NEWSLETTER OUR STAFF NEVER STOP LEARNING - TO BENEFIT YOU!
Congratulations to Alex Caramete who attempted her Advanced Manual therapy written exam this past Sept 15th. The exam application process is very tedious just to apply, let alone attempt! The application included submission of her Level 5 certificate and confirmation of mentorship hours with a fellow physiotherapist who has already completed this accreditation. The Multiple Choice and Case History Exam is now behind her and she is leading up to the upcoming practical exam later in the Fall! We all know that she will be successful in both - because we all see how successful she is in helping her clients! Good luck Alex! We first featured Michael Boni last October where he discussed with us his reason for returning back to school....this time for his PHd! Congratulations is now due and a new moniker has grown, as all the staff now call him Dr. Boni! Please know that Mike did this to benefit his clients. All of the time he spent on current research and teaching not only benefit this new degree status but Michael was offered a position as full-time Faculty after many years of lecturing within the Faculty of Health and Kinesiology. Both of these distinctions are an amazing feat especially when Michaelis so involved with his family and running multiple clinics. Congratulations Dr. Boni!
Conquer All Of Your Aches & Pains! THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NECK PAIN & HEADACHES
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to develop more frequently, and before you know it, your experience of neck pain is something you are dealing with daily. It isn’t always the result of something large. While being inacaraccidentorexperiencinganothersortof injury can definitely lead to chronic neck pain, the cause of the issue isn’t always as simple to identify. Sometimes it is a bad habit that you don’t really think twice about, like your habit of watchingTV as you fall asleep, keeping your neck at an odd angle as you rest for the evening, or maybe as a result of your posture as you type at your desk every day, hunchedoverat theshoulderswithyourneckcatching the brunt of your slouch. These poor habits are common, and most of us consider them to be harmless. Sure, you know it isn’t great for you, but what is actually going to happen? It’s a lot easier to slouch as you type, and who doesn’t want to catch a few late-night laughs as they fall asleep? But the reality is that these seemingly irrelevant habits could be putting undue stress on your neck, and if you aren’t careful, this could translate to regular and uncomfortable headaches that are difficult to get rid of.
Headacheshaveabadhabitofmaking theirappearanceat the most inconvenient times. The middle of the workday, early in theeveningwhenyouhavehoursof responsibilities aheadofyou,orevenfirst thing in themorningwhenyouare tryingtopayattentiontoyourmorningmeeting—headaches don’t care how important the work ahead of you is. When they start, they are hard to stop. Thereareallsortsof reasonswhyheadachesmaydevelop. From environmental factors like weather changes and exposure tocertainperfumesorotherscents, tostressand allergies,headacheshappentothebestofus.However,there aresomeheadachesthatmaybeabitmorepredictablethan others. Factors like your posture, the type of mattress you sleep on, the pillow you use, or even the desk chair you sit in at work can all impact your risk for experiencing regular headachesbecauseof the intricatenetworkofnervesand muscles in your neck. When Neck Pain Leads to Headaches Themajorityof thetime,neckpainstartsoutasaseemingly smallconcern.Acrick inyourneckhereor theremaystart
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THE PROBLEMWITH POSTURE
Working with a physiotherapist can help you to identify whether or not your headaches may be the result of neck pain or strain. One of the most common causes of headaches due to neck pain is forward head position. Forward head position means that when you are resting your head, you are continuing to hold your head slightly forward, which is a type of slouching position. You can identify whether or not you have a forward head position by standing straight against the wall and determining whether or not your head rests against the wall as your back does. If your head does not touch the wall when you are standing straight, then you aren’t fully standing up straight! As years go by and day after day you continue to hold your head in this forward position, you can start to experience pain as a result of strain in the muscles of the neck. When this is an issue, working with a physiotherapist may be able to help. Stretching the muscles in your neck to alleviate neck strain can reduce the severity and regularity of your headaches. Stretching the muscles that have grown tight along the back of your neck as well as those along the shoulderscan helpyou find relief from the tension that iscausing yourpain. When dealing with neck pain, it is important to remember that safety has to come first. While there are many simple activities you can try at home to begin stretching your neck muscles, working with a physiotherapist is the only way to ensure that you are stretching in a way that won’t potentially lead to greater injury. For more information, contact us. Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains.
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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN FREE
ROASTED ACORN SQUASH
At Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health physiotherapists during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your physiotherapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
INGREDIENTS • 1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar • Kosher/sea salt to taste • Black pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Coat the acorn squash halves with the brown sugar mixture and season with salt and peper. Place the acorn squash halves cut side down on the prepared pan. Roast for 30 minutes, flip the squash over and brush with juices from the pan. Continue roasting for about 20 minutes or until tender.
ATTENTION PAIN SUFFERERS
FREE ASSESSMENT DAY October 14th in Schomberg
We want to celebrate by thanking our current and past patients and their friends and family. We are providing FREE EXAMS at our clinic! The free exam consists of a 30 min one-on-one appointment with the physiotherapist of your choice. They will listen to you about your problem and how it impacts you. They will take measurements to test how well you are moving and test your strength. After your exam, they will give you a written copy of:
Who’s Eligible? • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 3 months. • All present clients who have another problem currently not being treated. • All loved ones, family, or friends of our past and present patients. • Any stubborn spouses who have been complaining of back pain especially.
These exams are ideal for people suffering with pain from:
• Low Back • Neck • Arthritis • Sciatica • Hip
• Shoulder • Elbow • Hand/Wrist • Knee • Foot/Ankle
• The cause of your problem • A plan for what successful treatment looks like
If you are having pain or problems with day to day activities such as walking, standing, sitting for long periods, going up or down stairs, getting in or out of the car, sleeping or driving then you should schedule your exam now.
Appointments are free but limited; each therapist has 9 spots available. Don’t delay, register today by calling now!
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’S NUTRITION
Ensure your kids drink plenty of water Dehydration can lead to a system overload. Our thinking becomes cloudy, energy diminishes, cell activity becomes sluggish and elimination becomes stagnant. Sending your kids to school with 1-2 water bottles daily is one of the easiest and healthiest options. Adding freshly squeezed lemon and lime can add flavor and aids in digestion. Make sure children get enough sleep Growing children need sleep, although they will beg to differ with you! It is vital to their mood, behavior and attention. Children aged 6-13 need about 9-11 hours of sleep a night. To help your children get a good night’s sleep, help instill a regular bedtime routine, ensure the TV, computer, video games and cell phone are out of your child’s bedroom and that the room is as dark as possible. Essential oils, such as lavender, can help to release tension and allow for relaxation as well.
The lunchtime sandwich may be the standard option, but let’s face it: Slapping the same smears onto bread — day after day, week after week — can leave kids and parents a little bored. NUT FREE - SANDWICH FREE BOX LUNCH Hummus and Pita Plate Nine out of 10 kids love a good smear of hummus. Why not make it the star of the show? Pack with: Salami, olives, carrots, baby tomatoes, and grapes. (Note that dipping is easier and less messy if you pack the hummus in a separate container.) Using these back-to-school nutrition tips, you can set the tone for the school year and support your child’s health, happiness and success. Wishing all kids a wonderful school year!
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Make your medications work for you! Eric Gunter from Pharmasave Caledon East has been completely supportive of us and the clinic since we started at Core Solutions Physiotherapy. Here’s some information about his business. If you make multiple trips to the pharmacy to pick up your refills, your pharmacist can help you manage your medications by synchronizing them
to be refilled on the same day and provide convenient blister packages that helps you take the right medication at the right time. The benefits of working with Pharmasave are: ü Order refills anytime ü View your prescription history ü See details about each medication such as picture, prescription instructions, and important label information
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Attention Pain Sufferers FREE BACK & PELVIC HEALTH WORKSHOPS
Pelvic Health Workshop, October 17th Back Workshop, November 14th TWO SPECIAL WORKSHOPS! Days Of Free Workshops All workshops will be held 7pm- 8pm When you have back or pelvic pain, you need to feel better FAST, so you can get back on your feet and keep on moving. Our responsibilities never end: kids, grandkids, jobs, leisure activities...but pain can stop you in your tracks. We take mobility for granted. Walking, hiking, cycling, running: these are all activities you may have loved in the past but now you may be considering giving up because of pain or discomfort. The Back and Pelvic Health Workshops at Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, will teach you about the latest treatment techniques to figure out exactly where and how your pain affects your movement and your physical health.
Here’s some of what you’ll learn: ü The ONE everyday activity sufferers are doing wrong which blocks healing and actually makes pain worse. ü The 3 MOST COMMON CAUSES of back or pelvic pain. ü Why no two back and joint pains are the same and how to work with your physiotherapist to develop a unique, tailored treatment plan. ü How pain affects the health of the rest of your body. ü A 100% natural and safe solution exists and how you can access it.
Workshops are free, but space is limited
Don’t delay, register today by calling now!
If you are a past or present patient or if you are referring a friend or family member (or the stubborn spouse above)… give them this Newsletter Insert and tell them to call us to register for a workshop.
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