Another year has flow by, and to me it seems they just keep getting faster! Thank you for being a part of what made 2018 great for my clinic and me. My job is truly amazing because my patients are awesome.
I have a few announcements and I’m making some major changes in how I work in the clinic this year, mostly with how I schedule appointments. Here are the updates that you should know about:
Appointment Scheduling Changes
As mandated by our college, included in all appointment booking times is your intake interview and assessment, treatment time, homecare or remedial exercise instruction and billing. In the past, I’ve booked myself 15 minutes off between each appointment. This was meant to give me a small break between patients, or to catch up if I fell behind in the other things, but I’m finding it’s totally unnecessary. It means my work days are much longer than they need to be, and scheduling times are complicated with start times in 15-minute increments throughout the day. (I often struggle to remember what time an appointment started!)
Wow it’s been a long time since I sent an email out.
It’s that time of year again!
With the summer behind us and autumn at our toes, it’s that time of year again when people start looking at their calendars and thinking, “Crap! My benefits are going to run out of it I don’t use them!” In a hustle strangers book up all the available spaces in a RMTs calendar, leaving our current patients with few options and little time. I’m already beginning to see the trend of new people booking in, and one-by-one I’ve been trying to give you all the same recommendation as I see you: if you hope to get in anytime before the new year please book your desired appointment times well in advance in order to secure you space. You are welcome to cancel your appointment at any time up until 24 hours prior to your appointment. I would much rather you did that, than not get in at all, when you need it.
It’s Also Bug Season
As the weather cools and kids get back to school, viruses seem to run amuck. I’m usually pretty resistant to these things, but having already been hit with a nasty head cold this year, I’d like to take this time to remind you that if you are feeling under the weather I would prefer it that you cancel your appointment with late notice over coming in and sharing any germs you may have, with me and other patients.
Early Notice of 2019 Rate Increase
In order to meet the growing costs associated with maintaining RMT registration and insurance, post-graduate education, as well as ongoing clinic maintenance, as of January 1, 2019 my clinic fees will increase to:
This video was created as preparation for students taking Scott Larke’s TMJ Course.
Everything’s been a bit delayed this year it seems, and as such I’m later than I had hoped to announce some changes coming in 2018. I’ve talked with some of you as I’ve had a chance to see you recently, but for others this is new news. With this New Year I am pleased to share that I will not be increasing my massage therapy pricing, however, I will no longer be honoring promotional rates & discounts, with the exception of 10% off for Peninsula CrossFit members. Active Peninsula CrossFit members will continue to receive a 10% discount on massage therapy services at Aspect Health. If you’re thinking of a great exercise regime to start the New Year, I highly recommend getting in touch with them at www.PeninsulaCrossfit.ca. Let them know you’re one of my patients and they will offer you a 10% program discount. Continue reading
I hope the summer has been good to you this year, and as things settle down and get back to normal I trust you’re all well. Once again there are a few things I thought you’d like to be aware of around here:
Driveway Construction Has Started – PLEASE Park at the Top or on the Street
The excavating for the driveway, the clinic parking and front house parking has finally been done! As with any construction project though, we’ve already faced a few delays on getting concrete framed and poured for the parking. This must be done before the asphalt company can come in and lay the actual driveway. We can expect for it to be a construction zone for the next 2 weeks at least. For the following few weeks’, access to the clinic is by foot only. I ask that clients please park their cars either at the very top of the driveway, being sure not to block construction or other vehicles from accessing, or on the street, and walk down for their appointments. It is a bumpy walk (even bumpier than normal now that construction has started). If this walk is painful for you, or causes you any distress please let me know and we can reschedule your appointment (without penalty) for a future date when construction is complete. Continue reading
As many of you know I have a bit of an obsession with Pain Science and for the past two years I’ve enjoyed watching the San Diego Pain Summit lectures from the comfort of my home. This year, while watching, I had this overwhelming sense that so much of what I was seeing, hearing, and learning would be useful to you, as my patients. The speakers are all highly educated, often doctors and other specialists at the forefront of their fields. They are well spoken – easy to follow and understand, and more often than not, they’re funny too! They speak about the most recent findings in pain science research and very eloquently tell us why chronic pain is becoming a bigger, more extensive problem for us and how we as healthcare practitioners may even be adding to the problem. And of course, they tell us how we might go about correcting it; a lot of that starts with explaining things to you. These speakers are much better at explaining things than I am so…
I got in touch with Rajam Roose, the San Diego Pain Summit Coordinator, and told her I’d like to share so much of this with so many of you. In response, she’s very generously offered Aspect Health Clients a 20% discount on any video package found at https://sandiegopainsummit.com/education-videos/
Your discount code to be entered at checkout is: ahca17
This code is good for 20% off for any of the packages and will be active until midnight on Dec. 31, 2017.
If you happen to be someone who is suffering chronic pain, please, please take advantage of this code, buy one of these packages and watch the lectures. There’s great, GREAT information in them that can help get you on the path to alleviating your pain. If you have any questions about which lectures are best suited to you, please feel free to get in touch. I can share what I think, but honestly, ALL of them are good!
For the record, the lecture that made me think of sharing with you all the most, was the 2017 A Paradigm Shift In Understanding and Treating Back Pain by Keynote: Peter O’Sullivan, Dip Physio, Post Grad Dip Manip Ther, PhD, FACP, APAM found here.
(You can watch a brief 5-minute clip of this video here)
I so look forward to seeing each of you next, and hearing what you thought of these lectures if you do happen to watch them!
As many of you know I have a bit of an obsession with Pain Science and for the past two years I’ve enjoyed watching the San Diego Pain Summit lectures from the comfort of my home. This year, while watching, I had this overwhelming sense that so much of what I was seeing, hearing, and learning would be useful to you, as my patients. The speakers are all highly educated, often doctors and other specialists at the forefront of their fields. They are well spoken – easy to follow and understand, and more often than not, they’re funny too! Continue reading