To finish off our 2021 (the year of lots of changes) we’d like to introduce another wonderful smiling face to you all- Myranda. Myranda is working with the doctors to help with patient care. Myranda is joining us after years of being around our practice as a patient. She recently graduated from Trent University with a degree in Anthropology. Myranda’s background in anatomy and osteology, along with her friendly smile and passion for patient care make her an awesome addition to her team. You may recognize Myranda, as she is part of a famous family in Cobourg… Her family owns Leclerc’s Butcher Shop. Please give Myranda a warm welcome the next time you’re in our office.

Dr. Johnston’s youngest daughter, Isla, turns ONE on December 2nd. Isla has been on the move for about a month and chatting up a storm with her big sister Alexandria. 

Dr. Leguard is very excited to be moving into her first house on December 9th. This is also a very exciting day for Dr. Hubbel, as this means that his basement will no longer be Dr. Leguard’s storage unit. Ha! 

Louise is fitting in wonderfully at the office, catching on to things very quickly. Julie, Karen and Carleigh are holding down the fort, as per usual.

Shovelling Season is Upon Us!

As Canadians, we forget that shovelling snow involves some serious effort and every year, too many people in our community get injured while shovelling snow. With a fully loaded shovel and moderate effort, you’ll move 150lbs in ONE minute. Treat shovelling as the exercise that it is – it can be good for you, but  remember a few tips! 

  1. Warm up before you shovel snow, just like you’d warm up before you exercise. Brisk marching or jogging on the spot or gentle stretching is a good idea.
  2. Dress properly. Wear layers of clothing, and ensure that your footwear has a proper tread. 
  3. The ideal shovel is light-weight, with the handle reaching the shoveller’s chest. Don’t bother with an “ergonomic” curved shovel shaft- instead lift less snow per scoop, or skim the top half of the snow first. 
  4. Push the snow on the ground as far as you can. When you reach the side of your driveway, keep a wide stance, bend at your knees, and lift the snow by straightening your knees, not straightening your back.

Try to avoid twisting your torso as you throw snow, but instead drop the snow in front of your body.