Health Educational Sessions

REH-FIT HELPS YOU EXERCISE YOUR BODY AND MIND

At the Reh-Fit, we want to help you exercise not only your body but also your mind. Choose from a large variety of health, fitness, and nutrition educational sessions addressing the common concerns talked about in today’s society. We offer great topics delivered by reputable presenters to address some of the questions you may have.

Register online for the following sessions:

Jan 26 : Yoga for Immunity

Restorative yoga can help boost immunity, especially in times of stress and other health challenges. This workshop will focus on Restorative yoga poses that help strengthen and nourish the immune system. Instructors will guide understanding of the immune system’s function and yoga’s role in supporting it. Previous yoga experience is helpful but not necessary.

Members: $40
Non-members: $55

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Jan 29 : Perfect Posture

Presenter: Jessica Thomas, Reh-Fit Athletic Therapist

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Feb 2 : Yoga for Balance 1

Balancing strengthens both the muscular-skeletal body and cognitive function. This workshop will focus on what body systems are involved in balancing, how to stay safe while balancing, and how to incorporate this work into everyday life. Previous yoga experience is not necessary.

Members: $40
Non-members: $55

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Feb 4 : Probiotics: What Can the Bugs in your Gut do for You?

Presenter: Leanne Florence, ND

Members: $10
Non-members: $15

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Feb 5 : Fibromyalgia: Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired

Presenters:
Laura Lazarko, Reh-Fit Fitness Professional
Amandev Dhesi, Reh-Fit Physiotherapist

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Feb 6 : Smart for your Heart: Unraveling the Mysteries of Calling 911

Presenter: Dr. Rob Grierson, Emergency Physician at HSC, Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the U of M, and the CMO for Emergency Response and Patient Transport for Shared Health in Manitoba

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Feb 7 : Smart for your Heart: Heart Health Mini Series

Should I Be Taking a Baby Aspirin if I’ve Never Had a Heart Attack?

– Justin Cloutier MD, Joel Scott-Herridge MD, and Umar Ismail MD

 

How is Weight Related to the Risk of Heart Disease?

– Chris Lee MD, Asem Suliman MD, and Chris Parr MD

 

There’s No Such Thing as Screening for Heart Disease

– Scott Donald MD, Judy Luu MD, and Chris Hayes MD

Feb 11 : Smart for your Heart: Heart Health For Her

Presenter: Tricia Grierson, Reh-Fit Nurse

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Feb 12 : Pre- and Post-Op Management of Total Hip and Knee Replacements

Presenter: Jasmine Thorsteinson, Reh-Fit Physiotherapist

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Feb 12 : Healthy Eating Around Exercise

Presenter: Tenille Sonnichsen, Reh-Fit Dietitian

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Feb 13 : Healthy Eating Around Exercise

Presenter: Michelle Leaf, Reh-Fit Dietitian

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Feb 19 : Voxxlife: A Better Way to Wellness

Presenter: Tracey Nyczai C.A.T.(C), Voxxlife Associate

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Feb 21 : Smart for your Heart: Blood Pressure Screening

Drop in to Seminar Room C and get your blood pressure checked by our nursing students.

Free – open to everyone

Feb 21 : Smart for your Heart: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

What’s the Difference Between Men and Women in Heart Disease?

Presenter: Amanda Nash, Heart and Stroke Manitoba, The Heart Failure Support Group of Manitoba

Register by email to events@reh-fit.com or at the Reception Desk

Free-open to everyone

Feb 21 : HealthTalks: Heart Smart Gals Won't You Come Out Tonight

Free – open to everyone
Register by email: events@reh-fit.com

7:00 – 7:45 – Making Sense of Cholesterol Results
15 Minute Q & A
Speaker: Eva Stephens RN – Eva is a registered nurse that has spent the first 15 years of her career in Emergency and ICU, and the last 15 years working in the Lipid clinic located at the St. Boniface  Hospital Cardiac Sciences program. The Lipid Clinic specializes in educating and helping people with cholesterol lowering treatments including diet, lifestyle and medications.

She has taken multiple courses related to cardiovascular risk and lipid management and has done presentations for the public and the Canadian Cardiovascular Nurses Association on topics related to this field.

Suggested that attendees bring their cholesterol profile.

8:00- 8:45 – Cardiology Vascular Disease in Women
15 Minute – Q & A
Speaker: Dr. Olga Toleva MD CCFP FRCPC
 – Dr. Toleva graduated Medicine in Sofia, Bulgaria.
She completed Family Medicine residency at UBC, Vancouver and subsequently practiced as a Family physician for a year. After a year of practice as a GP she entered UBC to complete 4 years of Internal Medicine residency. She then moved to Edmonton where she did her Adult Cardiology Fellowship and Interventional cardiology training. Her training had a specific focus on coronary interventions and Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)- this is a procedure for replacing the aortic valve without open heart surgery. During her last 4 years of training she completed Masters in Public Health at the The Harvard School of Public Health.

She was hired on staff at the UofM in September 2014 and as an interventional cardiologist at St. Boniface Hospital. Her clinical focus is on TAVI which includes large area of research. She has establishing the Manitoba TAVI database and is focused on outcomes research, frailty and quality of life assessments in the elderly who are the predominant population requiring TAVI. Most of her past research has been focused on elderly patients and TAVI.

She is a member of the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance – Advocacy group and has been very active in the community by rising awareness for women’s heart health. She has collaborated with the heart and stroke foundation and St. Boniface Hospital foundation to give talks in the community as well as Radio and TV interviews to raise awareness about women and heart disease.

 

Feb 25 : Smart for your Heart - Blood Pressure Screening

Drop in to Seminar Room C and get your blood pressure checked by our nursing students.

Free – open to everyone

Feb 26 : Smart for your Heart: Heart Healthy Cooking Demo

Presenter: Tenille Sonnichsen, Reh-Fit Dietitian

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Mar 5 : The 11 Mind/Body Nutrition Dimensions

Exploring different ways to change your lifestyle to positively affect your body.

Presenter: Kristy Loewen, BSc-Food Coach

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Mar 7 : COPD Essentials and Medications

Presenter: Aimee Bowcott and Mari Robert, Certified Respiratory Educators

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Mar 12 : Pre- and Post-Op Management of Total Hip and Knee Replacements

Presenter: Jasmine Thorsteinson, Reh-Fit Physiotherapist

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Mar 12 : Quick and Easy Healthy Cooking Demo

Presenter: Tenille Sonnichsen, Reh-Fit Dietitian

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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Mar 13 : Grocery Store Tour

Meet at Sobeys on Taylor

Presenter: Michelle Leaf, Reh-Fit Dietitian

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Mar 14 : Grocery Store Tour

Meet at Sobeys on Taylor

Presenter: Tenille Sonnichsen, Reh-Fit Dietitian

Included with membership
Non-members: $10

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Mar 16 : Yoga for Balance 2

This workshop is for yoga practitioners who wish to explore and deepen their understanding of the mechanics of balancing postures and how they can be incorporated into their yoga practice and everyday life. Safe alignment will be emphasized and instruction of prop usage will be given to facilitate alignment. Previous yoga experience is required.

Members: $40
Non-members: $50

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Mar 18 : HealthTalks: Diabetes and Wound Care

7:00 pm – My Sugars Are Up – Now What?

8:00 pm – Wound Care

Free – open to everyone

Register by email: events@reh-fit.com

Mar 19 : What is Asthma?

Presenter: Lynne Manikel RRT CRE, Lung Association MB

Included with membership
Non-members: Complimentary

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