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Community Comes First: Why Charity and Volunteerism Is Important To Nose Creek Physiotherapy

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good.” – Aristotle

At Nose Creek we are committed to community involvement, whether it is keeping those in our community moving faster and feeling better, or lending our expertise and support to the many worthy causes and events that occur year round in Calgary.

One such cause that we are extremely proud to support this month is the Woman2Warrior Fundraiser and Charity Event, benefiting Easter Seals Alberta and the Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHSA), occurring Saturday, May 27th at SAIT.

Woman2Warrior celebrates the warrior within the heart of each woman and uplifts all women who wish to participate to get out of their comfort zones and tackle the different obstacle courses. Of course, as the event is about encouragement and each woman finding the warrior within themselves, completing the entire course is not necessary and obstacles can be skipped.
Woman2Warrior Calgary describes the event and race as:

“a non-timed run covering about 4.5 km of trails and terrain. The course features obstacles to test your strength, agility, balance and sense of adventure. You may enter as an individual or as a team. Teams can raise money together in one large sum as long as when divided each individual has raised their minimum to participate. There will be awards and prizes for the top overall fundraisers and costumes. Recruit the support of friends, family and coworkers to help reach your fundraising goal. By participating in Woman2Warrior Calgary, you’ll be helping kids with disabilities and medical conditions by supporting Easter Seals Alberta and the Children’s Hospital Aid Society.”

To learn more about this event and sign up to join Nose Creek Physiotherapy there, visit the Woman2Warrior website, or watch this video about past events and the upcoming race on May 27th.

Special Message from Blair Schachterle on Community Involvement:

I like to support and get involved in events that make our community a better place to live. I have a soft spot for any charity fundraiser that has a health component in it. The Woman2Warrior is special to our team, because it helps two great charities. As a Physiotherapist and father of two children, I can relate to these two great organizations and their mission to assist with disabilities and children.

The Easter Seals is committed to helping children and their families overcome the challenges of a physical disability or special need. By providing families with necessary mobility equipment, we can help ensure they live a better life. Money raised will also help send over 1,200 children, youth and adults with a physical disability or special need to Easter Seals Camp Horizon, where they enjoy a unique summer camp experience and succeed in ways they never imagined possible.

Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) is a volunteer-based charitable organization of 75 women that has been raising funds in Calgary since 1908. CHAS funds programs, services and research projects for the Alberta Children’s Hospital and hosts an annual Easter Party for children and their families at the hospital. CHAS also supports community agencies that are working to positively impact the lives of children. In the last 17 years alone, CHAS has raised over $5 million to fulfill its mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young adults in Calgary through Caring, Helping, Assisting and Serving.

Come out and join us on Saturday May 27th! Please register and get involved in this great event, get some exercise on the obstacle course, have some FUN and support two great causes.  

See you soon!
Take care,
Blair Schachterle, on behalf of the Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy team.

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. Blair graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScPT in 1992. He has focused on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy. Blair completed his Sport Therapy Diploma in 1997, and his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 1998. Blair is also certified for IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) Dry Needling. Blair has a keen interest in active rehabilitation of recent and chronic, spinal and peripheral, joint and muscle injuries. He enjoys treating upper neck pain that is associated with cervical tension headaches, sciatica (pinched nerve in lower back), shoulder injuries and traumatic knee injuries. Blair previously served for 6 years as the Executive Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).

Blair balances his busy professional life by staying active. He enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding, depending on the season. Blair shares his free time with his wife, son and daughter outside on the weekends. He has learned to enjoy the journey, as life really is too short.
Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

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