Here’s a stretch for your scalenes to relieve text neck and home office pain!
Hi, my name is Betty Da Silva and I am a grade 11 co-op student from Port Credit Secondary School. I have had an incredible opportunity to be able to do my co-op placement at Clarkson Sports and Physiotherapy and to be able to work in an environment that is so welcoming and friendly, thanks to all of the staff.
I have always been interested in going into medicine, specifically nursing, and not only has this experience shown me more options that I have but it has also allowed me to gain and improve the skills I need for nursing such as communication, initiative, and being more observant.
I have also been lucky enough to see some of the stuff that is involved in running a small business. Being able to watch the health practitioners help the patients get the care they need and knowing that they feel pain relief from doing simple exercises, stretches, and treatments is very rewarding.
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.
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.
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!
Here’s some information on what to expect since you last saw us. As always, safety is our top priority!
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.
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 email@example.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:
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.
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.