Core Solutions: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist Pain

NEWSLETTER Getting To Know The Core Solutions Physiotherapy &Wellness Staff Q & AWITH PATRICIA SCORNAVACCA

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my family doing as much as we can together like going to the movies, going for walks, skating, getting together with our family friends and have fun. How would your family and friends describe you? They would describe me as a friendly, honest, and happy person who tries to make everyone around her happy. A hard-working person who gives the best she has in everything she does. A loving and caring mother, wife, sister and daughter whose family values are very important in her life. How do you maintain work/life balance? Work/life balance is something very hard to keep, I maintain it with lots of help of my husband and kids. Lots of planning and work. Also with the help of the great friends and neighbors we have. Someone told me once it takes a whole community to raise your family, and I could not agree more. We are very lucky to live in a community like Caledon. They are very helpful in keeping my work/life balance. Where do you like to go on vacation if you had a month off and money was no object? Europe. I was lucky this summer to go to Italy with my husband and kids and I was amazed of howmuch history they have and how pretty Europe is. I would love to go back with time and travel all over Europe, learn the history, see all the beautiful places and eat all the amazing food they have. Tell us about your family, kids, hobbies. My family is the most precious part of my life, my husband a wonderful man who is my better half, we

have been together for almost 13 years. We have 2 great boys, the oldest one is 8 and the youngest one is 5 years old. They keep us busy and entertained. Love spending time with them. My hobbies: I love reading a good book, travelling, going camping and sit around the bonfire with my husband after a long day at work (summer time). Where did you grow up? Where else have you lived? I was born and raised in a small city of Colombia named Manizales. Manizales is located in the middle of Colombia on top of one of the mountains of the Andes. It belongs to one of the provinces that produces the coffee, which Colombia is known for. In fact, my grandfather and father used to owe a coffee farm and we were thought about coffee process. I had a great childhood in Colombia. I moved to Canada in 2001, lived in Mississauga for a while and then moved to Vaughn when I met my husband. In 2006 we moved to Caledon East and we love living here. Our kids are safe and like I said before we are lucky to live here, since a community is needed to raise kids.


“Stop Carrying A Burden Of Pain On Your Shoulders!” SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN

INSIDE: • What Is Causing Your Shoulder Pain? • Thank You! • FREE Joint Pain Analysis • Healthy Recipe

You try to get through the day, but that nagging pain in your shoulder, elbow or wrist just keeps your attention focused on it. It sure is hard to concentrate on work, your family and other activities you need to do! It is common to fixate on the body part that hurts. It is often thought that because it hurts there, the problem is right there. However, this is typically not the case, as the cause of the problem is in another area. The body part that is painful is usually the one that is doing all the work, because other areas are not doing their job. Why it hurts The body is truly amazing and all the parts work together as one whole. However, when an area of your body becomes weak or stiff because of poor posture, stress or injury, other areas strein from the overwork. A common word that is used for this type of repetitive injury strain is called “tendonitis”. This is simply an inflammation of the tendons, which attach muscles to bones. The upper extremity works in 3 parts, the shoulder, elbow and wrist. They rely on each other to make the incredible movements of your arm so you can reach,graspanddoordinarydaily taskswe take for granted. Proper movement relies on your posture tobe ingoodorder.Whenyouslouchorsometimes do a repetitive task, like reaching across your desk, certain muscles can become too tight or strong while others become weak.This muscle imbalance leads to that area not working as well as it should. For example, you sit at a desk all day and you slouch your shoulders. Now, your shoulder doesn’t WORKSHOPS

work as well, but you still move your mouse around withyourarm,whichcausesyourwristand forearm muscles to overwork. As this happens over time, you start to notice aches and pains in your wrist and elbow. If this goes on too long, it becomes severe and you need to seek out medical help. Solving the problem Typically a brace may be put on the area, but that does not solve the cause of the problem. The real reason can be because your shoulder was stiff and weak from slouching. An expert physiotherapist has the right medical training to spot where your posture is not optimum and how you are compensating. With the right evaluation and treatment from the experts at Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, you can relieve your shoulder, elbow or wrist pain quickly and be back to doing what you like to do. Our home programs make it easy for you to maintain your gains and stay well for the long haul. Call us today to learn more how we can relieve your pain and get you back to enjoying your activities. Core Solutions Physiotherapy will be hosting Neck Pain and Headache Workshops on January 24th and 31st, 7:30 - 8:30 PM. Stay updated by looking through our website for more information!

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WHAT IS CAUSING YOUR SHOULDER PAIN? The majority of pain that travels to your shoulder from your neck is referred pain. Your shoulder may not necessarily be the problem. In fact, the first 10 degrees of movement in your shoulder comes from your shoulder joint. The rest relies on the movement of your upper back, neck, shoulder blade, and collar bones. If these areas work incorrectly then shoulder pain can occur.

Most neck and shoulder pain is a result of prolonged poor posture, lifting heavy objects and minor falls or injuries. These irritate the joints in the neck and upper back. This then makes the muscles around the upper back and shoulder tighten and become sore. Suddenly, you now have neck and shoulder pain. There are many nerves that come off of the cervical (neck) vertebral bodies that pass down in front of the shoulder heading towards the arm. Irritation of these nerves can refer pain to the shoulder. Poor posture, especially with sitting at work or at home, can cause this to occur. Rotation of the neck or tilting of the neck may create your shoulder pain if these nerves are involved. It is important that a physiotherapist examine you thoroughly if you are experiencing these symptoms. If you have had a fall or injury and suddenly develop shoulder and neck pain seek help immediately. Any injury may affect the many sensitive structures in your neck and upper back. Shoulder and neck pain if they occur together may relate to disc injuries. This is more likely if you are having neck and arm pain, rather than just shoulder pain. Pain that travels down the arm to any extent may indicate more severe problems. Shoulder pain can result in restricted movement of your body. Pain involves the nervous system, immune system, digestive system, and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR OPEN HOUSE EVENT!

respiratory system. To avoid referred shoulder pain or any kind of referred pain, you should have a strong immune system for prevention of diseases. A strong body can fight infection or disease and can enhance the functioning of all the body systems. A balanced diet, regular physical therapy exercises and a stress-free mind are the keys to maintaining an active life. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, consult one of our expert physiotherapists for a full evaluation to determine where your problem is originating from, so correct treatments can be applied to help you.

Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness celebrated our recent open house Saturday, December 9th at the Caledon clinic. Our open house included fun events and activities such as: a pancake breakfast, Santa Photo Station, Tree Ornament Station, Games and a Scavenger Hunt! We had about 40 kids plus their parents take advantage of the gingerbread scavenger hunt. All the little elves pictured from Caledon Optometry, Caledon Foot & Orthotic and Core solutions helped to make this event happen. The Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness staff would like to thank everyone who attended and participated this event! We appreciate your commitment and support!

Eating Right Never Tasted So Good!

ROQUEFORT PEAR SALAD Ingredients • 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces • 3 pears • 5 ounces Roquefort cheese • 1 avocado • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions • 1/4 cup white sugar

• 1/2 cup pecans • 1/3 cup olive oil

• 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar • 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard • 1 clove garlic, chopped • 1/2 teaspoon salt • Fresh ground black pepper to taste Directions

In a skillet over medium heat, stir 1/4 cup of sugar together with the pecans. Continue stirring gently until sugar has melted and caramelized the pecans. Carefully transfer nuts onto waxed paper. Allow to cool, and break into pieces. For the dressing, blend oil, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, mustard, chopped garlic, salt, and pepper. In a large serving bowl, layer lettuce, pears, blue cheese, avocado, and green onions. Pour dressing over salad, sprinkle with pecans, and serve.


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Attention Pain Sufferers A DAY OF FREE EXAMS

On January 14th, 8:30AM-12:30PM Who’s Eligible? • All past clients who have not been seen in PT in more than 2 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: ONE DAY SPECIAL OFFER! A Day Of Free Screens

We want to celebrate by thanking our current and past patients and their friends and family. We are providing FREE EXAMS at our clinic! Thefreeexamconsistsofa30minone-on-oneappointment 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:

• The cause of your problem • A plan for what successful treatment looks like

• Low Back • Neck • Arthritis • Sciatica • Hip

• Shoulder • Elbow • Hand/Wrist • Knee • Foot/Ankle

Appointments are free but limited; each therapist has 9 spots available. Don’t delay, register today by calling now!

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.

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 schedule their free exam.

CALEDON EAST LOCATION 15955 Airport Road, Suite 101 Caledon, ON L7C 1H9

P: (905) 584-6747 F: (905) 584-6787

NOW IS THE TIME FOR RESOLUTIONS What Will Be Your Resolutions In 2018?

IN 2018 I WILL...

1. Be purposeful in everything you do. Strive for purpose in your daily activities. Doyou justeat lunchordoyouenrich relationships whileyoueat? Whatpurposedo those twositcoms serve you every night? What is the purpose of eating that bag of chips? More importantly, what types of consequences await you now that you’ve indulged? Be purposeful in everything you do. Walk with purpose and people are more likely to respect your time. 2. Resolve not to be mediocre, even in how you eat. Use the freshnessof thenewyearasanexcuse for avoidingmediocrity.Thiscanbeachallenging task because industry markets products and services to the lowest common denominator. Junk food is marketed to the lowest common denominator. Fast food, for example, is produced cheaply and sold cheaply. Sitcom television is geared toward the masses. The people who produce sitcoms even provide a laugh track so that you’ll know when most

people laugh. Give yourself an upgrade. Resolve to distance yourself from average. 3. Schedule exercise and stretching. Exercise is more effective when it is regular and systematic. It can be difficult to schedule exercise unless time ispre-committed. Ifyouneedhelpwith exercise or if you have pain that is holding you back, contact us at Core Solutions Physiotherapy and we can help you meet this resolution. 4. Mend fences and help others resolve issues. Call, or better yet, visit the person with whom you want to make peace. Use this exact wording: “I feel bad about what’s happened between us and want to take responsibility for everything. I’m sorry about the past and I’m going to be a better person for you in the future.” Whether the other party accepts your apology, rebuffs you or otherwise tries to continue the conversation, do not pursue the topic. Allow them to respond, then gracefully end the meeting or phone call. Give the person time to think about what you said.

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