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YOU CAN WIN AGAINST THE PAIN BACK PAIN DOESN’ T STAND A CHANCE
• Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the
Backpaincanhinderyourday-to-dayactivities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, a large percentage of the Canadian population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? The following are some of the leading causes of back pain: • Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture
remedies, which include the use of strength exercise, physiotherapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti- inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know WHY it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist at Concept of Movement Physiotherapy & Performance Wellness can help. Contact us today at (705) 728-9333 or visit our website at conceptofmovement.com to find out more about how we can help you take charge of your back pain.
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BACK PAIN PREVENTION T I P S Y O U C A N U S E T O S T A Y I N T H E G A M E
A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re facing the object. Squat, keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. Itneverhurts tovisitaphysiotherapist,either.Getregularcheck- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional. You deserve a pain-free life, and your back will thank you. Sources: www.apta.org • www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/ Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics • www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient- Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet
To find out more about how we can help you achieve freedom from your back pain, call us at (705) 728-9333 or visit our website at conceptofmovement.com.
OUR SERV I CES • Acupuncture • Athletic Therapy • Concussion Therapy • Cupping • Dry Needling • Electrical Stimulation • Ergonomic Training • Graston Technique • Kinesio Taping • Lymphatic Therapy
PHYSIOTHERAPY FEATURED SERVICE
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY? • Physiotherapy uses a wide range of assessmentand treatment techniques for problems in joints, nerves, muscles, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. • We start with a thorough examination to find the underlying cause of symptoms and then proceed with the most effective treatment techniques. HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP? • Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. • Physiotherapy helps to facilitate the body’s own healing mechanisms by removing barriers that inhibit recovery and optimize the healing response.
• Manual Therapy • Massage Therapy • Myofascial Release • Physiotherapy • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) • Strength & Conditioning • Therapeutic Exercise • Ultrasound
HEALTHY REC I PE BERRY & ALMOND SMOOTHIE BOWL
PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I G H T
• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon • ⅛ tsp ground cardamom • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract • ¼ cup blueberries • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Ingredients • ⅔ cup frozen raspberries • ½ cup frozen sliced banana • ½ cup plain unsweetened almond milk • 5 tbsp sliced almonds, divided
Concept of Movement has been amazing with all my injuries and post surgeries over the past 3 plus
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 while lifting the hips, place a block under the sacrum. Keep the chest open, breathe deeply, and relax. Hold for 30 seconds, then remove the block and slowly set yourself down to the floor. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE - Retired Corporal Bruce Matthews served in the military for 17+ years, is a Team Canada athlete of the Invictus Games 2017 and 5 medal champion. years. Everyone makes it their purpose to try their best to get you well as quickly as possible. They also give you the tools to help you from getting that injury once again.”
Directions Blendraspberries,banana,almondmilk,3 tablespoonsalmonds,cinnamon, cardamom and vanilla in a blender until very smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with blueberries, the remaining 2 tablespoons almonds and coconut.
Julia @ http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/259665/berry-almond-smoothie-bowl/
Husband and wife team, Tom & Kylee Swales started up Concept of Movement just over 7 years ago. “Tom isaphysiotherapistandathletic therapist among many other titles; he started in the basement of our home working 12+ hours a day. As herapidlyoutgrew thatspace, Iknew itwas time tomove thebusinessout of thehouseand leavemyrealestate career so that we could take on this new venture as a team. We moved into our now Bradford Street location, transforming the original Harley Davidson building into a high performance modern therapeutic space — nothing short ofachallengebutcompletelyworth it in theend!WeopenedourdoorsJuly 2012, just the twoofus,amovement coach, and a massage therapist. We focusedon individualizedcare,1-on-1 extended treatments, and providing TOM & KYLEE SWALES
quality service most patients have never experienced before in our industry. Today, we are proud to say we provide the same experience for every patient and have grown our practice significantly with dreams and ambitions to continue giving communities the expert care of Concept of Movement! Ifyouexperienceneckpain,backpain, shoulder pain or knee pain, struggle with movement dysfunction, are in need of physiotherapy treatment and exercises, book your initial assessment today with one of our qualified therapists!” –Kylee,General Manager at Concept of Movement. Looking forward tomeetingyousoon!
Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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