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THIM Staff Spotlight: Meet Dave Kervin.

My name is Dave Kervin, and I’ve been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 16 years, working at Trent Health in Motion for the past 11.

From a very young age I’ve always had an interest in sports, fitness, health, and living an active lifestyle.   My parents encouraged me throughout all my childhood sports ranging from rep hockey to track and field.  Through high school as my love for sports increased I knew I wanted to pursue a career in health and fitness.  After landing onMassage Therapy as the right path for me, I pursued my post secondary education at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, in Newmarket, ON.  From there I had the opportunity to travel to Corner Brook, Newfoundland to work with the Core Medical team at the 1999 Winter Canada Games.

With that first taste of working with athletes, I knew I wanted to direct my clinical focus in this direction. I became the Sports Outreach Supervisor at Sir Sanford Fleming College with their Massage Therapy Program in the fall of 2003 and then progressed into instructing there with the 3rd year students in Clinical Treatments.  In the fall of 2005 when Trent Health in Motion opened its’ doors, I read about the clinic opening in the newspaper and knew I had to contact Kylie Gibson (Head Physiotherapist) to pursue working with her and in the setting that the University clinic was providing. Through its’ growing student population and Varsity athletic programs, it was clear to me that it was the right fit.

Starting from a very small clinic space, THIM has grown to a beautiful, multidisciplinary clinic, over-looking the Trent Severn Waterway, with a fantastic team of knowledgeable, competent health care providers, […]

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Kids Triathlon A Huge Success!

A perfect day for a really successful Dr. Shufelts Kids Triathlon!  So many smiling faces and active kids……280 in total 🙂
Over 60 volunteers making it all possible!  Trent Health in Motion was there helping with the food station as well as coordinating the event itself. Let’s do it again next year!

Introduction To Injury-Free Gardening!

Unfortunately, every time you water the garden, you also water the weeds!  While many people garden for the pure pleasure of it many others garden out of pure necessity.  Whatever your reasoning, gardening can be a fun but formidable recreational activity that can certainly result in injury.  There are several tips you should wisely heed regarding the best equipment to use, along with using the proper technique in order to make your gardening experience both pleasurable and injury-free.

The links below will guide you through areas of our website designed to assist you in preventing injuries while gardening. We’ll help you choose the best gardening equipment, assist you in preparing your body for the task, and make you aware of the most common injuries that might occur. No need to be laid up in pain when you should be out skipping through your daisies!

Click on a link below to learn more:

Be sure to stretch
Enjoy yourself but don’t strain-yourself
Use the right tools the right way

12th Annual Dr. Shufelts’ Kid’s Triathlon!

Mark your calendars! July 30th is the 12th annual Dr. Shufelts Kids Triathlon at Beavermead Park.  Trent Health in Motion is a proud sponsor of this event for the 3rd year in a row!  Kids ranging from ages 2-13 will be out swimming, biking and running to promote living a healthy and
active lifestyle.  It’s a great event not only to watch, but to be a part of as well.  The smiles on the kids faces are priceless when they
cross the finish line and receive their participation medal.

Year after year the event sells out, and year after year there are a great group of voluneers making it all possible.  This year volunteers are still needed to help make the event run smoothly and safely for the kids.  Those interested in voluneering can contact Dave Kervin directly at  Volunteers are needed from 7am until approx. 1-2pm.  There is a Volunteer after party held at Dr. J’s with draw prizes, free appetizers and a free first drink.

Over the years, the Peterborough Kids Triathlon has raised over $16,000 in support of The Peterborough Family Resource Centre a valuable community-based non-profit organization.

Leading The Way With “FOTO”

It says it in our name – we pride ourselves on leading the way in new industry initiatives and practices. That’s why our clinics were the first in Canada to use FOTO (Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes). Here’s how “FOTO” is defined by our friends at the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
This is an outcome measure used to objectively determine the baseline function of a patient at the beginning of treatment. Once treatment has commenced, the same measure can be used to determine progress and treatment efficacy.

Outcome measures provide a means to define treatment goals and track patient progress. Physiotherapists have been using them for many years to great effect. In fact, physiotherapists lead in the use of outcome measures across Canada. But we’re not sharing them, and that means the collective data isn’t being maximized.

That’s why CPA has partnered with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) to be the exclusive provider of data collection and reporting services for a rehabilitation functional outcome-based registry for CPA members.
So, what does this mean for us, and more importantly, for our patient’s? In short, this allows us more control over how we can effectively treat our patients over time – and by tracking progress, patient satisfaction, and recording results in a database, we are storing valuable information for future use. This helps you, the patient, by knowing you are getting the best treatment as we reference previous cases just like yours, and how they were dealt with.

What excites us most are new initiatives just like this. Bettering our clinics by gathering, recording, and using valuable information to rehabilitate the varied conditions we see each day, across all of our clinics.

We look forward to bringing more like this, your way. Improving, evolving and […]

Getting To Know Trent Health In Motion.

Trent University is ranked one of the top post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the addition of the new forensics program, and continued focus on environmental responsibility – introducing the “Green Pledge” (a promise to be environmentally and socially conscious in their future career.) – Trent continues to lead the way in community focused initiatives and academics.

Trent also boasts a state of the art athletics facility, which the THIM (Trent Health In Motion) team calls home!

A Centre for Health Excellence, Trent Health in Motion is a private multidisciplinary clinic offering physiotherapy, sports and orthopaedic medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, athletic therapy, pool/hydrotherapy, bracing, and sports health services on-site at Trent University.

With the expansion of the Trent Athletics Complex the clinic has moved to a new 3500 square foot state of the art facility. The expanded and enhanced Centre for Health Excellence offers treatment, rehabilitation, education and prevention services to a range of clients. Equipped to serve even the most elite athletes, the facility will focus on providing services and programming for all levels of community sport involvement and injuries and health conditions in the general population. The addition of a SwimEx therapy pool – a versatile, exercise and resistance pool is unique to the region.

As a foremost resource for game/event coverage and emergency sports injury management, the Centre positions Trent and Peterborough as a sought-after hosting venue for national and international sporting events and the unprecedented combination of multidisciplinary services, facilities and staffing expertise establishes Trent Health in Motion as the premier regional centre for delivery of rehabilitation and sports medicine services.

Our staff is always available to chat! Drop by for a tour of the THIM facilities. In the mean time, here are some shots of […]

5 Ways To Relieve Pelvic & Back Pain During Pregnancy

There really is nothing quite like the moment when you find out you’re pregnant. You instantly find yourself imagining the future – holding baby for the first time, feeling that little hand grip your finger, and the surreal feeling of bringing your own little human into the world. But of course, as we all know, nothing great comes without a few bumps in the road.
Pregnancy is different for every woman – some find themselves breezing through the 9 months leading up to the big day, with very little discomfort. Where others deal with a wide variety of pregnancy symptoms. Wherever you’re sitting in the pre-natal experience, you don’t have to settle with the symptoms. There are often ways to cure pain & discomfort, or at the very least, relieve it for periods of time.
We asked Heidi Wilkins, a local woman in her 2nd trimester (and expecting a little girl in September – congrats Heidi!), what she has experienced throughout her pregnancy, and how she’s been dealing with it.  Here’s what she said:
Pregnancy doesn’t always bring actual pain, but more a general discomfort as we grow a tiny human inside of us. I’ve experienced a lot of pelvic discomfort that has kept me from being as active as I would have liked to be. With the help of a chiropractor who specializes in pre-natal care, and some minor adjustments at home, I am able to keep the discomfort down to a minimum. Sleeping on my side with a pregnancy pillow that goes between my legs, and along my back has helped with the night time pain, and allows me to get out of bed less stiff than I was before. Stretching helps, if you are able to without pain. […]