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AV News | July 2020

Advanced Vitality July 2020 Newsletter


Here is what July looks like at Advanced Vitality

  • Meet our Summer Volunteers!

  • Potential By-law Requiring Mandatory Face Masks

  • Welcome back Ideal Protein Clinic Members

  • Massage Therapy Update

  • Chiropractic Care Referrals

  • We're Hiring!

  • Meet the Expert - Katrina Dollano

  • Appointment Reminders (NEW feature update)

  • iCalendar - Adding Appointments to your Calendar Made Easy!


Welcome to the Team!

Meet your Advanced Vitality summer volunteers!

Advanced Vitality Summer Volunteer Melody


Hi, I'm Melody! I am so excited to be back at the clinic and help out this summer. I am a student going into my fourth year of studies at Queen's University, working towards a Life Sciences degree with a specialization in Biomedical Sciences. I have absolutely loved my time at Queen's! After graduation, I hope to attend Chiropractic College and be able to practice like the wonderful ladies I look up to at the clinic. Chiropractic care has been so life changing for me throughout my time as a gymnast, and I am excited to eventually be able to help many clinic members in this same way! Over this quarantine, I have been spending my free time working out, going on hikes with my dog Stanley, and trying out new recipes. I can't wait to meet lots of new clinic members!

Advanced Vitality Summer 2020 Volunteer Rebecca


Hi, I'm Rebecca! I am going into my 5th year of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Guelph and am hoping to attend Chiropractic College in the Fall of 2021. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, biking, skiing and going on walks with my dog! I am looking forward to meeting you this summer.


Potential By-law Requiring Mandatory Face Masks

On July 2, 2020, Brampton city council voted unanimously to make masks in enclosed spaces mandatory across the city to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The new bylaw, which still needs to be ratified at council's next meeting on July 8, will require the public to wear non-medical masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces.

Children under the age of two and those unable to wear a mask for medical reasons will be exempt from the bylaw, based on advice and recommendations of public health officials.

What does this mean for Advanced Vitality?

If and when the bylaw is passed, any staff member, visitor and clinic member over the age of two, must wear a non-medical mask or face covering while at Advanced Vitality. We will have face masks available for purchase, should you forget to bring one with you.

In the meantime, we strongly recommend any visitor or clinic member to wear a face mask or covering while attending Advanced Vitality. All Advanced Vitality staff will continue to wear face masks and appropriate PPE.


Welcome Back Ideal Protein Clinic Members!

Ideal Protein Muffin Mix at Advanced Vitality

Ideal Protein Clinic Members can now book in person appointments with IP coach Maria starting July 6, 2020.

Ideal Protein Clinic Appointment Hours:

Monday's 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday's 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

P.s. We're stalking up on the NEW Blueberry Muffin Mix! Let us know if you'd like us to add a box to your next order.

In order to adhere to Public Health recommendations, we will continue to implement our current clinic procedures, practice physical distancing and sanitization requirements.

This means your Ideal Protein appointments and food pick up will look a bit different.

Please read below and contact us if you have any questions.

  1. Scheduled Appointments: All Ideal Protein dieters must have a scheduled appointment for coaching sessions, weigh-ins, food pick up and any other Ideal Protein related service that requires a dieter to come into the clinic to ensure adherence to physical distancing.

  2. Virtual Waiting Room: When you arrive for your scheduled appointment, please wait in your vehicle. We will send you a text message to indicate when your appointment room is ready.

  3. Pre-Orders: All Ideal Protein food order's must be placed through the Ideal Protein App for iPhone or Android, using the "pre-order" function prior to your scheduled appointment. This feature allows dieters to see what items are in stock at the clinic and helps Advanced Vitality staff prepare your order prior to your appointment.

  4. Ideal Protein Food Pick Up: Advanced Vitality staff will have your order prepared and packaged for pickup at your scheduled appointment. If you need to make any modifications to your orders, please do so ahead of time by contacting the clinic.

  5. Returns/Exchanges: At this time, we will not be accepting any returns or exchanges. We will honour our previous exchange policy once restrictions are able to be lifted.

  6. Personal Protective Equipment: We strongly recommend you wear a mask or face covering to your appointment.


Were you thinking about getting your very own Ideal Protein Scale?

You're in luck, we have two left!

Contact us to purchase your scale!

$45.00 + HST

Regular $100 + HST


Massage Therapy

Ladie started back in the clinic on June 22nd, and is gradually resuming practice by booking acute care and emergency massage therapy appointments. Massage Therapy is considered essential when the clinic member's overall health or function would considerable decline if massage therapy was not provided.

COVID-19 Note: In Accordance with the safe practicing standards set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), Clinic Members are required to wear a mask to and throughout their massage therapy appointment. Advanced Vitality will have masks available for purchase should you forget to bring one with you.

Please Note: we will be accepting new massage therapy clinic members at a later date.


Chiropractic Care Referrals

One of the greatest compliments we can receive is a referral from you! With over 15 years of experience, shared clinic perspectives and treatment options - Dr. Tamara has been such a great addition to the Advanced Vitality family and clinic members rave about their experiences with her.

To ensure care can be provided to existing clinic members, all new clinic members will be booked with Dr. Tamara. We will be booking new clinic members with Dr. Tara this Fall.

Dr. Tamara's Hours

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.

Dr. Tara's Hours

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.


We're Hiring!

RMT Kelly Walsh officially began her maternity leave back on May 27, 2020. We are so excited for Kelly and her family, and are very much looking forward to meeting the little one.

With that being said, we are in search of an RMT to cover Kelly's maternity leave, until her return in November, 2020. If you know of someone who may be interested in this position, have them check out the RMT job posting or contact us for more information.

Clinic Members who typically see Kelly and are in need of acute or emergency care are welcome to book appointments with RMT Ladie Ramos.


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 July, we will be hearing from Katrina Dollano. Make sure you follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook to stay up to date.


Appointment Reminders

We are currently in the process of updating our day before appointment reminders from email to mobile phone text message.

If you would prefer to receive an email or phone call appointment reminder, kindly let us know and we will be happy to accommodate your request.


iCalendar Feature

Make adding Advanced Vitality appointments to your electronic calendar easier by using our iCalendar feature. What's the iCalendar feature? The next time you book an appointment with us, check your email for an "Appointment Schedule Update"

Here's how to easily add your appointment(s) to your calendar:

  1. Open the "Appointment Schedule Update" email

  2. Click the attached file to open appointment details

  3. If you would like to set an alert for your appointment, you can add it at this time by selecting the "Alert" option

  4. Select "Add to Calendar" and your appointments will automatically be added to your electronic calendars and reminder systems

We are in the process of activating the iCalendar feature for all clinic members. Let us know if you would like us to demonstrate how to use this feature the next time you're in!


We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

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