Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Aches & Pains Holding You Back? Look No Further for RELIEF!
Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Aches & Pains Holding You Back? LOOK NO FURTHER FOR RELIEF! How do you feel when you wake up in themorning? Does your body feel stiff, like a brick that’s been plastered to your bed? Is it difficult to move your arms, legs, back, etc., without feeling achy, sore, or even painful? Does it feel as if your body is moving in slow motion, your discomfort holding you back? Your body was made to move. Prolonged periods of inactivity can cause muscles and joints to constrict, resulting in pain or achiness - that’s why the mornings are typically the hardest for people experiencing these symptoms. However, the way that you live your daily life can also be a factor in daily aches and pains. Your body relies on certain physical responses to movement, such as posture, coordination, strength, blood pressure, etc. Everything you do has an impact on the way your body responds. If you live in an inactive or unhealthy lifestyle, aches are certainly common. Conversely, if you have sustained an injury or strain from an overly-active lifestyle, aches will also be common. Whatever the case may be, physiotherapists are here to help. Their sole focus is helping you achieve your highest level of comfort. If you are experiencing daily aches and pains that you just can’t seem to shake, give
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your physiotherapist at The Physiotherapy Center a call today at (345) 943-8700. Why Am I So Achy? Overexertion is a common reason for achiness or pain. Let’s say you decide to start up a new physical routine. You’ve never been much of a runner, but you want to get into it. So, the first day you run, you push yourself to a mile. You didn’t think it sounded like too much, but your body wasn’t used to it. Your legs were overworked, and the tissues in your muscles got irritated, causing inflammation. Therefore, you wake up the next morning with sore legs. This is what happens when any part of your body is overworked. You may not notice it during the day while you’re moving, but inflammation can thicken overnight during inactivity, causing tissues to become inelastic. This can cause stiffness or pain in the morning, typically easing as you move throughout the day. However, the cause for stiffness isn’t always as cut and dry as “I did an exercise I wasn’t used to so now I’msore.” Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint the cause of your discomfort. That’s why it’s important to consult a physiotherapist if your aches and pains persist.
SIMPLE TIPS FOR RELIEF FROMACHES & PAINS 1. Sleep! - This is probably the easiest step you can take to relieve common aches. Your body chemistry is delicate, and not getting enough sleep can affect that. This prevents your muscles and tissues from functioning as they normally would, resulting in stiffness, soreness, or achiness. 2. Stay hydrated - Drinking water is an important part of living a healthy, pain-free life. When you are dehydrated, your tissues become drier, which slows down normal chemical processes in your body. Your body is 70% water and your muscles are 80% water. When you don’t drink enough water, your body can become achy due to dryness. In order to stay hydrated, you should drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces every day. 3. Maintain a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables - Fruits and vegetables with bright colors often have a higher concentration of antioxidants and vitamins. By keeping these a consistent part of your diet, you can better assist your body in both repairing itself from pain or injury, as well as providing a preventative. Fruits and vegetables help your body in maintaining its normal functions. 6. Get a physiotherapy consultation - If your aches and pains are persistent and aren’t going away despite your best efforts, it may be time to consult a physiotherapist. They will help you determine the best course of action for your specific needs. How Physiotherapy Will Help:
A consultation with a physiotherapist will allow you to address the issues that you’re facing. It is always better to figure out the cause of your pain early on, rather than waiting until it gets worse. The earlier you make an appointment, the easier the treatment will be. Your physiotherapist will give you a muscle and joint evaluation to discover problem areas and determine exactly what may be causing your aches and pains. From there, they will create a personalized treatment plan for you that will help alleviate your aches. They are dedicated to your progress and genuinely want to see you feel better - so why wait? Say goodbye to your daily aches and pains with physiotherapy today!
Refer A Friend Care enough to share how physiotherapy helped you? Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? Send them our way! They will thank you, and so will we. 4. Exercise regularly - Exercise allows your body to efficiently pump blood around your body. When you exercise on a consistent basis, muscles and joints remain warm, lowering the possibility of them becoming tight. 5. Keep a good posture - Slouching causes stress on the shoulders and neck, which can cause pain or achiness. If you sit at a desk or computer, it is important to get up every 30 minutes for a few seconds to stretch. Moving around or simply standing up after a while is a great way to maintain a good posture, even if you don’t have a very active day.
Relief from Leg Pain Try this movement to loosen tight hamstrings.
Hamstring Stretch (Wall) Exercises copyright of
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Lie on the floor near a doorway. Wi th one leg straight on the ground through the doorway, place the other leg against the wall, bending at the knee. Slowly straighten the leg against the wall while keeping your hips on the floor. Stretch your leg against the wall for about 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat 2 to 3 times for each leg.
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We understand these are trying times and that you may have concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to best keep you and your family, friends, and neighbors safe and healthy. Please know that our health care team is closely attuned to the quickly changing situation, well prepared to respond to our patients’ needs, and proud to serve as a vital resource for our community. While our clinic is closed for the time being, we are now offering Telehealth Services for physiotherapy visits during this crisis. For those with other health issues unrelated to COVID-19, Telehealth allows you to continue with your treatment and avoid regression in the progress you have made so far. Check out our newsletter insert for more details about this great new service! Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions. Tips to Help You Stay Healthy & Active at Home: 1. Do a set of exercises or stretches at least every other hour during the day! You can get started with the Exercise Essentials listed in this newsletter or consult with your physiotherapist for other options. 2. Maintain a healthy, nurtritious diet and stay hydrated! Vegetables that are particularly rich in Vitamins C, B6, and E, include yellow bell peppers, kale, broccoli, spinach, peas, potatoes, carrots, and avocados. Quercetin (a flavonoid found in onions, grapes, capers, and black and green tea) is believed to have antiviral properties. 3. Take frequent breaks for breathing exercises. (Inhale & exhale deeply.) 4. Make sure you are getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
Healthy Recipe: Green Goddess Soup • 3 cups baby spinach or super greens blend
• 1/2 cup coconut milk • Salt & pepper to taste • Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice For Garnish: • broccoli florets, lightly steamed • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, thinned with milk • Chia seeds
• 1 clove whole peeled garlic • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, sliced • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric • 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional) • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients (except those for the garnish) together using a high speed blender. Heat over stovetop until steaming hot. To serve, pour into a bowl and garnish with broccoli florets, a swirl of yogurt, and chia seeds.
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What Is Telehealth: ”Telehealth involves the use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver healthcare outside of traditional healthcare facilities. Telehealth, which requires access only to telecommunications, is the most basic element of “eHealth,” which uses a wider range of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Telehealth examples include virtual home health care, where patients such as the chronically ill or the elderly may receive guidance in certain procedures while remaining at home. Telehealth has also made it easier for health care workers in remote field settings to obtain guidance from professionals elsewhere in diagnosis, care, and referral of patients. Training can sometimes also be delivered via Telehealth schemes or with related technologies such as eHealth, which makes use of small computers and the internet. Well-designed Telehealth schemes can improve health care access and outcomes, particularly for chronic disease treatment and for vulnerable groups. Not only do they reduce demands on crowded facilities, but they also create cost savings and make the health sector more resilient. Since remote communication and treatment of patients reduce the number of visits for health services, both transport-related emissions and emissions related to operational requirements are reduced. In addition, fewer space demands can potentially result in smaller health facilities, with concurrent reductions in construction materials, energy and water consumption, waste, and overall environmental impact.” NOW OFFERING: TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS!
How Does Telehealth Physiotherapy Work? All you need is an internet connection, access to a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, and to follow these instructions: 1. Book your Telehealth Appointment by calling The Physiotherapy Center today at (345) 936-8700 or (345) 916-6164. 2. Check your email for a link to your online physiotherapy appointment. Just prior to your appointment, your physiotherapist will send you an email with a link to your online physiotherapy appointment. If you’re on a smartphone or tablet, you may be required to download the app. To ensure you have a great appointment, please check: 1. Camera Angle & Location. Make sure your camera is set up to allow you to move around and still be seen. 2. Device Battery. It might be best to be plugged in. 3. Audio. Consider using earbuds for clearer sound. 4. Internet Connection. Check your internet connection speed at fast.com . You will need a result of 15Mbps or higher. 5. Environment. A quiet private space free of distraction is best, so you can focus on what you need. You can keep up with your treatment program from the comfort of your home! Call The Physiotherapy Center today at (345) 936-8700 or (345) 916-6164 to book a convenient Telehealth Physiotherapy Appointment.
Source: Health and sustainable development - www.who.int/sustainable-development/ health-sector/strategies/telehealth/en
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