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South City Closed…….

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Due to the evolving Coronavirus pandemic, South City Physiotherapy will be temporarily closed – effective Monday March 16, 2020  8:00 p.m..

At this point we will remain closed until the Public Health Agency of Canada advises that it is safe to re-open.

We will continue to monitor developments daily, and will provide an update as soon as possible.

South City does not take the decision to withdraw services lightly, but our first priority is to help protect the health and safety of all patients and staff through “social distancing” as recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Francine Doré – Clinic Director

NEW “TELE-REHAB” SERVICES LAUNCHING APRIL 6TH!

South City is now offering “Tele-Rehab” services!

Please use the “Request an Appointment” button below for more information or to request this service.

It’s simple, safe and effective!

 

South City Physiotherapy hiring Physiotherapist

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South City Physiotherapy is looking to hire a part-time or full-time physiotherapist to start in April or May of 2020.

You must be registered, and in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Ideally with at least 3 years of orthopaedic experience. Manual therapy, acupuncture/IMS/dry needling and excellence in exercise prescription will be given preference. Other areas of interest such as treatment of vestibular or TMJ conditions, pelvic floor or visceral mobilizations would also be very desirable.

Mobility Yoga Classes at South City

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MOBILITY YOGA CLASS

 

 

 

 

Resolve to start the New Year off with improved mobility!

Instructor:                Clare Esler

Starts:                         Saturday, Jan 4th, 2020   10:00 to 11:00 am

Location:                   South City Physiotherapy,  620 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph, ON

Cost:                            $135

 

Classes will run every Saturday morning for 6 weeks!

(ends Saturday February 8, 2020)

Class size limited to 7. Register early to avoid disappointment!

For more information, class availability, and to register, please contact:

Clare Esler                                                                                                               

Email:      healingisyourgift@gmail.com

Tel:           226-500-7906

 

Mobility Yoga Classes at South City

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MOBILITY YOGA CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor:                Clare Esler

Starts:                         Saturday, Oct 5th, 10:00 to 11:00 am

Location:                   South City Physiotherapy,  620 Scottsdale Dr., Guelph, ON

Cost:                            $105

 

Classes will run every Saturday morning for 6 weeks!

(ends Saturday November 8, 2019)

 

For more information, and class availability, please contact:

Clare Esler                                                                                                               

Email:      healingisyourgift@gmail.com

Tel:           226-500-7906

 

South City Clinic & Staff Holiday Message

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South City Physiotherapy would like to wish you a festive holiday season and a new year filled with good health, peace and happiness.

South City has been serving the Guelph community for 28 years. This holiday season, South City and its staff have decided to “give back” by supporting local families through the Guelph “Adopt a Family” program. We are also providing support for those in need outside our community through “Plan Canada’s” international programs.

We could not have done any of this without you, and we’d like to express our sincere appreciation for your continued confidence and loyalty.

South City Management & Staff

Kinesiologist /Physiotherapy Assistant position available!

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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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High Ankle Sprains Robbi Fabbri What 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!