Clinic Reopening:

We are excited to announce that we have re-opened our clinic to returning patients. Currently, bookings by phone, email, and text messages are accepted. New patients and online bookings will be accepted starting Monday, June 8. Only one of our Registered Physiotherapists, Uma Acharekar, is taking new patients at the moment.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we require all patients to have a credit card on file, fill out a screening questionnaire and bring their own masks upon entering the clinic.

How to make sure your child’s backpack is safe for their back

How to make sure your child’s backpack is safe for their back

How to make sure your child’s backpack is safe for their back

It’s almost time to send your child back to school, but before you do, it’s essential to find a backpack that fits them properly. It may not seem dangerous, but having your child wear a heavy and large bag every day can cause health complications down the road such as back and shoulder pain. Over time, a poorly fitted pack may even permanently alter the body by causing it to hunch over or lean to one side. To prevent these musculoskeletal issues from happening, we’ve rounded up the best tips so you can make sure your child’s backpack is safe for their back.

1) Buy the right backpack

Back pain prevention starts with finding the right backpack. The easiest way to do this is by bringing your child shopping. Get them to try on a variety of bags in the store and see how they fit. Remember that bigger is not always better – filled packs must only weigh 10 to 15 per cent of your kid’s body weight, so make sure to get one that prevents them from carrying more than necessary. You should look for padded, adjustable straps and pockets that can store odd-shaped items too. Bags with hip and chest belts are recommended as well because they help distribute weight more evenly throughout the body. The American Chiropractic Association also says a backpack should never sit more than four inches below the waist.

2) Pack it correctly

You can prevent your child from experiencing back strain by spreading items out and distributing the weight of the bag evenly across the back. Heavier objects like textbooks should be placed closer to the body, while awkward-shaped items such as pencil pouches should be stowed away from the back in an individual compartment. It’s also important to only pack what your child needs for the day and to leave unnecessary items at home.

3) Wear it properly

Take some time to teach your child how to wear their backpack correctly and explain the benefits of doing so. Show them how to adjust the straps so they fit close to the upper back. Remind them both straps should be worn at all times to prevent bad posture. Before bringing your child to school, ask them how comfortable their bag is and look for areas of adjustment if they say something feels off. Packs should also be worn as little as possible, so tell your child to leave their bag in a cubby or locker during the day.

Come in for a FREE Discovery Visit with our chiropractor for more tips on choosing the right backpack for your child. Our chiropractor can also share back pain prevention tips and answer any questions you have about your child’s spinal health.

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We are Open

We are excited to announce that we have re-opened our clinic to returning patients. Currently, bookings by phone, email, and text messages are accepted. New patients and online bookings will be accepted starting Monday, June 8. Only one of our Registered Physiotherapists, Uma Acharekar, is taking new patients at the moment.

Our focus is to keep you, and our RTT family of healthcare professionals and support staff, safe and healthy. In order to do this, we have made a number of very important changes to our usual way of doing business. Until the pandemic is over the following will be our “new normal”:

Certain practitioners will be back to work during this time and others will not be working in order to limit the amount of staff in the clinic. Please be patient if your therapist is not available right away. Please check our online booking platform to see when your favourite practitioner will be returning.

  • Verbal and written COVID-19 pre-screening questions will be done as a part of your appointment booking and at the time of your treatment.
  • Patients are asked to bring their own personal disposable mask or cloth face covering. Please wear them into the clinic and face-masks will be mandatory to get your treatments. All of our staff will be wearing them as well.
  • Patients are asked to come alone as our waiting rooms will have limited seating.
  • All patients will be required to wash their hands before and after treatment.
  • Please arrive a couple of minutes before your treatment time.
  • We have enhanced our sanitization/ disinfection protocols with COVID-19 rated cleaning products. All contact surfaces will be cleaned after use.
  • We will provide as much touch-less payment processing as possible. This will include direct billing to your insurers, tap card payments, or you can have your credit card automatically charged by setting it up on your secure account profile. This can be done on your on-line account profile or our administrative support team can assist you. NO CASH is being accepted.

Please know we are doing everything possible to provide you with a safe, relaxing, and problem-free experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.  If you have any questions, please email us at admin@royaltreatmenttherapeutics.com or by phone at 604-437-7777. You can also text us on your mobile by clicking the button below:

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