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Archive for November 2014

Qi Gong Classes

Orthopaedic Sport Institute is offering Qi Gong classes every Saturday from 10:00am – 11:00am.  The classes will be held at 500 Ontario Street in our Gym.   Our teacher is  Dimitri Tkhinvaleli, D.O.M.P, C.H., R.M.T., C.Z.S.P., Senior Instructor at Canadian Kuo Shu Martial Arts Federation and Chung Wah Kung Fu Martial Arts (Mississauga).





The importance of self-awareness and pre-requisites of true health.  Brief history of Qi Gong.  What is Qi Gong?  Clearing misconceptions, learning about life cultivation principle.  Anatomy and Physiology of Qi Gong.  Various types of Energy.  Various Qi Gong methods, medical, martial, philosophical.  Levels of Qi Gong learning.  Importance of regular training as a major requirement to steadily growing health and wellness.  Practice feeling your own Qi, aspects of health and longevity Qi Gong.

The fee for the class will be $80.00 per month.  There will be 3 sessions in this course.  The first session will be 2 months and the 2nd and 3rd session will be 3 months.  Everyone who is participating should wear exercise clothing and indoor running shoes.

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate.

Your first session is complementary.  If you are interested in attending any classes please call (705) 467-0701 or email

Our greatest assets are our health, physical, mental and emotional balance.  This program will fundamentally strengthen you on all levels – physical, energetically, and spiritual.

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Gift Certificates Available





Is the Stress of Christmas getting to you and your loved ones, then give the gift of Health and Wellness this Christmas.  Orthopaedic Sport Institute has gift certificates for you, your friends and family.   You can use the gift certificates for massage therapy, chiropractor treatment, physiotherapy, personal training and nutritional counselling.  Help your loved ones keep their resolutions for the New Year by purchasing one of our gift certificates.  You can purchase them from our office administrators at 500 Ontario Street, Collingwood.


Gift Certificate





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Seminar for Hairstylists

Attention all Hairstylists!!!  

Benjamin Tkatch from http://www.salonblue.cais organizing an Ergonomics workshop in January hosted by Dr. Olivia Cheng  along with other practitioners from the Orthopaedic Sport Institute.

The two hour workshop will demonstrate the important relationship between posture, exercise and injury prevention. We will have some Nutrition tips as well. You all love what you do so let us help you keep making people happy and beautiful while taking care of your bodies in the process!!!

This Seminar will be held on Tuesday January 13, 2014 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Orthopaedic Sport Institute (, 500 Ontario Street, Collingwood.  Seating is limited, please reserve a seat by emailing, calling (705) 467-0701, or visiting our Facebook page and click on the event.



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Shockwave Therapy & Achilles Tendinopathy

There are now multiple medical trials that support the use of shockwave therapy (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy – ESWT) for plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder.  Many people also suffer on a daily basis from a condition known as insertional achilles tendinopathy.  The following symptoms are now generally accepted and considered to be appropriate descriptors of this condition:

  • Insertional pain (i.e. pain at the heel where the Achilles tendon attaches) within 2 cm of the heel
  • Swelling
  • Loss of function

In the results of a recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, shockwave therapy is shown to be an effective treatment for chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy.  Here are some key points from this study:

  1. At 1, 3 and 12 months after treatment, patients who received shockwave therapy demonstrated statistically greater results than the control group
  2. At 1, 3 and 12 months after treatment, patients who received ESWT without the use of local anaesthetic demonstrated greater improvements that patient who received ESWT combined with local anaesthetic

At the Orthopaedic Sport Institute, we offer shockwave therapy as an option to patients suffering from Achilles tendinopathy, shoulder tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow.  This treatment is offered in combination with standard forms of treatment for any of these conditions:

  • Manual therapy – with your physiotherapist, chiropractor and registered massage therapist
  • Custom Bracing/Orthoses
  • Anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s)
  • Active rehabilitation – stretching, strengthening
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma injections (PRP)
  • Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon

If you are suffering from any of these impairments, please contact us at the Orthopaedic Sport Institute for a consultation with one of our registered healthcare professionals.  We will complete a detailed multi-disciplinary assessment to help determine the best course of treatment for your impairment.

Information for this article was taken from the study published in the AJSM: High-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as a Treatment for Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy. John Patrick Furia. Am. J. Sports Med. 2006; 34; 733

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Clippers Swim Team Seminar

Last night we welcomed the Clippers Swim Team to the Orthopaedic Sport Institute for a seminar on Shoulders.  Dr. Olivia Cheng Orthopaedic Surgeon spoke about the shoulder and how to prevent injuries before they happen.     Dr. Todd Starr, Chiropractor and Darryl Novotny, Physiotherapist were able to show the swimmers some exercises that would help keep them injury free.  Thank you to the Clippers and Dr. Cliff Noth for attending and being a great audience.  We look forward to the next Seminar in January with Dr. Yeates.







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Orthopaedic Sport Institute Seminar Series – Ski Ready

Ski ready seminar

Topics addressed included:

1. Patello-femoral syndrome, cause, prevention and treatment options.

2. MCL sprain, cause, prevention and treatment options.

3. ACL tears, cause, prevention and treatment options.

4. Back injuries and exercises for back injury prevention.

5. Dr. Starr gave individualized exercise demonstrations and instructions to our guests.

6. Dimitri Tkhinvaleli showed back exercise demonstrations to our guests.

7. Nick Kwasniak  shared his extensive knowledge on ski boot fitting and its importance in ski performances.


Thank you for all who participated, have a safe ski season




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