Philip M. Leadbeater SB, ST. J, CD, BSc, OT Reg (Ont), BSc Pysch.
Since 1995, he has worked in the Auto Insurance Sector, for WSIB, for Private Insurance and Legal Firms, and for the Provincial and Federal Governments. He has travelled to the isolated James Bay Region of Northern Ontario to deliver occupational therapy services to the Cree First Nation, on Moose Factory Island. He has appeared as an expert witness in a court of law on behalf of both the Plaintiff and the Defence. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, in Psychology, from Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Gerontology Graduate Certificate, from Loyalist College, in Belleville, Ontario, and a Geriatric Certificate Accredited by McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Additionally, he served as a Medic in the Canadian Armed Forces Medical Services for 18 years.
I speak Military! Having served as an Army Medic, by providing occupational therapy services to 24 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre at 8 Wing Trenton, and working with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) for over 20 years, I am familiar with the Military environment. I look forward to sharing my 40+ years of medical experience with all our clients to assist you to the best of my ability.
Over the past nine (9) years, I have undergone advanced training in Biostimulation using microcurrent to treat my clients. I have training in Cranial Suture Release, Post-Concussion Therapy, Auricular Treatment, Certified Scar Release Therapy, Microcurrent Point Stimulation and Vagal Nerve Stimulation (Approved by Health Canada for Covid-19 ARDS). I am an Assistant Educator (4 years) with the Centre for Pain and Stress Research, in Toronto, who are the developers of the Dolphin Neurostim device. We offer instruction to varied health professionals (International) including Doctors, Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Massage Therapists. We also train private individuals for personal use.
At Victoria Wellness, we understand the importance of mental health. The use of microcurrent has been proven to aid in the successful treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia and substance abuse by encouraging the body to switch from the upregulated Sympathetic mode (Fight or Flight) to the healing parasympathetic mode (Rest and Digest). A low vagal tone indicates that your Vagus Nerve isn’t functioning as it should. This may lead to a heightened Stress Response which becomes chronic, possibly leading to depression, anxiety, gut issues and inflammation within the body. Researchers discovered a positive feedback loop between high vagal tone, positive emotions and good physical health. The more you increase your vagal tone, the more your physical and mental health will improve (and vice versa). The vagal response reduces STRESS!
Scars can scramble the nervous system causing a wide variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Scars have the potential to interrupt and absorb the energy of nerve impulses, rather than allow them to flow freely. Interestingly, scars may not become “active” until many years post injury or surgery. Scars are stressors to the Autonomic Nervous System. At Victoria Wellness we can help alleviate this excess energy through our Scar Release Therapy Program. Our goal is to bring your Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and your Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) back into balance.
I look forward to the opportunity to demonstrate the power of microcurrent and its positive affect on your body and mind to place you into a better frame of mind to absorb the teachings you’ll undertake at Victoria Wellness & Residential Mental Health Centre.