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Health & Wellness Newsletter by We-Fix-U Physiotherapy

PETERBOROUGH 1500 Lansdowne St. West Peterborough, ON K9J 2A2

PORT HOPE 125 Toronto Rd. Port Hope, ON L1A 3S6 TEL: 905-885-0024 FAX: 905-885-0084 OSHAWA 1335 Benson Street Oshawa, ON L1K 0W6 TEL: 905-433-7675 FAX: 905-433-7858

COBOURG 727 William St. Cobourg, ON K9A 3A7 TEL: 905-373-7045 FAX: 905-373-7271 BOWMANVILLE 196 King St E Bowmanville, ON L1C 1P1

TEL: 705-270-0606 FAX: 705-270-0605

NEWS LETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter May, 2018 During the month of May, we appreciate the benefits of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is a comprehensive treatment that helps patients regain the abilities they had prior to injury. Physiotherapy may also reduce the amount of pain you’re in from various conditions that cause chronic pain. Here are a few reasons why we should all appreciate physiotherapists. Because many physiotherapists can see people without a medical referral, they need to be able to differentially diagnose. That skill comes with a lot of expectations about physiotherapists’ safety, and ability to show consistently that they can handle the responsibility.

TEL: 905-233-4374 FAX: 905-248-5188

GETTING TO KNOW THE WE-FIX-U STAFF: PETER GREAVES, CHIROPODIST MAY IS ALSO FOOT HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH WE ARE CELEBRATING ALL OF OUR CHIROPODISTS Acknowledge National Physiotherapy Month by scheduling an appointment with our physiotherapists to treat any aches or pains you my have been ignoring recently! Contact the clinic nearest you today!

BENEFITS OF CORRECTLY FITTED ORTHOTICS Less Pain. A minimal amount of pain means you’ll be more likely to exercise more often and accomplish more during your workout. Better Health. If a device doesn’t fit correctly there’s a greater chance of damaging other parts of the body. Improved Confidence. When it’s easier to walk, run, and move, you won’t be as self-conscious or worrying about your orthotics. We are the experts in Custom-made Orthotics... Orthotics are devices that help correct structural or mechanic l deficiencies in the feet. These “biomechanical” problems can lead to foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain. However, not all orthotics are created equal. Chiropodis s at The Sports Injury & Foot ealth Cen re use the suspended subtalar joint neutral (STJN) technique for orthotic casting which is the GOLD STANDARD – in fact many insurance companies insist on it. Chiropodists learn this technique through years of extensive ORTHOTICS We are he EXPERTS • Foot Health (Chiropody) • Laser Therapy • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Pool Therapy Program

Peter is very passionate about the foundation of good health...your feet. Peter has been a Chiropodist (Foot Health Specialist) for over 18 years. There is never a dull moment with Peter. His humor and skills are what people come back for. If you have foot or heel pain, need advanced care for your feet or need diabetic foot care, Peter is one of the top Chiropodists at We-Fix-U.


Getting Properly Fitted. It’s necessary to learn how to correctly put on a orthotic. Make sure the skin on your limb isn’t wrinkled and the device is both securely and comfortably fitted. After getting a orthotic properly fitted it’s important tovisitaprofessionalclinicianonceor twice each year for an evaluation. Keep in mind that a device may fit well with one pair of shoes but not as well with another. Call today if you have any questions we will be happy to assist you. Befo e & After CUSTOM ORTHOTICS Before & After CUSTOM ORTHOTICS

We are the experts in Custom-made Orthotics...

INSIDE: • How To Take Care Of Your Back • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe • Upcoming Free Presentations • We-Fix-U Practice News

• Acupuncture • Concussion Program • Chiropractic Care • Dry Needling Chiropodists at The Sports Injury & Foot Health Centre use the suspended subtalar joint neutral (STJN) technique for orthotic casting which is the GOLD Orthotics are devices that help corr ct structural or mechanical deficiencies in the feet. These “biomechanical” problems can lead to foot, ankle, knee, hip and back pain. However, not all orthotics are created equal.



May, 2018

NEWS LETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter


Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physiotherapist, chiropractor or registered Massage therapist at We-Fix-U Physiotherapy can help you return to a more active and pain- free life. Give us a call today:

Is back pain causing you to move a little slower and more cautiously? If left untreated, chronic back pain can lead to long-term spinal, joint, and possibly nerve damage. Back pain is one of the most common physical complaints that people suffer from and more than 80% of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain can interfere with your ability to bend, kneel, lift, reach, do work and enjoy time with your family. Not to mention, it can make you down right irritable and affect others around you. Why do I have Back Pain? Back pain occurs for a number of reasons but has a few simple root causes: • Weakness in the spine and core muscles of the trunk • Poor posture and strain on the spine from slouched sitting • Repetitive injury to muscles and tissues around the spine from improper lifting • Limited flexibility of the spine, hips, and muscles of the thighs • Poor coordination of the abdominal, pelvic and back muscles Most people do not seek treatment soon enough and continue to suffer from a nagging ache or pain in their back. They may even feel symptoms travel to the buttocks and legs. Many people feel that not much can be done for back pain and use medication to numb the pain to get through the day. However, medication mostly masks the pain and does nothing to address the root cause of the problem. Port Hope’ Largest Provider of Foot Care & Custom Orthotics • Chiropody (Foot Care) • Custom Orthotics Centre

• COBOURG (905) 373-7045 • PORT HOPE (905) 885-0024 • PETERBOROUGH (705) 270-0606 • BOWMANVILLE (905) 233-4374 • OSHAWA (905) 433-7675

Solutions to Back Pain Treatingbackpainstartswithdetermining the truecause.A thorough evaluation of your movement, strength, posture and joint mobility can tell a lot about the true origins of your pain. Only then, can the proper plan be formulated to get you out of pain quickly and back to the activities you love. At We-Fix-U Physiotherapy we are passionate about your recovery. You will receive hands on therapy treatment in a friendly caring environment

Port Hope’s Largest Provider of Foot Care & Custom Orthotics • Chiropody (Foot Care) • Custom Orthotics Centre • Physiotherapy Services • Health Enhancement

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1. Keep a Good Posture. When you are standing, imagine a string through the top of your head lifting you straight up. This puts your neck, shoulders, spine and hips in natural alignment. While sitting, make sure you sit back in the chair with your feet on the floor and your lower back supported. Your shoulders should not slouch when sitting. Avoid soft couches when you can. 2. Lift Properly. Picking things up is a normal part of our day. Even if you pick up something light, your back muscles have to lift the weight of your upper torso and control that movement. Make sure you always face what you need to pick up, squat keeping your spine straight and push with your leg muscles. This helps reduce the excessive pressure on your spine. 3. Stay Flexible . Flexibility is key to maintaining a healthy back. By keeping your body flexible, the normal forces of movement and lifting can be distributed across the spine, rather than focused onto a few segments, which can then fail. An easy stretching routine every day can keep you feeling great and put a spring in your step. 4. Stay Strong. You have hundreds of muscles, which control the movement of your spine. Major muscles that support the spine are called your core and include your abdominal, pelvis, spinal and hip muscles. By keeping your core muscles strong, you support your spine and have the ability to easily control lifting, quick movements, bending and a lot more. 5. Physiotherapy. Our physiotherapists are medical experts in evaluating spine and body movement. By having a regular check-up, you can make

sure your body is in good condition to tackle the activities you love. If you have a history of back pain, injury or are currently experiencing aches and pains, we can analyze your problem and construct a treatment program that will work best for your individual problem. With soothing hands-on therapy and targeted easy exercises, we can help you return quickly to feeling your best. Even if you suffer from severe pain, we can help you get out of pain and living the life you deserve.

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Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

INGREDIENTS • 2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats • ½ cup of ground flax seed • 1 tablespoon of black chia seeds • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon • ½ cup of raw honey • ½ cup of peanut butter • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips

Strengthens Core


SUPPORTED BRIDGE Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your finger tips. Inhale and lift the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 10 times.

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Add rolled oats, ground flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and vanilla protein powder to food processor. 2. Pulse until ingredients are blended (about 7-9 times). 3. Add mixture to a large bowl, add in chocolate chips. Stir to combine. 4. Form energy bite mixture into 1” balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. 5. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. 6. Serve! Author: Krista@https://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-energy-balls/



Our patients are so “sweet”! This cake was handmade with love and delivered to our Port Hope clinic Coburg celebrates their 39th anniversary! GoodlifeFitness inCobourgcelebrated their39thanniversaryonApril25th. They invited us to partake in the celebrations and to offer our services to any of their clients if they are in PAIN. Thanks Goodlife! The Port Hope Chamber of Commerce Business Awards! On April 22nd representatives (JP, Physiotherapy Director, Russell, Physio Assistant and Sandra MassageTherapy Director) from our Port Hope clinic attended the Port Hope Chamber of Commerce Business awards. We are so honored to be nominated for the Chamber People’s Choice Award.

We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centre Scholarship Award. The Kaitlyn Bates We-Fix-U Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to fostering a healthy community, and who wishes to pursue a field of study related to Rehabilitation, Physical Education, or Fitness and Health Promotion.


Upcoming FREE Presentations

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• Oshawa: Harmony Hill Auditorium, Presenter Delshad: Pelvic Health, How to eliminate incontinence and the benefits of Pelvic Health therapy. June 18th at 3pm • Bowmanville: Presenter Christina: How to care for Diabetic feet with greatest outcomes. July 10th, 7pm Register by July 6 to 905-233-4374 or Bowmanville@we-fix-u.com • Peterborough Clinic: Presenter Julie: How to increase QOL (Quality of Life) with Arthritis and GLAD overview, June 12th 7pm Register by June 8th to 705- 270-0606 or Peterborough@we-fix-u. com • Cobourg Clinic: Presenter Bala: How to achieve the best outcomes Post Hip and Knee Surgery. Benefits of the PRE-HAB Program. June 19th, 7pm

Register by June 15th to 905-373-7045 or Cobourg@we-fix-u.com • Port Hope Clinic: Presenter Roger: Headaches: Causes and treatments (some you haven’t thought possible). Deconstructing myths August 15th, 7pm Register by August 13th to 905- 885-0024 or PortHope@we-fix-u.com • Bowmanville Clinic: Presenter David Blair: Headaches: How to treat them without medication. June 27th, 7pm Register by June 25th to 905-233-4374 or Bowmanville@we-fix-u.com • Cobourg Clinic: Presenter David Evans: How to lift without hurting your back. It’s not how you would think. September 11th, 7pm Register by September 7th to 905-373-7045 or Cobourg@we-fix-u.com

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