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Canadian Guidelines for Concussion in Sport have been released and the document can be found on Parachute Canada.  Check out John's blog which highlights the guidelines while explaining how the Complete Concussion Management Program can work in conjunction with the Guidelines
CCMI open baseline dates
We have been spreading the word on our participation with the Complete Concussion Program and we will be offering a series of open baseline date, where anyone can participate in our comprehensive pre-season baseline screen at the discounted group rate.  Regular fees for an individual are $110 13 years + and $100 for those under 13.  For these promotional days, the screens will be billed @ $70 and $60 dollars – and don’t forget – this is billed as Chiropractic or Physiotherapy appointments and will likely be covered under your extended health care plan.
Open Baseline Dates:
Friday August 18th & 25th  12-2pm with Jordan Katz PT
Saturday September 23rd 1-3pm with Dr. Livia Chiarelli DC

Call now to book your appointment

Human Brain Facts: - from

The most complex entity known resides between your ears.
Here are some of the fascinating facts and figures about the human brain.

1. The typical brain is about 2% of a body’s weight but uses 20% of its total energy and oxygen intake. 
2. Your brain is 73% water. It takes only 2% dehydration to affect your attention, memory and other cognitive skills.
3. Ninety minutes of sweating can temporarily shrink the brain as much as one year of aging. 
4. Your brain weighs about 3 pounds. Of that, the dry weight is 60% fat, making your brain the fattiest organ. 
5. Twenty-five percent of the body’s cholesterol resides within the brain. Cholesterol is an integral part of every brain cell. Without adequate cholesterol, brain cells die.
6. No one knows for sure, but the latest estimate is that our brains contain roughly 86 billion brain cells.
7. Each neuron connects with, on average, 40,000 synapses.
8. A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses all communicating with each other. 
9. All brain cells are not alike. There are as many as 10,000 specific types of neurons in the brain. 
10. Only 5 minutes without oxygen can cause brain damage.
11. Babies have big heads to hold rapidly growing brains. A 2-year-old’s brain is 80% of adult size. 
12. As any parent can attest, teenage brains are not fully formed. It isn’t until about the age of 25 that the human brain reaches full maturity. 

Don't forget we do
Lunch and Learns.
Call us if we can visit at your office, bring lunch and make you smarter!
Discovery Day August 26th
Spread the word to your family, friends and co-workers as this free program allows you to consult a therapist at no cost to you.   This complimentary 20 minute session provides you a chance to ask questions about an injury and what your therapist might do to assist in recovery.   Times are booking up fast so call now to reserve your spot.
Look for us in the community:
Apple Creek was a sponsor at the Funky 5K Race and provided emergency medical services for the event.
Sean and Jeannette did a great job providing post race treatments for all the runners of the Angus Glen 5 miler race.  We will also be present at the Angus Glen ½, the new Markham Jazz Festival Fun Run and at the Summer Swing event.   This year we have also added the city of Markham's, cycling day event.  Find us and say Hi!
Look what’s happening:
Jeannette – finished with a silver and bronze medal at the beach tournament in France and Ohio respectively.  While it wasn’t the finish she had hoped for her team, everyone came back in one place and her team is getting stronger with each tournament.
Stefanie – has been busy with Trampoline Canada at Canadian National Championships in Durham and will be headed to Belarus in August as the program's Athletic Therapist.  Stef has also had a quick trip to Calgary with the U18 national women’s hockey team and will be their medical co-ordinator this year.
Nejin – is working hard to complete his FCAMPT certification and is in the final stages of attaining  level 5 – the highest level of manual therapy a Physiotherapist can hold.   Nejin is scheduled to be complete by the end of the summer, where he will shift his focus back to the McMaster physiotherapy program as Nejin is an associate professor part time between his hours at Apple Creek.
Nick – continues to build his knowledge as he attended a Hawkgrips seminar in Buffalo this year where he learned how to use metal tools to assist in treatment.  Nick is also about to begin the medical acupuncture program at McMaster university so he can compliment his treatments with another great tool.
Brock - has passed the first part of his massage accreditation and hopes to have his full registration and billing number by the end of the summer.
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