NRG: Wake Without An Ache



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NRG is pleased to announce that coming in January 2018 we will now be offering Hip and Knee classes for the public to help fill the void that has been left by the recent cutting of outpatient physio and occupational therapy in the in the Winnipeg Health Region. These classes are not just open to those who have had surgery, but to anyone who may be experiencing hip or knee pain that is affecting their everyday life. The classes will be exercise based, in a fun group atmosphere, and will aim to get you back and moving and doing whatever it may be that you enjoy doing! If you are interested, please call us at (204) 783-9578 for more information.

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Attention NRG athletes and fitness patients! Our gym services now includes new cardio equipment to fuurther improve your fitness goals. We have purchased: • 4 Assult Bikes • 2 Rowers • 2 curve treadmills

If you or someone you know will benefit from this new equipment, visit and apply for membership today!

“Is Bed Rest Good For Your Back Pain?” FIND OUT HOW TO WAKE WITHOUT AN ACHE

In the old days, when your back was hurting, your doctor told you to rest until it felt better. However a lot has been learned about proper treatment for back pain since those days, and gone are the days of prolonged bed rest. New studies show that proper movements, posture and a gradual return to activities, has been found to be much more successful to control back pain. This allows you faster pain relief and a return to normal pain-free activities. Bed rest and inactivity have been shown to weaken muscles and bones. Whereas exercise in general, increases strength and flexibility of the muscles,aiding inhealing through increasedbloodflow to theaffectedarea. It has also been found that exercise and aerobic activity, like walking, assists in bringing nutrients to structures in the spine. Some of these structures, like the discs between your vertebrae, have a poor blood supply and rely on your body’s movements and aerobic activity to circulate nutrients. When a person is inactive, less of these nutrients are able to get to the structures in the spine to keep them healthy. In our SPINE program we look at your individual health history, as well as your current mobility level and interests. Based on this, our physical therapists put together an individualized exercise program specifically for you. They will help guide you back into your previous activity level without pain. In addition to exercise, physical therapy utilizes a variety of gentle modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage and heat or cold therapy to help relieve muscular spasms. Our program will first relieve your pain and then provide exercises to restore your strength and instruct you in how to prevent your symptoms from recurring.

Healthy Recipe: 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 piecs. 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.


In June of 2015 Lisa graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy). She then went on to certify as an AthleticTherapist and holds the designation CAT(C). Lisa’s passion for health and wellness developed at a young age through her involvement in rhythmic gymnastics. After years of competing at a provincial level, she went on to become a national level coach and judge. While completing her university degree Lisa expanded her experience working with athletes in a variety of sports. She spent two seasons with the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Women’s Volleyball Team and then continued on to work with the Manitoba Soccer Association, West Kildonan Collegiate’s Football Team, and the St. Vital Victorias MMJHL Hockey Team. Clinically Lisa has had the opportunity to work with individuals with acute and chronic injuries that have been acquired during physical activity, in motor vehicle collisions, and at work. A highlight of her clinical experience was spending a summer in Calgary at the Winsport Medicine Clinic where she assisted with injury rehabilitation of our Canadian Winter Olympic Athletes.

Lisa believes that athletic therapy is for all “athletes” of life. Athletic Therapists are specially trained to assess the musculoskeletal system as a whole and are able to locate deficiencies that cause pain and discomfort. Using primarily manual therapy, soft tissue work, and exercise-based treatment athletic therapy will help get you back to your active lifestyle.

Patient Success Stories


Confidentthat I’llbeasgoodasnewbytheendofmytreatment!

12-1pm: Activity/Workshop 1:15-2:15pm: Activity/Workshop 2:30-3:15pm: Pictures & Autographs with Desiree Scott 3:15-4pm: Pick up/Check Out

“Very impressed with the staff at NRG. I’ve been seeing Lisa, Athletic Therapist, and am confident that I’ll be as good as new by the end of my treatment. She pays close attention to all details and is very knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to recommend NRG!” - M.M.

8:15-8:30am: Drop Off/Check In 8:30am-9am: Desiree Scott’s Story 9-10am: Activity/Workshop 10:15-11:15am: Activity/Workshop 11:15am-12pm: Lunch Camp will include the following: • Desiree Scott: Welcome Talk & Story


“I originally thought NRG was only for athletes but after visiting, I realized they take care of all ages. Very professional staff and Athletic Therapists and I had an amazing experience.” - Mindy B.

• Soccer Skills Session with Desiree Scott at WSF Soccer North •NRGStrength&Conditioning&S.A.QSession (Speed,Agility,Quickness) • Yoga Session • Nutritional Workshop • NRG Therapy Workshop: Topic Injury Prevention • Desiree Scott/NRG Camp T-Shirt • Lunch Provided

Cost of Camp = $99+gst

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