Entries by budgell

Mask Update

Effective August 10th, 2021 our chief medical officer has lifted the requirement to wear a mask while indoors. Given the size of our clinic and the nature of our treatments we have decided that our practitioners will continue to wear a mask. We ask that all clients and patients continue to wear a mask when […]

Re-opening March 2021

The St. John’s Back Pain Clinic will be re-opening as soon as the Avalon peninsula moves to Level 4. This is currently expected to happen on March 13, 2021. We have begun contacting patients and clients to schedule appointment for March 15th and onwards. Of course you are welcome to request an appointment as well. […]

Re-opening in Level 3

The St. John’s Back Pain Clinic will be re-opening as soon as Newfoundland & Labrador moves to Level 3. This is currently expected to happen on June 8th, 2020. We will begin contacting patients on June 1st to schedule appointment for June 8th and onwards. Of course you are welcome to request an appointment as […]

Covid-19 Update April 1st

With the ongoing closure of most businesses and facilities in the province the St. John’s Back Pain Clinic will remain closed until we are given clearance to re-open. Our first priority once we re-open will be to get in touch with all of our patients and clients to help them resume treatment as soon as […]

Covid-19 update March 24

With the evolving developments in the spread of covid-19 in our provincial and nationally we have decided to temporarily close our clinic. We have set a tentative re-opening date of April 6th, 2020. All patients with existing appointments will be notified. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates. Closing the clinic […]

Covid-19 Update March 18

To best support the prescribed practices of social distancing while still serving patients and clients in need of care we are changing our hours of operations. We will be checking in with all patients/clients about their upcoming appointments. Our practitioners will be available for those patients seeking care for conditions or symptoms that will worsen […]

Covid-19 Update

The World Health Organization has declared covid-19 a pandemic. Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada has urged everyone to help Flatten the Curve. This means slow the inevitable spread of this virus. Health Canada‘s Covid-19 site is an excellent resource for current and accurate information. Please don’t trust unaccredited sources of […]

We are moving

  After 5 wonderful years in Churchill Square it is time to move the St. John’s Back Pain Clinic to it’s new home at 1A Anderson Avenue. We will be sharing space with the Podiatry Associates. You will be able to access our clinic through the entrance at the right side of the building near […]

You Have Arthritis

With a look of resignation my patient explains that their family doc told them their knee pain was arthritis and they could only manage it with anti-inflammatory meds and eventually surgery. I asked them, as I ask many patients, “what do you think arthritis actually is?”. Most patients look at me, somewhat perplexed, and give […]