Dr. Maya Preiss studied at New York Chiropractic College. She obtained her diploma in 2002. She then practiced chiropractic during five years at the office of Therapeutic Enterprises, in the State of Connecticut. During those years, she acquired much experience, especially working with children with behavioral and learning challenges. Her training overall has allowed her to work with several people who had various types of limitations. She has enjoyed participating in their progress under her care.
She has since decided to return home to Québec and establish her own office and clinic. Practicing in Montreal since 2007, she now welcomes you into her new clinic!
I practice a more gentle form of chiropractic. An adjustment requiring force is rarely used in my practice. I employ an in-depth approach which is specific to the patient's individual needs.
I take the time needed to discuss and to treat each of my patients (approximately 30 minutes per visit). Often, it is beneficial for the patient to begin with more frequent visits, followed by less frequent visits as the body takes back its strength, while undergoing a neurological re-education to train it to move with ease and efficiency.
I offer particular care which is directed at the newborn. This, because a good start to life of the newborn depends upon the living experiences of the mother, father and the experience of the fetus at the nutritional, environmental as well as the physical levels. These are real factors which can influence the birth of the infant and afterwards the health and growth of the child.
I also offer particular care to women who are in their period of conception, pregnancy or after giving birth. My role is to offer what I consider the ultimate prevention: to work not only with pregnant women in order to assure that their pregnancies and births take place in the best possible way for these women and their babies (and the fathers as well!), but also to give the child the best chances in order to allow a good start in life.
The principles which determine the treatment
I can help you detect what kind of irritation you are living with now in oder to then be able to offer appropriate care. I can be a first gateway to receiving care and then guide you toward the best type of help in accordance with your needs (it is entirely possible to combine different kinds of care).
This approach allows work on the body at a number of levels, according to the principle that the body remembers events like emotional or physical traumas and keeps them in memory until it is given the necessary resources to be able to manage them well. Personal evolution and maturity as well as my help can provide these necessary resources.
We use many different metaphors to express what we feel, i.e.: I have a knot in my stomach, I have a rope at my neck, I have a rod in my spine, my breath has been cut off, etc. Sometimes these expressions are not far from the truth. The body registers all that it is told, i.e.: I am good for nothing, I'll never learn, etc. These thoughts are also stressful for the body. Therefore, if no concrete action is applied, the body will retain all this stress in its memory and, one day or another, this stress will manifest itself physically in a variety of ways (a knot in the stomach, a rod the spine, etc.).
The chiropractor should be considered as a first line resource, not only to treat an unbearable pain, but also as a preventive means for maintaining overall well-being.
The first exam (at the first visit) lasts approximately one hour and the following treatments last a half-hour. At the time of your initial exam, I will evaluate your posture and your movements, I will ask you questions about your previous, family and medical histories as well as your general lifestyle. I will also take this time to verify your spinal restrictions by palpation. After having gathered all the following information, including the needs you would like to have met, I will tailor a treatment plan for you. During the next visit, I will discuss my findings and the treatment plan in more detail in order to ensure that the plan truly suits you, and that we have the same objectives in mind.
The interval between sessions varies depending on the significance of your problem. If your problem causes you a lot of pain and prevents you from functioning normally, the sessions will be scheduled more regularly (for a few weeks), and later, they will spread out depending on your needs.
Even if you feel strong pain and that it appears to have just recently presented itself, in most cases, it is highly likely that several factors are related, and combined together, have contributed to the situation you are presently experiencing. Once I have deciphered the origin of your problem, I will be able to improve your situation. This also depends on the time, money and energy you are able to invest in yourself. Tell yourself that your investments will bear their fruits for generations to come.
Monday and Wednesday: 8:30am to 7pm.
Friday: 9am to 2pm.
First visit: 95$ (evaluation and treatment).
Following visits: 50$.
Full-time students between the ages of 18 and 30 can benefit from the reduced price of 70$ for the first visit and 35$ for all subsequent visits. Each visit will be at half-price for mothers, during the week of Mother's Day, for fathers, during the week of Father's Day, and for newborns during their first month as well as each year for their birthday, up until the age of 18.
Furthermore, if you refer a new patient, your next visit will be at half-price, as will the patient’s whom you have referred (only treatment visits are applicable).