Chuck-a-Puck Contest

Established in 2008, Physiofirst, in conjunction with the Brandon Wheat Kings, has sponsored the Chuck-a-Puck contest. Fans of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings have the opportunity to purchase sponge pucks, which are sold by representatives from a local charity during the first two periods of every Saturday night home game.

Between the second and third periods, fans are encouraged to throw the pucks onto the ice. The fan whose puck comes closest to the center ice face-off dot is the lucky winner of that evening’s grand prize. All proceeds from the purchased pucks remain with the charity of choice for that evening. This provides a fantastic opportunity for local charities to gain exposure and promote their causes while benefiting from the donations.  To date, more than $15,000 has been collected, all of which stays in our community.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation

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Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specific treatment approach to Balance Disorders and Vertigo (the sensation of the room spinning or images moving). These disorders can be very disabling and can affect every aspect of one’s life. Vestibular Rehabilitation focuses on identifying the cause of the disorder, and treating it appropriately.

Balance Disorders can stem from a number of sources, such as inner ear, neck, muscles, or even the brain itself. Treatment generally includes repositioning techniques, compensatory exercises and adaptation exercises.

Neepawa Natives

The Yellowhead Physiotherapy & Athletic Centre (Satellite Clinic to Physiofirst) is a proud supporter of the Neepawa Natives of the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League. (www.neepawanatives.com) and has enjoyed a long history of providing Sports Physiotherapy to the athletes. Yellowhead Physiotherapy & Athletic Centre is excited to be a part of the Neepawa Natives’ season.

Foodfirst Food Drive

In 2004, the staff of Physiofirst fostered the idea of a city wide food drive. With the generous contributions of our food drive partners — Investors Group Canada www.investorsgroup.com and Samaritan House www.samaritanhouse.ca and in association with the local Lions Clubs of Brandon and with the support of the Neelin High school student body — we have had eleven incredibly successful food drive events.

Foodfirst consists of a city-wide blitz by a dedicated group of volunteers. The Lions Club of Brandon supplies drivers who are accompanied by two high school students. The students canvas the entire city retrieving plastic bags (funded by Investors Group) which are distributed the week before to every household in Brandon by the The Brandon Sun  (www.brandonsun.com). Read More