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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
As a Registered Psychotherapist, 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!
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).
Dr. DaCosta believes that the human body is capable of healing when the body, mind and spirit are aligned.
She enjoys empowering her patients to create small, yet sustainable changes within their daily lives to
optimize their health and healing.
Her services include individualized treatment plans with detailed goal
setting, targeted supplementation, herbal tinctures/ teas, dietary recommendations, acupuncture and
any further investigation through lab testing. She especially enjoys treating digestive concerns, female
hormonal health, skin concerns, burnout, sleep issues and preventive care.
"My passion for naturopathic medicine stems from my reverence for the human body and the human
spirit. I believe that each individual has within them the power to heal through intention and creating
sustainable changes within their lives to optimize health and healing. When we feel healthy and well in
our bodies, we can live fulfilling lives. Naturopathic care is holistic; it encompasses nutrition, optimal digestion, sleep, movement, self-care, mental and emotional wellbeing, stress management, and holistic practices that nourish the body, mind and spirit. As a naturopathic doctor, my goal is to create a space for patients to learn how to understand and listen to their bodies so that they can be empowered to make the best choices for achieving optimal health."
Dr. DaCosta obtained her Doctor of Naturopathy degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic
Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. During her fourth year, Dr. Raisa completed her clinical internship at the
Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the Brampton Teaching Clinic and the Integrative Cancer Care (ICC).
Dr. DaCosta is a professional member in good standing with the Canadian Association of
Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) and a practicing
member of the College of the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Ontario (CONO).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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!
Awesome clinic, very welcoming and Dr. Hudson is amazing at explaining all your needs, very personable and professional staff. I would highly recommend!
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.