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The staff at Healthview are excited to announce the addition of a very specialized piece of exercise/rehab equipment. The Alter G is a game changer in Rehabilition and Fitness. The technology was first developed for NASA that was later re-worked from creating gravity effects to overcoming them.
Our interdisciplinary setting is well suited to incorporate the Alter G. In fact, when costs drop we foresee this as a standard component of base equipment rather than a luxury in many centres like ours.
We will be using the Alter G for rehabilition and fitness, and work the costs into our therapy sessions. In addition, we will make available packages of sessions for those who are post treatment who want to continue on the AlterG, as well as for those who want to use the machine for general fitness and/or weight loss.
The Alter G can be used for so many conditions as well as complement fitness programs. We recomend you visit healthview.ca and/or our altergwpg.ca site for more information.
FOUR EASY STRETCHES FOR GOLFERS
Several exercises to get you started this spring. Naturally be careful and gradual if you have been sedentary for the last little while. Don't feel you need to follow the program exactly.
This is a gradual increase so for most the increase will be manageable. For those who have been active you can add this to your current program.
If you have concerns ask one of our professionals for a modified program or join one of our classes. Finally, uncertainty about current health status should be addressed first. Try the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire below and or see a qualified professional.
Good Luck and Have Fun !
Patients will sometimes ask if they can correct their posture. If we measured or took pictures of a persons posture before and after treatment we would often see little to no physical change. For example, someone may show you an x-ray of a crooked back and claim they can straighten the spine. This would be nearly impossible to accomplish and I have never seen any science supporting such claims. In my experience and in discussions with colleagues the general opinion is that dramatic postural change it is extremely challenging.
I do think however that postural management is an important component to treatment and in combination with other therapeutic tools can be very effective.....
The month of June is National Athletic Therapy Month. This is a good time to remember that anyone can benefit from seeing an athletic therapist, not just athletes. Kaylee Woodward, the athletic therapist at Healthview is currently accepting new patients and would be happy to hear from anyone who has questions about athletic therapy.
Not feeling the way you want ? Need some help? See our Athletic Therapist
In addition to treating acute and chronic injuries Kaylee can help you with a clinic and home health and exercise program that can change your life. Furthermore her services are covered under most insurance plans.
With 2014 around the corner you may want to maximize your benefits. If you contact the office we can inquire and explain your coverage.
"This is more affordable and practical then a personal trainer. Our goal is to train you to be independent and put you in control of your health."
A consultation includes an interview and complete assessment of motion, strength, and flexibility. Now the fun begins as we create a plan to success so that you can reach your goals. A specific exercise and general fitness program will be developed for you to begin. Follow ups every 1-3 weeks to track progress and provide progressions.
Everybody is unique in body type, general condition and goals. My job is to put together a program to satisfy all aspects of each client. I am a motivated practitioner and would like to use my energy and specialized training to help you achieve your goals. I define my success as a therapist by results and satisfaction of my clients.