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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health & Caring for Your Body

Direct Access You do not need a referral for

physiotherapy however some insurance providers require one. Checkwith your provider. Come see us!

Exciting News We have a Stayner location of Peak to Shore coming soon located at 7460 County Road 91, Unit 4, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0.


Georgian Bay Location 1 First Street Unit 102 Collingwood ON - L9Y 1A1 Phone: 705-446-2551 Fax: 705-446-1897

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00am - 8:00pm 8:30am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm

Hours subject to change due to COVID-19. Please call in advance.

INSIDE: What Is Telehealth? • Five Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning! Staff Spotlight • Patient Review • Healthy Recipe

We’re Back Open and Taking Extra Precautions

We’re happy to announce that we’re back open and accepting patients! Peak to Shore Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine is committed to your health and wellbeing. In the wake of the recent spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, we are taking every precaution. Before and after every session, we are asking our clients and staff to wash and sanitize their hands, wear appropriate gloves and masks, and practice social distancing. To assist us in preventing the spread of this contagious disease, we will be emailing all our clients a COVID-19

screening questionnaire. If you answer yes to any questions, please contact the clinic to reschedule your appointment. Additionally if you or your family have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of the virus, please notify us immediately so we can take the necessary steps. Your cooperation in this tough time is what makes us able to continue to provide valuable services to you and your family. We appreciate your ongoing support. If you’ve been struggling with your home exercises, ignoring that ache or pain that’s been resurfacing, or just need some human interaction, schedule your appointment now.

Staff Spotlight

Patient Review


Lacey has been a physiotherapist since 2008, working primarily in private orthopaedic settings. SheholdsaMasterof Science inPhysiotherapy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Health

“I can’t say enough about how friendly the staff are here. Lacy is my PT and I really have had a great experience with her.” - M. D.

ScienceswithHonours fromtheUniversityofWesternOntario. Shehas completedpost-graduateadvanced training inManual Therapy (Level 4, OrthopaedicDivision, CanadianPhysiotherapyAssociation); Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada); APTEI (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute) and fascialmobilization. Laceywas a competitive swimmer for ten years, and when not at the clinic she continues to enjoy swimming, as well as hiking and spending time with her family.

“Great variety of services - a one stop shop. The therapists are very professional and caring. Looking forward to trying one of the power watts spinning classes.” - B.B.

What Is Telehealth? You may be wondering what exactly telehealth 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 during COVID-19. Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer, and you will be able to have an assessment of a new injury, get advice about the progression of exercises or treatment options available. At Peak To Shore, our telehealth services offer live consultation where you can meet and chat with your physiotherapist about your treatment plan. Additionally, you can view the exercises and stretches that you are expected to complete each day and log your advancement through your treatment plan. In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the World Health Organization, telehealth also has other benefits for patients. As stated by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, just a few of these include: Patients typically in clinical or hospital settings could bemanaged from their homes

Quicker screening, assessment, and referrals can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models such as accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes Telehealth can facilitate consultation between providers or in clinical education.

Healthy Recipe Dairy-Free Ranch Salad Dressing & Dip


• 1 cup raw, unsalted cashew pieces • ¼ cup plain, unsweetened, almond milk

• 1 clove garlic, minced • 3 Tablespoons chives, chopped • 3 Tablespoons parsley, chopped

• 3 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar • Sea salt to taste


Place the cashews in water and soak overnight in the fridge. Drain and rinse the nuts, the place them in a blender or food processor with the almondmilk (or leave out if you want a thicker dip), garlic, and vinegar. Blend 1-2 minutes adding water as needed to get the consistency you want. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on low another minute. Recipe from:

Five Health Benefits of Spring Cleaning!

floors) can decrease your risk of heart disease by 24 percent.

Allergy Symptom Reduction. A thorough cleaning can greatly reduce the amount of dust in your home, which is helpful considering about 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites according to the Asthma and

Declutter andDo aGoodDeedbyDonating. An essential part of a successful spring cleaning is getting rid of old items that are no longer used or worn. Apply the rule of thumb that if you haven’t made use of something in a year, it’s time for it to go.

Allergy Foundation of America. A 2014 study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunity found that cleaning and decluttering your home can help you avoid allergy symptoms and make you feel more healthy. CleanlinessProducesHappiness. Maybe you don’t enjoy the process of cleaning, but the end result will leave you smiling. A 2010 study at the University of California, Los Angeles found that having a clean home can improve your mood and reduce your risk of depression. Studies also show that doing housework for 20minutes can reduce stress and anxiety by up to 20 percent.

Fill bags and boxes of things, then donate them to a local charity so they can still be beneficial to someone else. Giving to others is an act that is associated with greater self-esteem, lower stress levels, and overall happiness.

Get a Better Night’s Sleep. Do you have trouble sleeping at night? The National Sleep Foundation found in a recent poll that people who make their beds are 19 percent more likely to sleep well on a regular basis. Clean sheets with a fresh scent impacted 75 percent of those individuals polled. See what a difference spring cleaning can make by cleaning the clutter from your room and sleeping on some fresh sheets.

Better Heart Health. If you’re looking for an easy way to support your heart health, just 30 minutes per day of light exercise (including low-intensity physical activities like household chores, vacuuming, mopping, and scrubbing


Did You Know? We Can Also Treat:

• Arthritis • Hip Injuries • Knee/Ankle Injures

• Muscle/Tendon Injuries • Shoulder/Elbow Injuries • Sports Injuries

• Sprains • Vertigo • And more!

DIY Face Covering - Sewn Cloth Face Covering

1. Cut out two 10-by-6-inch rectangles of cotton fabric. Use tightlywovencotton, suchasquilting fabricor cottonsheets. T-shirt fabric will work in a pinch. Stack the two rectangles; youwill sewthecloth facecoveringas if itwasasinglepiece of fabric.

3. Runa6-inch lengthof 1/8-inchwideelastic throughthewider hem on each side of the cloth face covering. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle or a bobby pin to thread it through. Tie theends tight.Don’thaveelastic?Usehair tiesor elasticheadbands. If youonlyhavestring, youcanmake the ties longer and tie the cloth face coveringbehind your head.

2. Fold over the long sides ¼ inch and hem. Then fold the double layer of fabric over ½ inch along the short sides and stitch down.

4. Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the cloth face covering on the elastic and adjust so the cloth face covering fits your face. Thensecurelystitchtheelastic inplacetokeep it fromslipping.

Call Peak To Shore to talk with your physiotherapist today!

3. If further assessment is

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.

2. Your therapist will tell you the possible causes of your pain as well as precautions you can take at home.

warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

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