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.
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 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.
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.
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,
– Errol Clark, CEO
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AND OFTEN HAVE SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
If you’re still not ready to book your initial discovery session, please feel free to book a FREE 10 minute consultation with one of our Doctors. They will happily answer any questions you might have and help determine if CWC is the right clinic for you.