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10 Ways To De-Stress Your Mind & Body

At all of our clinics, we recognize that good health is much more than just your physical body. Mental health and stress can directly impact how you heal and even prevent injury. If you are stressed, sleep deprived, and over worked – taking little time for yourself, your body has to work harder to function properly.

Here is a quick infographic outlining 10 ways to de-stress your mind and body.  Practice these on a regular basis and you’ll feel more of a difference in mind and body than you realize.

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
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    Lighten Up! Tips For Parents and Students On Backpack Safety.

Lighten Up! Tips For Parents and Students On Backpack Safety.

With back to school just around the corner, thoughts go to packed lunches, school supplies, and a fresh to wardrobe to start the year off on the right foot. But with all the excitement around returning to the class room, we rarely give thought to things like backpack safety.

This may sound funny at first, but over time if your child’s backpack isn’y worn correctly is too heavy, this could cause repetitive strain injury, and even seriously effect posture.

We’ve put together a few tips on backpack safety – we hope you find it helpful! Oh, and don’t forget, it is indeed “…the most wonderful time of the year!”



By |August 29th, 2016|kids|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

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.