Dr. Kate Klein
Naturopathic Doctor at Durham Sport & Wellness. Founder of DurhamNaturopath.com. Mama bear. Momenpreneur. Boss. Blogger @ The Local Biz
Dr. Kate will be on maternity leave from July 1, 2018 until December 31, 2018.
During this time Dr. Abbey Royle, ND will provide naturopathic medical care to new and on-going patients. To read more about Dr. abbey scroll on.
Before I began my journey in naturopathic medicine I always knew I wanted to help people. That natural born instinct to serve others landed me in the field of social work where I worked alongside elderly and then later families and children. While working in this field I discovered that I had some health concerns of my own. Having bounced from healthcare practitioner to healthcare practitioner, the disconnect in the field of health and wellness became obvious to me on a personal level.
It was in 2011, I discovered naturopathic medicine when I met with a naturopathic doctor to discuss my health. It was during our first appointment I made the quick connection between my then-professional in social work and the field of naturopathic medicine. I discovered that naturopathic medicine is a way of connecting all aspects of our health and wellbeing, focusing not only on physical health but mental wellness too. A year later I landed at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto, where I completed a 4 year accredited naturopathic medical program. During my last year internship at CCNM, I spent time with patients at the college's onsite clinic, Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic within the Brampton Civic hospital, and Queen West Community Health Centre located in downtown Toronto. I also had the privilege to spend time at The Other Song Homeopathic Clinic located in Mumbai, India, where I assessed patients with a variety of health concerns and treated them with homeopathic remedies. A few months before graduation, I enrolled in a Natural Doctor's International program and travelled to Ometepe, Nicaragua to work in a sustainable naturopathic clinic which provides free health assessments and treatment to locals who otherwise do not have access to healthcare.
My goal is to breakdown the disconnect in the field of healthcare and help you find the solutions to your health concerns in a way that works for you.
Dr. Abbey Royle
Naturopathic Doctor covering Dr. Klein’s maternity leave.
Dr. Abbey grew up in Belleville, and attended the University of Western Ontario. Her experiences within a large family spurred an interest in the many factors that contribute to people’s full enjoyment of the experience of being alive. She knew she wanted to have a career in the medical field, and for this reason she chose to pursue her degree in Health Sciences.
After graduating, Abbey decided to take time to digest what she had learned and further consider exactly what healthcare profession to enter into next. During these valuable years she worked for the Ontario March of Dimes, a Canadian organization dedicated to providing services for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Abbey had the opportunity to work closely with stroke survivors and people living with Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and brain injuries, and to continue her studies of neurorehabilitation with the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Realizing how important it was to spend time with clients to understand them and the support that they needed, she felt called to refine her skills and continue to work with people experiencing health and ability challenges. A friend had introduced Abbey to naturopathic medicine, and she immediately recognized the potential for running a practice with the luxury of time to really get to know her patients, and began her next four years of study at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.
Now, as a Naturopathic Doctor at Durham Sport and Wellness, Abbey loves working with people to uncover the roots of their individual health concerns and establish practical approaches to healing ailments, regaining vitality, and aging well. With this in mind her goal is to help people to understand their current state of health, to work proactively to address challenges and risk factors, and to integrate lifestyle choices that naturally foster balance and wellbeing.