I've always wanted to have a space to call my own and now Raincity Physio in Gastown is now my playground! It's equipped with brand new weights, kettlebells, bands, mats, and my favourite part of this place, a power/squat rack with pull up bar . I don't know too many physios that have power racks/squat racks in their clinic but I'm so happy to have this bad boy in here.
Raincity Physio Basics
- Appointments are always one-on-one. I am never running between patients while you are scheduled with me
- Initial and subsequent 60 minute sessions are available to get through everything without feeling rushed
- You can book your appointment online, get text/email reminders, log in to the site to see your exercises and even pay online!
- We take cash (who doesn't), cheques, and credit cards (so that you can still earn points)
Why Did I Start Raincity Physio?
- I wanted a space where I can focus on my favourite part of physio: exercise and movement therapy. It's not that I don't enjoy manual therapy or needling, it's just that I LOVE teaching people how to move
- I wanted to give that impression that when someone walks into my session, there is an expectation that they will be moving
- I wanted a squat /power rack in my space to assess how people actually do their lifts in the gym. Often times at oly bar-less clinics, I would get people to use a dowel and show me how they deadlift or squat. Using a dowel just doesn't cut it. Moving without load is different than moving with load. I'm not pushing people to their 1 rep max or anything, I just want to see what happens with a bit of tension and weight with these movements.
- There's a missing part to the continuum of care when someone goes from the physio clinic back into a gym setting. I wanted to bridge the gap to help those who are at the end stages of their rehab and need an extra set of eyes to help make that transition from clincial setting to community setting. These people are generally feeling better, not in an acute stage of injury anymore and just need guidance to get back to working out after an injury.
So What's Next?
I have some big plans for the future but let's just take one step at a time. I'd like to push my self as a therapist, an entrepreneur and an advocate for physiotherapy as a profession. Stay tuned to see what happens next!
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Shout out to my web designer/editor/programmer/business consultant husband for helping me make this happen, to Elisa and Kati for modeling and being apart of WTF (What the Function) and Royal City Physio "Movement for Kings", to Derek, Ambi and Steve for carrying the squat rack up 5 flights of stairs, and to everyone else who has supported me!
Jessie Wong , Physiotherapist