SOS Physiotherapy: Holiday Issue

The Spinal Column The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

ISSUE NUMBER 21

WE ARE PUTTING THE MOUSTACHE BACK IN STYLE AND CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH

November has arrived! For most, this means starting to pull on the heavier coats and sweaters and dusting off those winter boots in preparation for the cold weather that likely has already arrived. For a growing group of men around the world, this means grabbing the shaving cream and a new razor and enjoying a clean shave on November 1st, for everything besides that bushel of hair above their upper lip… In 2003, an Australian based NGO called The Movember Foundation charity was born. Their goal was to recruit “Mo Bros” who are men of any age to grow moustaches for the month of November and collect pledges in support of men’s health awareness. In 2007, The Movember Foundation expanded their charity into Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Europe,Taiwan and Israel. As of 2011 Canada was the top contributor and in 2012 The Movember Foundation was listed as one of the top 100 global NGOs by the Global Journal. The physiotherapists at SOS are “Mo Bros” with “mo” years of experience than many when it comes to insulating their upper lips. Every November they put together a team, “The Moebilizers” and don their best moustaches in support of creating awareness for men’s health. This includes several different areas of men’s health like prostate cancer, encouraging regular examinations for testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

“Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.” Reports the Movember Foundation. So if you’re wondering what YOU can do to support the “Mo Bros” at SOS? Always remember to compliment and commend their efforts at cultivating and maintaining their lip foliage…Maybe even grow a crumb catcher of your own perhaps? We all know that imitation is the biggest form of flattery.. Remember, moustaches come in all colours, shapes and sizes and every hair counts in support of this great cause! So get “Moe-vin” and Donate to support the “Moebilizers” and accelerate change for men’s health around the world at: ca.movember.com/team/2328518

INSIDE: • Exercise and Pregnancy • NEW SOS Physiotherapy Location Coming Soon!

• My Patient Story • The Coupon Corner! • And More!

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EXERCISE AND PREGNANCY

With two of our physiotherapists welcoming new babies, we thought it would be a good time to review the guidelines for exercise and pregnancy! The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) has updated their physical activity guidelines for pregnant women in 2019. In the absence of contraindications, exercise and physical activity during pregnancy has been shown to greatly improve the health of mothers and the fetus. For pregnant women not currently meeting these Guidelines, a progressive adjustment toward them is recommended. Previously active women may continue physical activity throughout pregnancy. Women may need to modify physical activity as pregnancy progresses. There may be periods when following the guidelines are not possible due to fatigue and/or discomforts of pregnancy. CSEP recommends: • Women should accumulate up to 150min of moderate intensity physical activity throughout a given week

• Physical activity should consist of a variety of aerobic and resistance training type exercises to achieve optimal results • Always check with your health-care provider before initiating an exercise regime if you’re unsure if it is right for you! Here are a few examples: 1. Squat With Ball: This exercise is helpful in activating the deep stabilizing muscles of the core and pelvis, as well as keep the glutes and legs strong to get ready to lift baby! - Perform 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps 2. Clamshell: A staple for working the transverse abdominus and gluteus medius muscles. These muscles get stretched and tired during pregnancy, but can be very helpful in maintaining stability around the pelvis as ligaments are becoming lax as baby grows

• Women should participate in physical activity a minimum of 3 days per week

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Belmont Clinic Belmont Centre for Physical Medicine 564 Belmont Avenue West, Suite 301 Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5N6 TEL: (519) 743-4355

Campus Clinic University of Waterloo Student Life Centre

Elmira Clinic Behind Wellness Centre (Clock Tower) 3 Wyatt Street East, Suite 2 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2H4 TEL: (519) 669-1212

200 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 TEL: (519) 884-0767

Celebrating Over 25 Years of Healthcare Services!

NEW SOS PHYSIOTHERAPY LOCATION COMING SOON!

SOS Physiotherapy is happy to announce that we are opening a brand new multidisciplinary location to serve North Waterloo . It will be located at 595 Parkside Dr. in unit 5B. We are excited to be extending our area of service to "Move YOU to better health!" in Winter 2020!

The Coupon Corner!

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Celebrating Over 25 Years of Healthcare Services!

Practice News

Belmont Clinic Belmont Centre for Physical Medicine 564 Belmont Avenue West, Suite 301 Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5N6 TEL: (519) 743-4355

Campus Clinic University of Waterloo Student Life Centre

200 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 TEL: (519) 884-0767

Elmira Clinic Behind Wellness Centre (Clock Tower) 3 Wyatt Street East, Suite 2 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2H4 TEL: (519) 669-1212

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NEW WORKSHOP COMING UP SOON!

ROTATOR CUFF WORKSHOP!

Belmont Clinic Location // Saturday, Nov. 23rd @ 10:00am

Workshops are free but seats are limited. Don’t delay, register today by calling now!

Belmont Clinic Belmont Centre for Physical Medicine 564 Belmont Avenue West, Suite 301 Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5N6 TEL: (519) 743-4355

Can Physio Help Your Shoulder Pain?

Bring in This Coupon Today For A Free Shoulder Pain Discovery Visit!

Campus Clinic University of Waterloo Student Life Centre

200 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 TEL: (519) 884-0767

• Have your shoulder pain assessed • Discuss any previous issues regarding your shoulder • Get a plan of what Physio can do to help all of the above!

Elmira Clinic Behind Wellness Centre (Clock Tower) 3 Wyatt Street East, Suite 2 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2H4 TEL: (519) 669-1212

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For use at Belmont and Elmira locations until January 31st, 2020 only.

WINTER WALKING TIPS

As the snow begins to fly, don’t let the cold weather stop you from enjoying the invigoration and stress relief from a winter outdoor walk! Here are some tips and tricks to keep you walking all winter long: • Allow at least 10 minutes to warm up. When it’s cold, your heart and muscles need more time to get ready and prepare for exercise • Wear a scarf or mask loosely over your nose and mouth to prevent the sting of icy cold air when you inhale. This is especially important if you have asthma or respiratory problems

• Choose shoes with winter soles for traction , and get a pair of ski or walking poles to help keep your balance. (The poles will also help you burn extra calories because your upper body is getting a workout too.) • Add slip-on spikes to your boots on the extra icy days, to reduce your risk of slips and falls (we see enough of these already…) • Refer to our last newsletter for basic balance exercises to add to your fitness program. Make sure you can rely on your balance no matter what “Old Man Winter” throws at you!

“My life changed. I am back to work and very thankful for SOS Physiotherapy and Adam, that helped me and walked me to the path of recovery! There are many words I can use - but I think “Thank you all” is what is coming from my heart :)” - Patricia Baron (Feb 13, 2019) “There are many words I can use - but I think “Thank you all” is what is coming from my heart :)”

Belmont Clinic Belmont Centre for Physical Medicine 564 Belmont Avenue West, Suite 301 Kitchener, Ontario N2M 5N6 TEL: (519) 743-4355

Campus Clinic University of Waterloo Student Life Centre

Elmira Clinic Behind Wellness Centre (Clock Tower) 3 Wyatt Street East, Suite 2 Elmira, Ontario N3B 2H4 TEL: (519) 669-1212

200 University Avenue West Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 TEL: (519) 884-0767

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