerosis
·        Pre-operative preparation and post-surgical recovery


  • Decrease pain
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Increase strength and coordination
  • Improve cardiorespiratory function

Jere Bukich, PT is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

New Patients Welcome!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Safe Gardening Tips To Prevent Injury

By Dr. John A. Papa, DC, FCCPOR(C)

Spring is upon us and so is the arrival of the gardening season.  Raking, lifting, digging, and planting can be strenuous activities.  Below are some simple tips that can help you avoid and prevent injury during the gardening season.

1.    Prepare your body for physical activity with a warm-up.  Climbing stairs, marching on the spot, or going for a quick walk around the block are examples of excellent warm-up activities that can completed in as little as five to ten minutes.  Follow this with some gentle stretch exercises such as knee to chest, shoulder, forearm and wrist stretches.  Your muscles and joints will appreciate this prior to being asked to do work.

2.   Use the right tools for the tasks to be performed.  Always make sure that tools are a comfortable weight and size for you.  There are many ergonomically designed tools which are lightweight, with long padded handles and spring action mechanisms that can reduce strain and effort.  Carts and wheelbarrows minimize the need for lifting and carrying, reducing your risk of physical injury.

3.  Proper lifting means bend the knees, keep the back straight and brace!  Use your leg and arm muscles to do the lifting while keeping your back straight.  Maintaining the natural and neutral curves of your back is important, as this is its strongest and most secure position.  Contracting and bracing your abdominal muscles during lifting improves spinal stability and decreases the chance of injury.  Avoid twisting and turning by positioning yourself accordingly.  Be sure to lift slowly and smoothly with the load close to your body and do not jerk with your lifts.

4.   Alternate activities and change positions.  Once you begin, take turns alternating between heavy chores such as digging, and lighter less physically demanding tasks such as planting, every 10 to 15 minutes.  Avoid prolonged working postures.  Changing hands frequently when you rake, hoe or dig prevents muscle strain and joint stress on one side of the body.

5.   Drink plenty of water before, during and after gardening activity.  Dehydration affects your energy level and physical functioning.  Staying hydrated decreases the risks of cramps and strains, and helps to protect joints by providing lubrication and cushioning.

6.  Preparing for the elements and pacing.  Select comfortable, thick-soled, protective shoes that support your arches to reduce joint pain and aching muscles.  To protect from sun exposure, apply sunscreen, and wear a wide-brim hat.  Wear loose and comfortable clothing.  Work at a safe pace and know your physical limits.  Stop gardening immediately if you feel chest pain or persistent muscle or joint pain.

In the event that you suffer a muscle or joint injury while gardening that does not subside, you should contact a licensed health professional who deals in the diagnosis and treatment of these injuries.  For more information, visit

This article is a basic summary for educational purposes only.  It is not intended, and should not be considered, as a replacement for consultation, diagnosis or treatment by a duly licensed health practitioner.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Taking Care Of Your Feet

By Dr. John A. Papa, DC, FCCPOR(C)

The feet are an individual’s contact points with the ground, so how they support the rest of the body is critical.  Our feet have nearly 100 individual working parts, which all have to function together when we stand, walk, run and jump to provide proper stability and balance.

When a small problem develops in our feet, the subtle changes in the way we move can cause a chain reaction of adjustments in our posture and walking mechanics.  This can lead to symptoms such as: localized foot pain, arch and heel pain, along with ankle, knee, hip, and back pain.

Protecting your feet and choosing proper footwear can go a long way in preventing injury and pain.  Below are some helpful tips that can ensure your feet are protected and functioning to the best of their ability.

·     Choose footwear that is appropriate for your foot type.  For example, people with low arches, called pronators, will need a shoe that provides some degree of stability.  A shoe with good cushioning is important for people with high arches, called supinators.
·      Select a footwear store with knowledgeable staff who can provide advice on the shoe that best suits your activity, body structure and type of foot.  Shop in the afternoon or evening, as your feet tend to accumulate fluid and swell throughout the day.  What may have been comfortable earlier in the day could now feel tight later in the day.
·    Remember that not all shoes are created equally.  The same shoe sizes can have different fits depending on the manufacturer.  Be sure to try several sizes to find the most comfortable shoe.
·        Avoid buying shoes that you feel need a break-in period.  Shoes should be comfortable from the first time you put them on.
·      Don't cheap out on your shoes!  Better quality shoes may cost more but will pay off in terms of support and sturdiness.  A mid-priced shoe may offer the best value.
·     Do not hesitate to replace footwear after excessive wear as it may not be providing you with proper support and stability.
·   Consider custom orthotics to help support your feet.  Orthotics are mechanical aids that fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole and work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they decrease stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet into proper alignment.  This helps rebalance your feet and reduces pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements.
·     Remember to exercise regularly and try to maintain a healthy weight.  Extra weight adds extra stress on your feet, knees, hips, and back.

In the event that you suffer a muscle or joint injury related to your feet that does not subside, you should contact a licensed health professional.  For more information, visit

This article is a basic summary for educational purposes only.  It is not intended, and should not be considered, as a replacement for consultation, diagnosis or treatment by a duly licensed health practitioner.