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Advanced Vitality News | August 2020

We hope you and your family had a wonderful and safe long weekend!


August 2020 at Advanced Vitality

  • Chiropractic Care: 2 Chiropractors are better than 1!

  • Chiropractic COVID-19 Screening: UPDATE

  • Registered Massage Therapy Updates

  • Ideal Protein Updates + A Sweet Summer Treat

  • Meet the Expert: Katrina Dollano BHSC, R.TCMP, R.AC

  • 4 Back to School Backpack Tips

  • 5 Tips for Home Office Ergonomics


Chiropractic Care

What is the benefit of having two chiropractors with a wealth of experience, shared clinic perspectives and treatment options? Optimal care for our Clinic Members! We are encouraging Clinic Members who are able, to pre-book their appointments to ensure appointments are scheduled according to their recommended care plan. If we are unable to schedule you an appointment with your primary provider, we can schedule you with the other provider to help you adhere to your care plan!

Do you know someone who could benefit from Chiropractic Care? Dr. Tamara is accepting new Clinic Members. Have them contact us to set up their complimentary 30-minute chiropractic assessment.

Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mondays: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please Note: Dr. Tara will be on holiday from August 31 - September 8, 2020


Chiropractic COVID-19 Screening: UPDATE

As of Monday, July 20th, all Clinic Members who attend Advanced Vitality for regular chiropractic care will be screened upon arrival for their scheduled appointments. We ask that if you have any concerns or are experiencing signs or symptoms of illness, to contact the clinic prior to your scheduled appointment.

Clinic Members who are scheduled for an Initial Assessment, Report of Findings or have not be in the clinic on a regular basis will continue to be screened via phone at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled appointment.

A friendly reminder that masks or face coverings are required for all in person appointments.


Registered Massage Therapy

Ladie will be continuing to book appointments for emergency and acute care massage therapy throughout the month of August. Massage appointments will be booked for either 30-minutes or 45-minutes.

To help with physical distancing, we kindly ask that you remain in the massage room after your treatment until invited into the reception area to book your next appointment.

All massage therapy appointments will be screened via phone at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment, as well as in person upon arrival.


Ideal Protein

Monday and Wednesdays 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In-Person and Virtual Appointments Available

It has been wonderful welcoming back our Ideal Protein Dieters and welcoming some new faces this past month.

To help serve you the best we can, all Ideal Protein food order's must be placed through the Ideal Protein App. Here are the links to download the Ideal Protein App for Apple iOS and Android. Once you have the app you can use the "pre-order" function to place your order prior to your scheduled appointment. This feature allows dieters to see what items are in stock and helps Advanced Vitality staff prepare your order prior to your appointment. If you need to make any modifications to your order, please do so ahead of time by contacting the clinic.

Maria will be working virtually on Wednesday, August 5th


IP Pudding Popsicles!

2 Servings

IP Pudding Popsicles are the perfect treat to help keep you cool during these hot summer days! Add Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding and Drink mix to your next order to try out the recipe below!


  • 1 packet of IP Pudding Mix (Chocolate or Vanilla)

  • 1 packet of IP Chocolate or Vanilla Drink Mix 

  • Popsicle molds 


  1. Prepare Pudding Mix according to packet instructions and pour into a bowl 

  2. Prepare Drink Mix according to packet instructions and pour into the same bowl as the pudding. 

  3. Mix Drink Mix and Pudding thoroughly. 

  4. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours. 

  5. Enjoy!

TIP: Don’t have Popsicle molds? Simply use small paper cups used for muffins and wooden sticks. 


Meet the Expert!

This month, we are featuring Katrina Dollano, BHSC, R.TCMP, R.AC, director of What's Good Wellness in Oakville, Ontario.

Katrina is an expert in natural medicine, health and wellness. She uses Chinese medicine, acupuncture and nutrition to help those in our community relieve pain, increase energy and improve digestion. Katrina has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, and sports medicine. Her true passion lays in inspiring people to realize their full potential to live a joyful, fulfilling and meaningful life.

Throughout the month of August, we will be learning about health and wellness from Katrina Dollano. Make sure you follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to stay up to date.


Backpack Tips for September

With school starting back up in September, carrying a heavy load that is unevenly or improperly distributed can result in poor posture; and even distort the spinal column, throwing it out of alignment. This can cause muscle strain, headaches, back, neck and arm pain, and even nerve damage.

Teaching children the importance of properly using their backpacks is key to helping them avoid injury. But if they don’t know how to choose, load, lift and wear a pack properly – these all-important accessories can be a pain in the back.

Here are Advanced Vitality's 4 tips to help prevent unnecessary injury with their children:

  1. Choosing the right backpack: Go for lightweight vinyl or canvas. Pick a pack that has two wide, adjustable, padded shoulder straps, along with a hip or waist strap, padded back and plenty of pockets.

  2. Packing it properly: Make sure your child’s pack contains only what is needed for that day, and that the weight is distributed evenly. The total weight of the filled pack should be no more than 10 to 15 percent of the wearer’s body weight.

  3. Putting it on: Put the pack on using a flat surface, at waist height. Slip on the pack, one shoulder at a time, and then adjust the straps to fit comfortably.

  4. Wearing it right: Both shoulder straps should be used, and adjusted so that the pack fits snugly to the body, without dangling to the side. You should be able to slide your hand between the backpack and your child’s back.

Your child’s backpack shouldn’t be a drag. Maintaining good back health in childhood may help prevent back problems in later life. So, pack it light and wear it right!

Both of our Chiropractors have specialized training in pediatric chiropractic care and can help your children achieve the best health possible with regular chiropractic care.

To ensure your family is ready for school, contact us to book your back to school chiropractic appointment or take advantage of our 30-minute complimentary assessment for first time Clinic Members.


Home Office Ergonomics - What you Need to Know!

Have you been working from home longer than expected?

Over 80% of the working population will experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Many people sit all day at work, often with poor posture, and this can increase the risk of developing low back pain, neck pain and headaches. Sitting down for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward work positions may lead to pain and discomfort.

Here are five tips Advanced Vitality recommends to make your workstation more comfortable:

  1. Maintain Proper Posture: When sitting, make sure that your ears, shoulders and hips are in line and your buttocks are at the back of the chair. Sit tall with your chest high.

  2. Adjust Your Chair: Your shoulders and lower back should rest comfortably against the backrest. You can use a pillow or a rolled up towel to provide extra support to your lower back. The height and angle of the seat should allow for your thighs to be parallel to the floor with your knees in line with or slightly lower than your hips.

  3. Adjust Your Computer Monitor: The top line of text on the screen (not the top of the monitor) should be at eye level. If your monitor is not adjustable, stack books or other materials underneath it to raise it up.

  4. Check Your Position of Your Keyboard and Mouse: Place your keyboard high enough to allow you to rest your arms with your elbows at your sides and your forearms parallel to the floor. If you use a laptop regularly, consider buying an external keyboard to avoid neck and arm strain. Place your mouse as close to the keyboard as possible.

  5. Keep Moving: More important than maintaining “perfect” posture is moving and changing positions. Avoid sitting in one position for longer than 30-50 minutes at a time. Take a quick stretch break or, even better, get up and move around. While sitting, try to change positions periodically.

Contact us to book your next appointment!


We look forward to seeing you this August!



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