• Exercise Rehabilitation
• Traditional Physiotherapeutic Modalities
• Radial Shock Wave Therapy
• Chronic Pain Management
• Musculoskeletal Assessment & Treatment


Medically supervised exercise with ECG monitoring of every patient at every session
• Heart Disease Reversal Program
• Exercise & Diet
• Stress Management & Group Support


• Physician administered
• Treadmill & exercise bicycle ergometer stress testing
• NuStep stress testing for mobility challenged patients


Harmonica Exercise for Lung Program (H.E.L.P.)
harmonicaMD advanced program
Introduction of the first "Medical Harmonica"

Utilizing InBody 320 Body Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA)
• A multi-site, multi-electrode highly accurate measurement of:
• Intracellular water
• Extra-cellular water
• Lean Mass
• Body Fat Mass
• Percent Body Fat


Medically supervised weight management program

Dr. J. P. Schaman has been practicing cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine at his Breslau clinic, the Ontario Aerobics Centre since 1978. Since that time, over 45,000 patients have undergone assessments and treatments.
Dr. J. P. Schaman saw his first patient at the Ontario Aerobics Centre in December 1978. The facility was designed for use as a cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine clinic, at that time, both pioneering fields of medical practice. Dr. Schaman chose this site because of its central location between the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph, as well as many surrounding towns. In June 1979, the first cardiac rehabilitation exercise class was conducted, using the old double tennis courts on the clinic property as a walking track. In addition to exercise, the patients were expected to alter various cardiac risk factors, including diet, smoking, obesity, and stress. Education and teaching became a major component of the program. Patients were made to feel responsible for themselves and they learned that heart disease was largely a “disease of choice”.

With winter approaching, a 200 metre cardiac rehabilitation exercise track was constructed in the autumn of 1979. This track, meandering through the landscaped terrain, was designed for year-round use featuring a sound system and various intercom stations. Shortly thereafter, a seminar room was built in the basement of the original clinic building. Although small and intimate, 30 patients at a time could attend the weekly lectures. In 1980 the cardiac patients formed the Cardiac Fitness Association, a charitable organization dedicated to the provision of cardiac rehabilitation services and education.

While the cardiac patients were undergoing testing in the state-of-the-art stress testing laboratory, sports injury patients were benefiting from therapy utilizing the latest technology and equipment. The sports medicine part of the practice expanded to include patients with various musculoskeletal injuries and ailments. Many sports teams and athletic organizations became affiliated with the Ontario Aerobics Centre. Patients varied from professional athletes to weekend warriors and from Olympic medalists to young hopefuls.

The first addition to the Ontario Aerobics Centre was constructed in the summer of 1985. The clinic space was more than tripled. New equipment was added to both the cardiac and the sports medicine parts of the clinic. This included a telemetry system that allowed wireless monitoring of the cardiac patients as they exercised on the outdoor track and in the indoor facility. In the early ‘90s a new program, the Heart Disease Reversal Program, which had been scientifically validated and proven to actually reverse heart disease, was instituted. This very aggressive and comprehensive lifestyle, dietary, and exercise program required an even greater level of reinforcement and encouragement.

In the late nineties, it was obvious the facility had been seriously outgrown. The telemetry system had gone well beyond its useful life. After much dreaming, planning, and hard work, a new digital telemetry system was installed in December 2000 and the construction of a major new facility commenced in January 2002. This facility includes a large state of the art seminar room, a conference, new office and examination space, expanded file storage facilities, and a major upgrade to handicap access.