Backfit Clinic Re-Opening!

As you may know, our government and health authorities recently announced that businesses such as ours will be permitted to re-open their doors on May 19, 2020!

We are very excited to be able to offer you the same quality and level of service and care that we did before this pandemic hit, but with some necessary changes. Many procedures and policies will be updated to ensure your safety and that of our team.

For your health and safety, here are some of the changes that we are implementing:

  • All clinicians will be wearing masks during treatment
  • Sanitizing stations throughout the clinic
  • We have reconfigured the decompression area to allow for social distancing
  • We have adjusted our appointment times to ensure adequate time for proper cleaning of equipment & social distancing
  • We have removed wall traction
  • We will not be offering blankets in decompression due to sanitization concerns
  • We have plexiglass barriers at the front desk
  • Our treatment times are now very limited. Out of respect for your fellow patients, we ask that you adhere strictly to the appointment times you are given.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late, you may forfeit your appointment time and you may incur a missed appointment fee of $25.

The following is a list of requests we have of you to help enhance everyone’s safety:

  • Please arrive on time (any earlier than 5 minutes and you may be asked to wait in your car)
  • Upon arrival, please sanitize or wash your hands
  • Please read the COVID-19 questionnaire and waiver at the front desk. If you have not yet signed one, you will be asked to do so.
  • Please bring your own mask if you prefer to wear one
  • Please avoid cash payments if possible

Thank-you for your continued patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you in the clinic again!

The Backfit Team

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COVID-19 & Essential Services

Attention

As required by the Provincial Health Officer and the College of Chiropractors of BC, during the COVID-19 pandemic, chiropractors can only treat patients in-person when providing “emergent, urgent and/or essential care.”

You must schedule an appointment for in-person treatment. Unscheduled, drop-in treatments are not permitted.
Before you can schedule an in-person treatment, you must be interviewed by one of the Backfit Doctors to confirm whether you require “emergent, urgent and/or essential care” and to assess your risk for COVID-19 infection. If you are cleared to receive treatment, you will also be required to sign a waiver/document consenting to care upon arriving for your treatment.

Our Backfit Doctors must interview you over the phone or using internet communications. You cannot be interviewed in person.
To schedule an interview, email your Backfit Doctor directly. You can also contact us through facebook and our website. Because we are not fully staffed, phone calls may not be answered immediately but you are welcome to leave us a voicemail.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Backfit Team

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Message To Our Valued Clients, Regarding COVID-19

We would like to reassure you that at Backfit your health and safety, and that of our staff, is our top priority.

We pride ourselves on a clean and sanitary workplace where our equipment is sanitized and cleaned on a regular basis. In the face of COVID-19, we are taking extra measures, including regularly disinfecting shared spaces such as bathrooms and commonly-touched surfaces like chairs and treatment equipment.

We ask all patients to follow the advice and guidance of provincial health officials, including frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when coughing/sneezing, and staying at home if feeling unwell especially if you think you have been exposed to the virus.

More information on COVID-19 symptoms and how to protect yourself can be found here: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/common-questions-about-covid-19.

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CONTEST TIME!

 

Post a picture or video for your chance to win!

Post a picture or video of you telling us why it is important to you to be backfit with the hashtag #IAMBACKFIT .

You will be entered in a draw to win a Singing Bowl Granola Gift Pack. Plus every weekday, 1 person will win a free entry to the Victoria Health show.

The contest runs January 12-January 20, 2016.

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Karmen’s New Years Resolution!

Happy New Year Backfit community!

Karmen’s focus for 2016? Healthy eating through better meal planning! Watch as Karmen shows you how she prepares lunches for the week. Quick and healthy… what could be better?

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Great Expectations

I love the Christmas season… the twinkling lights, the carols, the decorations, the special family traditions and holiday parties. I love it all!

It’s also the season that I find myself creating great expectations. Wanting the perfect tree, finding the perfect gift, creating a beautiful holiday table with the perfect Christmas dinner. Packing in every special holiday event, party, and Christmas movie before December 25th!

The reality? Creating these lofty expectations can often lead to frustration and disappointment when things don’t turn out exactly the way you envisioned them. The endless lists and sleepless nights. Is this really the experience I want to have? Is this the experience I want to create for my family?

I pause to reflect on my greatest desire this Christmas. It’s simple really… to experience joy and gratitude. So how do I create this?

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Let go of expectations. Be in the moment. Create the kind of connection that nourishes the soul.

One of my favourite quotes from Mother Teresa comes to mind…

“Do small things with great love.”

When we are truly present to the people we are with, we demonstrate this kind of love. When we let go of our great expectations and embrace the beautiful, imperfect nature of each moment, this is when we find our greatest joy.

~ Dr. Marissa Bentham

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Pillow Talk with Jim & Karmen!

 

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   -Benjamin Franklin

Ah, yes. So true!

Backfit team member, Karmen, shows you how she puts this philosophy to work in her life. Well done, Jim & Karmen. You’ve inspired us!

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Your Spinal Reboot!

-by Dr. Greg Eisert

I notice a theme each year as spring leads into summer that plays out in the lives of our Backfit patients. With longer days and warmer weather, we see an increase in activity levels. If we aren’t conscious about preparing our bodies for this transition, we are susceptible to injury.

Strains, sprains and everything in between are accomplished in many different ways. A few examples include: a vigorous gardening session, an epic tennis match, or the first soccer game of the year.

One thing we can all count on is that we will “feel” the effects of activities if we are not accustomed to them.

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”    

~Alexander Graham Bell

Our capacity for healing and recovery is greatly impacted by our level of preparation. I have included a list to follow to minimize the “after effects” of the activities we love to do.

Action Steps:

  1. Plan Ahead: If this is going to be your first time gardening in 6 months, don’t plan on doing 6 hours straight. Incorporate breaks every 30 minutes to reduce the demands on your spine. Don’t overdo it!
  1. Warm Up: Prior to any type of vigorous activity, prepare your spine with a proper warm-up. This may include a wobble chair (or similar activity), cervical traction, range of motion exercises, as well as light stretching.
  1. Mindfulness: Your goal is to minimize sustained postural loading (strain) on the body. Be mindful of your posture and biomechanics when you hit the court or the green!
    1. Tennis: Avoid playing a gruelling 5-set marathon for your first match in 6 months.
    2. Gardening: rotate through body positions every 10 minutes.
    3. Golf: Listen to your body and stretch between holes.
  1. Spinal Foams: Lying on your spinal foams for as little as 5 minutes immediately after activity will help to reposition and “reboot” your spine.core 1
  2. Cryotherapy: Using ice or CryoDerm will help to reduce inflammation created from the activity. Inflammation is akin to a wild fire. The longer it’s left alone, the bigger the potential problem (pain and stiffness).

 

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  1. If you’re out and about and cannot foam immediately after activity, apply CryoDerm to your area of concern. When you do arrive home, get on those foams and ice afterwards.

Keeping ahead of the inflammation is the best way to keep functioning at our best.

Experiencing pain or discomfort as a result of physical stress on the body is not a reflection of the state of our health. Rather, our health correlates with how well we “bounce back” from an aggravation or injury. What takes one person one day may take another person 2 weeks. This is a true reflection of one’s health and well being.

Now that you “know” –  it’s time to get outside and enjoy all that life has to offer!

 

 

 

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