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Self-referral Options at Independence

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Self-referral Options at Independence

Independence Incorporated’s excellent services are available to individuals not associated with an insurance company!

People pay for hair stylists they like.  They pay for meals out, vacations, spa visits and numerous other non-necessities.  They pay for courses, legal and financial advice, professional car repairs and many other things that help them move ahead in life.

Why not take that attitude to dealing with work-life disruption associated with injury or disability?

Maybe you’ve been injured off the job so WCB is not available.  Maybe you have a child with a disability or health condition approaching adulthood who is nervous about making the leap to independence.  Maybe you are a person who lives with some challenges who is going to be a parent, or who wants to see how to make a new career possible.

Maybe your previous career was so demanding, or your workplace became so difficult, that you just need some time to breathe and consider your options with the guidance of a trained professional.

The services at Independence Incorporated can help in all of these situations.

With our expert guidance we can help you:

  1. Figure out how to get around any ongoing limitations that may affect work choices
  2. Understand the opportunities and resources that are available to help with life changes
  3. Talk with someone who is both a trained professional and someone who has “been there”
  4. Learn about benefits you may be entitled to and make applications for them.
  5. Get your “mojo” back, by finding what you love and developing a strategy for linking it and your work life into a satisfying blend.

The names of our services are things like Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation and Return to Work consulting, as well as Financial Information Consulting and Professional Peer Support.  But at the heart our focus is to put wind under your wings, to foster your confidence and ability so that you can more easily move forward to the next phase.

Have a look at our website: www.indep.ca/services-we-provide, and then give us a call for a free 15 minute consultation.

Independence Incorporated Services to Individuals: getting you back to your self-defined life.

Independence Incorporated Rehabilitation and Return to Work Consulting
B1 – 90 Garry St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba204-478-6644

info@indep.ca

Independence Incorporated
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Consulting

36 Main St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba204-650-0557

info@indep.ca

New Physiotherapy Clinic Opens in Erickson!

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New RURAL Clinic!

We welcome Heather Howdle as our first physiotherapist at our new clinic in Erickson, Manitoba.

  • Physiotherapy TreatmentPicture of the sign welcoming people to Erickson, Manitoba
  • Acupuncture integrated with Active exercise therapy
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management and Education
  • Post-operative Joint Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Independent Physical Examinations
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments
  • Functional Job Demand Level Evaluations
  • Return to Work Planning & Coordination
  • External Case Management
  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
  • Rehabilitation Consulting

    Picture of the interior of the Erickson clinic

    Picture of the interior of the Erickson clinic

 

HOURS – 8 AM to 4 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Closed on weekends

To make a physiotherapy appointment in our Erickson clinic,  please call us at 1-866-605-1415

Direct Billing available to the following companies:

* Blue cross

* MPI

* WCB

We accept the following customer payment methods: cash, credit cards, debit cards and checks with ID.

Colin Mathieson Wins Gold!!

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Independence Incorporated is pretty excited to have a Canadian racing champion on staff!

Colin with his two gold medals around his neck.

That hardware looks really great!

Colin Mathieson just came back from Ottawa, where he won gold in the 100 and 200 meter races at the Canadian Track and Field Championships July 6-10, 2018.  We sat down with him to find out a little about his journey to this race.

This was Colin’s 24th Canadian Track and Field Championship meet.  In it, he competed against Canada’s best.  Scores from this meet will be part of determining who goes to World events such as the Paralympics.  With competitors such as Isaiah Christophe in the race, Colin says “I knew exactly who I had to beat”.

The weather has been hot all across Canada this summer, and Ottawa was no exception.  The race days were all in the 40 degree range, testing endurance.

This was Colin’s first race after a nearly 2 year gap.  Facing a serious health issue, he had to sit out last year, the first since 1994.  “It is weird to say but I was sort of fortunate to be so sick that I was too preoccupied to miss it!”

But once back on the track, muscle memory and training kicked in.  Colin started training again in January. “Once you are back on the track you know that if you just keep going, everything will work itself out”, he says reassuringly.  A positive that came from the experience of missing racing for so long was a recommitment to entering as many races as possible.  Trips to year-round tracks are in the offing.

“The thing to remember is that for every race, you are up against people who have nearly the same equipment and nearly the same training.  With everyone having the same equipment, it comes down to who can put their best race together mentally and physically on that particular day, with the conditions that you are all facing.”

From the meet, Colin earned three sponsors – Cranked Energy Bars, Jackson Springs Water, and K2B Clothing Company.  Others are in negotiation.

He has his eyes on Dubai for the World Championships in 2019.  Independence Incorporated will definitely be cheering him on.

Check out Colin’s Paralympic stats here: http://paralympic.ca/athletes/37812

Financial Information Consulting at Independence

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The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has defined financial literacy as having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make sound financial decisions.  Sadly, many people are uncomfortable with their abilities in these areas.*

This is especially important for people in career transition.  Needing to take time off for recovery from an injury or incorporating a new reality of a disability or health condition into one’s life can bring financial issues into stark relief.

Recognizing this, Independence Incorporated has created the position of Financial Information Consultant.  Zanna Joyce, who has many years of experience in coaching individuals and groups toward achieving goals, and specific experience as a financial literacy educator for over 8 years, is available to provide support in the following areas:

  1. Assistance with dealing with the financial consequences of a new disability or health condition, or of transitioning from one stage of life to another.
  2. Assistance with making effective applications for financial and tax benefit programs, including:
    • Canada Pension Plan Disability
    • Disability Tax Credit
    • Manitoba Caregivers Tax Credit
    • Manitoba disability and age-related income programs
    • Other programs that may apply to your situation
  3. Consultation on other financial programs, bursaries etc. that may be available to help individuals adjust to their changed situation.

Practicality, efficiency and attention to important details mark her work in preparing reports and applications for a variety of benefits, whether aiding individuals to access benefit programs, to helping community organizations apply for financial grants.

In addition to the work Zanna does to help people address their financial questions, she is also a member of Career Professionals of Canada, and is able to assist people with resume development, job search techniques, market research and interview coaching on a fee for service basis.

Services are available by email, toll-free telephone or Skype, to anywhere in the province.

Contact Zanna at:

Telephone: 204-957-7385

Services available by phone, toll free at 1-866-605-1415

Email:  zanna@indep.ca

 

  • Reference: https://www.canada.ca/en/financial-consumer-agency/programs/financial-literacy/financial-literacy-history.html