Toronto, ON February 28, 2020 – Lifemark Health Group is pleased to announce that as part of its national partnership with Special Olympics Canada, Lifemark clinicians will be providing services such as pre-event tapings and massage therapy to keep athletes in top form at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games Thunder Bay 2020. This important event is taking place from February 25th to the 29th in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The Lifemark Health Group team on site is composed of Lifemark clinicians Ian Winningham (Physiotherapist at Lifemark Physiotherapy King East), Julie Pelletier (Physical Rehabilitation Therapist at Clinique Physiotherapie Universelle - Vanier) and Angela Stancato (Registered Massage Therapist at Lifemark Physiotherapy King East), who will be joining forces in the Athlete Treatment Area to provide services to athletes in both English and French.
“Special Olympics athletes show tremendous heart and determination, so we are delighted that our clinicians will have the opportunity to use their skills to support them and help them perform at their best,” said Peter Stymiest, CEO of Lifemark Health Group. “Lifemark is proud to be a national partner of Special Olympics Canada, an organization whose commitment to improving the health of Canadians through movement aligns perfectly with our values and vision. Good luck to everyone who’s competing at this year’s Winter Games, and thank you to all the volunteers and individuals whose hard work make it possible for such a wonderful event to take place.”
The Winter Games are Special Olympics Canada's signature sport competition and function as a qualifier for the Special Olympics World Games. This year’s Games will see 845 athletes from 12 Provincial or Territorial Chapters participating in sports that include alpine skiing, 5-pin bowling, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, floor hockey, snowshoeing and speed skating.
About Special Olympics Canada
Special Olympics Canada is dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through the transformative power and joy of sport. Operating out of sports clubs in 12 provincial and territorial Chapters, this grassroots movement reaches beyond the sphere of sport to empower individuals, change attitudes and build communities. From two-year-olds to mature adults, more than 47,500 athletes with an intellectual disability are registered in Special Olympics year-round programs across Canada. They are supported by more than 21,000 volunteers, including more than 16,000 trained coaches. For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @SpecialOCanada.
About Lifemark Health Group
Lifemark Health Group (LHG) is a market leader in customized healthcare solutions. With over 20 years of service excellence, LHG is one of the largest, most trusted, and most comprehensive providers in Canada. As a national healthcare company, LHG employs over 5000 highly-trained clinicians, medical experts and team members in over 300 locations coast-to-coast, and continues to grow rapidly. The company aims to be the most innovative healthcare provider in community rehabilitation, workplace health and wellness and medical assessment services.
Lifemark Health Group was honored to receive the Employee Recommended Workplace award in both 2018 and 2019, and the Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ award in 2019. With patient satisfaction ratings above 90% and many clinics accredited by CARF and Accreditation Canada, Lifemark’s patients and customers always receive the highest level of care for their rehabilitation needs.
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