KinetesisSpineJointClinic_Is Back Pain Slowing You Down?


YOUCAN OVERCOME BACKPAIN INSIDE: • Back Pain Prevention Is Pain Slowing You Down?

• Patient Success Spotlight • Relieve Pain In Minutes • Meet Massage Therapist Holly Simmons! • Free Low Back Pain Workshop

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• Chiropractic • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Acupuncture SERVICES



890 Fall River Road Fall River, NS B2T 1G5 Phone: (902)-861-3900 Fax: (902) 407-7208 FALL RIVER

1600 Bedford Highway Bedford, NS B4A-1E8 Phone: (902)-407-7207 Fax: (902) 407-7208 BEDFORD

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• 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 problem’s root cause. Back Pain Solutions You’re in luck: Back pain can be treated! At Kinetesis, we offer many research based services and therapies to help treat your low back pain, without the use of medication. This includes: Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Active Release Techniques, Cox Spinal Decompression, Mckenzie Method, and Laser Therapy. 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, our spine specialists can help.

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. 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 • Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility

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. 1. 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. 2. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head— BACK PAIN PREVENTION

It never hurts to visit a physiotherapist, chiropractor or massage therapist, either. Get regular check-ups, andmake 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. To find out more about howwe can help you have freedom your back pain, call us today at our location nearest you.

lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. 3. 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.

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Patient Success Spotlight


• Cupping • Fascial Stretch Therapy • Graston • Rockblade • Kinesiology Tape • Rehab & Corrective Exercise • Concussion Management

• Chiropractic • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Acupuncture • Active Release Techniques • Cox Spinal Decompression • Laser Therapy

Kinetesis is the only place that enabled me

to see improvement in my pain level and mobility. The staff are amazing and professional and focused on my needs.” - J. L.

Excellent experience with physiotherapy. Honest,

Have questions about our services? Give us a call or visit our website, KINETESIS.CA for more information!

direct advice and feedback helped me recover quickly from a serious back issue.” - B. V.

Relieve Pain in Minutes Try this movement to strengthen your core. SUPPORTED BRIDGE


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Call us and ask to speak to your therapist. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. MASSAGE SPECIAL! REDEEM THIS COUPON FOR $20 OFF YOUR FIRST 1-HOUR MASSAGE!

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.

Complimentary Consultation Call Us or Visit Our Website To Book Online For Your Complimentary Consultation Bedford: 902-407-7207 | Fall River: 902-861-3900 WWW.KINETESIS.CA At Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic , we offer all the services you need to resolve muscle, joint and nerve pain and get you back to your sport, job and daily life as quick as possible. We understand that when you’re in pain or injured, it can affect every aspect of your life, and you don’t always know where to start.


Holly had worked in healthcare for many years prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, however she was unable to help anyone directly. This was an issue for her, so she decided to make a change. She had always been interested in human anatomy and the way our bodies move as one, so massage therapy seemed like a logical choice. Holly now gets to help her patients physical and mental wellbeing in the most “hands on” way, and been doing so since 2009. Since then, she has provided thousands of treatments and a has developed a wealth of experience in treating all different body types with all sorts of aches and pains.

Everyone who comes in is unique and it gives her great joy to help problem solve and explore the best course of action for each individual. Holly always listens intently to her patients to develop and implement a treatment plan that works best for them. When Holly is not at work, she spends her time with her little family of 3. Holly and her husband are blessed with a playful, outgoing and clever daughter, who keeps them on their toes. She loves music, dancing, walking and unwinding with a good book - and is often counting down the days to her next concert, camping and beach trip!

Holly Simmons, RMT Massage Therapist Attentive Pragmatic Easygoing

Holly treats patients in our Bedford location. To book an appointment with Holly, book online 24/7 on our website,, or call 902-407-7207 today!

Holly’s Favorite Quote: “Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.” – James Howe


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FREE WORKSHOP! 7 Exercises to Manage LOW BACK PAIN

SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH 9am-10am @ Our Fall River Clinic SATURDAY, MAY 18TH 9am-10am @ Our Bedford Clinic DO YOU SUFFER FROM LOW BACK PAIN? If so, you’re not alone! In fact, over 80% of Canadian’s will suffer low back pain at least one point in their life!

In this interactive and educational workshop, our ChiropractorsDr. Alex Vanderlinden andDr. Nick Stryniak will discuss the most common causes of low back pain andwillteachyouthe 7mostcommonexercises theyuse every day in their clinic for patients with low back pain. As a bonus, theywill also provide some tips to avoid low back pain and provide a list of themost helpful stretches as well.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO SIGN UP TODAY! You can register by calling the clinic at 902-407-7207 , or by booking online at Kinetesis.c a .


Help Us, Help Others! WIN A FREE 1-HOUR MASSAGE FOR YOU & A FRIEND Simply refer a friend and have your friend come in for their first appointment! Have Them Call Us Today!

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