VICTORIA 250.590.5090 VANCOUVER 604.428.4338 CALGARY 587.352.8863

Valentus Clinics is focused on helping people get better. We've worked with thousands of clients in our clinics in Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary and are thrilled that 80% of our clients report improvement in their goal areas after completing their programs. We work with a number of non-invasive, effective, proven technologies and our team of doctors and certified technicians is devoted to helping you achieve your goals. We love what we do and we'd love to help you achieve improved health and wellness. If you're struggling with PTSD, ADD/ADHD, or concussion symptoms including depression, anxiety, difficulty focusing, sleep issues, irritability and lack of motivation, you might find our Brain Optimizing Programs of value. If you are suffering with chronic or acute pain, hormonal issues, dietary concerns or just want to achieve overall well being, we offer a holistic array of services that may help you or your loved ones. We also love to work with people who simply want to become even better. Many executives and elite athletes also find our Brain Support Programs help them become even better when they commit to ongoing brain fitness. At Valentus, our team are passionate about helping you take charge of your health and becoming your best self.

Services

Optimize Your Brain!

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback has proven to be very effective for numerous brain-based challenges in literally hundreds of clinical studies through the years. We work with an advanced neurofeedback system called BrainPaint. Our program is comfortable, pain-free and non-invasive. Sessions typically take between 30 and 45 minutes and we recommend 20 sessions. The Program begins with an Evaluation and sessions of up to 45 minutes are $125 each.

Relaxation Therapy

This program helps the brain deeply relax and observe itself, enabling the brain to reorganize itself, often resulting in symptoms being reduced or even eliminated. In this program, we typically suggest 10 to 20 sessions, each being approximately 1.5 hours in duration. This program is non-invasive, comfortable, pain-free and most people find it very relaxing. The Assessment is $250 and sessions up to 1.5 hours are $250 each.

Brain Support Program

We offer services to support brain injury recovery through diet and nutrition review and recommendations. Typically, the first visit is one hour and the cost is $150.00. Follow up 30 minute visits are $80.00

We also offer counselling services for those who wish to augment their programs. Please ask for further information.

Pain Relief Program

We offer a very unique program. Initially, we conduct an Assessment using thermal imaging to help identify the source of pain. A thermal image shows areas of inflammation, guiding the doctor in the treatment program. We then work with Class IV lasers to treat the source of the pain and typically, we do a thermal image at the conclusion of the program to ensure the inflammation has been reduced. Often, clients report pain subsiding before they are fully healed, so committing to a program of 5 to 10 sessions is often recommended. The Assessment is $125 and treatment is $65 (Savings are available for bundled packages.).

In addition to laser therapy, we also offer Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy, ideal for helping to reduce pain from inflammation caused by arthritis, sprains, breaks and more. In fact our systems can also be used for erectile dysfunction, constipation and detoxing. We offer portable systems that clients can rent on a monthly basis for $99.00.

Breast Health

We offer thermal imaging for breast health monitoring including a review with your results. $300.00

Naturopathic Medicine

We work with a variety of clients of all ages to assist with brain-related recovery programs, pain, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, food and seasonal allergies, fatigue, cardiovascular concerns, skin diseases, stress, weight management, arthritis, osteoporosis and more.

Please visit www.DrJenniferND.com for more information and patient forms.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help to ease pain, balance hormones, improve digestion, promote healthy sleep cycles, detoxify, and boost energy. Biopuncture uses concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves injections of botanical or homeopathic remedies for concerns ranging from muscle pain to cosmetic improvements. Priced from $60/session.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Dr. Ian Bridger, Family Physician

Sydney Green

Melissa Hollingworth

CHEK TV, CHEK Around Valentus Clinics

Brian Youell

Sharon Robinson

Geoff Courtnall, ex-NHL Hockey Player

What The Community Says

Dr. Mike Maxwell, DC, on the Brain & Pain

Feed Your Brain

Events

Open House

with Dr. Chris Hammer, Psychologist

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Valentus Clinics, 2028 Stephens St, Vancouver, BC
Parking: Street only   Cost: Free!
Call 604-428-4338 for more information!

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Open House

with Dr. Chris Hammer, Psychologist

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: 103-1625 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria, BC
Parking: Street only   Cost: Free!
Please call 250-590-5090 for more information!

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News

5 REASONS VALENTUS CLINICS CELEBRATE 5TH ANNIVERSARY IN VICTORIA

Victoria, B.C. – Valentus Clinics are delighted to announce their 5th anniversary in Victoria. The clinic on Oak Bay Avenue offers neurofeedback sessions which help the brain self-regulate. Many people are brain injured and are either unaware of it or the injury never properly healed. Sports injuries, vehicular crashes, or a simple fall may leave sufferers with lingering sleep, vision, concentration, emotional, language and overall wellness issues.

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CANADA'S TOP SOCCER STARS USE BRAIN OPTIMIZING PROGRAM AVAILABLE AT VALENTUS CLINICS

VANCOUVER/CALGARY/VICTORIA - Valentus Clinics have an extra reason to cheer on Team Canada as the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 tournament gets underway in six host cities including Vancouver. In its elite training program, the Canadian women's soccer team uses BrainPaint™, a brain optimizing program that is also offered at Valentus Clinics in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary.

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Q&A

Common Questions regarding Valentus Clinics Brain Optimization Programs



A: We use EEG sensors on the scalp to read the electrical activity of the brain, in the form of brainwaves, and reflect this information back to the client in a specific way through audio or visual cues. This real-time reflection of brainwave activity appears to support the brain's natural ability to reorganize its own patterns and come into a better place of flexibility and self-regulation.

A: Brainwaves reflect the overall patterns of the electrical activity taking place in billions of brain cells as they communicate throughout their networks; making everything happen mentally, emotionally, and physically. Sometimes these networks and their electrical activity can become disrupted through a physical trauma such as a concussion, or through various emotional traumas and stressors.

A: The EEG-based technologies we use at Valentus are not used for the purpose of diagnosis or treatment. They read and reflect back brainwave activity in a gentle and non-invasive way, supporting the brain's natural processes. While we don't focus on treating specific symptoms, over 80% of clients report improved functioning after the sessions in many areas, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

A: The changes the brain makes in response to EEG feedback are thought to be long-standing. However, something caused the brain to become out of balance in the first place, and "life still happens". Many clients report continued benefits with maintenance sessions when they feel they need some fine-tuning.

A: Typically the first point of contact is a phone call with reception. During this phone call there will be a brief discussion to see if Valentus is a suitable fit, and to establish some expectations of the process.

A Consultation meeting will then take place between you and the Valentus psychologist, either by phone or in-person. The psychologist will review with you your health history and present goals, ascertain the appropriateness of the program for you at this time, and answer any questions you might have.

The client then books an evaluation. An Evaluation is conducted by the technologist and is used to select what to target during sessions.

After an evaluation is conducted and interpreted, a client is ready for Sessions. Sessions may be scheduled over a period of one to three weeks, once or twice per day, as recommended by the psychologist and discussed with you during the consultation meeting.

Upon completion of sessions, you will meet with the technician to recap and review the progress made. This is known as an End of Series Review, which typically happens directly after the session, and lasts from 15-30 minutes. After 4 weeks we will check in again to see how you are doing at the 4-Week Review, which can be done in person or by phone.

A: Although the history of these types of neuro technologies spans four decades, they are still considered by many to be an experimental intervention. An increasing amount of research is beginning to demonstrate its effectiveness for things like anxiety, depression, mild traumatic brain injury, and autism, among others; but continuing research is ongoing. The current research literature provides the best support for ADHD, PTSD, epilepsy, addiction disorders, and insomnia. Please see the following link to learn more about BrainPaint, and to explore the research done to date.

A: Our Brain Relaxation program includes an evaluation or assessment, 9 sessions that are 90 minutes long and a 4 week follow-up. These sessions are scheduled either 2 times a day for 1 week, or 1 session a day for 2 weeks. The pacing is determined during the initial consultation with a Valentus Psychologist. Our second program, BrainPaint, has a more flexible schedule. This program includes an evaluation, sessions and a 4 week follow-up. The number of sessions can be determined with greater input from the client. The full program is 19 sessions at 45 minutes long. However, the number of sessions may build from a base of 9 sessions over time. We often find with more sessions there are better results.

A: Our Brain Relaxation program is $2500.00, which includes the assessment, 9 sessions and a 4 week follow-up.

Our BrainPaint program scheduling is flexible and pricing is based on the number of sessions. The full program of an evaluation and 19 sessions is $2500.00. With this program some clients prefer to pay per session which is $125.00 per 45min session.

We work with a company called Medicard that has a financing program that assists clients with spreading out their payments. We also accept VISA and Mastercard which enables clients to pay over time.

Our brain balancing programs are not currently covered by provincial medical but if a client has extended health insurance the program may be covered under Registered Psychology Services. We recommend calling the insurance provider to determine if there is coverage for Psychology and what the annual entitlement is.

The quick answer is: rarely. We have recently been working with legal counsel in a few cases that have been successful in obtaining approval from ICBC to pay for the program for their clients. We are hopeful this is the beginning of a terrific support system for our clients.

The deposit is non-refundable but can be transferred to another family member. Cancellations and refunds of the program once it has begun would need to be discussed with management on a case-by-case basis.

Yes. While it is preferred for clients to pay for their program upfront, we can discuss paying per session. We do ask for clients to settle up for every appointment if they decide to pay per session.

No but if there are any current promotions we will make sure to give the best pricing we can for you and your family members.

Yes! We have some clients who love to speak about their experiences with others so we can arrange for people to get in contact with one another.

Our clients report about an 80% success rate based on the feedback and surveys they complete. This percentage represents those who have reported noticeable improvements and/or those who have felt they have achieved the goals that they set out for themselves at the start of the program. From the first day a client rates how they are feeling on these goals and they continue to rate their progress throughout the program and again at the 4 week follow-up appointment.

For those who don't report success we believe about 10% may have benefitted from further sessions. The remaining 10% we are not entirely clear as to why the neurofeedback did not appear to have its customary benefit.

Our Team

Dr. Barbara Dyble
MD, CCFP, FCFP
Medical Director

Dr. Chris Hammer
Psychologist

Dr. Jennifer Dyck
BSc, Naturopathic Physician

Becki McKee
RSW, Brainwave Technologist

Alyssa Andres
Brainwave Technologist

Jennifer Thorndale
BA Psych, Brainwave Technologist

Michael Byrne
BA Psych, Brainwave Technologist

Ashley McGrath
BSc Biopsychology, Brainwave Technologist

Allison Esau
BA Psych, Brainwave Technologist

Debra Damon
Brainwave Technologist

Dani Monoghan
Administrative Coordinator
Email: Dani@ValentusClinics.com

Bronwen Leblanc
Administrative Assistant

Meribeth Burton
Director of Communications & Engagement
Email: Meribeth@ValentusClinics.com

Stephen Davis
Co-Founder
Email: Stephen@ValentusClinics.com

Mary-Lynn Bellamy-Willms
Co-Founder
Email: Marylynn@ValentusClinics.com

Contact

Clinic Reception Hours: 9:00 am - 5:45 pm Monday to Friday

Victoria
Valentus Clinics
Oak Bay Professional Building
#103 - 1625 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8R 1B1

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Tel: 250-590-5090
Fax: 250-590-5094
Email: Appointments@ValentusClinics.com
Clinic Hours: 9:00 am - 5:45 pm Monday to Friday

Vancouver
Valentus Clinics
2028 Stephens Street
Vancouver, BC
V6K 3W1

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Tel: 604-428-4338
Email: Appointments@ValentusClinics.com
Clinic Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday to Friday

Calgary
Valentus Clinics
Inside the Centre for Natural Medicine
1025-1st Avenue N.E.
Calgary, Alberta

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Tel: 587-352-8863
Email: Appointments@ValentusClinics.com
Clinic Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday to Friday