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ODS Fall Business Meeting & Dinner
FALL BUSINESS MEETING & DINNER
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
TWENTY-TWO @ THE WESTIN HOTEL
11 COLONEL BY DRIVE, OTTAWA
“MOVEMENT HABITS IN THE DENTAL OFFICE”
Guest speaker: Alex Ethier
Schedule of Events:
5:30pm: Cocktail reception
6.15pm: Business meeting begins
7:00pm: Keynote address
How is it possible that with decades of advancements in equipment and clinical techniques that dentists seem to be increasingly cutting their careers short due to accumulated musculoskeletal damage, specifically to their neck and back? Research has shown that the occupational hazard to the dentist’s physical health is linked to the everyday awkward posture and torque produced by their operator position.
Is it possible to practice dentistry in a neutral or balance operator position to avoid these health problems? I will explain and demonstrate a series of daily routines and movements that will improve one’s mobility and overall movement. I truly believe that these routines, that can be performed anywhere, are the key to a prolonged healthy career.
The following movement/exercises will be demonstrated:
Neck / Shoulders (Headaches, Upper and lower Back Pain)
Desk Wrist Prep (Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel)
Level 2 Glides
Thoracic Spine (Shoulder and Lower Back Pain)
Front to Back
Side to Side
Lower Body (Hips and Tensor Fasciae Latae Pain)
Chair Hammy Scoop
Foot / Ankle (Feet, Ankle and Achilles Pain)
Alex has been in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach since 2007. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at University of Ottawa. During his time at U of O, Alex was a member of the Varsity Men’s Basketball team from 2003‐2006. A career‐ending knee injury forced him to the sidelines where Alex welcomed new challenges as an assistant coach and the agility and conditioning coach until 2010. Alex has gained great expertise by completing a number of certifications and seminars since his start in the fitness industry. Most recently he has completed the Poliquin/Klokov Educational 7 Day World Tour along with his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist).
With more than 10 years experience, Alex is now the Lead Assistant Performance Coach for all Varsity Sports at the University of Ottawa and The Titan Performance Centre. He has also been the lead assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Sports Study Program at École Secondaire Publique Louis‐Riel and Base Conditioning (hockey specific training). Through his various professional positions, he has gained great expertise to maximize the performance of his clients’ athletic, fitness, rehabilitation and or personal health goals. In his role as a strength and conditioning coach, he has helped hundreds of clients properly recover from injuries, chronic pain, improved their body composition and nutrition, as well as help them live a better, happier, healthier life.