Therapists are continuing to connect with patients during this time, and are more than happy to answer questions and help you with concerns you may have regarding your treatment, exercise program, or new injuries. We are pleased to be able to assist our patients during this time, even if we can't meet face-to-face. To contact your therapist you can simply email them or call the clinic and leave a message.
What is Telehealth?
We have had a few questions about Telehealth. It is a safe and secure way to consult with your therapist either over the phone or through a video connection. 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!
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!
If you love to squat but have no access to a gym, then I am sure you are concerned about losing some of your squat mobility. Here is a simple home exercise to help maintain and likely improve your back squat position and technical mastery of the set-up of the squat.
The goal of a strong upper back position in the back squat is to be as tight in the retracted position as possible. If you bring your hands closer together on the stick/dowel you can test and improve your back tightness in the final position.
typical 10 repetition set duration). For added skill transfer, perform a partial or full squat isometrically to maintain the squat motor pattern.
Finding ways to stay active at home is an essential way to stay #MackieStrong
Today Melissa D is going to help you all figure out creative ways to challenge yourselves at home.
Trying to figure out ways to add weight to your exercises? Well here’s a cool way - put some heavy objects into a backpack, duffel bag, or any sturdy bag, and voila!
Here Melissa demonstrates a few ways to squat with it but get creative, it can be used as weight for many movement patterns. Next we get to the cardio and core portion of this week's workout with some towel mountain climbers. This ones a tough one but works great! Give it a go.
3x10 Backpack squat
3x10 Backpack row
3x 10 Backpack deadlift
3x 10 push-ups (incline for easier, decline for harder)
3x30 sec towel mountain climbers.
Give these a try and show us your favourite ways to get creative at home. Don't forget to post your pictures on social media and tag us!
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 these exercises.
Easy, Tasty Kale Salad!
Kessa has done the impossible: made kale ENJOYABLE!! 🥬🥗
Today Kessa is teaching you how to make a homemade Caesar salad dressing and serve it on kale and romaine lettuce!
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp ground mustard or Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Black pepper
Adjust as you please! Add more or less lemon juice or Worcestershire sauce - go to your preference.
3012 Arlington Avenue
Saskatoon, SK, S7J 2J9
Monday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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
#40-211 Evergreen Square
Saskatoon, SK, S7W 0Z2
Monday 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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