Community Wellness Program

At GRSM, we are committed to promoting active and healthy lifestyles. We promote active and healthy living in the community by:

  • Providing educational seminars
  • Preparing written information for distribution into the community
  • Volunteering our services and providing financial donations to community groups

Educational Seminars

  • Osteoarthritis seminars – a free three part series offered one to two times per year at either our Cambridge or Kitchener location. We designed this series to educate the general public on pathology and management strategies related to osteoarthritis.
  • Nutritional Talks – a free seminar presented by our registered dietician that offer practical solutions to common nutritional questions asked by GRSM clients

Community Presentations

At GRSM, we regularly get requests from the community for our certified/registered health care professionals to speak on topics related to a specific sport or general health issues. Some examples include:

  1. Talks to Senior Centres on Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and Pilates
  2. Talks to local high schools (Galt C. I., St. Benedict’s CSS, Preston HS, Southwood SS, Forest Heights CI, Glenview Park SS, St. Mary’s and Huron Heights) for physical education classes. Topics include sports injuries and career talks
  3. Participation in Physical Education Teachers professional development day at Cameron Heights High School. Topics included concussion management, a practical session on taping and a Pilates demonstration
  4. Participation in Career Nights at local high schools (Huron Heights High School) to educate students on potential career paths represented by the wide spectrum of health care services provided by GRSM
  5. Talks to specific sports groups or teams including:
    – Running Room in Kitchener and Waterloo
    – Kitchener Ranger hockey team
    – Cambridge Youth Soccer – Injury Prevention and Basic Taping Techniques
    – Cambridge Kips – Core Stability
    – KW Boxing – Injury Prevention and Treatment
    – Cambridge Dance Studios – Injury Prevention
    – Cambridge Minor Hockey Association – Concussion and Injury Management
    – KW Predators Volleyball Club

Injury Information Articles

Many GRSM health care professionals have donated their time and expertise to create a series of informative articles that we distribute to schools, family physicians, our clients and the general public.

Titles include:

  • A Tale of Two Shoulders
  • Acute Injuries
  • ACL Injuries
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Bumps and Bruises
  • Concussions
  • Core Stability
  • Cycling Injuries
  • Dance Injuries
  • Dynamic Warm-up
  • Heat Illness & Dehydration
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)
  • I Pulled My Groin
  • Little League Elbow
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prevention of Running Injuries
  • Think Thirst First! — Sport/Energy Drink Review
  • Osteoarthritis Series

GRSM News

Approximately three times each year we publish and distributed GRSM News to family physicians in the Kitchener and Cambridge area. One of our health care professionals researches and writes on a timely topic. We summarize relevant and current research articles related to the topic and we profile new staff.  If you do not currently receive our GRSM News and are interested in being added to our distribution list, please contact Tripho Bogias at tbogias@grsm.ca

Donation of services to local Community Groups

At GRSM, we support community groups that promote activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. Currently, we support:

  • Active Cambridge – The goal of the committee is simple, to increase participation in sport and physical activity throughout our community. The vision is to see bridges built between those providing physical fitness opportunities and those who desire to participate in them.www.activecambridge.ca

Financial Support to Local Sports Groups

GRSM is proud to sponsor local minor sports groups including:
  • Cambridge Minor Hockey Association
  • Cambridge Youth Soccer
  • Cambridge Special Olympics
  • Kitchener Minor Hockey Association
  • Cambridge Basketball
  • Cambridge Minor Baseball
  • Cambridge Lions Football
  • Kitchener Soccer Club