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AMA with Robin Valadares

AMA with Robin Valadares

AMA with Robin Valadares

Jun 27, 2022 - 12:00 (EDT)
60 minutes

What's Happening?

Can you relate to the following?

All of a sudden you’ve noticed either through radio, social media, watercooler chat, or the business news, phrases like these being discussed:

  • Global recession
  • Bear market
  • Stock market crash
  • The crypto market is blowing up
  • Interest rates rising
  • Inflation is soaring
  • The impending housing market implosion
  • Is my pension safe?

There is no question that we are going through some very turbulent economic times and you likely have many questions about what the heck is going on and more importantly what you can do to protect yourself while also taking advantage and setting yourself up for success. 

You may be a total novice in this area or someone who is quite experienced and looking to gain an edge. Furthermore, you might be looking to diversify your income stream as a healthcare professional and don’t know where to start or what possible mistakes to avoid. Heck, you could be just someone looking to absorb and learn from others and specific issues and situations they are looking to navigate. Remember we are all doing our best to sort through this and achieve a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Register for this exclusive AMA where you can ask Robin absolutely anything pertaining to our current economic climate and what we healthcare professionals can do about it.

This is your opportunity to ask any questions (no matter how granular it is) about how to approach this environment. For example, is there historical precedent and research on whether there is a best time to save, invest or pay off debt?

Tune in to find out more.

 

Who is this AMA for?

Any healthcare professional who would like to learn more about the current financial times and their impact on their financial security now and how they can think about positioning themselves for the future.

The instructors
Robin Valadares
BScH, MSc PT

Traditional/Unconventional

While completing my undergraduate degree at Queen’s University in Kinesiology, I was the varsity Basketball trainer, helping athletes with their off and on the court training and rehabilitation. I then continued my education by obtaining my Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University.

I am extremely sports-oriented; a previous soccer player, and having a large passion for the game, I was fortunate enough to be selected to work as a soccer on-field therapist at the 2015 Pan Am games.

I do have a special interest in manual therapy and have obtained my level 3 certification from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. My love of golf has spilled over from playing it avidly to being credentialed through the Titleist Performance Institute as a Medical Level 3 practitioner for golf-specific rehabilitation. In the spirit of progressing the profession of physiotherapy I have been appointed as an Associate Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at McMaster University.

Non-traditional/Unconventional

Don’t get me wrong, I love being a Physiotherapist and I’m truly blessed that I can go to work with a smile on my face knowing that I am making a positive impact on my client’s life.

BUT

I knew that being a Physiotherapist would not solely lead to my goals of retiring early and enjoying my middle (and not my golden) years living on my schedule and not trading my time for money.

Throughout my 9 years + of being a practicing Physiotherapist, I’ve been fortunate enough to complete several manual therapy, exercise, concussion, golf-specific courses (the traditional path- find a niche, expand your therapeutic tool kit and own it) courses. It was in those courses that I came across experienced practitioners to novices all on the same journey, to become successful practitioners and skilled technicians. Just the way our traditional education system (TES) always promised us.

What our TES did not teach us (at least not me) was how to get out of student debt, the difference between a TFSA and RRSP, what the stock market is, how to buy my first home, why saving money may make me less wealthy. Instead, my brain was filled with stoichiometry, the quadratic formula, how to ‘feel’ an intervertebral motion, and how to stress test the dorsal calcaneocuboid ligament.

I was fed up circling around the rat race and devised a plan to get out of it.

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