McConaghy Centre workshops
Date(s): Vary based on course please see below
Fee: $5 per course
Location: McConaghy Centre, 10100 Yonge Street Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T8
*All preventative wellness programs require either an annual membership or a drop in fee. For more information please contact the Adults 55+ program coordinator at the McConaghy Centre at 905-737-1818 or the Oak Ridges Community Centre at 905-773-4630, ext. 226.
Exercise and arthritis
October 24, 2019
Registration Deadline: TBD
Learn how arthritis effects your body, how to control symptoms, learn proper techniques and precautions when performing certain types of exercise as well as how to perform daily activities without putting additional stress on your joints.
low back pain - prevention and symptomatic control
Registration Deadline: TBC
Learn how active seniors can prevent and control low back pain through posture, exercise, proper movement patterns and modalities.
Yoga for Scoliosis
Yoga for Scoliosis workshop for health care practitioners (Part 1)
Date: October 5-6, 2019
Fee: $465 + HST
Location: Toronto, Ontario- TBD
Registration: Waiting List Open
Discover all the ways Yoga can be used to meet the challenges of scoliosis. This workshop is based on techniques learned by studying with senior internationally acclaimed Iyengar instructor Elise Browning Miller which includes
Anatomy of the Spine and the Types of Scoliosis Curves
Assessment of the spine and identification of compensatory mechanisms seen in clients with scoliosis
Optimal yoga postures for scoliosis and ways of adapting postures for each person’s individual needs
Emphasis on yoga poses that lengthen the spine, de-rotate the curve, improve breath awareness and strengthen the spine
The psychological consequences of scoliosis
Adjustments and props
Through a variety of yoga practices and poses, people with scoliosis can develop greater structural alignment, become more symmetrical, and find the balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity. Students learn practices to improve posture and increase flexibility and strength. Health care practitioners and yoga teachers leave with the necessary skills and confidence to offer a beginning yoga practice to those with scolio
Waiting List Sign-Up
Concussions: INFORmative talk for Coaches, Parents or athletes
Arrange for a private speaking engagement with our registered physiotherapist Karen Hope and discover recent advances in Concussion Management, Treatment and Return to Sport protocols.
For your convenience, talks can be scheduled in a recreation facility as part of a practice, before or after a game, or planned as part of a sports banquet.