About Us

An Integrative Approach to Safe, Reliable, and Effective Healthcare Under One Roof

At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, our specialized team offers naturopathic care, chiropractic care, osteopathy, massage therapy, and psychotherapy services in one warm, comfortable environment in Downtown Stoney Creek. We work closely with individuals across Stoney Creek and surrounding cities, to educate you about your body, guide you toward a life filled with more strength, energy, and improved health. No matter where you're at, we take the time to get to know you and listen to your health concerns, so you will never feel like just a number. With a shared goal of providing compassionate, reliable, and effective integrative care that treats the root cause of your symptoms, our team is united by our mission to help you not only get well but stay well.

Meet Dr Melanie Hudson ND

In medical appointments growing up, I remember being told that I was “young and healthy” and wishing that my concerns were validated and supported. While studying medical sciences in University and applying to conventional medical schools, I imagined how I would do it differently one day. When I discovered naturopathic doctors, I instantly knew it was the career I’d been imaging for how I wanted to support people

When I founded Hudson Integrative Healthcare with the help of my husband, clinic owner, and Operations Manager Sean Kosak, my goal was to create a comfortable space where people can get help filling in the gaps of conventional healthcare and enjoy being cared for by a well-rounded team of health professionals under one roof. It brings me joy to help people achieve improved health, navigate their healthcare options, and discover how to use natural medicine and manual therapies to reverse and prevent disease!

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Filling in the Gaps of Conventional Healthcare to Help Patients Get the Best of Both

About Our Clinic

From the moment you’re welcomed into our clinic by our friendly reception staff, our team is here to provide you with the comfortable, supportive environment you need to heal. At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, we make sure you get the care you need 12 hours a day, including evenings and alternating weekends. With our accessible ground-level entrance, online booking calendar and patient portal, direct billing, and telemedicine options, our Stoney Creek-based clinic makes getting well and staying well easier. Providing naturopathic care, chiropractic care, osteopathy, massage therapy and psychotherapy services under one roof, our well-versed team of specialized health professionals collaborate with you, your current healthcare providers, and one another to help individuals and families across the Stoney Creek, Hamilton and surrounding areas achieve the quality of life they deserve.

Academic History

University of Toronto​: Master of Education, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
University of Guelph: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Toronto: Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work and The Canadian Centre for Bereavement Education and Grief Counselling; Bereavement Education Certificate​
Center for Loss and Life Transition: Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Certificate

Recognition & Awards

Since opening our clinic doors in 2018, our team has won over 40 top Reader's Choice Awards voted from our community. Thank you all for your support!

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Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Awards 2022 

  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST ACUPUNCTURE 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST NATUROPATHIC CLINIC / SERVICES 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST OSTEOPATH CLINIC 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MEAGHAN BRADICA ND 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MELANIE HUDSON ND 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST CHIROPRACTOR | DR. JOHN VARGA DC 

Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Awards 2021 

  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST ACUPUNCTURE 
  • GOLD WINNER | BEST CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST MASSAGE THERAPY

  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATHIC CLINIC / SERVICES
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST OSTEOPATH CLINIC 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MEAGHAN BRADICA ND 
  • GOLD WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MELANIE HUDSON ND 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONER | LAUREN
  • ARENA M.OMSc. 

Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Awards 2020

  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST ACUPUNCTURE 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST MASSAGE THERAPY
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATHIC CLINIC / SERVICES 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST OSTEOPATH CLINIC
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MEAGHAN BRADICA ND 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MELANIE HUDSON ND 

Hamilton Spectator Reader's Choice Awards 2019

  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATHIC CLINIC / SERVICES 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST OSTEOPATH CLINIC 
  • PLATINUM WINNER | BEST NATUROPATH | DR. MELANIE HUDSON ND 
  • Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice Awards 2019
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NEW BUSINESS 
  • DIAMOND WINNER | BEST NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR | DR. MELANIE HUDSON ND
 
 

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dr. Melanie hudson nd

DR. SHELLY LINEHAN, ND

dr. meaghan bradica nd

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Dr Melanie Hudson ND

Dr. Hudson is ​focused on helping patients live healthier, happier lives, by using an individualized and integrative approach to their healthcare.

“I believe that with the right information, inspiration, and care plan, we are all capable of achieving healing and optimal health. Ever since founding Hudson Integrative Healthcare with the help of my husband Sean Kosak, I have been passionate about creating a space that supports people with healthy living strategies and preventative natural medicine and quality hands-on care.” 

Dr. Hudson has a passion for healthy living and preventative medicine, and enjoys working with patients of all ages and stages of life. Dr. Hudson most commonly works with patients with the following areas of concerns: digestive; thyroid management and hormone balancing; anxiety, energy, stress and burnout; allergies and food sensitivities, cardiovascular conditions (both management and prevention), pregnancy and fertility optimizing; healthy starts for infants and children.



Qualifications

Dr. Hudson is a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she obtained a four-year post-graduate Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) degree. After graduating and completing the naturopathic board and licensing exams, Dr Hudson also completed the Ontario Prescribing Exam, enabling her to prescribe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and administer injections and Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy. Dr. Hudson is dedicated to both her patients and to her own continuing education in the healthcare field.



services

  • Naturopathic consultations, clinical assessments, and diagnosis
  • Routine and specialized lab testing
  • Lifestyle and nutrition counselling
  • Naturopathic medicine recommendations, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanical medicine, homoeopathic remedies and traditional Chinese medicine
  • Acupuncture (both treatment-focused and facial rejuvenation style)
  • Administering Vitamin B12 injections
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) prescriptions



Professional Affiliations

Academic History

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree
University of Western Ontario, Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a Major in Medical Sciences and Major in Biology


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OAND: Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
CAND: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
CONO: College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario 

recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2022

Platinum Winner | Best Acupuncture
Platinum Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic / Services
Platinum Winner | Best Nutritional Services
Diamond Winner | Best Weight Control Services
Platinum Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Melanie Hudson ND

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2021

Diamond Winner | Best Acupuncture
Gold Winner | Best Alternative Medicine/Healing
Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic / Services
Platinum Winner | Best Nutritional Services
Gold Winner | Best Weight Control Services
Gold Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Melanie Hudson ND

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020

Diamond Winner | Best Acupuncture
Diamond Winner | Best Alternative Medicine/Healing
Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic / Services
Diamond Winner | Best Nutritional Services
Diamond Winner | Best Weight Control Services
Platinum Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Melanie Hudson ND
Gold Winner | Best Acupuncturist | Dr. Melanie Hudson ND

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2019

Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic / Services
Platinum Winner | Best Nutritional Services
Platinum Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Melanie Hudson ND

Hamilton Community News Readers' Choice Awards 2019

Diamond Winner | Best New Business
Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Doctor | Dr. Melanie Hudson ND

Dr. Meaghan Bradica, ND

Dr. Meaghan is on a mission to educate, inspire, and support you on your journey toward optimal health. She dives deep into your health history to uncover the root cause of your concerns and identify what obstacles are preventing you from becoming your happiest and healthiest self.

Dr. Meaghan understands that making changes to better your health can feel challenging and overwhelming at times. Therefore, she’s extremely passionate about helping you take small, yet impactful steps toward your health goals.

Some of the concerns Dr. Meaghan commonly supports include hormones; digestion; energy; stress; anxiety; pain; inflammation. 



Qualifications

Dr. Meaghan obtained her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. During her fourth year, she completed her clinical internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic. In combination with her studies, she volunteered with the Naturopaths Without Borders organization, where she travelled to Haiti and Mexico to provide naturopathic care to individuals in underprivileged communities. After graduation and her successful completion of the naturopathic licensing exams, Dr. Meaghan completed the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics Exam, enabling her to administer vitamin B12 injections and prescribe Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Before starting her naturopathic journey, she also obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at the University of Maine while playing on their NCAA Division 1 soccer team!


services

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Supplementation
  • Herbal medicine
  • Lifestyle counselling
  • Acupuncture, including Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • Routine blood work and specialized lab tests such as the IgG Food Sensitivity Test and DUTCH Test
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
  • Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) prescriptions



Professional Affiliations

OAND: Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors
CAND: Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
CONO: College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario

Academic History

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree
University of Maine: Honours Bachelor of Science degree; Major in Kinesiology

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recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2022

  • Diamond Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Meaghan Bradica ND
  • Platinum Winner | Best Acupuncture
  • Platinum Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic / Services
  • Platinum Winner | Best Nutritional Services
  • Diamond Winner | Best Weight Control Services





Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2021 

  • Diamond Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Meaghan Bradica ND
  • Platinum Winner | Best Acupuncturist | Dr. Meaghan Bradica ND
  • Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic/Services
  • Diamond Winner | Best Acupuncture
  • Platinum Winner | Best Nutritional Services
  • Gold Winner | Best Alternative Medicine/Healing




Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020 

  • Diamond Winner | Best Naturopath | Dr. Meaghan Bradica ND
  • Platinum Winner | Best Acupuncturist | Dr. Meaghan Bradica ND
  • Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic/Services
  • Diamond Winner | Best Alternative Medicine/Healing
  • Diamond Winner | Best Acupuncture
  • Diamond Winner: Best Nutritional Services 

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2019

  • Diamond Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic

Dr. Shelly Linehan, ND

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario, I began my journey into Naturopathic medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic medicine. Since graduating in 2003, I have worked in a number of different environments and with an amazing spectrum of patients – from chronic pain, high level athletes, fertility, pediatric and prenatal to addictions and withdrawal management focused on biopsychosocial approaches to recovery. Seeing the changes that can happen in someone’s health and happiness is what guided me to this field all those years ago.

My experience with all these different patients taught me that everyone is at a different place in their healthcare journey. I love the challenge of meeting people where they’re at and creating a plan with them that fosters meaningful change in the direction they want to move. I focus on what I believe most of us in North America are missing: balance.




Qualifications

Dr. Linehan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an HBSc in Biology with a double major in Zoology and Genetics. She then went on to attend the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine program in Toronto, receiving her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2003. After her completion of the Ontario Prescribing Exam, she also obtained her license to prescribe BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and administer injection therapies. Throughout her training, Dr Linehans’ love of health, fitness and the natural world around her lead to a number of other certifications and qualifications, some of which include her personal training certification, yoga instructor certification, and the completion of her Natural Animal Health care certification.  


services

• Naturopathic consultations, clinical assessments, and diagnosis
• Routine and specialized lab testing
• Diet and Lifestyle counselling
• Nutritional, botanical, homeopathic and Chinese medicine supplements
• Acupuncture
• Vitamin B12 injections
• Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) prescriptions


Professional Affiliations and Recognition

OAND (Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors)
CAND (Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors)
CONO (College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario)

Academic History

Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine degree (ND) 2003
University of Western Ontario Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology (double major in Zoology and Gentics) 1999



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continuing education

Yoga Instructor Certification
Natural Animal Health Care Certification​​

recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2022

Platinum Winner | Best Acupuncture
Platinum Winner | Best Naturopathic Clinic / Services
Platinum Winner | Best Nutritional Services
Diamond Winner | Best Weight Control Services

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dr. kate o'hare dc

lauren arena m.omsc

dr. john varga dc

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Dr. Kate O'Hare, DC

As a Chiropractic Doctor, I provide safe and effective chiropractic care that facilitates the body’s natural ability to heal for families across the Hamilton area. Whether you have a busy or sedentary lifestyle or you’re the weekend warrior-type, the stressors we experience day-to-day influence how we move and the whole body functions. Chiropractic care keeps you and your whole family healthy naturally so everyone can keep playing, laughing, working, and wrangling all the family events. With particular experience with children and infants, pregnant women, and athletes (especially runners), I’m dedicated to providing solutions, hope, and certainty so you can experience the freedom of health and movement. 

I believe that each patient needs to feel like their healthcare provider is their ally, which is why I’m passionate about creating a safe and happy place for you to feel heard. Outside of chiropractic care, I will take any opportunity to get outside (even during the winter, though I used to hate it)! I am an avid runner, a coach for the Learn to Run running group, and a rollerblader. Though I like to stay active, any attempt to play an organized sport is hindered by my lack of coordination and my two left feet. Other than staying active, I love to cook with ingredients from my garden (Jamie Oliver is my go-to chef) and am a pet-lover, so pet stories are always welcome!

Qualifications

Dr Kate obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario before pursuing the 4-year doctorate Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. In addition, she has undergone training to be certified in Webster Technique and pediatric chiropractic care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), Thompson and Diversified techniques, and Functional Range (FR) mobility specialist. 


services

  • Assessment and diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal (nMSK) conditions related to the spine, nervous system, and joints/muscles
  • Prevention, treatment, and/or co-management of nMSK conditions with a special interest in headaches and pregnancy-related low back pain
  • Spinal manipulative therapy and extremity manipulative therapy, including adjustments and diversified techniques
  • Soft tissue therapies: myofascial release and trigger point techniques
  • Prescription of rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises, including prenatal and postpartum

Professional Affiliations

Licensed with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO)

Academic History

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Toronto, ON: Doctor of Chiropractic degree
University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, ON: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Specialization in Kinesiology

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recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2021​: Gold Winner, Best Chiropractic Clinic


continuing education

Webster Technique certification: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
Pediatric chiropractic training: International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)
Thompson and Diversified techniques
Functional Range (FR) certified practitioner and Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) mobility specialist for mobility assessment and training.

Dr. John Varga, DC

Growing up in Hamilton, I have been a trusted chiropractor in the area for over 20 years. Bringing this experience to Hudson Integrative Healthcare, I offer prenatal natural care, post natal natural care, and chiropractic care for professional athletes and everyone in between! As a friendly and outgoing professional, I dedicate the time and care to help you understand the nature and source of your pain. With a focus on nutrition, injuries, prevention, and rehabilitation, I provide various techniques for ongoing wellness. In fact, my first patient ever is still a regular maintenance patient at the clinic! 

Outside of chiropractic care, family time is extremely important to me. I love spending time at the cottage, travelling, dirt bike racing, and whipping up the latest culinary speciality. While chiropractic care is my passion, when I’m not working or spending time with loved ones, I am actively involved in the community as a minor hockey official.

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Qualifications

Despite having a pharmaceutical chemistry degree, Dr Varga always wanted to be a chiropractor. In 1998, he graduated from the New York Chiropractic College and won the Clinic Award for excellence demonstrated in areas of diagnosis and patient care, an early indicator of the kind of treatment he would come to provide. In 1999, he set up his first clinic in Hamilton and expanded to Stoney Creek in 2008.


services

First, Dr Varga will meet with you for an initial assessment and diagnosis of your pain related to the back, joints, headaches, aching muscles, wrists, or knees. There are many ways in which to treat, so Dr Varga will review your treatment plan with you to address your specific needs. 

Generally, treatment will include spinal or manual therapy which combines spinal movement, massage, exercise, and physical therapy or laser and ultrasound. These treatments are designed to relieve pressure, reduce inflammation, improve your nerve function, relax trigger points for pain relief, and ongoing wellness. If you are an expectant mother or post-natal, he will provide you with specialized care designed for mothers and babies.


Professional Affiliations

Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA)
Active member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA)
Licensed with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO)

Academic History

New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, 1998: Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctorate
Canadian and US Board Certified Chiropractor
Class VP and Creative Editor, Impulse magazine​
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 1992: Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry​


recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2021: Gold Winner, Best Chiropractic Clinic

Lauren Arena M.OMSc

Using a principles-based approach to treatment, I am a licensed Osteopathic Manual Practitioner that uses manual manipulation to restore your body’s alignment and ability to naturally heal and self-regulate. Focusing on the interrelation of the body's systems for holistic and effective results, I use Osteopathic manual therapy to improve musculoskeletal issues, sports-related injuries, sciatica, digestion, reproductive health, postural imbalance, and lymphatic drainage. I began my rehabilitative journey working as a personal trainer and completing a 4-month physiotherapy internship at the French-Vietnamese Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2013. Despite successes in this field, many of my clients were limited by injury and pain when striving toward their goals. After noticing this, I started learning more about rehabilitation by volunteering at clinics including the Athletic Club in Toronto and completed a Strength and Conditioning Internship at McMaster University. While working alongside athletes and their healthcare practitioners, I realized that rehabilitation is not a one-size-fits-all.

In 2016, I was accepted to the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy and embarked on a challenging yet rewarding journey of learning alternative ways of healing the body on a deeper physiological and anatomical level. With 1000 hours of practical hands-on experience and volunteer work completed, I honed my skills and began working in a professional clinical setting in 2019. Ever since, I have been dedicated to providing pain relief for my patients with holistic and gentle manual natural therapy. When I am not practising osteopathy, I enjoy playing hockey and soccer, being surrounded by nature and being a plant mom! 


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Qualifications

Lauren graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Master in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. With over 8 years of education focusing on human anatomy and physiology and an extensive background in the biomechanics of the body, patients can rest assured knowing that they will receive gentle, evidence-based care.


services

Lauren offers Osteopath manual treatments incorporating the classical principles of application 
for various techniques, including myofascial release, facilitated positional release, strain/counter strain, ligamentous articular release, muscle energy, and long and short level approach.

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA)
Osteopathy Canada (OstCan)
Member of Ontario Osteopathic Association, which has the highest standard of osteopathic education in Ontario, meaning that if you’re seeking extended health coverage for osteopathic treatment, you can be reimbursed for your treatment according to your health benefit plan policy.

Academic History

Canadian Academy of Osteopathy: Master in Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Science Diploma (4 Years Full-time)
University of Guelph: Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Kinetics​

recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020:
Diamond Winner, Best Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
Diamond Winner, Best Osteopathic Clinic 
Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020: Diamond Winner, Best Osteopathic Clinic 
Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2019: Platinum Winner, Best Osteopathic Clinic

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SUNNY HO, M.OMSc

Judith Sule, RMT

BREANNE GRIFFIN, RP (QUAL.)

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Sunny Ho, M.OMSc

As a licensed Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, I believe in the body’s innate ability to self-heal when its structural integrity is brought to balance. When the body is balanced, it can provide nutrients and nourishment to the areas of the body that were previously deprived to prevent further development of disease. Therefore, the collective function of our muscles, joints, organs, and neurovascular systems working in harmony is essential for our health with less dependency on pharmaceuticals! To facilitate the health of individuals with acute and chronic issues, I use principle-based manual techniques to address muscular pains and strains, improper lymphatic drainage, joint pain, pelvic pain, neck and back pain, visceral discomfort, digestive issues, stress and anxiety, pregnancy care, posture, and many more! In particular, I work with pregnant individuals for prenatal natural care, athletes involved in rotational sports, powerlifters and bodybuilders.

During my undergraduate at McMaster University, I discovered that my true passion was helping others. While volunteering in the prosthetic and orthotic department at Hamilton Health sciences, I was moved by the excitement of patients as they were being nurtured and cared for. Sharing and celebrating their joy shaped my path to becoming an Osteopathic Practitioner. Outside of practising osteopathy, I enjoy meditating daily and spending time in nature hiking, backpacking, and chasing waterfalls. Fun fact about me: I know how to perform card magic!

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Qualifications

Sunny graduated from the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy with a Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences with over 1000 hours of practical hands-on training. Before undergoing osteopathy training, Sunny obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Molecular Bio and Genetics Program at McMaster University. In addition, he mentors students as their preceptor and educates groups about the assessment and professional clinic setting!



services

Manual osteopathic treatments that incorporate the classic principles of application, including myofascial release, facilitated positional release, strain/counter strain, ligamentous articular release, muscle energy, and long and short lever approach.

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA)
Osteopathy Canada (OstCan)
Member of Ontario Osteopathic Association, which has the highest standard of osteopathic education in Ontario, meaning that if you’re seeking extended health coverage for osteopathic treatment, you can be reimbursed according to your health benefit plan policy!

Academic History

Canadian Academy of Osteopathy: Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Science Diploma (4 Years Full-time)
McMaster University: Bachelor of Science Degree, Molecular Bio and Genetics Program

Recognition

Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020​: Diamond Winner, Best Osteopathic Clinic 
Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2020: Diamond Winner, Best Osteopathic Clinic 
Hamilton Spectator Readers' Choice Awards 2019: Platinum Winner, Best Osteopathic Clinic

Breanne Griffin, RP (QUAL.)

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I am dedicated to offering an open, non-judgmental, safe space for people from all walks of life to process their experiences through times of struggle. I believe that your mental, emotional, and physical health are interconnected, meaning that when one area suffers, so does your overall well-being. Specializing in depression, loss, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, perfectionism, inner critic, burnout and stress, and life transitions, I meet you where you’re at and help you get to where you want to be. Despite the misconception that therapy is only meant for those with severe mental illness, therapy can offer anyone insight, support, and strategies to handle life's difficulties.

No matter where you’re at, therapy helps deepen your self-awareness and teaches you how to cope with difficult thoughts, emotions, and reactions. I'm here to help you explore your mental and emotional health with the support of an experienced professional so you can start living your best life. When I’m not at the clinic, I love to bake, share my creations with family and friends, golf, curl, and explore the world from the perspective of a canoe. Plus one time, I went to pick up yarn for a co-worker for a group activity and left the store with knitting needles and yarn for myself. After spending the weekend teaching myself to knit, I now love making knitted items for family and friends!

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Qualifications

Breanne graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy after completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Guelph. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP) and is licensed through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

services

  • Individual and Couples Therapy Sessions, available in-person and virtually
  • Adult and Adolescent (ages 13+) Therapy Sessions​, available in-person and virtually
  • Please note clinic direct billing is not available for Psychotherapy services. Patients are responsible for paying and submitting themselves if they have coverage.


Professional Affiliations and Recognition

Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Academic History

University of Toronto​: Master of Education, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
University of Guelph: Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Toronto: Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work and The Canadian Centre for Bereavement Education and Grief Counselling; Bereavement Education Certificate​
Center for Loss and Life Transition: Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Certificate

continuing education

Niagara Regional Native Centre: Cultural Sensitivity Training ​
Living Works: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)​
Hospice Niagara: volunteer at the residence and for the bereavement support programs, including organizing bereavement retreats for youth

Judith Sule RMT

As a Registered Massage Therapist serving Stoney Creek and surrounding communities, I am passionate about supporting each of my clients' therapeutic outcomes based on their individual needs. Drawing on several years of experience, I enjoy adding myofascial release and stretching therapies into my massage treatments and uniquely offer Cold Laser Therapy to decrease inflammation and pain while increasing tissue regeneration and healing. 

Cold Laser Therapy is most successful in relieving arthritis and osteoarthritis symptoms and reducing inflammation to relieve swelling and pain. Additionally, Cold Therapy can be used to treat alopecia areata, carpal tunnel syndrome, heel pain, hip pain, knee pain, lower back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains, tendonitis, tennis elbow, wound healing, and more! Safe, painless and non-invasive, patients that receive this therapy only experience a mild tingling sensation and localized numbness as the body’s natural production of endorphins is stimulated.


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Qualifications

Diploma in Massage Therapy from Canadian Therapeutic College (now Trillium)

services

  • Reflexive techniques
  • General Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Fascial techniques
  • Trigger point release/trigger point therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Frictions
  • Passive stretch
  • Joint play/traction
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Remedial exercise and instruction for home care
  • Cupping
  • Cold laser therapy


Professional Affiliations and Recognition

College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO)

Academic History

Canadian Therapeutic College (now Trillium): Diploma in Massage Therapy

SEAN KOSAK, clinic owner & OPERATIONS MANAGER

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JULIE PAPP, RECEPTIONIST

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MILENA PAVUNKOVIC, RECEPTIONIST

Milena Pavunkovic, Receptionist

For many years, I was a stay-at-home mom to two boys who are now fine young men. Now, I am a part-time receptionist at Hudson Integrative Healthcare ensuring that our patients have a welcoming experience as soon as they come through our doors or call our clinic!




get to know me

Immigrating to Canada in 1989 from Slovenia (formerly Yugoslavia), I enjoy a simple life filled with nature, paddle boarding, swimming, rollerblading, and hiking with my husband. Together, we love to travel to Europe to visit family, relax at the beautiful Adriatic beaches and explore wineries. One day, my goal is to climb the famous mountain in Slovenia called Triglav!

Sean Kosak, Operation Manager

As the Co-founder and Operations Manager of Hudson Integrative Healthcare, I am focused on ensuring clients have the best possible experience while keeping the clinic operating at its peak potential. Outside of the clinic, I love outdoor activities! From snowmobiling to skiing and skating, you can find me in my winter gear enjoying the best Canadian winters have to offer.

Not only can I ski backwards down the entire ski hill, but I also used to work for the Canadian Ski Patrol System as a first responder focusing on providing emergency first aid and evacuating injured patrons. In the summer months, I enjoy hiking, camping, and going on adventures with my fiance and clinic co-founder Dr Hudson and our dog Lily.



my story

Starting my career over 15 years ago as a sales manager in the sporting goods industry, I moved into different sales and management roles and spent the last decade in commercial financing. Throughout my career, I developed a passion for engaging with and getting to know each of my customers to ensure their expectations are always exceeded.

Julie Papp, Receptionist

Always following my passion in life — from sports to travel, health, and fitness — I am a former business owner and Canadian National gymnast, Certified Level Two Coach with the Canadian National Coaching Association, and official judge within the sport of gymnastics. After coaching and judging the sport for years, my passion for health and wellness led me to the team at Hudson Integrative Healthcare, where I now coordinate client care and manage the office.




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I enjoy anything active, especially when it’s outdoors, from walking to hiking, biking, and stair climbing. With a love for adventure, trying new things, meeting people, and learning new cultures, I have travelled all over the world: where haven’t I been?! 

Payment Options and Direct Billing

Our clinic accepts Debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash and direct billing to many health insurance plans. If you have a health insurance plan with one of the following providers, our friendly administrative staff are happy to direct bill your visit fee for naturopathic, chiropractic and massage appointments through Telus Health eClaims and Provider Connect:

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Alberta Blue Cross
Beneva by La Capitale
BPA
Canada Life
Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
CINUP
Claim Secure
Coughlin
Cowan 
D.A. Townley
Desjardins Insurance
Empire Life
Equitable Life of Canada
First Canadian Insurance Corporation
GMS
Green Shield Canada
GroupHEALTH
GroupSource
Industrial Alliance Financial Group
Johnson
Johnston Group 
Manion
Manulife Financial 
Maximum Benefit 
OTIP
People Corporation
RWAM
SSQ Financial Group
Sun Life
Union Benefits
UV Insurance

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"I would suggest the professional services of Dr. Melanie as a first resource"

My sister and I have both suffered with consistent and painful indigestion in our adulthood. My sister went to her doctor and was prescribed a medication she has used for nearly 2 years and still struggles to eat meal. I went to Dr. Melanie and was told which vitamins and natural supplements to take. After only 4 months I no longer suffer with the symptoms and my indigestion is gone. The problem wasn't just masked but it was solved with natural products and I would suggest the professional services of Dr. Melanie as a first resource.


corinne

"A very welcoming clinic with incredible breadth of services."

A very welcoming clinic with incredible breadth of services. I have had experience with naturopath, acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. All have been delivered capably and professionally. Love this clinic!


bob

"Dr. Hudson is amazing at explaining all your needs."

Awesome clinic, very welcoming and Dr. Hudson is amazing at explaining all your needs, very personable and professional staff. I would highly recommend!


catherine

An Integrative Approach to Safe, Reliable, and Effective Healthcare Under One Roof

At Hudson Integrative Healthcare, we work together to support your physical and emotional well-being so that you can have improved energy, digestion, sleep, mood, mobility, and freedom from pain. Our compassionate team will meet you no matter where you are at in your physical and emotional well-being journey and provide you with the information you need to know to understand how to support yourself and your improved health now and for years to come. 

With free parking, an accessible ground-level entrance, online booking, online patient portal to access treatment plans and test results, virtual appointment options, an on-site natural health product dispensary, evening and weekend availability, and direct billing to many insurance plans, our Stoney Creek-based clinic is here to help you succeed with ease.

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Clinic Hours

Monday: 8am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: 8am - 8pm
Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm*

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