This week the therapists spent some time contacting you to find out how we could help during this unusual time, and we also rolled out our new Telehealth system.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth is a means to interact with your Physiotherapist while maintaining the government safety recommendations amidst the intensifying concerns surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. You can schedule an appointment with one of our therapists for a phone call and/or telehealth session that connects you with the therapist by video conferencing. These sessions are obviously not hands on but we can listen to your concerns and problem solve to arrive at home-based treatment options.
Booking is easy!
This alternate option to your regular treatment is available with all of our therapists, and can be used to answer questions you may have, find techniques for home treatment, help manage flare-ups of your condition, or update your exercise program so that it can be done at home.
Our Telehealth option is safe and secure, and can be done from the comfort of your own home. We look forward to connecting with you – this is a new way of receiving therapeutic guidance but in these difficult times it calls for innovative ways to reach out and help our community.
Thanks to our entire community for your thoughts and wishes! Mackie Physiotherapy “Strong” will be back!
What’s Up Wednesday
It was an eventful week for the Mackie Crew. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week.
McGill’s Big 3: Curl Up, Side Plank & Bird Dogs + Dead Bugs
❌ Strength & Movement
✅ Stability & Spinal Rigidity
The emphasis with these exercises is to stabilize the spine through activation of our core while minimizing load placed on the spine itself. They are excellent to incorporate as a warm up before any exercise and can be very beneficial to someone experiencing acute back pain.
An important thing to understand is that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to performing these exercises. You want to brace in order to lock down the spine, limit any excessive unwanted movement, reduce energy leaks and allow all the movement to come through your hips and extremities. The best thing you can do is listen to your body and focus on high quality movement and control instead of specific rep. counts and time ranges. Get comfortable with the movements and then progress and challenge yourself once they become manageable.
Disclaimer: This information and exercise program is general medical advice only. The text and exercises on this platform, including all graphics, text and images, (collectively ‘the content’) are intended for information purposes only. The content is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Physiotherapist or Health Care Practitioner with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or its treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen on this content. Always adhere to the instructions accompanying each exercise prior to performing the exercise. Cease performing exercise if you experience any pain, discomfort, dizziness or tingling. In such event, promptly contact your healthcare professional prior to continuing with any aspect of this exercise.
The Mackie Family loves to cook! Here's what we made this week...
This week in Kessa's Corner:
Dairy Free & Veggie Packed Cheese Sauce
This might possibly be, the BEST way to eat your veggies!
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. coconut or avocado oil
2 cups cubed butternut squash, fresh or frozen
2 cups cauliflower florets, fresh or frozen
2 cups chopped carrot, fresh or frozen
2 cups chicken broth (substitute vegetable broth for vegan)
1 ½ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ tsp. Dijon mustard
1 – 1 ½ tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
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Saskatoon, SK, S7J 2J9
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Tuesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Saskatoon, SK, S7W 0Z2
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Tuesday 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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