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KEEPING YOU HEALTHY & STRONG WITH WE’RE HERE FOR YOU IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME TELE–REHAB
ALSO INSIDE • Tips for Maintaining Your Health & Staying Active • Getting Better Together with Tele–Rehab! • Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise Essentials • Immunity–Boosting Recipe
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KEEPING YOU HEALTHY & STRONG WITH TELE–REHAB WE ’ R E H E R E F O R Y O U I N T H E C OMF O RT O F Y O U R H OME
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has been causing numerous health care facilities to shut down, we as medical professionals are diligently trying to serve our patients in the best ways possible without risking the spread of this disease. Because of this, Tele-Rehabilitation services are the best possible option for us at this time. By providing care for our patients virtually, as opposed to in person, we are able to keep both our patients and PT providers safe. For more information on our Tele-Rehabilitation services and how they may benefit you, feel free to call us at (705) 728-9333, schedule a Tele-Rehab appointment with our website chatbot, OR go to our Tele- Rehab appointment page link to schedule your virtual appointment! What Is Tele–Rehabilitation? Youmay be wondering what exactly Tele-Rehabilitation is. Essentially, it is a way for us to make sure that our patients are still receiving the highest possible quality of care they need from a remote location. Tele–Rehab services can be accessed via your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and you will be able to perform your PT treatments from the comfort of your own home during this quarantine. You will also be able to track your progress and see how you are improving throughout your treatments – without coming directly to our clinic. At Concept of Movement, our Tele–Rehab services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physiotherapist about your treatment plan.
There are numerous conditions that can still be treated and improved via Tele-Rehabilitation services, including, but not limited to: • Arthritis pain • Back pain • Headaches/migraines • Post-surgical rehab • Respiratory issues • Sports medicine/athletic training • Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, and other chronic conditions • Injury rehab • And much more In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, Tele–Rehabilitation also has other benefits. As stated by the CanadianAllianceof PhysiotherapyRegulatorsand theCollege of Physiotherapists of Ontario, just a few of these include: • Tele-Rehabilitation may be appropriate if you cannot easily attend an in-person visit or live in a remote area. • You can expect to receive the same safe, quality care that you would get during an in-person visit. The College expects physiotherapists tomeet the same standards of practice regardless of how the services are delivered. • Platforms or services used for tele-rehabilitation must be confidential and meet PHIPA requirements.
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For new assessments or on-going treatment plans, we can help! Call the clinic at (705) 728-9333 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm to book your appointment. Visit our website at the following links to learn more! • More information about Tele–Rehab: conceptofmovement.com/virtual-service-physiotherapy • Answers to frequently–asked questions: conceptofmovement.com/faqs-for-tele-rehab-physiotherapy To learn more about how you can set up our Tele-Rehabilitation services on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, give us a call today. At the end of the day, we are all in this together – most importantly, stay calm, and stay healthy. We are here to help you with your needs. • Many services that can be provided virtually include but are not limited to initial assessment, progress assessments, exercise prescription, home- based modalities, self-administered techniques under the direction of the physiotherapist, support for self-management, education, coaching, assessment of how patients are functioning and adapting in their home environments. Begin Tele–Rehab Services Today! We understand that we are in the midst of stressful times and that there will likely be more ahead. At Concept of Movement, we want you to know that we are here for you. We genuinely care about the health of each and every one of our patients, which is why we believe Tele- Rehabilitation services are the best course of action for the time being. Although our clinic is currently closed, we still want to be able to serve you in the best way possible. We want you to be able to continue your personalized PT plans, so you do not lose all the progress you’ve made. If any injury or discomfort occurs during our closure, we want you to be able to receive the care you need.
TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR HEALTH & STAYING ACTIVE
2. Make a habit of 20-30 minutes of physical activity a day. Great cardio exercises include climbing stairs, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, burpees, jump rope, andhigh knees. 3. Maintain a nutritious diet heavy on fruits and vegetables and stay hydrated. 4. Take frequent breaks for stretching as well as for breathing exercises. (Inhale & exhale deeply.) 5. Make sure you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night. (Aim for 8-9!) 6. Take essential vitamins such as Vitamin C, D, and B6.
One of the best ways to maintain the health of your body is to staymoving. Staying active also boosts your immunity and helps prevent you from getting sick. If you are recovering from injury, we want to help you stay as active as possible. You can easily continue your exercises and recovery program from home as well as with the help of your physiotherapist through our Tele-Rehab service. S IMPLE T I PS TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY AND ACT IVE: 1. Do a set of exercises or stretches at least every other hour during the day! You can get started with the Exercise Essentials listed in this newsletter or consult with your physiotherapist for other options.
IMMUNITY–BOOSTING RECIPE GREEN GODDESS SOUP
PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I G H T
• 3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend • 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth • 1/2 cup coconut milk
• Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds
EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE Child’s Pose Stretches the spine, glutes, and hamstrings and releases tension in the lower back and neck. Kneel on the floor, making a right angle with your back and legs. While sinking your hips backward toward your feet, walk your hands forward far as you can. Gently place your forehead on the floor or turn your head to one side while keeping your arms extended. Relax in this pose for up to 5 minutes while breathing deeply. I can’t believe how great real time video assessment and treatment worked for me. Just recently, I had what I thought was a back issue resolved over video conferencing with the amazing help of Tom. I couldn’t believe how easy Tom made it to communicate and solve my pain at home. Turns out it was my hip. It’s amazing what professional help can do. What a game changer. Thanks.” - Greg F.
Directions: Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high–speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.
GETTING BETTER TOGETHER WITH TELE–REHAB! In this midst of these challenging times, we want to take a moment to say thank you. 🙏🙏 We are thankful for the outpouring of support from our patients over the past few weeks as we’ve transitioned to virtual care. We are grateful that technology allows us to provide quality physiotherapy from a distance, keeping both our patients and team safe. We are awed by the perseverance that our patients demonstrate on a daily basis, and we’re looking forward to emerging from this crisis more connected, better prepared, and stronger than ever. Thank you for placing your trust in us!
Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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