Corner Brook Family Yoga

Veitch Wellness Centre has partnered with Nancy Buckle and Corner Brook Family Yoga to offer Teen, Tween, Kids and Baby yoga! Classes are starting the week of September 18.  For information on classes, times and registration check out Corner Brook Family Yoga’s great new website:

Stay tuned for more information to come about Girl’s and Women’s Circles.


Delicious and Easy Avacado Salad


Avacados are chock-a-block full of nutrients and heart healthy fats.  They are also incredibly delicious and easy to cook with!  Try this simple and delicious avacado salad recipe with your next meal:

1 lb Roma tomatoes (regular tomatoes will also do as will grape or cherry tomatoes)
1 English cucumber (this is the one that doesn’t have seeds)
1/2 medium red onion, sliced
2 avocados, diced
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
Juice of 1 medium lemon (about 2 Tbsp)
1/4 cup (1/2 bunch) cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper

1. Place chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, diced avacado, and chopped cilantro into a large salad bowl.

2. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp lemon juice. Toss gently to combine. Just before serving toss with 1 tsp sea salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper




Welcome Gina – Speech Language Pathologist

Gina graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology, before receiving both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (S-LP) from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Since completing her education, she has practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist with Labrador-Grenfell Health and Western Health, focusing on early intervention (children birth through age five) with both health authorities. She also provided private practice services to school-aged children while working within healthcare. Gina has a special interest in early language stimulation, as well as the treatment of paediatric speech sound disorders. She has extensive experience in the fields of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and autism spectrum disorder.

Gina is certified and in good standing with Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC), as well as registered and in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Healthcare Professionals (NLCHP). She is a proud member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NLASLPA) and the College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CASLP-NL). Gina is a member of The Hanen Centre®, and continues to complete continuing education via this organization and others.

Gina is from Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador, and is excited to have returned to the province’s west coast!
Gina absolutely loves what she does, and she is confident that you will, too!


The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain.
  • Improving joint mobility.
  • Improving circulation.
  • Improving lymphatic drainage.
  • Reducing muscular tension.

Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability.

Massage Therapists today use their knowledge of physiology and anatomy to combine traditional Swedish and modern massage therapy techniques with other therapies to treat their clients. There has been a wide variety of research, published in peer reviewed journals, proving the benefits of massage therapy for various conditions.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

Anxiety and depression Asthma and Emphysema
Back, leg, and neck pain Cancer symptoms
Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain) Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Dislocations Fibromyalgia
Fractures and edema Gastrointestinal disorders
Headaches Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
Insomnia Kyphosis and Scoliosis
Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease
Muscle tension and spasm Palliative care
Post-surgical rehabilitation Pregnancy and labour support
Sports injuries Strains and sprains
Stress and stress related conditions Stroke
Tendinitis Whiplash

Massage Therapy can also be used as part of a preventative care program. This includes sports training, injury prevention, ongoing stress management, and more! Together, you and your therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your needs. The treatment plan can be changed at any time and you have no obligation to undergo any part of treatment. Your treatment begins after you’ve given your informed consent.

(information from Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario)


Welcome Dr. Carroll

Welcome Dr. Michael Carroll!
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Michael Carroll – Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Carroll has recently started his full time practice in Corner Brook and will be calling our clinic home.
Dr. Carroll obtained his medical degree at Memorial University and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Calgary. He went on to complete fellowships in upper extremity surgery at Western University (Roth/McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic), the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary. In addition to general orthopaedic problems, his sub-specialty interests include:
Rotator cuff disease
Glenohumeral arthritis
Acute/chronic shoulder instability
Acromio-calvicular joint injury
Rheumatoid arthritis
Acute/chronic instability
Post-traumatic stiffness
Medial/lateral epicondylitis
Triangular fibrocartilage complex injury
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Carroll!!

Home Visits

Many people can benefit from Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy but not everyone can easily leave their home to attend a much needed appointment.

Mobility can be limited by many things:
– Recent Surgery or Injury
– Advanced Age
– Chronic Disease and/or Conditions
– No transportation

You may also simply prefer the convenience and comfort of receiving care in your own home!

The Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists of Veitch Physiotherapy offer Physiotherapy and/or Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment in the home and are what we refer to as Home Visits.

To find out more about this service please contact us at 634-4882 or


July is National Grilling Month!

Summer time is BBQ time!  July is National Grilling Month.

Don’t let improperly prepared food ruin your summer. Use these grilling tips keep you grilling and enjoying the beautiful weather all season long.

  • Wash your hands. Use hand sanitizer when clean water isn’t readily available where you are grilling.
  • Keep food cold until you are ready to put them on the grill. Letting them sit allows bacteria to grow.
  • Don’t mix raw and cooked foods. Keep raw foods separate from each other. Once cooked, use a clean dish to place final masterpiece. The bacteria from the raw food will contaminate the freshly cooked meal.
  • Keep hot food warm to at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit until ready to be placed in a cooler with ice or refrigerator to prevent bacteria growth. For salads and cold foods, keep them chilled on ice

How Can Speech – Language Pathology Help??

What can Speech – Language Pathology offer you???

A Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) is a professional who assesses, diagnoses and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language. Although people often think of speech and language as the same thing, the terms actually have very different meanings. If your child has trouble with speech, he or she has difficulty with the coordination of muscles and movements to produce speech – such as a child who has trouble pronouncing several speech sounds and is difficult to understand. If your child has trouble with receptive language, he or she has difficulty understanding what is heard or seen. If your child has trouble with expressive language, he or she struggles to find the right words and/or organize those words in a meaningful way to communicate a message. Adults can also have difficulty in these areas, especially following a traumatic brain injury or stroke. A Speech-Language Pathologist also works with people who have social communication, stuttering, voice and reading disorders.

Here at Veitch Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we are proud to have two Speech-Language Pathologists on staff. If you would like more information regarding Speech-Language Pathologists and their role, or would like to schedule a session with one of our experienced professionals, contact our clinic today!

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