Newsletter Extra 2016

campt-newsletter2016Why choose a CAMPT-Certified and GUNN-IMS Certified Physiotherapist?

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You want great results when you train and play hard – right?

Physiotherapy is the right choice for getting and keeping you on track, and it is important to make the right choice of physiotherapist. There is a sea of therapists out there and not all physiotherapy is the same.

Our physiotherapist, Gillian Tews, is a CAMPT-Certified and GUNN-IMS Certified Physiotherapist.  She does not use passive modalities . as a ‘go-to’ treatment so she can see someone else while you’re lying there hooked up to a machine. Every session with Gillian is 100% direct care.


Why choose a CAMPT-Certified physiotherapist to help you achieve your health and fitness goals?  Never heard of CAMPT? Click here to learn about the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists or CAMPT!

With a CAMPT-Certified physiotherapist, you can be assured your therapist has several years of clinical experience (been around the block) and has done extensive training and successfully achieved internationally recognized qualifications (highly skilled with hands-on treatment). A CAMPT-Certified physiotherapist can help identify your ‘weak-links’ that are holding you back from feeling good and moving well.

GUNN-IMS Certified

Why choose a GUNN-IMS Certified physiotherapist to help you feel and move better? This one is tricky, because Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is not a protected name for this dry-needling technique. ANYONE with a needle can say they offer IMS!

GUNN-IMS, however is a trademarked name only for physiotherapists and doctors who have been trained by Dr. Chan Gunn in the original technique.  GUNN-IMS Certified physiotherapists have at least 4+ years of clinical experience, acupuncture certification and / or Level 4 Manual Therapy before even being accepted into the training program!

Gillian Tews is both CAMPT-Certified and GUNN-IMS Certified.

At InFOCUS Wellness Inc. (dba KINESIOLOGISTS.CA), we offer 100% Direct-Care Physiotherapy. You will never be attached to a modality or sent to do exercises and left alone while the Gillian treats another person.

*CAMPT-Certified is a trademark of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy and is used with their permission.

Recipe We Love – Chicken Chili with Sweet Potatoes (con’t)

recipe-newsletter2016Tons of spice, corn and bell peppers give this healthy one-pot chicken chili recipe Southwestern flair.

Nutrition profile: Dairy-Free Egg Free Nut-Free, Soy-Free Diabetic Appropriate Gluten-Free, Healthy Aging Healthy Immunity

Ingredients (5 servings)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cubed sweet potato (1/2-inch)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 15-ounce can low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken stock
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups cubed cooked chicken (1/2-inch; about 10 ounces)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro for garnish

Prep 25 m
Ready In 40 m
Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
Add onion, garlic, sweet potato and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 5 to 6 minutes.
Stir in chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
Add beans and broth (or stock) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
Increase heat to medium-high and stir in corn; cook 1 minute.
Add chicken and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat.
Stir in salt and pepper.
Serve topped with sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition information:
Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
Per serving: 324 calories; 10 g fat(2 g sat); 8 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 48 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 8680 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 86 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 570 mg sodium; 793 mg potassium
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (174% daily value), Vitamin C (41% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2
Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

brock-newsletter2016Brock Phillips of Forte Lifestyle

Brock’s Philosophy:

Brock has been involved in physical instruction since 2008. His extensive background in aquatics coaching and instructing has given him some very particular training specializations. If you’re looking for either a fun introduction to getting in shape, or a program to push you to your furthest physical limits, he will help you succeed. Brock loves working with clients of all ages, and is a firm believer that “Fun IS Number ONE” – Getting in shape isn’t about the end result, it’s about the journey there. 

Eager to share his passion for fitness, and help others experience the emotional and physical enlightenment associated with good health; he founded Forte Lifestyle.

Training Specializations:
Certified Movement & Mobility Specialist
Dryland Conditioning (Aquatics, i.e. Waterpolo, Speed Swimming)
Offseason Strength Maintenance (All Sports)
Weight Management
Postural Correction
General Lifestyle Coaching

New Forte Lifestyle Bootcamp

Forte Bootcamp is not your average exercise class. We combine powerful fat burning full body movements with an active focus on what we call “adaptation”. Adaptation is what you do outside of the gym (including sleep, nutrition & handling adversity), which ultimately determines your success in the gym & life. Showing up to a class twice a week is much less than half of the battle, especially without a strong support network or resources. Upon registering, you’ll receive your Forte success handbook, written by certified personal trainers Brock Phillips & Courtney Moran, so we can all speak the same language. We take on anybody who is ready to make a change, you do not need to be an intermediate in the gym – rest assured we will help and educate you along your journey. We consider this bootcamp to be “semi-personal training”, in the sense that we can work very closely with everybody that registers because we limit our intake at 12 per class.

Save your spot, contact

Bootcamps run Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7PM
at **KINESIOLOGISTS.CA** studio Cloverdale: 17665-66A Avenue, Unit 103.

LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 22nd. Launch Week price will be only a $2 drop-in. Subsequent classes are only $15 (With opportunities to earn free classes).