Community

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

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
  6. 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.
  7. Nutritional Talks: a free seminar presented by our registered dietitian that offer practical solutions to common nutritional questions asked by GRSM clients
  8. Concussion Symposium: in February 2018, in cooperation with the University of Waterloo, GRSM hosted an educational symposium for coaches, trainers and parents who wanted to learn more about concussions and treatment options.
 

Community Involvement 

GRSM annually contributes to local minor sports organizations to help promote active lifestyles for young people in our community. Since 2002, some partnerships have included:

  • Active Cambridge
  • 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
  • Cambridge Kips 
  • Waterloo Region Boxing Club 
  • Tour de Grand 
  • Cambridge Mill Run 
  • Run for Life Classic Mile
  • KW Gymnastics Club 
  •  Club Warriors Swim Club 

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