Portage la Prairie continues to enjoy world-class musculoskeletal care through the Portage Chiropractic Centre, part of the Keeping You Active family of local clinics.
Launched in Neepawa before adding a location in Minnedosa, Keeping You Active saw an opportunity to expand to Portage when longtime chiropractor and community member Dr. Bruce Narvey retired at the end of Last year. Dr. Devon Fordyce now practices out of the clinic at 1200 Saskatchewan Avenue West and, according to Keeping You Active owner Dr. Mark Perrett, Portage residents can expect continued high-level care. quality to which they are accustomed.
“Dr. Narvey has served the community for 40 years and practiced with a similar mission,” says Dr. Perrett. excellent feedback from existing patients.”
Keeping You Active has also welcomed many new patients since it opened last November.
“We average 10 a week, and many have never been to a chiropractor before,” Dr. Perrett points out. “Many of our patients work hard in the various industries in the area and have past or recent injuries that we were able to resolve.”
For his part, Dr. Fordyce is trained to treat people of all ages, from all walks of life. Patients can first expect it to reduce their inflammation and irritation, possibly from injury, and then help restore their strength and function. It will also provide them with the tools to help prevent new injuries, such as exercise and stretching.
Chiropractors have generally encountered new and increased challenges over the past two years as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some employees to work from impromptu home offices, others to fatigue from overwork and stress, and many to suffer from a lack of physical activity.
Dr Perrett says he and his colleagues were able to respond in the moment by offering both treatment and advice.
“Throughout the pandemic, our conversations with patients have focused on fears of COVID-19 and becoming a more resilient host,” he explains. “This includes topics such as physical activity, good nutrition, getting enough sleep and managing stress.”