GRANT Physiotherapy

            We are excited to welcome Dr. Curtis Baker and Dr. Maryanne D’Silva, our two new Naturopathic Doctors. They provide patient-centered care to help empower patients to achieve their health goals in mind, body and spirit. They have completed over 10 years of postsecondary education and licensing exams, which include four years of extensive training at the largest Naturopathic College in North America. They are qualified to provide comprehensive nutritional assessment and therapy, lifestyle counseling, botanical (herbal) medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine (including acupuncture), physical therapy, clinical diagnostic assessment, and supportive cancer care. They strive to keep rates reasonable and their affordability policy can be accessed here. They offer free 15-minute consults for anyone with further questions about how Naturopathic medicine can help you, booking available here

When does one seek Naturopathic Medical care?

    1. Health promotion and disease prevention strategies
    2. A new perspective and diagnostics on symptoms unable to be addressed by other medical practitioners.
    3. Complementary naturopathic treatment options for a diagnosed illness for patients looking to combine conventional therapies and naturopathic treatments with the aim of minimizing side effects to conventional treatments in the hopes of improving quality of life.

Dr. Curtis Baker, BBA, ND

Dr. Baker (ND) has a clinical focus in supportive cancer care and cancer prevention.  He has completed an internship at the CCNM Integrative Cancer Center.  As a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (oncANP), he keeps well-versed on human clinical research trials within the field of integrative oncology.  He prioritizes evidence-informed therapies that are specific to each stage of the disease in collaboration with Oncologists and medical doctors.  His goal is to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation safely and effectively, and improve quality of life for patients living with cancer.  Dr. Baker (ND) aims to help bring clarity and confidence to patients - to empower them with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions.  His other areas of interest include diabetes, heart, skin and kidney health.

Dr. Maryanne D'Silva, BHSc, ND

Dr. D'Silva's (ND) goal is to provide patient-centered care to help empower patients to achieve their ideal health goals in mind, body and spirit.  She is inspired by the complexities of the digestive system, hormone health, and brain health and has a clinical focus in optimizing the functions of these systems and how they interrelate.  She completed a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) externship at well-renowned hospitals in China, where she was  given the opportunity to gain firsthand experience from leading TCM experts.  She has a passion for research and has been awarded a 2020 Abram Hoffer Lecture Series Award on her research in the field of orthomolecular medicine.  She enjoys integrating research and delivering unique solutions to patients with complex chronic health conditions.

Naturopathic Focuses

Dr. Baker, ND

Primary Focuses

  • Supportive Cancer Care
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Health such as High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Aneurysms, Heart Disease
  • Kidney Health
  • Skin Health such as Eczema, Psoriasis
Dr. D'Silva, ND

Primary Focuses

  • Gastrointestinal Health such as IBS, Indigestion,  Gastritis, Nutrition-Related Deficiency
  • Endocrine Health such as Thyroid Health, Stress & Adrenal Fatigue, Women's Health, Skin Health
  • Neurological & Cognitive Health such as Pain Management, Headaches, Memory, Mood, Focus, Attention

Secondary Focuses

- Rheumatoid Arthritis

- Sjogren's Syndrome

- Men's Health such as Benign Prostatic     Hyperplasia, Prostatitis, Pelvic Pain

Secondary Focuses

- Immune Health & Autoimmune Diseases

- Insomnia

- Musculoskeletal concerns such as Arthritis,             Fibromyalgia

- And More.

Naturopathic Supportive Cancer Care

Primary Goals

- Chemotherapy and radiation side effect management

- Improve quality of life

- Prioritize evidence-informed therapies with the highest level safety and efficacy within naturopathic cancer care

- Empower, educate and give the tools needed to make informed decisions with confidence

- Individualize therapies specific to the patient's context

                - Cancer prevention

                - Support during                                           conventional treatment

                - Palliative care

                - Survivorship and                                       recurrence prevention

Dr. Baker's Background

- Completed internship at the CCNM Integrative Cancer Center

- Member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (oncANP)

- Well-informed on clinical research trials and current best practices in supportive cancer care

- Experience working with many cancers, including:

                    - Kidney Cancer

                    - Endometrial Cancer

                    - Gastric Cancer

                    - Colon Cancer

                    - Lung Cancer

                    - Pancreatic Cancer

                    - Prostate Cancer