Career Opportunity – Psychologist

Veitch Wellness Centre is a multidisciplinary health care centre comprised of Family Physicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Surgeons, Speech Language Pathologists, Dietitians, Obstetrician/Gynaecologists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Foot Care Nurses, Lactations Consultants, Pharmacy, Yoga and Personal Trainers; all housed in a newly renovated and beautiful building.

We are seeking a full time (20+ client hours per week) Registered Psychologist to provide evidence-based interventions for a variety of needs, including but not limited to chronic pain, anxiety and depression, trauma, and family and couples counselling. Experience and comfort working with children, adolescents, and adults is necessary and training in trauma-related interventions is considered an asset. Given our multidisciplinary setting, there is opportunity for consultation and team work. Reception, booking and billing services are provided. Our current referral base ensures a robust practice.

To apply or inquire please email

Curious about Cupping?

The Art of Cupping


Cupping is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique designed to draw toxins from deeper tissues of the body to the surface where they are more easily expelled. It also draws blood into these deeper tissues to promote healing. The effects of cupping can be felt immediately and can also help shorten the healing process in many conditions


Cupping is used as a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic tool as it can help indicate both the location and severity of the problem.


Cupping is very effective in the treatment of acute and chronic muscle and joint pain as well as respiratory conditions including colds and flus.


Many athletes use cupping to prevent injuries and promote speedy recovery.


What Is Medical Foot Care?

What is Medical Nursing Foot Care?


Medical Foot Care looks at the overall health of the feet and can be basic or advanced depending on individual needs.  It is provided in a sterile, professional environment. All equipment is fully sterilized and unique to each individual. Medical foot care is a dry procedure (meaning there is no foot soak like the ones associated with many spa pedicures).


Medical foot care is performed by trained and qualified foot care nurses.  They can assess and treat skin, nail and foot conditions (calluses, corns, ingrown toenails, yellow nails and everything in between) and can advise you on preventative treatment.


A foot care nurse is a Registered Nurse or a Licenced Practical Nurse who has taken specialized training in foot care. They work along with a team of health care professionals such as family doctors, podiatrists, physiotherapists, and others to keep a person mobile and decrease the risk of developing foot complications. Nurses also assess feet for circulation, sensation and edema / swelling.


The expense of foot care can be tax deductible as long as the Nurse’s license and registration are on the receipt. Many health insurance plans also cover nursing foot care.


Appointments are 30 minutes each and the cost is $40.


Everyone can benefit from foot care, particularly people with conditions such as diabetes, decreased or impaired mobility, decreased circulation and/or visual impairments.


To book an appointment with Kimberly Sheppard, LPN and Certified Foot Care Nurse, call us at 634-4882.

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Following injuries or other degenerative processes, many patients suffer from muscular tightness and spasm. This often leads to compression and irritation of the nerves exciting the spine. When these nerves are irritated they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This natural response from the body trying to protect itself results in “referred pain.”

This referred pain can lead to secondary dysfunction such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility, chronic pain and a range of other disorders.

Dry needling is a highly effective treatment, unequaled in identifying and eliminating these “referred” or hidden sources of pain and dysfunction. The treatment involves identifying the source of the pain and advancing a small filament needle into the related muscles, eliciting a small twitch response and thereby relaxing the muscle.

The identification and stimulation of these trigger points can “reboot” the muscle, both to alleviate the original problem area as well as the secondary pain.

The therapists at Veitch Physiotherapy and Wellness who perform Trigger Point Dry Needling have undergone extensive training with Kinetacore™, an internationally recognized body for manual therapy and Dry Needling certification training. They are the only Physiotherapists in Corner Brook who have received such training.

How can I book an appointment?

Please contact us for further information. We look forward to helping you return to full function!

My Physio exercises are sometimes painful. Is this normal?

We’ve all heard the saying, “no pain, no gain”.  Is this true?  Well, that depends……

If you are attending Physiotherapy, chances are you sought help because you are having pain of some sort.  If the goal is to reduce or eliminate your pain, why then do some exercises that Physiotherapists  prescribe increase your pain?

We do know that the sooner you can get moving after injury, the better your chances of full recovery are and the less likely you are to develop longstanding issues such as chronic pain.

So, when it comes to your prescribed exercises causing pain, a little bit of common sense goes an awful long way.

Ask yourself theses questions:

How bad is the pain?  Are we talking 9/10 pain, have to lie down, take meds and can’t do anything else the rest of the day pain?  If your answer is yes, then maybe we need to look at modifying what you are doing.  Alternatively, if the pain from exercising is what you would call strong discomfort that lasts for a little while but settles again fairly quickly and you can go on about your day, well, then maybe this is a “worthwhile” aggravation that is needed to get you over the healing hump, so to speak.

Is the pain you are experiencing “your” pain?  Meaning, is it the same pain that you sought help for? Or is it possibly discomfort experienced from muscle soreness because you’re doing movements that are new?

Is it a pain that gets better the more you move?  This can be pain from joint or muscle stiffness – in which case, moving into and past the discomfort makes a lot of sense.  However, if its pain that gets worse and worse and worse the more you do, this sounds more like an active inflammatory process or injury process and warrants a discussion with your therapist.

Of course, as with anything, please talk to your Physiotherapist if you have any concerns about your exercises.  They know you, your injury and the rationale behind the exercise prescription and can give you expert advice!


Neutrogenomix – Genetic Testing for Personalized Nutrition

Are you drinking too much coffee?  Is a gluten free diet right for you?  What about a high protein diet for weight loss?

What IS Neutrogenoix?

– A comprehensive genetic test consisting of 45 genetic markers

– Developed by world-renowned researchers

– Genetic tests are baed on the most robust scientific evidence

– DNA is analyzed using a simple saliva sample

– Personalized recommendations developed based on your unique genetic profiles

– Administered by Megan Adams, Registered Dietician

Learn how your genes can affect: Cardio-metabolic health, Nutrition metabolism, Weight Management, Food intolerances, Eating habits, Physical activity, Injury risk.

Fee includes initial intake and assessment, genetic test, results and follow up consultation to discuss results.

Call us today for more information!

What are Some of the Benefits of Massage?

Massage therapy can be an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

 Massage may also be helpful for:
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

And don’t forget, sometimes it just feels good!  We can’t underestimate the power of touch and its effect on not only pain control and healing but also on overall wellbeing.

In summary:  Massage rocks!

What to expect at your first Acupuncture treatment

What can I expect during an Acupuncture treatment?

Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. Sometimes the appropriate points are far removed from the area of your pain or problem. During your first appoinment, a Registered Acupuncturist will ask questions about the nature and history of your symptoms, dietary history, emotional health and perform a physical examination. Based on this information, the Acupuncturist will create an individualized treatment plan for each patient, which will include acupuncture points, as well as, dietary suggestions, and physical exercises.

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