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.
A demonstration of exercises, offered in a typical class, will be geared towards people with
fibromyalgia and back disorders.
Friday, August 26, 2011
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.
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 Mississaugas 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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