2017 Healthy Living Lecture Series

Celebrating 30 years of

The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic







Reduce Stress – You Deserve It –

Adonis Makris Registered Chiropractor

May 31 2017, 12:15-1 pm



Many of us are too busy to take care of ourselves.  We know we need less stress in our lives but just the thought of taking the time to learn, let alone practice, these techniques causes more stress.

Provided by Dr. Adonis Makris Registered Chiropractor, this 40 minute session provides easy, practical and quick techniques for reducing stress at home and in the work place.  Simple changes in diet, application of techniques such as tapping and breathing can help you to bring the stress down and improve your general sense of wellbeing.

Format:  Lecture and practical format

Maximum number: Limited to 15 participants

Dr. Adonis Makris D.C.


Dr. Adonis Makris is a graduate of the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. In 1998 he became a Doctor of Chiropractic. He has studied a mix of modern and ancient healing arts. He is a Master in Medical Qigong.

Treat Yourself – Learn the art of self-massage to relieve neck and back tension –

Juliette Woodruff Registered Massage Therapist

June 14, 2017, 12:15-1 pm

You can’t always see your registered massage therapist when the knots in your neck give you headaches or the muscle tension builds in your back.  Self-treatment with rollers, lacrosse balls and other trigger point techniques can give you immediate relief – or make you worse.

Provided by Juliette Woodruff, Registered Massage Therapist, this 40 minute workshop will introduce you to techniques you can use to immediately reduce muscle tension and instruct you in the best applications to avoid injuries.

Format:  Participant workshop

Maximum number: Limited to 10 participants

Juliette Woodruff, Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Acupuncturist


Juliette joined The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic Team in 2004. A graduate of the Sutherland-Chan College of Massage Therapy she has completed advanced studies in manual lymph drainage and she is currently pursuing certification in breast cancer treatment and myofascial release therapy. In 2012 she received her certification in acupuncture from McMaster University.

Your Healthy Back

Maureen Dwight, Registered Physiotherapist

Sept. 20, 2017, 12:15 – 1 pm

Exercise is the key to getting rid of lower back pain but which exercises work? Choosing the right exercises means that as little as 10 min. a day can make a difference in your pain.

This session will review which exercises to choose and how to fit them into your crazy busy schedule.

Format:  Participant workshop

Maximum number: Limited to 15 participants

Maureen Dwight

Registered Physiotherapist & Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist B.Sc. PT, MCPA,

Clinic Director, mdwight@orthophysio.com

Maureen founded The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic Inc. in 1987. She is committed to excellence in her practice and to the advancement of the physiotherapy profession. She was one of the first physiotherapists in Ontario to receive a nationally recognized specialist designation as a Clinical Musculoskeletal Specialist.

 We provide lunch and learns and education sessions in the workplace. 

Please contact Maureen Dwight (mdwight@orthophysio.com) if you would like more information about our workplace programs.