Priority Wellness uses a culturally sensitive client centered model that instills dignity and trust as the catalyst for empowering disenfranchised individuals to make positive decisions so they can continue being viable members of society. Being denied support through insurance claims, experiencing emotional, fiscal, psychological, spiritual and financial trauma as a result of unforeseen circumstance is devastating. Providing individuals and families the space and opportunity to access resources facilitates change. Our programs focus on holistic wellness at a micro, mezzo and macro level.
Therapeutic / Healing Activities
Physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological fitness all contribute to positive health. Priority Wellness understands that when an individual suffers an injury and/or is traumatized the ways. Relationships can become fractured. It is important that therapeutic programming is available. Priority Wellness is committed to providing these opportunities.
Yoga unites the mind, body and spirt and can be adapted to any level. Breathing practices and meditation allows us to experience emotional and psychological wellbeing. Stretching your muscles expands your range of motion improving physical wellbeing while simultaneously influencing thought patterns.
Psycho-Social /Coping Support Programs
Injury and trauma often lead to isolation, inter-personal conflict, reduced mobility and poor mental health. . Poor mental health and reduced mobility lead to weight changes, decreased self-esteem, further injury, and potential psychological issues. Priority Wellness offers assistance with transportation to appointments, referral/access to spiritual counseling, relationship counseling, family counseling, financial counseling, alternative therapies, diet counseling, custom exercise programs, and change management
Priority Wellness understands that non -traditional medicine is important in holistic care. Wellness Festivals allow injured victims and their families whose insurance claim are denied access to natural therapies, holistic medicine, ancient Chinese medicine as well as more traditional healthcare professionals such as chiropractors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, psychotherapists, aroma therapists, nutritionists, massage therapists, social workers, etc., Education and resources are available to help individuals and their families make informed health decisions
Low Cost Health Insurance
Priority Wellness is invested in providing low cost health care insurance to individuals facing financial hardship.Having personal health coverage prevents financial instability as a result of an illness, injury or accident. Priority Wellness will work with marginalized individuals and families to provide low cost health care insurance with options for prescription drugs, emergency medical services while on vacation, practitioners like chiropractors and physiotherapists to help with injury recovery, medical equipment to assist with mobility, dental and vision.
Re-integration into Work Supports
Priority Wellness understands the difficulty in returning to work after suffering an injury and/or trauma. Often individuals are unable to return to the same position. Reintegration can be slow and often comes at a financial cost. Wherever possible, Priority Wellness supports individuals in looking for safe and sustainable work. This could mean investment in retraining andeducation, advocating for a return to the original place of employment, resume and job search support as well as navigating social supports.
Priority Wellnesswill support you with the equipment recommend by your healthcare professional. We are happy to work with you as well as your occupational therapist to determine exactly what the best possible device(s) for you and your situation might be. We are committed to ensuring that you receive crutches, walkers, knee walkers, canes and rollators, wheel chairs, shower chairs, bathroom rails, mobility poles, lift chairs, Hoyer lifts, and home hospital beds, whatever you require to ensure you receive the assistance you require. Assistance is availableto learn how to use your device(s), how to maintain your device, and how to store your device.
Food Markets and Festivals
Priority Wellness believes that healthy, nutritious, sustainable and culturally appropriate food is a human right. When we are injured and unable to work, suffer trauma, and are impoverished accessibility to healthy, nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate food diminishes. Our health further deteriorates. Our families’ health suffers. Priority Wellness’ Food Markets and Festivals celebrate healthy food and strong communities. The vibrant atmosphere connecting family and friends with music and live performances, affordable food, fruit and vegetable markets culturally-diverse and inexpensive meals, night markets, cooking competitions, barbecues and food skill educational opportunities fosters social connections and promotes community engagement.
Prevention and Education
Priority Wellness will offer courses, workshops and training focusing on physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health and wellness on an ongoing basis. Cultivating the intellectual and creative passions of a person can be one of the most influential turning points in the process of therapy and recovery.
Diet, Nutrition and Movement
Priority Wellness’ Diet and Nutrition course will give you a broad introduction into diet, nutrition and movement helping you tomake wise choices when it comes to the food you eat every day and the energy you expend. By the end of the course you will understand the role nutrition plays in personal health and be able to create a healthy balanced diet for yourself accompanied with an exercise plan.
Priority Wellness’ Life Skills course provides a connected approach to skills training. This course will provide participants with a combination of academic, daily living and job related skills.
- Academic skills covered will include; language skills, health skills, and math skills.
- Job related skills covered will include; WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous material Information System), Safety Awareness, First Aid/CPR, Job Search, and Resumes and Interviews.
- Daily Living skills will include; managing personal finances, using community resources, social welfare, and effective communication, self-awareness and problem solving, inter-personal relationships, gender inequality, understanding power and control, bias, leadership and self-expression through journaling and art.
Fitness, Diet and Nutrition Programs
Priority Wellness understands that a healthy body is the first step towards holistic health. In providing fitness, diet and nutrition programs Priority Wellness focuses on where you are at now. All plans are based on your current condition. Plans and programs are created and run by trained and accredited professionals who create individual specific plans in consultation with you considering your needs, your preferences and your comfort. Priority Wellness has personal trainers and coaches who will accompany you to the gym as well as provide online training and support.
Beginner to Advanced Exercise Training
Priority Wellness offers workouts that make you feel amazing and take 20 to 40 minutes three times a week. Access your custom workouts in the gym, at home, or on the road. Your personal trainer will work with you in creating a 4-12 week program that you can complete at the gymusing available equipment or in the comfort of your own home using total body weight exercises and on line videos. You will burn fat; build lean muscle and gain energy and flexibility.
Priority Wellness offers the following trainings for all levels:
- Customized strength and conditioning coaching
- Personalized cardio training
- Cross training
- Circuit training
If you are interested in on line training Priority Wellness has a wide variety of exercise videos for you to access. You can contact a personal trainer through the website to discuss your specific needs and create a personalized program. We make working out enjoyable with lasting results.
Nutrition Coaching and Meal Planning
Priority Wellness offers coordinated nutrition coaching and meal planning. Nutritionists and personal coaches support individuals with meal plans and food related health goals. Priority Wellness recognizes the importance of healthy, nutritious, culturally appropriate and sustainable food. Nutritionists and coaches offer meal planning, training and support on site and/or online.
Are you interested in learning more about diets and meal plans that support:
- Diet and meal plans promoting weight loss (Mediterranean Diet, Ketogenic, Low Carb)
- Lifestyle Diets and Meal Plans (Budget, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Semi-Vegetarian, Healthy)
- Diets and Meal Plans supporting Metabolic and Cardiovascular Conditions (diabetes, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia)
- Diets and Meal Plans that support Gastrointestinal Conditions (Celiac, GERD, Cohn’s, IBS)
- Diets and Meal Plans supporting Allergies, Intolerances and Preferences
- Diets and Meal Plans that support Changes through the Lifespan
- Gender Specific Diets and Meal Plans
We have highly trained professionals who can provide you with coordinated fitness and nutrition coaching helping you lead a healthier, happier life. All of our plans are customized; provide online and one on one support.
Harm Reduction Programs
Priority Wellness offers a variety of confidential harm reduction programs. The overuse and abuse of prescription drugs, alcohol, and recreational drugs is a health risk for marginalized individuals. Priority Wellness offers private addictions counselling with qualified counsellors. Access to 12 step programs (Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Crack Cocaine Anonymous, Marijuana Anonymous and Smokers Anonymous) will be made available. Priority Wellness offers family and group counseling opportunities to help individuals understand the far reaching impact of addictions. Recognizing the value of the individual and separating behavior from the person starts the healing process.