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Patrizio in Germany and Italy!

InSync Physiotherapy’s Patrizio Jacova, physiotherapist, recently returned from his amazing trip in Europe. Check out the photos below:

Pictured above: A view of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo, where there is one of the replicas of the statue of David. You can see 5 monuments from there in one photo! The Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo, Bibioteca Nazionale, and Chiesa Santa Croce.

Pictured above: Cinque Terre, specifically in the town Riomaggiore. This was the perfect place to try lots of food, scuba diving, kayaking, and hiking. Patrizio’s only regret was that he didn’t spend a full week there!

Pictured above: Patrizio at Keltendorf Steinbach.

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Diana in Europe!

Diana, who works front desk at both the Burnaby and Cambie InSync Physio clinics, recently returned from her trip to Europe! Diana and her dragon boat team, Dragon Zone Premier, had the opportunity to compete at the 2018 Club Crew World Championships in Szeged, Hungary as one of the five Premier teams representing Canada. Her team placed 6th overall in the world with 48.803s in the 200m Mixed Premier Standard Boat Grand Final, 5th overall in the world in 500m Mixed Premier Standard Boat Grand Final, and 4th overall in the world in the 2km Premier Mixed Standard Boat Final. 

Following her competition, Diana got to see the beautiful emerald waters of Plitvice National Park, hidden blue caves near the island of Hvar, and the historical city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia. 

Diana also got to explore the ruins of Pompeii as well as the Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

One of her highlights was seeing the rows of colourful houses on the island of Burano and watching a talented glassmaker create a horse made of glass on the island of Murano, Italy. 

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INSYNC PHYSIO’s Jenn Lam in Thailand!

Insync Physiotherapy’s Jenn Lam, RMT, recently returned from amazing trip to Thailand! Check out the photos below:

Pictured above: Here is Jenn feeding an elephant at the Elephant Sanctuary where she also got to walk and bathe the rescued animals from the riding facilities in Bangkok

 Pictured above: Temple Wat Arun along the Chaopraya River in Bangkok
Pictured above: Famous Taiwanese shampoo massage where the hair stylists got to put Jenn’s hair into funny styles!

Pictured above: Beach in Rawai, Phuket
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INSYNC PHYSIO’s Michelle Robichaud in Northern Europe

Insync Physiotherapy’s Michelle Robichaud, RMT, recently returned from her amazing trip to Northern Europe and back in time for the 2018 BMO Vancouver Marathon where she completed an 8-km run! Congrats Michelle!

Check out the photos below of Michelle in Iceland, Scotland, and Denmark:

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INSYNC PHYSIO in Machu Picchu

InSync Physiotherapy’s Joy Uemoto, RMT, recently returned from her amazing trip to Machu Picchu, Peru:

“We recently got the chance to visit a bit of the beautiful country of Peru. It was such an amazing experience! We got to see alpacas and llamas, and learn how all the beautiful weaving and knitting work is done. Including how they use natural ingredients to create all the colourful dyes. We also got to explore many ruins including beautiful Machu Picchu. Pictures really don’t do it justice!”

Check out the the breathtaking photos below:

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INSYNC PHYSIO in Matasanos, Honduras

Caitlyn Dunphy, Physiotherapist at InSync Physiotherapy Burnaby Clinic on her trip to Honduras,

“I recently returned from volunteering with Global Brigades in Matasanos, Honduras. They are an amazing organization that creates sustainable change in communities by training local health staff, creating health systems, community owned banks, clean water systems, sanitation infrastructure and business development. I was on the medical/dental Brigade doing Physiotherapy work.

The first day we visited a local school and the kids did a dance performance for us and pulled us up on stage to learn the dance. After, we shadowed some of the local Community Health Workers (local volunteers trained by by Global Brigades to help provide care to their community). Then we did sanitation surveys of the local homes. The people were so kind and happily welcomed us into their homes.

The following 3 days were clinic days. The local school shut down and the classrooms were used as clinic rooms. Community members lined up, sometimes the entire day in 35 degree heat, to see the medical/dental team. When they entered the clinic they would get triaged, go to the doctor consultation station and/or the dental station, and get prescriptions filled. Women would also see the gynecologist and children would go to the children education station to learn about proper tooth health and receive fluoride treatments. If a patient had a musculoskeletal problem then the doctor would refer them to the Physiotherapy station.

All of the doctors, dentists (except for one Canadian) and the pharmacist were Honduran health care professionals from the city,

volunteering their time to help this rural community. It was extremely inspiring to see how hard they worked and the amount of time they put into helping the community.

On the last day we went into 3 homes and built eco-stoves. Asthma rates are prevalent due to a lack of proper ventilation in traditional stoves, as well as burning garbage. Diabetes and high blood pressure rates are also high due to poor diet/lack of exercise.

One of the quotes we discussed at a team meeting was “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are” which is an extremely relevant quote currently. This trip was an amazing experiences and one that I will definitely never forget.”

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