Approximately 50 pounds of food was raised through donations by CBI Health Centre on their first year anniversary.
On Tuesday, the clinic celebrated being in Lloydminster for a full year with a BBQ opened to the public, as well as a food drive. The event raised about $150 in food that will go to the Salvation Army.
The centre opened in Lloydminster last year after realizing there were services not being provided in the city that were needed. Clinic Administrator Stacey Kosko says they have a pelvic health trained therapist, as well as concussion services that are not offered in rural Alberta and Saskatchewan.
“We’ve been doing some return to work planning meeting with WBC [Workers Compensation Board of Alberta], which is a service that hasn’t been offered out this way otherwise so we’ve been doing that in Lloydminster, as well as some of the surrounding areas.”
The centre has 22 location in Alberta and 225 across Canada. Clinic Manager Kim Hartman says one of their biggest accomplishments in the last year is their staff.
“It’s hard to recruit physiotherapists sometimes to Lloydminster and one of our biggest accomplishments right now is we have a staff that’s all local. Everybody has grown up in the area or has lived in the area for a few years now.”
The clinic specializes in physiotherapy services for WCB, as well as anyone privately looking for treatment.