CoreSolutions: How Bad Posture Affects The Body

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COULD YOUR POSTURE BE THE REASON FOR YOUR ACHES & PAINS?

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• What Can I Do About My Poor Posture?

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IMPROVED POSTURE ALLOWS FOR BETTER PUMPKIN SELFIES

Doyousuffer fromdailyor recurrentachesandpains? Ifso,yourposturemay be the culprit. Just think about the number of hours a day we spend staring at a computer screen, hunched over our desks, or staring at our phones.That creates a lot of stress on the neck and back, especially if you are slouched, titled forward, or looking down for prolonged periods of time. How does poor posture affect me? Changes to your posture can negatively affectyourbody,andyoumayfindyourselfexperiencingsomeof thefollowing symptoms: • If your posture contains a forward head tilt– This forward-head posture creates a strain on the neck, which can result in neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, chronic headaches, and lower back pain. Tilting your head forward for long periods of time shortens the muscles in the back of the neck, and can result in soreness throughout multiple parts of your body. • Ifyourposturecontainsslouchingof themid-back– Ifyouslouch themiddle of your back, you can drive your head forward and alter the way your ribs naturallyalign.Bydoing this,youmayexperiencepain in theslouched region of themid-back, inaddition topain in theneck. If this isyouraveragestanding posture, it is important to seek physiotherapy treatment right away – over time, standing like this day after day may cause internal issues, as it creates pressure on your lungs, heart, and digestive system.

• If your posture includes sitting for long periods of time – When you sit for prolonged periods of time, the muscles in your hips and legs will stiffen. When these muscles become stiff, they tighten and will pull on the lower back, causing pain. The joints also lose their range of motion, which can cause soreness or achiness in the hips, legs, and back, and can create issues with your gait. The way in which you walk can also have an effect on your posture. When you have improper posture, your center of gravity changes. This can cause your balance to decline, which can cause pain when walking, thus creating a vicious cycle of overcompensation and pain. The most common symptom of poor posture is lower back pain, although pain can be present in other parts of the body, as well. The back muscles constantly contract to keep you upright, and they overcompensate when you slouch or hunch over. Over a period of time, constant poor posture can create an unusual amount of wear and tear on the lower back, which can increase the risk of arthritis in the spine. Call us today to talk to a physiotherapist about how we can relieve your aches and pains!

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WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT MY POOR POSTURE?

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It can be difficult to correct poor posture, but there are a few steps you can take on your own to try and help: 1. Sit properly. – If you are at a desk for extended periods of the day, make sure your stance is okay. Sit upright, place your feet flat on the floor, and try not to cross your legs. Make sure there is a small gap between the back of your knees and the chair. Having a chair with strong back support and padding is also recommended for making your upright position more comfortable. 2. Take stretch breaks. – If you are an office worker, it is not secret that most of the day is spent with limited levels of mobility. It is important to make sure that you get up every 30 minutes or so, and take a small walk, at least for a minute or two. This will help in loosening up your muscles and joints, as well as initiating a stronger blood flow. 3. Exercise. – Exercise is incredibly important, especially if your job produces several hours of inactivity. When you exercise, you are stretching and strengthening certain muscles of your body, including problem areas such as your neck and back. Taking even a small amount of time to walk or jog around the neighborhood every day can highly improve your overall gait. 4. Set up your office properly. – If you work from an office all day, it is important to have a proper ergonomic setup. Make sure that you are at a proper height with your desk chair and computer, so you don’t have to slouch or lean forward. Additionally, make sure your chair has the proper lumbar support needed to help you sit straight while you’re working.These simple steps can help tremendously with your overall posture. How can physiotherapy help? If these at-home treatments don’t work, it is important to consult help from a physiotherapist. Simply standing up straight is a fight against gravity, and if you have been standing the wrong 5 4 5 2 7 2 3 8 6 4 2 1 7 9 5 7 3 2 1 4 5 8 2 9 4 7 8 9 8 6 5 9 http://1sudoku.com n° 229777 - Level Medium 7 3 9 6 1 6 2 8 9 4 3 4 8 2 5

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way for several years, it may be difficult to change it on your own. However, physiotherapists are dedicated to getting you on back on track to a pain free, and risk free life. They will evaluate your posture and gait to determine the best treatments necessary for you, and then they will create a treatment plan unique for your needs. They can improve your posture, eliminate your pain, and get you back to doing the activities you love to do. If you are experiencing pain, and you think it may be a result of your posture, give us a call today. We will help you get back to a comfortable posture with just a few sessions. 3 2 4 1 8 4 5 7 6 8 1 5 7 2 9 8

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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 go to 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

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WE CAN HELP YOU: Be more productive at work. Prevent back and neck pain. Prevent further injury. Have more energy. Move better without pain.

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HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED A CONCUSSION?

• Visual abnormalities • Slurring of speech • Memory loss and confusion • Nausea and vomiting • Inability to focus • Dizziness • Fatigue

The general definition of concussion means the act of forcefully shaking or jarring. A sports concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a shaking or jarring of the brain. A sports concussion can occur with a bump, blow or jolt to the head or the body which causes the brain to move within the skull. This movement causes the brain to hit the inside of the skull or stretch which can result in a change in brain cell chemistryandstructural injuryfromcellstretching.Thisdamagecanresult in a variety of signs and symptoms depending on the portion of the brain involved during a sports concussion. Sports concussions are described as a “mild” traumatic brain injury because concussions are not usually life threatening. However, concussions are a brain injury and can lead to serious long-term consequences if not managed correctly by a qualified healthcare professional. How can I spot a possible concussion? Concussions are a fairly common injury, but many people are unaware of exactly what happens when one gets a concussion. Concussions can result in a number of unfortunate symptoms, such as: • Painful and chronic headaches/migraines • Sensitivity to light and sound • Ringing in the ears

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a concussion. HowcanPhysiotherapyhelpapatientrecoverfromasportsconcussion? Physiotherapists play an important role on a concussion management team. Physiotherapist will evaluate and treat many aspects of concussion that may include dizziness that may arise from a neck issue (cervicogenic dizziness), balance deficits, neck pain, headaches that are referred from theneck,vertigo froman innerearcondition (benignparoxysmalpositional vertigo), exercises for vision issues (ocular motor exercises), issues with blood pressure & heart rate with exercise (autonomic dysregulation), and help to progress patients through a graded return to play protocol.

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WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT NEEDS OUR HELP? REFER A FRIEND TO CORE SOLUTIONS PHYSIOTHERAPY & WELLNESS

Do You Have Friends or Family Unable to Do The Following? 9 Move without pain 9 Bend and move freely 9 Balance confidently and securely 9 Sit for long periods comfortably 9 Walk for long distances 9 Live an active and healthy lifestyle

SCHOMBERG LOCATION 50 Dr. Kay Drive, Unit A8 Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0

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

P: (905) 939-9041 F: (905) 939-9638

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

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