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Slip & Fall Accidents: Stats & Prevention

Slip and fall accidents are associated most with the elderly population, but in fact they effect every age group. From a slip off a ladder, to tripping over baby toys, nobody is safe from accidents around the home. As physiotherapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors, our clinics see a large scope of injuries but slip and fall are one of the most common.

This infographic contains lots of great stats and ways to prevent these injuries from happening. We hope it helps you avoid the next possible household accident!

Strength Training & Injury Prevention: [video tutorials]

We pride ourselves, at all of our lead the way clinics, at not only injury therapy but injury prevention. The key ingredient in injury prevention is strengthening the joints and muscles so when a trip, fall or pull takes place, your body can better handle what’s thrown at it.
To help people get a handle on these techniques, the team over at Trent Health In Motion have been creating strengthening videos – most of which you can do from home or at the gym. To kick the new year off on the right foot, we’ve combined 6 months worth of strength building content into one nice neat blog. Give them a try and your body will thank you! Happy New Year!
Crank Up The Current

Stair Master

Dead Bug

Walk-Out That Bridge

Stir The Pot

Swing Strengthening

Shoulder Strengthening

Functional Core Stability

Side Pull

Y On the Ball

Underwater Treadmill Walking

Physio Tips 1-10 [infographic]

We’ve had fun over the past 10 weeks creating our #WednesdayWisdom physio tips. For those of you who have missed them on our social feeds, we’ve taken the liberty of putting them together in one nice neat infographic for your viewing pleasure.

If you need treatment, we have clinics all over the Kawarthas. Every member of our clinic staff is passionate about what they do and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Use our contact us page if you would like anymore information. Be well, and we hope this tips come in handy!

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy.

The term ‘hydrotherapy’ is derived from the Greek words ‘hydro’ and ‘therapeia’, meaning ‘water’ and ‘healing’, and it refers to the use of water for therapeutic purposes.

There are a few key features which make exercise in the water different from exercise on land, and we can use these features to our advantage in hydrotherapy. Firstly, the buoyancy of water provides a relative weightlessness and joint unloading. This is especially great for any type of joint disease such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, or for injuries in weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, ankles and spine. The viscosity of water is another unique feature which allows for added resistance to movement in any direction, with faster movements being met by increased resistance. This makes water a great medium for strength-building exercises. A third feature of water is hydrostatic pressure, which is the pressure exerted by a fluid due to the force of gravity. Hydrostatic pressure allows for immersion in water to assist in promoting circulation and alleviating peripheral edema.

The features outlined above make water an optimal enviroment for rehabilitative and therapeutic exercise. Water can be used to reduce weight-bearing stress on joints, and provide added resistance as well as proprioceptive input to help improve strength and balance.

Individuals with a wide variety of injuries and health conditions can benefit from hydrotherapy. Below is a list of many different conditions and injuries which may benfit from hydrotherapy:

• Osteoarthritis
• Osteoporosis
• Overweight/Obese Individuals
• Fibromyalgia
• Low back pain
• Joint injury or ligamentous instability
• Post-operative (ie: post joint replacement or ACL repair)
• Pregnancy
• Exercise-induced asthma
• Neurological conditions

At Trent Health in Motion, we are fortunate to have access to a state of the art Swimex pool, which allows us to provide an enhanced […]

Leading A Healthy Lifestyle. [Infographic]

What if we told you, “listen, we don’t really want to see you walk through our clinic doors”. Sounds a little strange, right? Well, the truth is, if you aren’t walking into one of our clinics it means you aren’t in need of treatment – and that’s a good thing!

The reality is, injuries happen – people get hurt, and massage, physio, and/or chiropractic care is required. That’s where we come in. We’re passionate about assisting our clients in their rehabilitation, and really, there is no better feeling than helping someone down the path of wellness.

But let’s go back to basics for a minute – injury prevention starts with some simple health and wellness practices anyone can do! Often times, not eating a balanced diet, drinking enough water, or getting enough daily exercise can lead to injury.

We’ve put together a fun infographic you can look over, and even share to spread the good word on wellness. ENJOY!

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Get To Know Your Trent Health In Motion Staff!

You know without a doubt that when you walk through the doors at Trent Health In Motion, you’ll always be met with a smile and treated by the most qualified clinic staff in the area. It’s true, you know the physiotherapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors plus the amazing support staff, are awesome at what they do, but how well do you really know them?

It’s important to us that you know more about the THIM staff – the people directly responsible for you treatment and recovery. Drum roll please! In no particular order, here are your THIM staff!

Dr. J. Crawford Dobson, MD, FRCS (C) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Dobson is a leading Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Dobson obtained his Fellowship in Sports Medicine in Ottawa and provided orthopaedic expertise to the Ottawa Roughriders, the University of Ottawa, and Carlton Varsity teams. Over the past 15 years Dr. Dobson has treated elite local, national and international athletes. He is currently affiliated with the Peterborough Petes Junior “A” hockey team.

Dr. Dan Calow, BScHK, DC, Medical Acupuncture Provider Chiropractor

Dr. Dan Calow grew up in Peterborough where he was an avid participant in the Peterborough athletics community, playing all kinds of sports like hockey, football, rugby and lacrosse. His interest in performance and movement led him to Ottawa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 2011. His passion for movement, rehabilitation, and therapy combined with his experiences in chiropractic as a high school football player led him to pursuing a career in chiropractic. In June 2015 he graduated […]

By |October 14th, 2016|THIM|0 Comments

Dave Kervin’s Olympic & Paralympic Recap!

I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to work with these talented, hard working, dedicated athletes.
Just a little recap on the athletes that I spent time with working on down in Florida at their training camps leading into the Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games and Rio Olympics/Paralympic. They have made Canada proud!

 Zack Chetrat – Pan Am Games bronze medalist and Canadian record holder for the 200m butterfly

Martha McCabe – Silver medalist Pan Am Games 200m breaststroke and 2 time Olympian.

 Sandrine Maineville – bronze medalist 4x100m freestyle relay team Rio Olympics

Michelle Williams – bronze medalist 4x100m freestyle relay team Rio Olympics

Benoit Huot – 5 time Paralympian, 20 Paralympic medals including a bronze in the 400m freestyle S10 class Rio Paralympics.

THIM staff RMT, SMT(cc), Dave Kervin

By |September 23rd, 2016|THIM|0 Comments

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, […]

By |August 18th, 2016|THIM|0 Comments

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 […]