Ace Physio Downtown Toronto Happy 2014

Start the New Year Off Right!

The Physiotherapists at Ace Physio Toronto wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy 2014!

Let’s make this year a Health and Wellness Year — and this Winter an Olympic Winter!

Winter may turn Toronto into a deep freeze but it’s also a great time to get back into the gym and work off a pound or two of holiday cheer! Or get out your longjohns and sharpen your skates for a family outing! Or get back onto your skis and challenge the slopes!

Here are some Health and Wellness RESOLUTIONS for the New Year:

If you’re shovelling your way out after a snowfall, RESOLVE to dress appropriately for the cold weather and warm up those muscles — especially your low back, hamstrings, arms and shoulders. Always use a shovel that fits you! A lightweight shovel with an adjustable handle will make your shovelling easier. While shovelling, bend at your hips and keep your core strong to avoid low back stress. Try pushing the snow rather than lifting — but it you do lift, bend your knees and lift with your legs! And turn with your feet to prevent strains. Give yourself a one-minute time-out every 10 to 15 minutes to allow your muscles to recover.

If you’re heading back to the gym, RESOLVE to warm up with a good stretch for your muscles to prevent injury. Also, a little conditioning in the gym before enjoying your favourite winter activity will help minimize the risk of injury.

If you’re heading to the rink, RESOLVE to wear properly fitted skates and the right clothes to keep your ambient temperature up to minimize risk of injury. Hockey helmets for beginners of any age will protect your head when you fall. Knee and elbow pads will prevent soft tissue damage. Make sure the rink surface is safe and always supervise young skaters.

If you’re enjoying the thrills of downhill skiing, RESOLVE to get in shape before you hit the slopes to help prevent injury. Always check that your equipment is in good working order and wear the proper safety gear to protect you in a fall. Staying hydrated will also help prevent muscle fatigue which often leads to injury and, if you do fall, give yourself enough time to recover before your next run.

If you do, however, slip and fall whether on sidewalks, ice rink or slopes and sustain an injury or simply need some physio maintenance, REMEMBER Ace Physio is here to help you make 2014 a Health and Wellness Year! So don’t let a minor injury today become a major problem tomorrow! Maintain your wellness by treating injuries early with a call to Ace Physio’s Health and Wellness Hotline: 416.900.6653.

Happy and Healthy 2014!
The Ace Physio Team

P.S. We love referrals! If you have any friends or family whom you feel would benefit from our services, please don’t hesitate to have them call us. We’ll be sure to take great care of them!


  • Sharon Gabison

    Registered Physiotherapist BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD: A graduate of the University of Toronto in Human Biology, Sharon completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She went on to pursue further graduate work, completing her Master of Science from the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and a PhD from the Institute of Medical Science both from the University of Toronto. Her interest in Physiotherapy originated while pursuing her first undergraduate degree while struggling with postural challenges and seeking physiotherapy treatment. Her interest in medicine, working with people, and developing and adhering to therapeutic plans inspired her to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. Her interest in research, orthopaedics, neurology, therapeutic agents and pressure injuries (bed sores) lead her to pursue graduate work. Sharon emphasizes a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Her experience of raising a son with a disability has continued to inform her career that has spanned over 25 years. She is able to appreciate the rehabilitation process not only from the professional perspective, but from the client perspective. Her extensive knowledge of biomechanics, orthopaedics, exercise prescription, electrophysical agents with a strong background in research enables her to provide evidence based treatment when designing and implementing rehabilitation plans. With a special interest in patient and family engagement through her volunteer work, Sharon is able to ensure that treatment that is provided takes into consideration the unique challenges that individuals may experience when adhering to treatment recommendations in their busy lives.

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