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  • Writer's pictureAaron Dobie

July 2020 Update

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

What a crazy few months! We hope that each and everyone of you has remained healthy since we last saw you. We wanted to take the time to give you an update on what is new at InReach Online Physio:

1. Our Team!

Our team has grown to a total of 7 therapists. Each have specializations and we are proud that we can now treat the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions (acute and chronic injury, pre/post op)

  • Concussion rehabilitation: Nancy Hillier and Aaron Dobie

  • Chronic Pain conditions: Patrick Chiu

  • Pelvic health (pre/post natal care, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse): Melina Mirzaei

  • Neuro rehabilitation (stroke, Bell’s Palsy, SCI, MS, vestibular disorders): Shannon Lim

  • Cardiorespiratory conditions (COPD, asthma, CF, pneumonia): Natasha Prokop

  • Healthy Aging (including Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis): Chris Kennedy

Read each therapists biography at

2. Direct Billing to Insurance Providers

Do you have extended health benefits? We can now offer direct billing to the majority of extended health providers. This way you do not need to submit for reimbursement, we will do it for you!

Some but not all of the providers that direct bill to are:

Please let us know if you would like us to direct bill on your behalf.

3. Our Blog

If you have not already seen it, please visit for our latest health and wellness articles written by our brilliant Physiotherapists. Recently, Chris Kennedy wrote an article on Knee Osteoarthritis - read here

4. Performance Physiotherapy

Physio, Aaron Dobie, worked with professional mountain bike racer, Jesse Melamed, to help him prepare for his 2020 Enduro World Series competitions. Watch what a live telephysio appointment with an athlete of this caliber looks like:

5. Exercise of the Month: The 30-sec Sit to Stand Test

Previously featured on our Instagram and Facebook page, give this test a go! We use this to assess lower body strength and endurance as overall functional capacity.

Here's how to do it: ⁣

▪️ Use a chair with seat height of 17 inches (43.2 cm) and place ⁣against a wall to prevent it from moving.⁣

▪️ Start seated in the middle of the chair with back straight and feet approximately a shoulder width apart. ⁣

▪️ Practice a repetition or two before completing the test.⁣

▪️ No assistance from the arms is allowed. ⁣

▪️ When ready, start the timer for 30-seconds

▪️ The score is the total number of stands within 30-seconds

▪️ Incorrectly executed stands are not counted (ie; using assistance from hands, not touching chair between reps, not standing tall/high enough). ⁣

Normative data:

**Please only give this a try if you feel confident in your ability to do so**

Thank you for reading!

Questions/Comments/Feedback? Please do not hesitate to contact the InReach Team:

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