April, 2015

Movers & Shakers

Athletic Therapists at the 2015 Canada Winter Games
On behalf of myself (Brain Farrance), the CMO my wife Dr. Janet Ames, and the Chief Nurse Joanne Archer, I would like to thank all the therapists who helped at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. It was a great success medically with interesting situations such as: 165 athletes having to be flown to Fort St. John for long track speed skating due to very warm weather in Prince George, and sport schedule changes that happened every day. My sponsored therapists did exactly what I had predicted by responding to extra work and looking after all who came their way with a smile. You know who you are. Brain Farrance, Chief Therapist for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Melanie Tuck
Congratulations to Melanie Tuck who was awarded the Women of Excellence Award through the Red Deer and District Communities Foundation . As well, Melanie’s clinic also won the Business of the Year for Red Deer and District for 2015 though the local Chamber of Commerce. Last month, Melanie was also nominated for the 2015 Celebration of Achievement Award which recognizes female entrepreneurs in the Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Although she did not win she was a nominee/finalist and was recognized at a gala in Edmonton. Arlene Dickinson from the Dragons Den was the first winner 4 years ago. Melanie opened a multi-disciplinary sports medicine clinic (Collegiate Sports Medicine) in Red Deer in 2003 and, due to the strong growth, community leadership and business philosophy, she and her team have continued to receive recognition for it. They are now grossing over $2 million dollars annually and the clinic contracts 5 full-time Athletic Therapists alongside 11 other practitioners.

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