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Keaton Basso RMT Newsletter

In This Edition:

 Fall is Here!
October 2021 Hours

Working From Home? 3 simple (and inexpensive) Ideas

Proof of Vaccination (Not Req for RMT appt.)


Also Included:
Treatments Delivered to You!
Health and Safety Measure in Place
Review Us On Google
Referrals
Location/Parking Info

Fall is Here!

With fall here to stay and cooler temperatures along with it, now's the time for warm fall drinks, cozy sweaters, pumpkin carving and so much more. I wanted to express a thank you for all the positivity that continues to make its way into the office daily.

As mentioned in my previous mid-month update, we as a staff at Rockcliffe Chiro have all been fully vaccinated and continue to follow all protocols as recommended by the Ministry of Health, OPH and our professional colleges.


In this month's edition, a few working from home tips, and as usual updates and a reminder to review us on google /refer us if you'd like to recommend my services.

Feel free to connect with me if you have any questions or comments, I highly encourage you to!

Best,

Keaton

October 2021 Hours

By appointment only! Please send an email if you would like to book an appointment outside of these available times and I will do my best to accommodate you. 

October 11 CLOSED - Thanksgiving Monday
Monday-Thurs 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

**By appointment only, These hours are subject to changes**
Working From Home?
As many people over the past year have shifted to working from home, here are a variety of simple tweaks to your physical home office arrangement, and working habits – such as getting active throughout your day/taking phone calls for a walk!,  you can make your time at home a bit less uncomfortable.
 
Firstly, there are a few easy and affordable ways to make your workstation a bit more posture friendly. An obvious way to break up the monotony of sitting would be to go for a sitting/standing desk (SSD) riser that can easily be placed on an existing surface. 
 
1. Implementation of SSD stations can help reduce things such as back pain, blood pressure and improve health outcomes and behaviours. Dosage (how long, what % of the day spent standing vs seated) may depend on the persons current health status and would be encouraged to not drastically change sitting behaviours initially – instead they would gradually add in standing periods that would be shorter in the beginning and later be longer and more frequent. Amazon has a variety of inexpensive risers.

2. SSD stations would pair well with anti-fatigue mats which help with standing periods and can greatly reduce foot, knee and back discomfort that may occur with extended standing. Many retailers sell anti fatigue mats and can be ordered online through Amazon , Costco etc.
 
Secondly, simple work habit changes (not changing the physical environment) can make a huge difference in making the home office experience more endurable. There are many ways to break up your day to avoid sitting for extended periods which can irritate postural muscles.
 
1. Walking/talking on the phone: phone meetings/calls that can be done away from the desk gives us an opportunity to break away from the stationary position and allows us time to move/stretch and increase our metabolism!

2. Frequent micro/water/stretch breaks; walk to a different area in order to move your body. Set a timer or use an app (Water Reminder App or Standup Reminder). These can serve as a simple reminder to break your sitting or stationary habit. Try to start out with a break every 1 -1.5 hrs and see if you can maintain a consistent schedule!

Vaxx Passport? Not Needed for RMT treatments

As Ontario braces for a possible increase of COVID19 cases in the fall, the provincial government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021.

This new requirement will NOT affect patients seeking Registered Massage Therapy or Kinesiology treatments.
 
"These requirements will not apply to settings where people receive medical care, food from grocery stores, medical supplies and the like. Aligned with public health measures currently in place, indoor masking policies will continue to remain in place."

We will continue to take appropriate steps and implement measures to protect our patients and community with includes screening, PPE - masks, distancing whenever possible, sanitization, contact tracing, and appointment spacing among many others.

***In addition, each of the service providers of the facility at 1A Springfield Rd; Rockcliffe Chiropractic have confirmed to being fully vaccinated.***

We are taking your health and the health of the community very seriously and thank everyone for doing their part to contribute to this endeavour.

Thank you for your continued trust and support,

Information on Proof of Vaccination:

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000779/ontario-to-require-proof-of-vaccination-in-select-settings

Information of COVID 19 in Ottawa

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx?_mid_=32064

Treatments Delivered to You

As a reminder,  I wanted to let patients know that I do in fact do home visits upon request! Although I do not have a booking feature that allows for online booking for home visits, please do not hesitate to contact me by email for a request. 

Health and Safety measures that are in place for Home Visits:
  • Therapist will arrive with equipment pre-sanitized and wearing fresh clothing and a mask .
  • Therapist will provide all linens, equipment other than pillows.
  • Patients are required to sanitize their hands and also wear a mask for the duration of the treatment.
  • Patients (and household members that may be present) are screened online prior to arrival and again on arrival. 
Inquire About Home Visits

Health and Safety Measures in Place

The Province of Ontario and the Ministry of Health has granted Regulated Health Practitioners permission to gradually and responsibly reopen their practices, following strict health measures and guidelines set out.
Because of the risk factors and how (COVID-19) is transmitted, measures will be put in place to reduce risks as much as possible especially to those most vulnerable.
One of these measures include wearing face masks. The Chief Medical Officer of Canada recommends face masks, and that they do in fact help to reduce the risk of transmission when used correctly.

Procedure/measures that will be implemented in addition to existing cleaning/disinfecting include:

- Pre-Appointment screening (received 24hrs prior to appointment - read and confirm)
- Screening at the appointment prior to treatment
- 15 Minute Gaps between appointments (This will allow for sufficient time for client departure, extra sanitizing measures)
- Personal Protective Equipment - Surgical mask will be worn by the therapist.
- Patients will be asked to wear masks (Please bring your own clean mask - reusable or single use) If you do not have one you will be provided with one at no cost.
- Patients will be asked to arrive on-time (no earlier than 5 minutes prior) and come by yourself for your appointment
- Patient should sanitize or wash hands upon arrival - both options are provided.
- Social Distancing - 6ft (2 metres) in the building, outside of treatment time (During intake, interview, post treatment)
- We will remove all items that cannot be sanitized to further reduce risk of contact transmission.
- FST Straps are now made of vinyl and can be wiped clean after each use.

Review Us On Google

We truly value all of our customers/patients that come to us for our therapeutic services.

Customer satisfaction is extremely important, so I'd love to hear your feedback on how you feel about your recent or past service! If you have a few minutes, I would really appreciate a quick Google review.

To submit your review, click the link below and let us know what you think!

Google Review

Referrals 

Like many other professionals, I do rely on referrals from current/former patients to keep growing my practice.  If you are satisfied with your treatment, please feel free to recommend my services to friends, colleagues or family members to my practice. I do appreciate and welcome referrals.

Thank you for supporting small business, and for allowing me to care for your health and the health of our community. 

I look forward to continuing to grow my practice in this community and thank everyone for their kindness and support.
Find Out More
Location/Parking

 

1A Springfield Rd, Ottawa ON (Off Beechwood Rd)
Located inside Rockcliffe Chiropractic above Mr. Luko . 

There are 3 parking spots at the back of the building which can be used and also spots behind Fraser Cafe. However, if no spots are available there is street parking along Springfield Rd, Beechwood Rd. Look for my sign on at the front entrance (pictured above)
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