Dr. Katie Whitton is excited to announce a new partnership with local road race and charity, 9RunRun. 9RunRun is in it's 11th year and is a supporting fundraiser for the Ottawa First Responder's Foundation, a charity supporting First Responder's mental health. Like most races this year, the 9RunRun has been forced to shift away from their usual road race format, and become a virtual race for 2020. To enhance participant experience and add value to the race package, Dr. Katie will be providing running rehab exercises weekly via 9RunRun social media channels. These exercises are meant to help runners of all levels perform at their best. To follow along, visit 9RunRun's Facebook or Instagram page!
To register to run with Dr. Katie for this year's 9RunRun follow the link here:
If you have any questions about running or running related injuries, contact Dr. Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if gait training, or other therapeutic options are right for you!
June 1, 2020
We are open again to all of our valued patients. In accordance to the latest Public Health recommendations, as well as recommendations of our regulatory colleges and insurance providers, we will be following strict guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety. We are using a high powered cleaner between all patients and will be wearing a mask for all treatments. We support the practice of social distancing as much as possible and request that all patients wear a face mask to their appointment. A homemade cloth mask is acceptable. The clinic looks a little different lately, we have removed the waiting room chairs and installed a plexi-glass shield at the reception desk. We ask that you only enter the clinic within 5 minutes before your appointment, if you arrive earlier, please wait in your car.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, have traveled out of the country in the last 14 days, have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has done any of the above, we ask that you call us and cancel immediately.
COVID-19 Symptom Screening:
- Sore throat, difficulty swallowing
- Runny nose/ sneezing
- Nasal congestion
- Loss of voice, decrease or loss of sense of smell/ taste
- Chills, fever, unexplained fatigue
- Gastrointestinal upset including: diarrhea, abdominal pain or nausea/ vomiting
If you are over 65:
- New functional decline
- Worsening of chronic conditions
Please read the following updates for specific instructions by practitioner:
Dr. K. van der Veer and Dr. K. Whitton
OPEN: Call the clinic or email email@example.com to schedule your appointment 613-695-0266. Dr. van der Veer is only booking appointments on the :00 and :30 of an hour. Dr. Whitton is booking appointments on the :15 and :45 of an hour. This will allow for better spacing of patients in our day.
Cynthia Foubert, RMT:
Cynthia is currently not booking client visits, she is reviewing guidelines and taking into account personal circumstances before returning to practice.
For other information about how we are preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our clinic, please read our previous post here:
June 1, 2020:
Core Chiropractic and Performance Centre is happy to have re-opened after shutting down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In accordance to the latest Public Health recommendations, as well as recommendations of our regulatory colleges and insurance providers, we will be following strict guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety:
- We are using a high powered cleaner between all patients on all surfaces of the clinic including door handles, point of sale machine, counters and therapeutic equipment and table.
- Hand sanitizer is available in the clinic and you will be asked to please use it before and after your treatment.
- We will be wearing a mask for all treatments. We support the practice of social distancing as much as possible and request that all patients wear a face mask to their appointment. A homemade cloth mask is acceptable.
- The clinic looks a little different lately, we have removed the waiting room chairs and installed a plexi-glass shield at the reception desk.
- We ask that you provide a contactless payment option and will be emailing all receipts unless specifically requested to print one.
- We ask that you only enter the clinic within 5 minutes before your appointment, if you arrive earlier, please wait in your car.
- If you are in a high risk group for illness and/ or are worried about exposure risks and coming to your appointment, please contact the clinic via phone or email to reschedule your appointment.
- If you have recently travelled we ask that you follow the Government of Canada requirement of self-isolating for 14 days after returning from your trip and contact the clinic via phone or email to reschedule your appointment.
Again, we ask that you do not come to the clinic if you are sick, have travelled in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone who is sick or has travelled. Please call the clinic at 613-695-0266 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 virus specifically, please use the following helpful links:
We know you've been asking, so here it is - Diana's coveted recipe for her home-made natural hand sanitizer we have in our reception area:
2 drops tea tree essential oil
2 drops oil of oregano
3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
4 drops lemon grass essential oil
1 tbsp witch hazel
3 tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tsp vitamin E (soothing and acts as a preservative)
Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well. Pour into the container of choice and use as needed!
This is a formula that is easier on your skin and doesn't have the strong smell of traditional hand sanitizers. There are natural germ killing properties in tea tree oil, oil of oregano and witch hazel. Use this DIY hand sanitizer in conjunction with regular hand washing, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and limiting physical contact while sick to help prevent the spread of germs and sickness!
Disclaimer: We understand that there are limitations to the power of essential oils and recognize this recipe may not prevent all illness or kill all germs. We do not intend to replace accepted public health preventative measures with this recipe. We understand there are situations where alcohol-based sanitizers are necessary, and support their use.
It is finally feeling like spring around the city and we could not be more excited to be done with the snow and ice! With the warmer weather out, and the snow melting, it's time to get outdoors and enjoy some of the fresh air. Whether your outdoor activity of choice is walking, running, biking, gardening or something else, it's important to prepare your body for the activity you are about to do, especially if you haven't done it in a while! Follow these helpful tips below to prevent injury and have a great start to your spring:
1) Do a light warm-up before any activity that could be strenuous. (including gardening). A 5-10 minute walk around the block and some gentle stretching for the upper and lower body will help warm up your muscles and prevent soreness after your activity.
2) Make sure your equipment is ready for you. Getting your bike tuned up after a winter of storage or making sure your running shoes are in good condition will help make your transition back to your activities much smoother.
3) When gardening, squat or kneel, don't bend. Gardening can be very taxing on the back if you spend the whole time bending over. Try kneeling or squatting down to do your planting, or bring a low stool over and sit if it's easier on your knees.
4) Hydrate. Make sure you are drinking water while outside in the sunny weather, as well as after your activity. Staying hydrated helps your body recover from physical activity.
For more helpful articles about keeping your body healthy during activities, check out the Ontario Chiropractic Association's website: www.chiropractic.on.ca/public/your-back-health/
This month we have a few updates to announce for the clinic:
1. Unfortunately, for the time being, we will not be offering Registered Massage Therapy services on Mondays. Dr. van der Veer and Dr. Whitton will continue to treat patients on Mondays from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
2. We would like to congratulate Dr. Whitton on recently completing her Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) Spine Level 1 course. Dr. Whitton has enjoyed integrating these techniques into her soft tissue skill set and is looking forward to taking more A.R.T. courses.
3. Our clinic team is planning our outreach schedule for the coming year. If you have an office event, golf tournament or other function you think would benefit from our practitioners being present, please contact us at 613-695-0266.
2019 has officially arrived and we are wishing everyone a happy and healthy year ahead! Here are some of our clinic highlights from 2018:
1. The clinic was remodelled thanks to Dr. van der Veer's handy work, to create a better use of our space and make room for new practitioners.
2. We welcomed a new office manager, Diana Moffatt, to our team. Diana has been instrumental in helping our clinic run smoothly and be as efficient as possible, to serve our patients and clients best.
3. Dr. Katie Whitton and Rebecca Moss, RMT started their practices' at our clinic bringing new faces, skills and techniques to our team. For more information, check out their Welcome to the Clinic blog posts: Dr. Katie
and Rebecca Moss, RMT
Our team is excited to continue to provide excellent care to our patients and clients in 2019! Whether you are looking to accomplish a new goal, have a nagging injury needing some TLC or are just looking for some maintenance care, we look forward to seeing you! To book an appointment or learn more call us at 613-695-0266.
Too soon to start thinking about the Holiday season? Now the snow is flying and our holiday shopping is in full force, keeping your back healthy all season long is essential! From shovelling, gift wrapping to outdoor sports, there are a number of issues that could arise and a number of ways you can protect yourself. Check out the following quick tips below to keep your back and body healthy while you endure the season:
1. Ergonomic Gift Wrapping - instead of wrapping on the floor, try using a table or desk to ensure you have proper posture
2. Lift Light, Shovel Right - let your legs and arms do the heavy lifting instead of relying on your back, and push the snow to one side to avoid throwing it. If you must throw it, avoid twisting and turning
3. Shop Smart - Carrying all those shopping bags of gifts can be a pain on your wallet and your back. A trip to your car to drop off your bags can lighten the load. If that’s not reasonable, take breaks and set your bags down.
For more great back-saving tips during the holiday season, check out the Ontario Chiropractic Association's Website: https://www.chiropractic.on.ca/public/your-back-health/5-ways-stay-pain-free-holiday-season/
If you have any questions about your back health this season, or any season and want to consult any of our practitioners, please give us a call at: 613-315-2657
Did you miss our give away last week? Weren't the lucky winner? Good news! We are raffling off another set of Redblacks tickets to the Friday November 2nd game against the Toronto Argonauts. Game time is 7:30pm. Each patient is allowed one ballot entry per appointment, with any of our practitioners. We will draw the lucky winner on Wednesday October 31st, and contact them via phone or email! If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please call the clinic at 613-695-0266.
Further game details can be found at the the Redblacks website: https://www.ottawaredblacks.com/
For information about how to get to the game without the hassle of parking and driving check out the OC Transpo special events busses, free with your ticket: www.octranspo.com/ottawa-destinations/tdplace
Good luck to all!