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How to ACTUALLY Motivate Your Clients

Guest blog post written by Michelle Falzone, a Registered Kinesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.  Michelle also runs her own online health and fitness coaching business dedicated to building stronger and more confident women, in and out of the gym.

 

Believe it or not, we are always motivated. These are the drivers that get us to put our feet on the floor and hop out of bed every morning. These are the drivers for why we choose to have certain people in our life, why...

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What’s In a Name? 3 Ways to Name Your New Practice

Not surprisingly, many people come up with their business idea well before naming their new venture. Naming your new business or professional practice comes with a lot of hand wringing and head scratching. After all, your new business name has to sound professional, be catchy and stand the test of time. It’s a lot to consider!

Here are three ways to name your startup:

1. Use your own name and add your profession afterwards, e.g. Angela Pereira Kinesiology, Pereira Performance Training,...

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3 Ways to Minimize Your Risk as a New Practice Owner

You’ve got this idea burning in the back of your brain. Ok, maybe it’s just a tickle of ‘what if?’ that comes up from time to time. But you’re listening. And you’ve been listening for a long time. And that voice is still there, poking and pestering and asking for a chance.

When is the right time to give your idea some oxygen, some attention, and some room to grow? Right now.

Here are three ways to give your idea some serious support:
1) Launch your new idea...

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So! You Want to Own Your Own Practice?

As kinesiologists, we often get the message that we must be supervised by other health care practitioners - physiotherapists in particular. And physiotherapists typically perpetuate this myth! In fact, kinesiologists can own their own independent practices, fitness centres, rehabilitation facilities, high performance coaching businesses, disability management companies, occupational health and wellness empires … you get the idea.

Maybe you are intrigued by starting something small or...

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Top 5 Reasons Why People Invest in Health Coaches in 2022

coaching guest blog health Feb 22, 2022

Guest blog post written by Michelle Falzone, a Registered Kinesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.  Michelle also runs her own online health and fitness coaching business dedicated to building stronger and more confident women, in and out of the gym.

 

You’ve probably heard the word ‘coach’ ad nauseam over the last couple of years. 

Life coach, business coach, relationship coach. Many people are hopping on the ‘gram calling themselves...

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Common Documentation Pitfalls in Kinesiology Practice

Guest blog post written by Xana Ouellette, a Registered Kinesiologist with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Movement Science) from the University of Windsor.

Documentation is yet another topic that is typically not included in undergraduate Kinesiology education, and is a crucial skill for Registered Kinesiologists in almost every practice setting. Since the inception of the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario in 2013 there have been six disciplinary hearings with a seventh scheduled for...

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🎓 Why You Need Continuing Education

As we work with interns and co-op students from various colleges and universities across Canada, we realize that, once these super bright stars finish school, they believe they are finished school. That’s it. They should know it all.  What a surprise to them when they are thrust out into the world and feel like they have very limited skills with which to start navigating the clinical world!

I’m sure you remember this feeling well. Or maybe you are in this spot right...

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🐯 Celebrate Another New Year - Like a Tiger!

blog delegate new year team Feb 01, 2022

 I’d like to wish everyone who is preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year a lucky 2022.

In this year of the Tiger, the third Chinese zodiac, we follow the legend of the Tiger. According to Chinese legend, Tiger was sure that no one would be able to challenge his speed and vitality for the celestial race that would determine the order of the Zodiacs.

When Tiger climbed out of the river at the end of the race, it thought it had first place all wrapped up. To its surprise,...

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Treat The Pain Experience, Not Just The Result

blog guest blog pain Jan 24, 2022

Guest blog post written by Megan North, currently enrolled in Western University’s Masters of Interprofessional Pain Management program.

The soccer field is freshly cut, and lines are newly drawn. It's game day. Tom is putting on his cleats, getting ready for the season's first game. In the blink of an eye, there are only five minutes left of the game, and it's tied 2-2. Tom has possession of the ball; he's fast and tries to beat the defender in front of him. BAM! Tom is down,...

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Gaining Mental Resilience During Lockdown 3.0

Guest blog post written by Giuliana Jakob, a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing her kinesiology degree at Western University.

After enduring a global pandemic for nearly two years, it’s safe to say we have all felt physically and mentally exhausted from life’s continuous ups and downs. From cancelled holiday plans to seeing loved ones ill, nothing could have prepared us for the sacrifices and challenges we have faced. Although the lockdowns have given us all an excuse...

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