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•  1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
•  2 cups Whey protein powder
•  1 tsp baking powder
•  2 tsp ground cinnamon
•  1 ½ cups low-fat, smooth cottage cheese
•  ½ cup honey
•  ¼ cup canola oil
•  1 egg
•  2 tsp vanilla extract
•  2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1.  Preheat oven to 350oF/ 175oC
2.  Combine first four dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a fork
3.  In a separate bowl , combine the cottage cheese, honey, canola oil, egg and vanilla together with a fork or electric mixer
4.  Mix the dry and wet ingredients together thoroughly and then add chocolate chips
5.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper and roll the dough into a ball and place evenly on the baking tray.
6.  Bake for 12-15 minutes, cool and enjoy


Provided by Athlete's Care Registered Dietitian and Sports Dietitian Ben Sit.  Appointments with an Athlete's Care Registered Dietitian can be made at our Yonge & SheppardYonge & Eglinton and King & Yonge locations.

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Vertigo/dizziness is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention from physicians. According to recent studies, 35.4% of Americans over 40 years of age (69 million) have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction (Agrawal et al, 2009) and 65% of people over the age of 60 years experience dizziness or loss of balance, often on a daily basis (Hobeika, 1999).  A lot of the time, not only do these conditions go misdiagnosed but tests that are often time consuming and expensive (MRI, etc) are often performed which yield minor contribution to diagnosis and treatment.  In fact, according to Kerber (2012), only 11% of all providers used the dix-hall pike test. Not only can vestibular rehabilitation often accurately diagnose these conditions, it can also successfully and safely treat them.

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What is vestibular rehabilitation?

Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized type of rehab/therapy specific to helping people that are experiencing some form of dizziness.  It primarily utilizes repositioning maneuvers and exercises to help reduce symptoms related to vertigo/dizziness, gaze instability and/or imbalance and falls.  According to a Cochrane review published in 2015, “There is moderate to strong evidence that vestibular rehabilitation is a safe, effective management for unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction, based on a number of high-quality randomized controlled trials.” (McDonnell, 2015). 


• Assessment of dizziness and vertigo disorders

• Treatment programs for dizziness and compromised balance

• Treatment for BPPV (positional vertigo)

How do I prepare for this appointment? 

The tests/techniques are designed to provoke your symptoms so you may experience an increase in your symptoms following your appointment.  Most people are able to leave their appointment as they normally would but if you generally feel like you need assistance when your symptoms are provoked, it may be best to have someone come with you. 

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the start of your appointment to complete the intake forms.   

Will my insurance cover the cost of the appointment? 

If you have extended health benefits, you are able to bill for this type of service based on the provider that you see (I.e. if you have physiotherapy coverage, you will be able to bill under physiotherapy). 

Provided by Registered Physiotherapist, Daniel Yoon.  Please contact Athlete's Care Yonge & Eglinton for more information regarding Vestibular Rehabilitation or to book an appointment with Daniel.

Agrawal, Y., Carey, J.P., Della, Santina, C.C., Schubert, M.C., & Minor, L.B. (2009).  Disorders of balance and vestibular function in US adults.Arch Intern Med169(10), 938-944

Hobeika, CP (1999).  Equilibrium and Balance in the Elderly.  Ear Nose Throat J, Aug;78(8):58-62,565-6. 

Kerber, K.A., Burke, J.F., Skolarus, L.E., Meurer, W.J., Callaghan, B.C., Brown, D.L., Lisabeth, L.D., McLaughlin, T.J., Fendrick, A.M. & Morgenstern, L.B. (2012). Use of BPPV processes in Emergency Department Dizziness Presentations: A Population-Based Study.  Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 148(3), 425-430.

McDonnell MN, Hillier SL. Vestibular rehabilitation for unilateral peripheral vestibular dysfunction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005397. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005397.pub4

Vestibular Disorder Association

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Recipe of the Month: Vegan Italian Sausages

By ADMIN on September 07, 2016

Toronto Sport Dietitian



  • ½ cup cooked red or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth1 tbsp Olive Oil OR 1 tbsp tomato paste (Tomato paste is an excellent replacement for fat in recipes)
  • 2 tbsps Soy Sauce
  • 1 ¼ gluten flour
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 1 ½ tsp fennel seeds, crushed OR 1 tsp ground fennel seed
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh black pepper


  1. Begin boiling water to steam the sausages
  2. Prepare 4 flat square sheets of aluminum foil and set aside
  3. Mash together the beans, olive oil, soy sauce, garlic fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, paprika, oregano, thyme and black pepper until a smooth paste is formed
  4. Combine the Gluten flour with nutritional yeast together in a mixing bowl
  5. Combine the bean paste mixture with the gluten flour mixture and add the vegetable broth kneading together all ingredients very quickly to form a dough (Can be done in a stand mixer using a dough hook attachment)
  6. Divide the dough evenly in 4 pieces and place on aluminum foil
  7. Roll up the dough loosely in the aluminum foil and seal off the ends of the foil, leave some extra space as the dough will expand
  8. Steam the rolled up sausage dough in the steamer for 40 minutes
  9. Remove from steamer and unwrap when the sausages are cold enough to handle.  The sausages can be eaten immediately, pan fried to be used in pasta or rice dishes or refrigerated/ frozen for future use

Provided by Athlete's Care Registered Dietitian and Sports Dietitian Ben Sit.  Appointments with an Athlete's Care Registered Dietitian can be made at our Yonge & SheppardYonge & Eglinton and King & Yonge locations.

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Athlete's Care has partner with the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon in providing a discount to our patients interested in participating in the following Run Toronto events.  (

The promo code provided below will expire on the last day of “online entry”.

DATE:  Saturday September 10, 2016

PROMO CODE:  ACT5K  The amount off is $15.00

Visit for more information and to registered



Toronto running

DATE:  Saturday October 1, 2016

PROMO CODE:  ACCOLL The amount off is $15.00 for both the 10 k and half

Visit for more information and to register



Toronto running

DATE: Sunday May 7, 2017

PROMO CODE:  ACGFTM The amount off for each event except the relay is $15.00

Visit for more information and to register


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Dr. Matt McGrath is the team Chiropractor for the British Virgin Islands athletes competing in Swimming and Athletics.
Here he shares more pictures with us, straight from the athlete's village and at multiple venues around Rio.

Matt McGrath currently sees patients at Athlete's Care Scarborough and at our North York location at Empress Walk


Rio from above

Toronto Chiropractor at Olympics


BVI Sprinter Ashley Kelly warming up

Toronto Chiropractor with Sprinter


Christ the Redeemer

Toronto Chiropractor in Rio


Plaza in the Athlete's Village

Toronto Chiropractor at Olympics


Sugar Loaf Mountain

Toronto Chiropractor in Rio Olympics


More pictures to come as Matt finishes up his time in Rio...

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