Dr. Paul Hrkal
Dr. Hrkal is a Toronto area native that attended McMaster University where he completed a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. He completed his medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in North York. Dr. Hrkal is a member of the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors(OAND); the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and is registered with the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy – Naturopathy in Ontario.
He has extensive background and experience in sports and exercise performance. He played 4 years of Varsity volleyball while at McMaster University where he had the opportunity to travel throughout North America and work with the top technical and sports performance coaches. He has a tremendous passion for providing high quality and comprehensive patient care with a clinical focus in sports medicine.
Clinical focus areas
Sports injury and athletic performance maximization: Dr. Hrkal applies his background in high level sports participation and specialized clinical training to provide comprehensive treatment to athletes of all levels. Whether it’s eliminating aches and pains or taking your performance to next level, Dr. Hrkal applies advanced treatments in high performance sports nutrition, botanical medicine, acupuncture and nutrient therapy to provide each patient with an individualized and specific treatment plan.
Physical therapy and pain management: Dr. Hrkal applies his extensive experience in physical medicine and uses very specialized treatment techniques such as acupuncture, muscle release therapy, botanical medicine and nutrient therapy and intravenous and injection therapy to quickly, effectively, and naturally reduce pain and provide lasting relief.
Additional training and specialized treatment
Dr. Paul Hrkal is certified and licensed in intravenous (IV) and injection therapy. IV therapy is an extremely effective technique of providing focused and direct vitamin and nutrient treatment. It can be applied to a many specific conditions and for general health and wellness. Injection therapy is another effective technique for delivering treatment directly into the areas that require healing. It is very effective for treatment of acute and chronic pain, poorly healing injuries and for enhancing physical recovery from excess training.
He is also certified in the Spider Tech kinesiology taping. The cutting edge science of this taping system allows for improved athletic function by reducing pain and providing effective support.
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Sports Nutrition is the application of the latest research and science from the world of sport nutrition to improve athletic performance. Its uses simple and advance dietary principles to enhance energy storage and utilization, maximize tissue recovery and optimize neurological function. Simple and easy changes often lead to profound and lasting benefits.
Botanical Medicine is the use of specific extracts of various herbs to treat many different pathologies and biochemical dysfunctions. There is a growing body of research and evidence supporting botanical therapies as both safe and effective with minimal side effects.
Acupuncture is a system of treatment with roots dating back thousands of years. Inserting tiny needles at specific points in the body has both balancing and healing effects on a wide variety of pathologies. Acupuncture has been shown to be especially effective in treating and preventing musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Nutrient therapy and Supplementation is a therapy that uses specific doses and forms of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to support and enhance the natural function of the body. This therapy provides a powerful boost to our metabolic processes and can effectively impact a numerous of diseases. A simple example is a multi-vitamin formula or a fish oil supplement.
Muscle release therapy is a hands-on technique that produces excellent results in treating muscular pain and dysfunction. The practitioner applies specific stretches and techniques to release tight muscles and knots which allows for greater pain free movement and performance.
Intravenous (IV) and injection therapy is a specialized treatment system available to Naturopathic and Medical physicians that have received extra training and licensing. IV therapy allows for specific vitamins, minerals and nutrients to be infused directly into the patient`s circulation without having to go through the gastrointestinal tract. This allows for much more effective dosing which yields faster and greater results. Injection therapy allows for the direct delivery of the therapeutic substance right to the area of dysfunction. As with IV therapy, it allows for powerful healing to occur rapidly and effectively.