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South City Physiotherapy is actively looking for a full-time or part-time Kinesiologist or Physiotherapy Assistant to start March 2, 2015.

South City is a very busy clinic, so the right candidate will be energetic, dynamic, organized and resourceful.  Some evening hours (until 8 pm) will be required.  Please apply to francine@southcityphysio.com

High ankle sprains

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Robbi Fabbri 2What is a ‘high ankle sprain’?

 by Teresa Fox - Registered Physiotherapist FCAMPT

 

I know a lot if you were cheering on Team Canada at the recent World Junior Championships and in our house there was a collective gasp as our Guelph Storm representative Robby Fabbri went down and was helped off the ice.  Tests later confirmed that Fabbri had suffered a high ankle sprain….so what is that exactly you might ask.

A high ankle sprain involves tearing of the connective tissue that connects the two lower leg bones, the tibia (shin bone) and fibula.  But that’s not all that’s involved.  There are also several very strong ligaments around the ankle.  Ligaments run from bone to bone and protect the joint from moving too much.   With so much support between bones and around the ankle there needs to be a lot of force to tear them.  Common mechanisms of injury include a player colliding with another player, being hit with great speed and force, or twisting/pivoting suddenly on a planted foot.  The result is an unstable ankle…the exact opposite of what a hockey player needs!

These high ankle sprains can be very debilitating.  Your physiotherapist at South City Physiotherapy has the knowledge and skills to get athletes back into full participation.   After a thorough assessment your physiotherapist will discuss a treatment plan with you to help you achieve your goal as well as reassessments during your course of treatment.

Treatment may include: taping/bracing or a removable cast like Fabbri’s; modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, acupuncture; manual therapy; balance retraining exercises; strengthening exercises; functional training exercises; and finally advanced sport specific training exercises.

I’m guessing that Fabbri’s goal is to be back on the ice full steam before the end of the regular season and ready for the OHL playoff’s!

South City Receives “Diamond” Readers Choice Award!

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South City has been awarded a “Diamond” rating as Guelph’s Favourite Physiotherapy Clinic for 2014 by the Readers Choice Award!

Taking the best possible care of our patients is our number one priority, but it’s nice to see that the dedication of our terrific staff is appreciated.

Thank you Guelph for your loyal support over the past 24 years!

Francine Doré

Clinic Director

Next Osteoporosis Exercise Classes to start the week of September 15, 2014!

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South City Physiotherapy offers 8 week extensive exercise programs –  specifically designed to improve bone density and reduce the risk of injury caused by osteoporosis.

Our osteoporosis classes follow the MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program – an exercise program specifically designed for people with osteoporosis. This program provides a safe and effective means to strengthen bone, reduce fracture risk and build confidence.
The MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones Program is based on the latest research on the effects of exercise and bone health, and incorporates all of the major areas important to building stronger bones and reducing fracture risk.

 

Morning Classes: Wednesdays         9:30— 10:30 a.m.

Next Morning classes start September 17, 2014

Afternoon Classes: Fridays         1:00— 2:00 p.m.

Next Afternoon classes start September 19, 2014

Cost:             8 Week Exercise Class  $120 + HST ($135.60)

 
(See the Osteoporosis Classes section under our website’s “Services” tab for more information.)

 

Call South City Physiotherapy

519-763-2885

to book this exercise program.

Improve your strength and stamina

and help prevent injuries !!!

South City now offers OHIP funded treatment!

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As part of the new Ontario Ministry of health and Long Term Care’s “Community Physiotherapy Program”, South City Physiotherapy now offers OHIP funded physiotherapy treatment to “qualified” patients.

 

To qualify for coverage, patients must have a written referral from a physician or nurse practitioner, and must meet at least one of the following criteria;

   Be aged 65 or over

♦   Be aged 19 or under

♦   Be a recently discharged hospital inpatient

If you qualify, please call South City to arrange an appointment!

South City Physiotherapy   tel:  (519) 763-2885

Integrated Core Training Classes to Start September 2014

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Core Class Pic8 week Integrated Program that will take your core training to the next level !

These workouts are designed to improve your core strength, stability, muscle tone and endurence.  If you’ve recovered from a low back injury, are looking to improve your core power, or want to enhance your workout regime, these classes are for you!

Our small class sizes allow for optimal individual focus and guidance from an experienced Certified Personal Trainier and Physiotherapy Assistant.

Benefits:

  • Help to keep back pain away

  • Improve posture

  • Help improve sport performance

  • Improve balance and coordination

  • Safer movement everyday!

Session Length:

8 Weeks

Class Schedule:

Classes run  Mondays 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

First class:   TBA

Last class:   TBA

 

Session Cost:  $110.00 + HST  ($124.30)

Please call South City Physiotherapy to register

519-763-2885 

Readers’ Choice Awards 2013

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South City Physiotherapy has been honoured with a Readers Choice nomination again this year.

Please go to the Guelph Mercury website, and vote for South City Physiotherapy as your favourite “Physiotherapy Clinic”!

Just go to the Mercury’s website     www.guelphmercury.com  … and click on the banner exactly like the one below!

(it’s on the home page near the top)

 

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The “Physiotherapy Clinic” category, is #188 – found on the 7th page.

 

Voting closes June 15th, so please don’t delay!

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