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Shawndra Hyland – Dale Brown

I have been seeing Shawndra Hyland (and Delia Fung before her maternity leave) at 8 Rinks Physiotherapy Clinic for injuries I sustained in a car accident (a torn right rotator cuff, along with neck and lower back injuries). My initial complaints were that I was really struggling with pain and lack of movement. Both Delia and Shawndra were well-educated and knowledgeable with my type of injuries. Having them in my life for almost four years, (pre- and post-operation of my rotator cuff), was very valuable. Their therapy consisted of instructing me in the correct exercises (in the clinic and on my own at home), using their manual therapy skills and using the traction machine. With these treatments, I have had full return of both strength and movement (and no pain!) of my right shoulder, and much less pain and better movement of my neck and low back.

What I find exceptional is the dedication of the Therapists and the bond and trust that develops. Getting better takes two (the patient and the Therapist!). When I was being lazy or not giving my all, because they took the time to get to know me as a person, they knew how to motivate me.

Shawndra and Delia were life savers for me when I felt down and somewhat depressed due to my injuries. They kept me upbeat and positive when some days were really bad due to pain and stiffness. I honestly thought after surgery that I would never regain full usage of my right arm. Boy, was I wrong. I feel great.

And 8 Rinks Owners, you seem to pick the right staff. I have had great results with two different therapists, and the receptionist staff is second to none as they are very professional and personal. Keep up the good work. You all are truly amazing. I would happily refer friends and family to the clinic.

Dale Brown

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