Our awesome physio, Sayaka, is expecting her second child and needs help keeping her patients strong and healthy!
Sayaka works with a diversity of patients ranging from Parkinson’s rehab, surgical rehab all the way to strength training for athletes. We are looking for somebody who works with a strong emphasis on strength work/ rehab- we want to put that gym space to use!
Some general facts about the job:
Expected duration: 1 year
Part-time or full time- we will take what we can get if the practitioner is a good fit!
Your own treatment room and access to gym space
Jane practice software
Patient- focused, evidence-based work environment
Plenty of parking with store front entrance into the clinic
Reception coverage for 40 hours/week with the option to work outside of those hours
There’s always the option to work beyond the locum if it makes sense for all, but for now the focus would be on maintaining Sayaka’s patients and other new physio patients that come into the clinic.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more!
Looking to get together with other new moms, and regain your health postpartum? Dr. Taylor, a Waterloo Chiropractor with a special interest in postpartum rehab and postpartum chiropractic is here to help!
I am sure most of use have experienced a muscle that feels tight and stiff. Most people immediately think to stretch the affected area, but is that always the solution?
If you have stretched to the ends of the earth but you still feel tight, it might be time to change the approach and try to strengthen it. The sensation of “tightness” doesn’t always mean a short muscle. It could, in fact, mean that the muscle is weak or that a joint lacks motor control and needs to be trained.
Getting assessed by a healthcare professional, like a physiotherapist, you can determine if stretching, or strengthening, or a combination of the two is the way forward.
Looking for a physiotherapist in Waterloo? Sayaka might be a good fit for you, read more HERE.
Exercise is always better with friends, which is why we are excited to formally offer individual and small group workout sessions guided by Physio Sayaka!
Strength is a key component of any good rehab program, and is invaluable for staying healthy, regardless of if you are an athlete or not. Plus, we all know there are many ways to go wrong when trying to implement it, so why not get work with a regulated health practitioner to make sure you are doing things the right way!
These one-hour exercise sessions are tailored to your group’s needs, such as:
prehab for your sport or everyday activities
prenatal/postpartum rehab and strengthening
maintaining fitness in a safe environment with consideration for your previous injuries
Sessions are scheduled in advance to reserve the same time every week. We’re flexible on the duration, but 4 weeks minimum is usually a good place to start.
COST: Cost will be scaled to the size of the group:
4 people: $65 per person/session
3 people: $75 per person/session
2 people: $90 per person/session
Flying solo? The cost for a 1-on-1 session will be $120.
Covered under your physiotherapy benefits!
Note: Anyone looking to claim this under their PT benefits will need to come in for a short assessment to ensure we are delivering appropriate care for your PT goals.
Completing 5Ks isn’t just about racing to your limit- conquering it in any capacity can do wonders for your health. Here at the clinic we all have all different goals for this event depending on factors like family, work schedule and our fitness starting point. Here is how everybody hopes to do and how they are going to prepare!
We are very excited to announce that starting in the New Year, chiropractic intern Taylor Huehn will be joining the team!
After her 4 year B.Kin degree from WLU, she is now 3.5 years into her 4 year Doctor of Chiropractic program at CMCC. As such, Taylor is now certified to provide direct care to patients under Dr. Delanghe’s guidance as she finishes the final 6 months of her training.
You can read more about her background and book with her online HERE.
How will she help at the clinic?
Other than a number of tasks behind the scenes including research and various learning objectives, Taylor will be helping as follows:
Same day appointments
No existing patients will be required to see her. However, if there is a day where you need to get in and Dr. Delanghe is unable to accommodate, rather than wait you will have the option to get in the day you call with Taylor.
Free initial assessments
As part of her training, Taylor will be providing free initial visits to all patients new to the clinic.
These visits will consist of a 1 hour, highly in-depth history and physical exam followed by a communication of a diagnosis, plan of management and initial treatment. In addition to this, all of these visits will be completed with consultation with Dr. Delanghe.
It is important to note that there will be no requirements for additional visits if you do not wish to pursue more treatment.
Subsequent visits will be the same price as seeing Dr. Delanghe. As such, Dr. Delanghe will be either directly or indirectly overseeing all treatments. He will also offer any help in completing procedures if needed.
Yes, your insurance will still cover it!
As part of her training, Taylor will be observing Dr. Delanghe during certain treatments at the clinic. As the patient, you are always welcome to decline having her in your treatment room with no questions asked.
That’s it for now! We also have some exciting things in the New Year planned including things for new mothers and those who suffer from osteoarthritis.
If you have any questions, feel free to let us know, and make sure to welcome Taylor if you see her around the clinic!
Ankle sprains, AKA rolled ankles, have got to be one of the most common injuries out there. They can happen in the most innocuous situations, like stepping on an uneven surface, or during sports that require cutting and landing. The words “walk it off” are synonymous with ankle sprains. Get up. It’s nothing serious. Back to business.
I get the sense that most people that sustain an ankle sprain do not seek any guidance from a physiotherapist. It might swell up nicely for a day or two, but then you limp around and manage to get on with your life. What you might not appreciate though, is that ankle sprains have a high recurrence rate due to the residual effects of the initial injury. Things like ligament laxity and damage to the neural and musculotendinous tissue around the ankle can inhibit complete recovery. This can present as weakness, poor balance, and slower muscle response to load. You might not notice these deficits when you are walking around, but they do make you susceptible to re-injuring the area. This is why I always advocate for getting any old rolled ankle assessed by a physiotherapist.
I often prescribe a blend of resistance and balance training for my ankle sprain patients. But if you are super crunched for time, is there one that is more efficient than the other?According to a 2021 study, although resistance training and balance training on their own improves strength, hopping (explosiveness and control), and dynamic balance, if you had to pick one, balance training takes the edge. This is likely due to the high training load used in the study (20-30 second holds, 10-20x, 3-5 sets over multiple exercises), and the fact that you need to be strong and coordinated to balance well, and strictly strengthening will not challenge your proprioception (balance-ability). Time to get your Karate Kid on.
Want to know what kind of exercises are appropriate for you? Or have you sprained your ankle before and feel things are not quite right? You can book an appointment with me here!
We’re back again for the latest in my series on strength training for endurance athletes!
I’ve written previously about how and when strength training should be used in a nuanced way- it’s not as simple as ‘strength is always good!’ Check it out: here, here, here and here.
Now, the next question: is there a downside to strength training? Time costs aside, are there risks or detrimental aspects to including strength training in your quest to be a better endurance athlete? That is what I am taking a quick look at in this article.
First and foremost, based on my previous articles, we know the goal of strength training is to improve our running economy without losing any other components of why we run well. However, it’s not as simple as ‘build power, go faster;’ it’s about how you maximize your power-to-weight ratio.
The other consideration is that if you put on muscle mass, the ratio of the density of blood vessels carrying oxygen to the muscles vs. the volume of muscles they supply goes down – once again, hurting endurance performance.
The key with this is that higher rep, lower weight exercises don’t seem to give the same boost in performance that high weight, low rep strength work does. The flip side to this is that low rep exercises are what builds mass – something we don’t necessarily need to be faster. So, what’s the balance?