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City of Mississauga is the Leader in Aquatic Therapeutic Programming

Aug 25, 2011

The City of Mississauga leads the Greater Toronto Area by providing 16 different types of targeted aquatic therapeutic programs. Programs are offered at community centres including three therapeutic pools at Clarkson Community Centre, Huron Park Recreation Centre, Malton Community Centre and will soon be available at Mississauga Valley Community Centre.

“In recent years the City of Mississauga has bridged the gap between clinical rehabilitation and recreational fitness with post rehabilitation programs,” said Stu Taylor acting director for Recreation and Parks. “Residents, regardless of age or physical ability, who are looking for safe and gentle exercises will find more programs available as a result of our growing number of partnerships with the healthcare community.”

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What:
A demonstration of exercises, offered in a typical class, will be geared towards people with fibromyalgia and back disorders.

When:
Friday, August 26, 2011
3 p.m.

Where:
Clarkson Community Centre
2475 Truscott Drive, Mississauga

On September 9 and 10, at Clarkson Community Centre, the City of Mississauga will host the Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance (CALA) Wellness Conference, which will feature presentations and instructional sessions on water and land-based approaches to healing and prevention of illness and injury. The City of Mississauga is committed to ensuring that all staff are qualified and current with the latest techniques in post rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise techniques.

To register for the conference, call CALA at 416-751-9823. To participate in a master class alongside fitness professionals or to see what is new in aquatic equipment at the conference trade show call Clarkson Community Centre at 905-615-4840, extension 2121.

Background
The City of Mississauga offers a broad range of safe therapeutic exercise classes and options for independent therapy for people with conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, stroke, diabetes or those recovering from injury or surgery. Speciality equipment is available to provide access to the therapeutic benefits of these programs. The water in the pool is kept at a warm 92 degrees Fahrenheit, which promotes relaxation, reduces pain, improves circulation and helps maintain a mobile and independent lifestyle.

For more information about the City of Mississauga’s therapeutic programs, to register for a class or to purchase personal training sessions, visit http://www.mississauga.ca/aquatics.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Email:   ella.basic@mississauga.ca


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