Most of you already know my family’s primary occupation is falcon breeding.
Bright and early this morning I was called to the farm for this breeding season’s 1st artificial insemination. As every year, this means I’m now officially on call for the farm and I will be called away from the clinic, at multiple times throughout the day for the 3 to 4 months.
This notice is just a reminder that like each year past, if you arrive for your appointment a few minutes earlier than scheduled and I am not around, please know that I will here on time as scheduled! Make yourself comfortable while you wait.
As usual, I very much appreciate your understanding with this.
I am wishing you all only the very best of this year’s spring and summer!
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
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
The clinic driveway is covered in snow! This is just a quick word of caution about the driveway to the clinic entrance if you have an appointment scheduled during this snow (especially if you have not yet been here). If you do not have a 4-wheel drive Continue reading
I’m so excited to share a few new great things with you: