Local chiropractor expands offering at new clinic location

Optimum Health
Rob Rodine, chiropractor at Optimum Health Clinic in Smiths Falls proudly stands in front of the recently completed building on Ferrara Drive. The new location has made it possible to offer a fitness class program for individuals who are recovering from ill health and need help getting back to optimum health. The new space features rubberized floors and tons of natural light. Photo credit: Stacey Roy
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Stacey Roy

Operating a successful chiropractor clinic in Smiths Falls is great, but operating such a clinic that also offers guided and scalable fitness programs for those in need is optimum.

This is what Rob Rodine and his staff at Optimum Health Clinic (33 Ferrara Drive, Smiths Falls) have achieved in their new, fully accessible clinic.

Patients have been walking through the doors of the new facility since Aug. 3, 2018, but have yet to experience the most exciting element of the new clinic – a fitness class space.

“I want to help people be the best and healthiest version of themselves,” Rodine said.

For years the Smiths Falls chiropractor has envisioned a space where he could support his patients through recovery to an optimum health, which is what the new fitness offering aims to do. The new clinic operates on the approach of function – motion – life. How someone functions determines what their motion will be, which then determines their quality of life. Rodine gave the example of someone with reduced motion in their neck. Not only does it reduce productivity at work, but it could hamper hobbies and sports like golf, as well as quality time with grandchildren.

Rodine said his approach to healing allows his clinic team “to completely change what they [patients] experience from day-to-day”.

The new facility has a rubberized floor to ease joints and will be open to the public not just clinic patients. Rodine plans to offer a series of class opportunities that will be led by qualified instructors. The difference is that these instructors will be able to not only supervise positioning of each move, but can adapt it for each participant’s mobility and health needs. Offering such a service has always been in Rodine’s mind. Prior to opening as Optimum Health Clinic, he would offer patients a paper with their exercises on it after practicing with them in clinic, but he feared it often ended up in recycling or forgotten due to the pressures of daily life. He hopes that by scheduling this exercise time as they would their chiropractic appointments, patients and others will be able to make it a habit that will help them reach a new level of wellness.

“We wanted to help people get beyond where they were,” Rodine said.

He is in the early stages of developing the fitness schedule, but hopes to have something put together to offer the public by November or year’s end at the latest. For more details please call 613-205-0978 or online at www.optimumhealthclinics.com.

This new offering necessitated the name change from Restorative Health to Optimum Health to reflect all they offer, and was made possible thanks to the new building the clinic finds itself in construction.

It was less than a year from the time of first planning the new clinic on Ferrara Drive to the soft opening this past August. This feat is something Rodine said he couldn’t have done without the “extraordinary help of the Saumure team”.

Rodine made certain that he enlisted the help of all local companies (like Guy Saumure and Sons Construction) from locating the site to construction and design who together made sure nothing was forgotten. The building’s warm wood exterior juxtaposition against a steel siding is a nod to the community’s rural and industrial foundations, as well as an effort to blend the residential and commercial neighbourhoods the clinic straddles on either side of the property.

“We were very excited to jump on that,” Rodine said of the land.

The up and coming nature of the area is something Rodine couldn’t pass up when presented with it last year as an ideal location to serve the growing residential base in town just moments from their door steps. The interior of the new clinic has a modern, masculine and crisp appearance that is not over done. Rodine said he wants all generations of the communities in Lanark County and Smiths Falls to feel welcome, so he introduced a children’s waiting room section, installed baby change tables in the washrooms and has built the entire facility on one level. Stop by today to realize your optimum self.

One thought on “Local chiropractor expands offering at new clinic location

  1. Peter McKenna

    congratulations Dr. Rodine, your new building is a gem and you have every right to be proud. Best wishes in your new location.

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