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For Immediate Release:

Sydney, NS – Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre, a multi-disciplinary health clinic offering chiropractic, physiotherapy, registered massage therapy and naturopathic medicine, is opening its first expansion location in Sydney in June.

“After almost two years of planning, we are thrilled to finally announce our Sydney location! Our vision is to bring our clinical model to all regions of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton felt like the right choice,” says Dr. Richard Thompson, President, Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre. “At Active Approach, we emphasize the importance of determining and providing an accurate diagnosis to patients’ pain/injuries, as we believe it is the foundation to delivering effective treatment solutions. We take diagnosis one step further by identifying the cause, which helps us educate our patients on how to minimize the risk of future reoccurrence of the problem.”

The new clinic is located at 53 Prince Street in the downtown of Sydney. The clinic will offer numerous treatment options, including Active Release Techniques®, low-level laser therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic and sports massage, contemporary medical acupuncture, and more. Over the past couple of years, Dr. Thompson has moved away from a full-time clinical practice and into the business management and development for the company. He and his wife, who is also a partner and chiropractor at the Halifax location, Dr. Jessica Fitzpatrick, are looking forward to the expansion.

“Our family and I have enjoyed visiting Sydney and watching the new clinic come to life. We are also excited to be building a patient education and clinician resource hub right here in the community,” says Thompson. “We will be holding free healthcare seminars for patients and offering various continuing education opportunities for our clinical team to grow and expand upon their skills and knowledge. This is one of the key benefits of a truly collaborative, integrative clinical model.”

Active Approach’s Cape Breton location is still recruiting healthcare professionals, including, physiotherapists, massage therapists, and naturopathic doctors. If you are interested, please reach out to to apply. Follow along with Active Approach’s Cape Breton Facebook page, at Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre – Cape Breton and their Instagram page, @activeapproachcbrm.

Active Approach opened in 2006 on Spring Garden Road in Halifax. They offer several treatment options across multiple healthcare disciplines so that patients have access to the most appropriate treatment that delivers fast and effective results. They are invested in providing the highest standards in healthcare services to their patients through evidence-informed and patient-centered care. Ultimately, they stive to achieve every patients’ health goals through cost-effective, integrative treatment options tailored to delivering an optimized patient experience.

Media Contact:

Dr. Richard Thompson, BA (Hon), DC, MBA

President & Clinic Director, Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre

(902) 429-2225

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