January 10, 2011
Lakefield Physiotherapy and Foot Health Clinic is pleased to announce our new Women’s Health Initiative.
More and more women
are seeking safe and effective ways to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic pain without the use of medications or surgery.
There is clear evidence that pelvic floor muscle training should be offered as first-line therapy for women with urinary incontinence (Dumoulin et al, 2010). The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada supports pelvic floor muscle training with a qualified physiotherapist for the treatment of urinary incontinence, and during the post-partum period (Davies et al, 2003). There is also a rapidly growing body of high-quality research to support pelvic physiotherapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain (Fitzgerald et al, 2003).
Kim Payne, Registered Physiotherapist – trained in the USA through the Women’s Health Section -American Physical Therapy Association
Women’s Health Qualifications:
Pregnancy & Postpartum -Certificate of Achievement L1 in Pelvic & Postpartum Physical Therapy CAPP-OB
Pelvic Physical Therapy- Certificate of Achievement L1 in Pelvic Physical Therapy – CAPP-Pelvic
Treatment the following conditions:
Urinary Incontinence (female)
Stress Incontinence (female)
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Mild Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pregnancy-Related Pelvic pain
Call us at 705-652-6999 for more information.
Lindsay Rehab Health Centre and Peterborough Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic Receive Prestigious CARF Accreditation
CARF (an international accrediting commission) announced that Peterborough Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic and Lindsay Rehab Health Centre have been accredited for a period of three years for its Occupational Rehabilitation Program.
This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the exacting standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an onsite visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
What does this mean to our clients?
CARF describes the significance of seeking treatment at an accredited clinic as follows:
When the service or program you choose is CARF-accredited, it means your provider has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that the provider meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality — a qualified endorsement that your provider conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
For a brief introduction to CARF and the accreditation process,
For additional information about CARF go to
A survey team from CARF* will be visiting:
Lindsay Rehabilitation Centre on June 24th - June 25th, 2010
Peterborough Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Clinic on June 28th - June 29th, 2010
We invited the CARF surveyors to evaluate how well our services meet international standards for quality. The survey team will be looking at many things about us and our services. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this survey, our services may earn or continue CARF accreditation.
As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who use our services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions the survey team members might ask people are:
• Are our services provided in a clean and safe setting?
• Do you receive the services you need and want?
• Are you treated with respect?
• Do you take part in planning your services?
• Are you told what you need to know about your services?
• Are your questions answered in a way you understand?
• Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?
If you would like to talk with one of the CARF survey team members or want to learn more about CARF, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF directly.
• Mail: CARF, 4891 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
• Toll-free telephone: (866) 510-2273
• Fax: (520) 318-1129
*CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization that accredits human services providers. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, the accrediting body is now known as CARF.
Spring 2010 - "Your Prescription for Safe Gardening"
Lakefield Physiotherapy & Foot Health Clinic teams up with Griffin's Greenhouses
Lakefield Santa Claus Parade
"We Get You Moving" Wins 1st Place
Inspired by the innovative spirit of the community the health practitioners at Lakefield Physiotherapy & Foot Health Clinic got parade goers moving with their float entry into this year's Santa Claus parade. Winners of 1st Prize in the Commercial divsion the clinic is donating its' winnings to the Community Food Bank.
MelioGuide™ is the leading provider of evidence-based exercise programs for the treatment and management of osteoporosis. Brenda Wilson-Rupay, PT has recently been certified to deliver MelioGuide™ exercise program.
If you are looking for a health care professional who works with clients subject to low bone density who want to improve their bone health contact Brenda at Chemong Physiotherapy.