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TAKE HOLD OF RELIEF FROM SHOULDER, ELBOW, & WRIST PAIN
ALSO INSIDE • Getting a Handle on Shoulder, Elbow, & Wrist Pain • Featured Service: Ergonomic Training • Bruce on the Loose • Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise Essentials
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TAKE HOLD OF RELIEF F ROM Y O U R S H O U L D E R , E L BOW, & WR I S T PA I N
It’s time to say goodbye to shoulder, elbow and wrist pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physiotherapists. What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Canadians work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity-related diseases. This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow and wrist pain.
Shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting • Athletic injuries
• Muscle sprain • Muscle strain • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints
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GETTING A HANDLE ON SHOULDER, ELBOW, & WRIST PAIN One of the biggest concerns regarding pain in the shoulder, elbow and wrist is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This is why so many issues regarding pain in the shoulder, elbows and wrists typically become chronic. Since it is difficult to allow these body parts time to properly rest, they continue being overused and the pain can actually worsen. Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physiotherapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physiotherapist will provide you with an opportunity to
understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your shoulder, elbows or wrists will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, elbows and wrists, call (705) 728-9333 today.
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ERGONOMIC TRAINING FEATURED SERVICE
WHAT IS ERGONOMIC TRAINING? ErgonomicTraining isusedtohelpresolve issues with pain, prevent injuries, and improve movement and function within daily life. The items you use every day in your home or workplace are subject to modification,andwecanhelpmake them as comfortable for you as possible. BENEFITS OF ERGONOMIC TRAINING The goal is to improve posture, energy efficiency,andbodymechanics.Questions may be asked regarding the set-up of your desk or office, the type of tools and equipment you use, the expectations and demandsofyour job,and/orasummaryof your typical day. This will help determine what itemsmaybesubjecttomodification. Adjustments, modifications, and changes willberecommendedsoastoreduceand prevent further pain and injury.
• Manual Therapy • Massage Therapy • Myofascial Release • Physiotherapy • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) • Strength & Conditioning • Therapeutic Exercise • Ultrasound
HEALTHY REC I PE MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA SALAD
• 4 Medjool dates, pitted and diced • 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced into thin half moons • 1 cup chopped roasted red peppers • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley • 3 ounces honey goat cheese (or similar) • ¼ cup fresh mint • 1 cup chopped roasted chickpeas, (optional)
Ingredients • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 1 Tbsp lemon zest • 2 Tbsp lemon juice • 3/4 tsp sea salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds • 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained & rinsed • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P O T L I G H T
EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO INCREASE RANGE OF MOTION Wand Shoulder Flexion Lying on your back and holding a wand, palms face down on both sides, gently raise the wand overhead in a gentle motion. Hold for 3 seconds and slowly lower wand to starting position. Repeat 5 times. more than any other health care professional has done in 2 years. Her diagnosis was spot on, and the excruciating unceasing nerve pain in my leg is gone. Laura, by recommending exercises and stretches, and her hands–on treatments have helped me reduce my pain by an extraordinary amount. She’s intelligent, personable and listens to her patients. I’m really thankful to have met her.” - Mary B. A big shout out to Laura Jackson who started treating me January 15th, and in only 3 weeks has accomplished
Directions BIn a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and several grinds of pepper. In a skillet over medium-low heat, toast the cumin seeds until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Remove seeds from heat and crush (a mortar & pestle is easiest). Add seeds to the bowl and stir. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, dates, cucumbers, red pepper, and parsley to the bowl and toss. Transfer to a serving platter and dollop with goat cheese, sprinkle with mint, and top with extra roasted chickpeas, if desired. Season to taste and serve. www.loveandlemons.com/chickpea-salad-recipe
BRUCE ON THE LOOSE
Hello COM friends and family! Namaste! I have left Europe for the land of spices and yoga: India! I have spent time here touring Chennai and various temple cities in the Tamil Nadu region. I am currently spending some time at a yogacentre trying togainabetterunderstandingof thediscipline. The people in southeast India are very friendly and welcoming, and the food is excellent as well, although this week at the yoga centre we are following a strict vegan diet which is a bit out of my
comfort zone after European cuisine! – Bruce Martens, BScPT, BScKin, CSCS
Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
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