As a member of the Wellness Unit, the Wellness Coordinator will plan, develop and promote sworn and civilian member total health and injury/illness prevention programs, and assist with the development and implementation of psychological wellness initiatives, plans and procedures.
Prolink Insurance, the OKA Professional Liability Insurance partner, has recently upgraded their online insurance portal. The new portal has a completely different look, and process for purchasing Professional Liability Insurance. Please ensure that you review all of the options carefully to ensure that you are only purchasing the insurance that you require.
Rehab First Inc. is a multidisciplinary rehabilitation assessment and treatment organization numbering approximately 100 professional staff. Disciplines include Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech-Language assessment and therapy, Social Worker counselling and case management, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nurse Case Management and Life Care Planning.
Calvin Orok, Hon. B.Sc., M.Sc., C.OHS, R.Kin: 33 years of experience including fitness and exercise, small business management, event promotion, disability management, physical demands analyses (PDA’s), functional capacity evaluations, worksite assessments, safety and accident/incident investigation, ergonomic evaluations, clinical exercise prescription and case management of injured workers.
July 2018 Issue: The Problem of Sedentary Behaviour in the Office Workspace: A Structured Exercise Program for Primary Prevention - Skyler Mann R.Kin, MPK, Abdul-Hamid Hamad MD, and Dinesh Kumbhare MD, PhD
Occupations that require employees to remain seated for extended periods of time are continually becoming more pervasive in today’s workforce. Those who perform office/desk work are sitting on average 8-12 hours/day during work days, and 7-9.5 hours/day on days off. These trends are particularly worrisome considering higher prevalence for conditions such as metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, obesity, deep vein thrombosis, and cardiovascular disease being linked with habitual sedentary behaviou
February 2018 Issue: PREhabilitation – Preparing the Patient for Surgery, Priya Brahmbhatt, RKin & Rachel Aitken, RKin
Preparing one’s body for the stresses of surgery through exercise is known as prehabilitation and has been widely shown to improve pre- and postoperative wellbeing1. Prehabilitation is important because physical fitness strongly predicts outcomes related to surgery2. Analogous to training before a marathon or another challenging sporting event, prehabilitation prepares patients for surgery and capitalizes on the waiting period between diagnosis and surgery – a time when patients may be in better
November 2017 Issue: Interprofessional Education: What is it and why should it matter to Kinesiologists? Steven Fischer, RKin PhD & Daniel Santa Mina, RKin PhD
Optimizing person-centred outcomes often relies on the collaborative efforts of multiple health professionals, commonly referred to as interprofessional collaboration or IPC. Interprofessional education or IPE, aims to prepare health professionals with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to support effective IPC. While effective IPE requires many critical ingredients (Oandasan & Reeves, 2005), at its core IPE requires students from different health professions to collectively engage i