Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back and neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches.
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. Acupuncture heals the body and mind while treating both immediate and long-term symptoms of a chronic injury.
Naturopathic medicine aims to use treatments that are safe, effective, with minimal side effects, to avoid suppressing symptoms whenever possible and to respect each person’s individual healing.
Dalhousie Health and Wellness is comprised of a passionate group of natural healthcare providers including a Chiropractor, a Naturopath and a Registered Massage Therapist. Together, our team is dedicated to helping our patients achieve their best possible health by empowering people to live up to their optimal wellness potential. Patients receive undivided attention and individualized treatment plans based on their specific needs. We offer complete family health-care support; including sports injuries, women’s health, pediatrics and wellness care. It is our mission to facilitate healing patients by means of natural, safe and scientifically proven techniques. In the heart of historic Port Dalhousie, we value our community, living well and loving life. Call and book your appointment today (289) 668-5433 .
Who We Are
Meet Our Chiropractors, Naturopath and Massage Therapist
Dr. Meredith Hodges
Dr. Meredith Hodges passion for health and wellness has been ingrained in her roots. Growing up, Dr. Hodges was raised in an active, health conscious family. Dr. Hodges competed in swimming, ski racing and paddling. Her passion for health and wellness continued into her studies.
Dr. Donata Girolamo
After graduating from the University of Toronto with an honours Bachelor of Arts degree, Dr. Donata Girolamo then pursued her passion for holistic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, becoming a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor.
Suzanne Hamm, RMT
I knew from a fairly young age that I wanted to become a massage therapist, so after high school, I enrolled at Ontario College of Health and Technology and graduated from their Massage Therapy program. I am so excited to be joining the team at DHW, and I look forward to meeting everyone and to get this new chapter of my career started!
Originally from Ancaster, Ontario, Carolyn is excited to call St. Catharines home and begin practice at DHW! Carolyn provides comprehensive chiropractic care to people of all ages that experience muscle and joint pain. Due to her previous work experience as an ergonomist, Carolyn has a special interest in biomechanics and ergonomics.
A patient with a chief concern of fertility, on anti-depressants and thyroid medication, was having trouble conceiving a second child. She already had a deep meditation practice, so we meditated together during her acupuncture sessions. We used single homeopathic remedies for stress management, and gentle liver detoxification. She conceived within the year.
Patient presented with panic attacks, after a period of stress in her life. Her diet was already healthy, she exercised regularly, and had moved through the stressful event but was still having panic attacks daily. We started with a homeopathic combination to re-balance her nervous system, and an anti-oxidant supplement. Next we added liver drainage, and supplemented with micro-minerals. 1 month later she reported no acute panic attacks.