WHAT IS THE SYNERGISTIC METHOD™?

The Synergistic Method™ is our unique approach to care at CWC Sport Therapy. Our process is designed to eliminate your pain and unlock your genetic potential.

In addition, we aim to inspire awesome lives. What’s an awesome life? To us it’s a life full of movement, adventure, and fun. One where you feel comfortable in your own skin; loving and respecting your body. One with capacity, ability, and function to perform. One full of social interaction and a strong sense of belonging. And finally, one that includes opportunities for personal growth and contribution to society.

Hi there, I’m Errol Clark,

CEO of CWC Sport Therapy and a Professional Preventative Healthcare Coach. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our unique form of care: “The Synergistic Method” and our TEAM based approach. This post will give you insight into how we effectively eliminate pain through the use of manual therapy and movement prescription. We will also discuss how we help to inspire awesome lives.

OUR SYNERGISTIC METHOD; COMPOSED OF THREE CORE COMPONENTS:

Together, these core components produce a synergistic result that is greater than the sum of their parts.

Our T.E.A.M. Based Approach:

T.E.A.M. or team is one of our core philosophies at CWC. It’s an acronym that stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. It’s our constant reminder that each of our disciplines and treatment styles are of value and that no one discipline trumps them all. By combining the experience and education of all our professionals and encouraging open communication and patient flow, we are able to craft treatment plans that produce lasting results and help to eliminate pain effectively and efficiently.

WHO DOES OUR TEAM CONSIST OF?

Well, at the highest level, it’s our mentors and advisors. From our world class business Coach Dominic Rubino, to my Uncle Lindsay, the former president of the Canadian chapter of HSBC, to my immediate family, of which many are medical doctors and entrepreneurs. There’s no shortage of mentorship, consultation and valid scientific insight. Not only are they available to help with the difficult questions that arise in providing effective healthcare, they ensure our organization as a whole remains aligned to our core values of spreading health, being innovative, having fun, continual-learning and utilizing the latest evidence-based scientific therapeutic interventions.

In the clinic, our robust TEAM currently consists of Doctors of Chiropractic, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Kinesiologists, and a number of Professional Preventative Healthcare Coaches, known to us as our PPHCs.

OUR UNIQUE DELIVERY OF SPORT THERAPY

Our therapy isn’t reserved for elite athletes or sports teams. Everyone, including sedentary individuals, aging populations, and elite athletes can utilize our methods. We are concerned with the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of function and the prevention of injury… nothing more… nothing less.

Our Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, and Kinesiologists all contribute to our unique method of Sport Therapy.

A MORE DETAILED LOOK AT OUR TREATMENT APPROACH

This combination of therapy is backed by empirical evidence and often produces a lasting resolution of pain.

PROFESSIONAL PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE COACHES

PPHC is the professional designation of our partner company, Rocky Point Fitness and Health. First and foremost they are professional coaches. They create awareness through consultation and assessment and specialize in creating changes in human behavior. They are walking role models and examples of health and inspire others to follow their path. Their expertise lies in assessment of functional movement and physical capacity, exercise prescription, nutritional consultation, lifestyle habits and body fat (an important but controversial biomarker of health).Their role is critical to the elimination of chronic pain and acute injuries and we feel that it is essential to our long term mission of facilitating an awesome life.

HOW OUR COACHES CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMPLETE RESOLUTION OF PAIN:

Movement is an integral component to eliminating pain and is often overlooked and under prescribed. It has the power to create lasting change, both mentally and physically. There are countless proven scientific benefits associated with mechanically sound movement and exercise, especially in the reduction of chronic pain. Again, our PPHCs are experts in this field and their contribution is invaluable.

Beyond movement lies yet another critical area in which our PPHC coaches assist in the elimination of pain… the assessment of body fat, dietary intake and lifestyle habits. If you don’t think your weight, diet or lifestyle habits contribute to your pain, think again. Especially in the case of chronic pain, (which is one of the most complex and controversial subjects in health sciences today) patients can find tremendous relief through dietary modification and lifestyle changes. For example, a slight reduction in body fat can lead to a significant change in overall stress on weight-bearing joints. Furthermore, removal of dietary sensitivities can drastically reduce chronic inflammation and its associations to chronic pain. And finally, stress reduction techniques coupled with behavioural and cognitive therapy can have a dramatic impact on one’s overall perception of pain.

Still don’t believe me, here’s a little snippet that I borrowed from Harvard Medical Publications: “being overweight raises your risk for developing osteoarthritis (the most common joint disorder, which is due to wear and tear on a joint). First, excess weight puts additional stress on weight-bearing joints (the knee, for example). Second, inflammatory factors associated with weight gain might contribute to trouble in other joints (for example, the hands). Let’s look at weight and your knees. When you walk across level ground, the force on your knees is the equivalent of 1½ times your body weight. That means a 200-pound man will put 300 pounds of pressure on his knees with each step. Add an incline, and the pressure is even greater: the force on each knee is two to three times your body weight when you go up and down stairs, and four to five times your body weight when you squat to tie a shoelace or pick up an item you dropped.”

In summary, our Professional Preventative Healthcare Coaches have their own areas of expertise and experience that help assist our practitioners in the elimination of pain. Now let’s take a look at how they also help to inspire awesome lives.

INSPIRING AN AWESOME LIFE:

We’ve talked a lot about our team and how we effectively eliminate pain, but to us, eliminating pain is not enough, it’s only half the battle. We’re on a mission to help inspire awesome lives; for both our patients and our practitioners.

WHAT DEFINES AN “AWESOME LIFE”?

To us it’s a life full of movement, adventure, and fun. One where you feel comfortable in your own skin; loving and respecting your body. One with capacity, ability, and function to perform. One full of social interaction and a strong sense of belonging. And finally, one that includes opportunities for personal growth and contribution to society.

We accomplish all of this through our LIVE-FIT adventures and social outings. They are scheduled regularly and help to deliver on our promise of an awesome life. Over the past several years we’ve been surfing, golfing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, adventure racing, volleyball, dodgeball, hiking and mountain climbing, paintball, trampolining, ski trips, bubble soccer, water sliding, archery tag, and much more. We’ve raised thousands of dollars for charity and volunteered at dozens of community events. We hosted parties, potlucks, BBQs, and game nights.

In summary, it’s not enough for us to simply focus on the elimination of pain, through our LIVE-FIT adventures, social outings, and community involvement we help to inspire awesome lives for everyone involved in our organization.

Thanks for learning about our Synergistic Method™, and our never ending pursuit of delivering world class care,

Warm regards,

– Errol Clark, CEO

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