Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions. Click on the following questions that apply to you and the answer will appear. If your question is not addressed here, please email me and I'll be glad to help you out. For contact information please check out the Contact section.
Where are you located?
Unit C - 2911 Cleveland Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 8A9
What arE your clinic hours?
What are your rates?
Private sessions with Dan are $100.00 per 45 minute appointment.
Private sessions with Patrick and Matthew are $70.00 per 45 minute appointment.
Class rates are $20 per class or $15 per class when booking a course (7-8 weeks).
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, cheque or e-transfer only.
We do not accept Interac or credit cards at this time.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a minimum of 24 hours for a cancellation.
If you do not cancel your appointment 24 hours in advance you may be billed the full fee for your appointment.
Do I need a doctor's referral?
No, you do not need a doctor's referral to visit our office, however you may need a doctor's referral for your insurance plan or health benefits if you're seeing Dan as he is an RMT. Please contact your insurance provider or consult your employee benefits plan to find out what is required.
Are you covered by insurance/health care plans?
Yes, Dan Ouellette is covered by all plans that include Registered Massage Therapy.
PLEASE NOTE: Patrick Hill and Matthew Loewen do not qualify for insurance work ie: Blue Cross, Geat West Life, etc.
Do you cover work related injury claims?
At this time Dan is only taking work related injury claims for his existing clientele.
Do you cover motor vehicle accident claims?
At this time Dan is only taking motor vehicle accident claims for his existing clientele.
Do you have gift certificates?
Yes! Call us at (306) 715-2354 for more information.
What do your patients wear for AN APPOINTMENT?
Please bring or wear loose comfortable clothing (ie: sweat pants/shorts and a t-shirt or fitted tank)
Can the ABM provide Natural Pain Relief?
Yes! You can learn to relieve pain and manage chronic pain with the ABM. Using this cutting edge approach, you can find relief without the use of drugs. You can begin feeling immediate relief from pain doing the safe easy movements that are part of the Transformational Movement Lessons (TML).
Unlike your "no pain, no gain" traditional exercise programs, ABM offers a way to make new neural connections and change neural patterns that no longer work well, helping you find ways to bypass painful old habits and develop beneficial new movements.
You will learn to move so that looking up and around, and bending over will be easier and more comfortable. You will become stronger and more flexible. Moving things will become safer and you'll move with greater ease. Standing, walking, and breathing will improve. Little by little, as you continue with the lessons, your fitness will increase and you'll be able to participate more fully in the activities you choose; fitness classes, dance, or sports activities.
Can the ABM help me have more vitality and flexibility?
Yes, the ABM can help. While getting older is something that happens to all of us, we can do something about the limitations and loss of abilities that have long been associated with aging. It's possible gain greater vitality and flexibility as we age. By following the simple principles of the Anat Baniel Method, you can create an environment where you flourish and continue improving with time. Learn to move gracefully, letting go of unnecessary muscular contractions. As you learn to move through life with less effort you will discover greater strength and flexibility.
Ever notice that some 30 year olds seem old and rigid, while other 80 year olds appear young and vibrant? The brain must continue to grow and learn. If we stop that process at any age, we begin to stifle our vitality. The ABM provides you with the experiences and tools you need to keep your brain functioning at it's best. Clear child-like exploration, celebrating every small goal, and lifetime learning are some of things that will keep your flexible and improve your vitality. It's never too late to begin to learn to thrive with the Anat Baniel Method.
Is the Anat Baniel Method a fitness program?
Participation in the Transformational Movement lessons greatly enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and well-being. Anyone doing these lessons will find themselves moving easier, faster with greater pleasure. The body comes to life.
Even though it is not necessary to participate in any additional activity to gain all these benefits, most people find that with their increased vitality and improved ability to move, they want to do a lot more. Many begin walking more, hiking, swimming, weight lifting, some pick up ball room dancing, other join a Martial Arts class.
Also many people who play competitive sports like tennis or golf have found that using the Method has vastly improved their game.
I'm not active, will the Anat Baniel Method work for me?
Absolutely yes. The Anat Baniel Method does not require any preexisting level of fitness. Many people are inactive because movement is painful and uncomfortable.
When you do this program you will discover how to move free of pain and with great ease. As a result you most likely will want to do more and be more active, which will promote your health greatly.
Who does the Anat Baniel Method work best for?
Since the method addresses learning and the underlying principles of harmonious, effective movement and action, in effect the program can be useful for everyone. These programs have helped people overcome pain, reverse the symptoms of aging, re-discover vitality, improve performance and discover the joy and pleasure of movement. Musicians improve their playing, golfers improve their stroke, injured athletes go back to playing, and the life of those choosing to partake in these programs improve. If you feel bad it will make you feel good. If you feel good it will make you feel great.
You can do these lessons with your spouse, your friends, your kids and your parents and everyone will improve on many levels.
How does abm work for children?
The practitioner of this method uses gentle, innovative movements and techniques to help the brain of the special needs child, as well as typically developing children and adults, form new neural connections and patterns that take them beyond their current limitations.
While it is an ongoing process, you can expect to see some changes within the first few lessons. Changes can be very subtle, and at times quite dramatic.
With the Anat Baniel Method, we will not try to make your child do what he or she can’t. Instead, we always work with the child where he or she is, at the present time. When children are unable to roll over to their belly, come up to a sitting position, crawl, or stand on their own, we will avoid trying to have them be in these positions until they have figured out how to do it themselves, with no help or minimal help, and make sure that it is their intention to do it.
This NeuroMovement approach is very gentle, helping the child’s brain to self-organize and develop what it needs to move to their next level of performance. The movements and techniques help your child’s brain wake up and organize his or her own intentionality and awareness of themselves and the world around them.
With typically developing children, we observe to see if there are areas of movement, cognition, emotion, and interpersonal relations where their brain could benefit from increased differentiation, leading to increased skill in that area.
Why has my doctor never heard of the Anat Baniel Method?
Some doctors have heard of the Anat Baniel Method and of Dr. Feldenkrais. More and more doctors are becoming aware of it as more parents request this work for their children and as more practitioners are available to offer it.
How does ABm for Children work with other therapy approaches?
Some methodologies of the Anat Baniel Method for Children, which is a non-medical, learning and movement-based approach, can be in conflict with physical therapy and other therapeutic practices which are based in the medical model. In those instances we suggest to the parent to first consult with their medical professionals and then see if they can find a period of time where they feel comfortable suspending the other therapies for a few weeks in order to see if this method is beneficial for their child and to what degree.
There are some therapies that parents have found to work very well with this method: therapeutic horseback riding, homeopathy, computer based training of the brain, vision therapy, and all other gentle therapies that work within the level of the present time capabilities of the child.
What is an “Intensive” ABM Program?
For optimal results for your child, clusters of lessons called intensives are recommended. During this intensive program you or your child will receive 2 movement lessons a day, given over 5 consecutive days. Some families choose to enroll their children for more than one week at a time.
The intensives are repeated within 3-6 weeks, depending on your child’s situation. As your child’s abilities progress, the frequency of the intensives can be adjusted. Once the child is greatly improved, he or she needn’t come back, except for an occasional “tune up” or when there is a new challenge. Our team will be able to make future recommendations at the end of the program.
Between intensives, especially in the beginning, we often suggest 1-2 lessons a week. Whenever possible, we give parents suggestions for what they can do with their child, on their own, in their daily life.
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