Please Welcome Zachary Moll, Physiotherapy Resident!

We are pleased to announce the addition of the fantastic Zachary Moll, PT Resident!

Zack grew up in Oakville, attending French Immersion at Sunningdale PS, and then King’s Christian Collegiate. He attended McMaster for his undergrad in Kinesiology, and then Western University for his Masters in Physiotherapy.

Zachary is a good listener, with compassionate skills and a keen sense of humour. Besides running and cycling he has had experience with many competitive sports.

His career interests lean towards concussion management, vertigo, chronic pain and headache management. He has a personal understanding of concussion rehab as he has been a patient himself.

Please join us in welcoming Zachary to our team! He will be a great asset, and we expect him to be very busy.

Joudey, Our Fabulous Co-Op Student

Hello, my name is Joudey Elshanawany and I am a grade 12 student at White Oaks secondary school in Oakville. This fall quadmester, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to have a placement at the Clarkson Sports and Physiotherapy clinic in Mississauga. Firstly, I’d like to start off by saying how nice of an environment it is- all the staff are super friendly and really helped me learn a lot despite only being here for a few short weeks. They make the experience fun and I would definitely recommend it for anyone interested in sports and medicine. 

Throughout my time here, I was able to watch many cool things such as acupuncture which uses needles to relieve pain, machines that stimulate a patient’s muscles without them exerting any effort, and many other things. I’ve also learned a lot of general lessons from looking to a patient’s face for any signs of pain to how small ergonomic fixes can make a world of difference. I’ve also learned about various career paths that I had never considered before including chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists. 

Overall, it was an amazing experience that taught me many skills I will carry into whatever future opportunities await me.

The Pain of Working from Home

We have all modified our activities since the COVID-19 quarantine started back in March.

Our team has been looking after many patients who have injured themselves from poor home office ergonomics, unsupportive chairs, prolonged bad postures and changed exercise habits (mostly less exercise).

If you feel that you have new symptoms that are not recovering over a week or two, or if you have an old injury that has flared up, we would love to help you stop suffering.

We’re here to help you achieve your personal goals, and live your best life!

Guess What? We’re Reopening Our Doors on June 1!

In-person physio, chiro and massage in early June
Here are the changes when you come in

Here’s some information on what to expect since you last saw us. As always, safety is our top priority!

VIRTUAL CARE Available!

Use our Jane booking system via our Book Online tab on the Homepage https://clarksonphysio.ca/ of the website. Or go directly to https://clarksonphysio.janeapp.com/ to book.

We can still be contacted by telephone as we check messages daily 905-855-8372.

Please keep up with your spatial distancing! Every day is one day closer to being back to normal.

CoVid-19 and Clinic Offerings

We are here for you during the Covid-19 crisis!

As many of you are aware, we had to make the difficult, but critical decision to close our doors, starting on Tuesday morning. We did this out of an abundance of caution, and based on what our colleges and associations were starting to recommend at that time.

We realize that this is having a profound impact on your pain, range of motion, stress levels and progress.

With that in mind, we are offering critical/urgent care for those in need!

You will need to email the clinic at clarksonphysio@gmail.com or leave a voicemail 905-855-8372. When we contact you our staff will screen you for any exposure to, or symptoms of the novel corona virus.

If you have travelled outside of Canada in the past few weeks, you should be quarantining for 14 days, and then practicing social distancing afterwards.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to the virus, remember that this isn’t about your individual immunity. You will most likely survive this and recover quickly. Your elderly grandmother, or immunocompromised neighbour who has had cancer treatments might not!

We can do this together, and flatten the curve!

ALSO: Our practitioners are happy to email or call you in response to your questions and concerns

STAY TUNED FOR A VIRTUAL PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE OFFERING NEXT WEEK!

Here is something to distract you from the news:

SUFFERING WITH SPINAL STENOSIS?

Imagine lifting your grandchild or walking to the store without debilitating pain!

Dr Sheila Hubscher, one of our Chiropractors, and our Co-Owner is excited to announce that she has become a trained practitioner with SpineMobility!

Spinal stenosis can be one of the most challenging conditions we see in our patients.

However, with this treatment program that is research-based, it can provide hope to those who have been suffering from the pain and disability associated with progressive stenosis.

Dr Hubscher will guide you to restoring your quality of life, maintaining your independence and returning to the activities you love.

https://www.spinemobility.com/

Chiro, Physio or Massage? Who Should I See?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions, both by new patients to the clinic, and by our repeat patients.

It can even be more confusing if you have seen your Family Doctor and they have recommended coming to see us for all three services.

Because this is very individualized, based on your preferences and symptoms, the best way to decide is to call and ask to speak with one of our Physiotherapists or Chiropractors. The Registered Massage Therapists are equally able to answer any questions, but are not as available, due to the nature of their treatments.

You are also welcome to drop by and have a few minutes in a private consultation with any of us!

Our mission is to help you get better, enjoy your life, live life’s adventure, regain/retain your independence, and to maximize your performance!

To that end, we will help you decide, based on your symptoms and concerns, which practitioner to start with. We can even help guide you to the person who has the skillset for your particular problems or goals.

And if we feel that you would benefit from seeing someone else, we will refer you to that practitioner, with your consent.

In general, if you have any numbness or tingling start with Physio or Chiro. If you have really tight muscles, and are stressed, start with Massage. The majority of our patients see two types of practitioners because they find the complementary treatments maximize their recovery.

We look forward to helping you!

There are other clinics, such as Pillars of Wellness in Burlington that can help you if you do not live locally.

Siân Midgley is now an RMT!

We are thrilled that Siân has passed her practical exams and is now registered with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario!

She has worked hard as our PT Assistant while attending massage therapy school these past few years.

Her patients all rave about her massages, as she is able to adapt her techniques for the injury or area of muscle tension. She is capable of deep massages, but will not go beyond your ability to tolerate this.

She starts every new patient with a thorough assessment to ensure she is providing the best care for you, and to determine your goals for massage therapy.

Please call us at 905-855-8372 or book online through http://clarksonphysio.janeapp.com