Core Solutions Physio: How Posture Affects Back & Neck Pain

NEWSLETTER Core Solutions Physiotherapy &Wellness Staff Spotligt CHRISTINE MO, PT, RMT, CAT(C), MSC.PT, BSC.KIN(HONS)

• Physiotherapist • Registered Massage Therapist • Certified Athletic Therapist • Registered Kinesiologist • Certified in Neurofunctional Acupuncture Christine is a compassionate person and a well-rounded therapist. She graduated from McGill University with an Applied Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to that, Christine earned her Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences and her Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University, and became a Certified Athletic Therapist. She also gained many other qualifications including Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Kinesiologist. Already possessing many professional credentials, Christine has continued to pursue her passion for learning. In the past few years she has attended numerous professional development courses, including Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Soft Tissue Release, Neurofunctional Taping, the Assessment & Treatment of the Pelvic Girdle and Level 1 Manual Therapy. Continuously adopting new, powerful skills, Christine is able to keep both her brain and hands updated so she can maximize the effectiveness in helping her clients. With many years of experience, Christine believes that the combination of effective

communication, hands-on techniques, acupuncture, and specific exercises are most effective for pain relief, functional recovery and long-term injury prevention. Regardless of the condition, Christine applies this multi-modal approach to optimize functional recovery. When not working, Christine enjoys reading in both English and Chinese, playing weekend hockey, snowboarding and spending time with her friends and family.

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Tired Of Waking Up With Nagging Pain? 6 BENEFITS OF GOOD POSTURE

INSIDE: • How Your Posture Contributes To Back Pain • Sudoku Puzzle • FREE Back Pain Analysis • Healthy Recipe

Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvementonyourbackorneckpain,health,energy and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: 1.Constantexerciseforyourbackandabdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use themuscles inyourbackandabdomenproperly. 2. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather thanbeingcompressedwhenyouholdyour body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspacts of your body’s functions and helps to reduce pain. 3. Itprotectsyourorgans,bones, jointsandmuscles. Holdingcorrectposture reducesunnecessarystrain and pressure on these body parts. Most neck and backproblemsdevelop frompoorpostureover time . 4. It prevents arthritis. With poor posture, unnatural pressure isplacedonyour joints, leading towearand

tear. This in turn can lead to arthritis. Good posture givesyour joints thechance to functionat theirbest. 5. It helps you use your muscles more efficiently. Withyourbonesand joints incorrectalignment,you are likely to feel more energetic since your body will require less energy to move about. 6. Itcanhaveadramatic impacton thewayyoufeel. Whenyouholdyourself ingoodposture, rather than a slumped one, you send signals to your brain that makes you feel happier and more confident. It also changes theway thatpeopleseeyou–you’llappear more confident and assertive. Makingsimplechanges inyourdailyhabitscan improve yourpostureandreduceyourpain.Posturalrestoration at Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness helps the body recruit the right muscles for the task at hand, improving pain prior to restoring function. Our physiotherapists have years of training in reducing back and neck pain associated from poor posture.

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HOWYOUR POOR POSTURE CONTRIBUTES TO BACK PAIN

When your spine is not in proper alignment, the muscles, ligaments and joints are all under excessive strain, causing most episodes of back pain. The lower back supports most of the weight of the body and therefore is the most vulnerable to the effects of poor posture. Discs, which provide support between the spinal bones (vertebrae), are also affected from poor posture. However, with good posture, the spine is in proper alignment and the shock absorbing discs are not as subject to injury. Often with poor posture, the spine will become fixed in an abnormal position. This leads to the constriction of blood vessels and nerves over time.Furthermore,thiscausesproblemswiththe joints,discsandmuscles. It is important to take care of your spine. Good posture eliminates many of the health problems that can develop when the spine has an unhealthy posture. Since you perform many different movements and positions throughout theday(sitting,standing,bending,stooping, lyingdown,etc.) it is important to learnhow tokeepcorrectposture.Maintaininggoodpostureduring the day results in less back pain. When you correct bad posture habits, the new and improved movements tend to become more automatic and require very little effort to maintain. AtCoreSolutionsPhysiotherapy&Wellness,we trainyouon thebestway to attain and hold your posture throughout the day. We help you relieve your back pain quickly while improving your posture for maximum, long term results!

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DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN FREE

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At Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health physiotherapists during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your physiotherapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

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Attention Pain Sufferers FREE BACK & SHOULDER WORKSHOPS

TWO SPECIAL WORKSHOPS! Days Of Free Workshops

Here’s some of what you’ll learn: ü The ONE everyday activity sufferers are doing wrong which blocks healing and actually makes pain worse. ü The 3 MOST COMMON CAUSES of back and shoulder pain. ü Why no two back and joint pains are the same and how to work with your physiotherapist to develop a unique, tailored treatment plan. ü How pain affects the health of the rest of your body. ü A 100% natural and safe solution exists and how you can access it.

Back Workshop, May 23rd Shoulder Workshop, June 14th

All workshops will be held 7pm- 8pm

When you have back or shoulder pain, you need to feel better FAST, so you can get back on your feet and keep on moving. Our responsibilities never end: kids, grandkids, jobs, leisure activities... but pain can stop you in your tracks. We take mobility for granted. Walking, hiking, cycling, running: these are all activities you may have loved in the past but now you may be considering giving up because of pain or discomfort. The Back & Shoulder Workshops at Core Solutions Physiotherapy & Wellness, will teach you about the latest treatment techniques to figure out exactly where and how your pain affects your movement and your physical health.

Workshops are free, but space is limited

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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 register for a workshop.

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