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Our Specialty Services: Massage Therapy, Fitness Centre, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy

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YOU CAN OVERCOME BACK PAIN GET BACK TO THE LIFE YOU LOVE

• Spinal muscle and tissue damage • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Bad abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain problem. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the

Backpaincanhinderyourday-to-dayactivities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, a large percentage of the Canadian population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. What Causes Back Pain? The following are some of the leading causes of back pain: • Spinal and core muscle weaknesses • Bad posture

which include the use of strength exercise, physiotherapy and medication. Where medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter- irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist at South Sherbrook Therapy can help. Contact us today at (204) 774-9903 or visit us at southsherbrook.com to find out more about how we can help you take charge of your back pain.

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BACK PAIN PREVENTION T I P S T O S TAY I N T H E G AM E A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back. Lift Properly You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, makesureyou’re facingtheobject.Squat,keepingyourspinestraight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. Use Good Posture When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. Use Strength Training Your body has hundreds of muscles. These muscles protect and control your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. Itneverhurtstovisitaphysiotherapist,either.Getregularcheck-ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional.Youdeserveapain-free life,andyourbackwillthankyou.

Sources: www.apta.org • www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/ Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics • www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient- Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

To find out more about how we can help you achieve freedom from your back pain, call us at (204) 774-9903 or visit our website at southsherbrook.com.

MEET OUR TEAM: JASON MONI Z CAT(C), B.E.S.S. Jason is a Certified Athletic Therapist who treats sports-related,musculoskeletal injuriesandworks hard to help his patients regain strength and mobility. Both professional and amateur athletes cometoJason,who isoneof fewAthleticTherapists in theWinnipegarea.Hehas treatedhigh-leveland professional athletes from many organizations, includingtheCanadianMajor IndoorSoccerLeague, NorthernLeagueBaseball,RoyalWinnipegBallet, Disney on Ice, Western Hockey League, American Hockey League, National Hockey League, Major LeagueSoccer,CanadianWomen’sHockeyLeague and Soccer Canada, just to name a few.

Education: • University of Manitoba 2002: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science • University of Manitoba: Certified Athletic Therapist Specialty Training: • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certification: Finding and targeting the cause of pain, not just the source. • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Certification: The importance and science of movement.

When time allows, Jason enjoys taking continuing educationcoursessuchasSFMAandmostrecently positional release, and fascial trains.

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OUR SERVICES

• Nutritional Counseling • Orthotics • Therapeutic Exercise • Ultrasound • Fitness Centre • 1:1 Personal Training • Boot Camps

• Physiotherapy • Athletic Therapy • Ergonomic Training • IASTM • Kinesio Taping • Laser Therapy • Manual Therapy • Massage Therapy • Myofasical Release

Athletic Therapy is an orthopedic (related to the musculoskeletal system) discipline based on the Sports Medicine Model. Focus areas in athletic therapy include bone, muscle, and joint injuries, orthopedic assessment, sports injuries and sport- specific rehabilitation techniques. Athletic Therapy isn’t just for sports! People from all walks of life can benefit. Athletic Therapists simply want clients to

return to their daily activities – whether it’s swimming laps every day or stocking shelves at work – as soon as possible. Your therapist may: assess the injury, train you in rehabilitative exercises in our onsite fitness and sports injury clinic, provide physical reconditioning practices, and apply supportive strapping, orthotics, or taping.

Want to know if Athletic Therapy is right for you? Call us to today at (204) 774-9903.

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING

Keep up with your physiotherapy exercises to relieve pain and prevent further injuries. If your pain doesn’t subside, consult with your therapist about what other things might be causing pain. Call South Sherbrook Therapy for an injury consultation. We will guide you so you can get back to the activities you love. HAS YOUR PA I N COME BACK? 1 2 3

I strained the muscles in my back at work and was recommended

by my mother [to go to South Sherbrook Therapy], as she had really appreciated the worktheyhaddone forherknee.The facility, therapists and overall service provided for me was nothing but great. Very informative and polite! This is the place I am going to come back to in the future.”

- E. G. via Google Reviews

EXERC I SE ESSENT I AL S USE THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE

HOURS • MONDAY | 9AM-6PM • TUESDAY | 9AM-7PM

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Supported Bridge Lie on your back with knees bent and feet hip distance apart. Place your feet close enough so they can be touched by your finger tips. Inhale and while lifting the hips, place a block under the sacrum. The optimal angle for your body in this position is between 90° - 100° so as to decrease the emphasis on your hamstrings and increase emphasis on your glute muscles. Keep your chest open, breathe deeply, and relax. Hold for 30 seconds, then remove the block and exhale as you slowly set yourself down to the floor.

• WEDNESDAY | 9AM-6PM • THURSDAY | 9AM-6:30PM • FRIDAY | 9AM-6PM • SATURDAY | 10AM-2PM Massage: currently only Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternating Saturdays

Always consult your physiotherapist orphysicianbeforestartingexercises you are unsure of.

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