Smartfit event raises money for rehabilitation

Fashion show did more than show off clothes

An event at SmartFitt Holistic Fitness last weekend had a fashion show, hula hoop demonstrations and raffle among other activities, with proceeds going toward bringing a new rehabilitation machine to centre in Errington. 

The machine, called a Quadriciser, is a motorized therapy system that simulates walking movements while lying down. The Quadriciser is said to stimulate the brain and improve muscle function, offering a wide variety of therapies to those with  traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, arthritis, and other neurological conditions. 

The Oceanside Brain Injury Survivors Network (OBISNet) have been working to bring the machine to the area, and owner of SmartFitt, Sally Whibley, agreed to bring it to her store in Errington.

The fashion show featured clothes from Jockey Person to Person brought by local representative Lori Murphy,. Call 250-248-0320, email loripeter@shaw.ca or visit www.jockeypersontoperson.ca for more information.

Whibley donated the ticket sales from the event as well as 15 per cent of the proceeds to the OBISNet. For more information visit www.smartfitt.com or www.quadriciser.com.

 

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