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COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020

Telehealth appointments are now available through our online booking system. Our team is excited to meet with you face to face (with some space) and to continue helping you in your health and wellness journey. If you have questions about extended benefit coverage for appointments, we recommend that you direct them toward your extended medical provider. We look forward to providing you with quality care. 

_______________________________________________________________________________________________March 20, 2020

Dear patients,

We have been thinking of you and your wellbeing during this time. We have been closed this week, and to do our part in helping flatten the curve, we will not be doing in-person clinic treatments until April 1st. At that time, we will reassess the situation and see if we can confidently re-open our door. We will be in touch with those of you who have appointments this month to discuss your options and reschedule.

We understand that many of you are in need of health care during this time. To support you, some of our practitioners are offering Telehealth (virtual) treatments. Bookings will be available through our online janeapp booking site, as well as information about treatment options.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. Thank you for your patience during this time. As a community we will get through this together. Stay strong, and stay healthy. The Movéo team

________________________________________________________________________________________________Dear Movéo Patients,

In light of the recent developments with COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our clinic for one week starting March 17th.

While it saddens us to close our doors, we feel that this is best for our patients, our team, and the entire community.

Your health is our utmost priority, and we are committed to curbing the spread of COVID-19. We will be monitoring the situation, taking our lead from Canadian health authorities, and will determine if it is appropriate to re-open in a week’s time.

If you have an upcoming appointment, we will be reaching out to you in the coming days to reschedule. We are also looking into Telehealth options, and will let you know if these become available.

Our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website) will be active, and we encourage you to look there for updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. This is an unprecedented and challenging time for everyone. Let’s continue to treat one another with compassion and kindness.

Thank you for your patience and support.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Movéo when our community is safe.

Sincerely,
The Movéo Team

COVID-19

Dear patients,

Your health and safety is always our top priority. As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, our team has incorporated proactive and preventative measures within our clinic.

What are we doing?
– Additional hand sanitizer stations within common areas in our building
– Frequent cleans of all clinic surfaces and equipment
– Staff are continuing to maintain the highest standards of personal hygiene

What can you do?
– Regular and thorough hand washing (or use our hand sanitizer!)
– If you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, difficulty breathing, or cough please call us to reschedule your appointment

Cleanliness has always been extremely important to us. Thank you for your cooperation, and let’s be healthy together!

~the Movéo team

 

Interested in learning more about COVID-19 and what you can do to protect yourself?

Check out these links for more information: 

https://bcphysio.org/media/723/download

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/reports-publications/covid-19-patients-with-chronic-health-conditions.pdf

https://www.fraserhealth.ca/health-topics-a-to-z/coronavirus#.XmvEGEBFy3C

10 Reasons to Love Movéo

By Arman Forough, Student Kinesiologist

As a student kinesiologist I was initially overwhelmed by the variety and number of available co-op positions. I currently plan to apply myself as a kinesiologist in the context of helping senior citizens regain and more importantly retain their mobility as they transition into the later years of their lives. In my opinion, Movéo Sport and Rehabilitation Center gives great exposure and experience for work in the field of Kinesiology. Below I have compiled a list of my top 10 reasons why working for Movéo is a great experience for any prospective student in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology field!

Access to a plethora of professionals

When Movéo first opened in 2006, the team approach was not as common, and Movéo was a pioneer in the field of sport rehabilitation. Not only are there physiotherapists and chiropractors, but massage therapists, naturopathic physicians, acupuncturists, and registered kinesiologists at the disposal of the client! Movéo’s team of practitioners ensures you do not need to waste time travelling to multiple clinics across multiple locations to see the professionals that are able to assist you and you can be confident that all therapists involved in your care will communicate with each other and decide which treatment is appropriate and at which time to get you better faster!

A holistic approach to wellness

Practitioners at Movéo do not only address acute injury. They are able to look at the biomechanical factors that contribute to the issue and employ a grass roots approach to rehabilitating current injuries while also preventing future ones. However it cannot be overstated that Movéo works with many competitive and recreational athletes as-well for purposes of performance enhancement.  

Practitioner-Client relationships

At Movéo, the patient is treated with warmth and kindness. Criticisms of the Canadian health care system are that patients sometimes feel dehumanized and do not feel any sort of relationship with their health care practitioner. Observing the way practitioners here interact with their patients defies the notions that health care needs to be impersonal and intimidating. In conjunction with the team focus, this is one aspect in which Movéo leads by example.   

Variety of patients

Working at Movéo you will get experience working with NCAA athletes, recreational athletes, seniors, and workplace or MVA related injuries. The variety of individuals you will deal with guides your coaching and teaching style to be flexible, and not rigid. Modifying programs on the fly also enables you to quickly adapt to the client, which will help with the client feeling like their rehabilitation/treatment is unique to them and their situation. Patient specific exercise modifications will also build your confidence as a kinesiologist/coach/trainer and help develop the ability to recognize errors or compensation patterns and help correct them.

Location – Vancouver is very health conscious and Movéo is located at a crossroads of multiple gyms, and fitness centers

Employees, and patients alike have access to a plethora of fitness centres, supplement shops, and supermarkets containing food items that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle, all within walking distance of Movéo. Vancouver is a health conscious city, but the location of Movéo and its surrounding businesses and residents exemplify this community value. Potential kinesiologists need not worry about their training or nutritional regiment being interrupted due to logistics.

Offers both rehabilitation and sports performance assessment

Not every client is one returning from injury, practitioners also can employ biomechanical corrections to lifting technique, and offer training techniques to break previous plateaus.   This also allows the practitioner to discuss and offer advice on how to prevent future injury and achieve your fitness goals.

 

 

 

 

 

Employing new techniques at the forefront of the rehabilitation and wellness industry alongside their treatment

Staying up to date with breakthroughs in treatment techniques is one of the reasons Movéo is at the spearhead of the team-focused approach to client treatment. For example: Graston involves application of forces through a patented tool to break up scar tissue and enhance recovery, whereas dry needling involves using a needle to release myofascial trigger points within the muscle that would usually be unreachable otherwise. 

An opportunity to work with clients – involving ICBC active rehabilitation

As a kinesiologist you will notice that a lot of clients will be referred through ICBC for purposes of active rehabilitation into one of Movéo’s clinics. Understanding how to work with motor vehicles accident (MVA) clientele entails that you will not only be prescribing exercises, but you will be an active part in the client’s journey to regain function and health alongside the other practitioners you will assist.  

Ability to learn on the job – Access to information on newer techniques

Being able to learn, observe, and inquire about a technique in conjunction with being exposed to its applications in a clinical setting is much more stimulating than learning it in a classroom setting. Practitioners will give you access to reading materials describing new training techniques such as blood-flow restriction. Furthermore, seeing exercises prescribed in a clinical setting as opposed to a fitness setting is also beneficial for kinesiology students due to the need to individualize your instructions to the client’s needs and can modify as complications arise.

Practitioners who are passionate about fitness

Unsurprisingly Movéo practitioners are very health conscious. However it is the goal of the practitioners at Movéo to influence those around them to live a lifestyle that is conductive to holistic health. Adult demographics also report the preference of exercise with own instruction as opposed to instructor led groups1, and Movéo practitioners educate their clients to be able to independently pursue health and wellness.

 

                                                                               

Reference

 

1)         King, A. C., Castro, C., Wilcox, S., Eyler, A. A., Sallis, J. F., & Brownson, R. C. (2000).

Personal and environmental factors associated with physical inactivity among different

            racial–ethnic groups of U.S. middle-aged and older-aged women. Health Psychology, 19(4),

354-364.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.19.4.354