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January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
As we transition from the holiday season, re-establishing our regular routines and reintegrating physical activity can be a daunting task. If you’re unsure where to begin and seek a sustainable approach to exercise, join HPC’s physiotherapy fellows for an informative talk! During this session, facilitators will guide you on safely elevating your physical activity levels throughout the winter months, ensuring it feels good for your body and is manageable in the long run.
This workshop will focus specifically on:
-Setting SMART exercise goals (What is a ‘good’ goal?)
-Building an exercise program – how to exercise properly and safely
-Recommendations for exercise (Canadian Guidelines for aerobic and resistance exercises)
-Answering questions related to these topics
Join HPC’s physiotherapy experts by registering now! You can submit questions when you register that will be answered during the talks.
Learn more about the facilitators:
After completing her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, Julie attended McMaster University for the Master of Science in Physiotherapy program. She is hoping to integrate both her clinical and personal experiences to provide high-quality, patient-centred care at the HPC. Julie has always had an interest in sports, being a competitive athlete and dancer for many years. She is especially interested in the treatment and management of sport-related concussions and vestibular rehab. Julie will be working with many varsity teams this season, including the soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams.
Brittany recently graduated from the Master of Science in Physical Therapy program at the Univerisity of Toronto. Her educational journey began with a foundation in Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph. With a passion for helping individuals achieve their optimal physical health, Brittany is thrilled to return to the HPC team, where she previously volunteered. As a physiotherapy resident at the HPC, she is committed to delivering high-quality care and rehabilitation services.In addition to her role at HPC, Brittany is working with a range of University of Guelph varsity sports teams, including swimming, basketball, rugby, and hockey. Having played soccer and basketball, her background and passion for sports have given her a unique insight into the challenges athletes face and the importance of a comprehensive rehabilitation approach. Brittany’s commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle extends beyond her professional life as she enjoys running, hiking, tennis, golf, fitness classes, and yoga. In her treatment plans, Brittany combines her clinical expertise with a holistic approach, incorporating manual therapy, exercise prescription, and patient education. Brittany utilizes a collaborative approach to help patients achieve their goals. She firmly believes that empowering her patients with knowledge about their conditions and the rehabilitation process is key to their success in regaining mobility, strength, and overall well-being.
About the HPC
Providing high-performance injury recovery right in the heart of campus. The Health and Performance Centre (HPC) is located in the J.T. Powell Building and prevents and treats sports and activity-related injuries for the University of Guelph and the surrounding community. Whether you are a recreationally active or an elite competitive athlete, their collaborative team of skilled practitioners will provide specialized care to help you perform at your best.