We Fix U: Don’t Ignore Back Pain

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PORT HOPE 125 Toronto Rd. Port Hope, ON L1A 3S6 TEL: 905-885-0024 FAX: 905-885-0084 OSHAWA 1335 Benson Street Oshawa, ON L1K 0W6 TEL: 905-433-7675 FAX: 905-433-7858

COBOURG 727 William St. Cobourg, ON K9A 3A7 TEL: 905-373-7045 FAX: 905-373-7271 BOWMANVILLE 196 King St E Bowmanville, ON L1C 1P1

TEL: 705-270-0606 FAX: 705-270-0605

NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter October, 2018

TEL: 905-233-4374 FAX: 905-248-5188


Delshad is an exemplary physiotherapist who actively listens to her patients concerns and works with them to develop a treatment plan specific to their needs. She utilizes a variety of treatment techniques including education, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise, to achieve her patients goals. Delshad’s studies began at Shahid Beheshti Medical University where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy. She then completed various courses in pelvic health therapy, with Pelvic Health Solutions, and started her specialized therapy for incontinence, pain and pregnancy. She believes specializing in Pelvic Health, has also allowed her to understand the importance of trying different approaches for treating chronic pains and injuries, and also the importance of addressing the psychosocial aspects of a discomfort. From shoulder and neck pain to urinary incontinence, Delshad’s approach is to assess and address different aspects of an injury, in detail. She enjoys creating individualized treatment plans that work best for her patients lifestyle.

Delshad works out of our Oshawa clinic and has been helping people for many years.



The back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. You rely on it so heavily — whether it is to shoulder your emotional stresses or to physically lift something that you need to carry with you. Your back is constantly at risk. It is at risk when you drive, being one of the body parts likely to take the biggest impact in case of an accident. It is at risk when you are safely at home on your couch or at the office, where you are likely scrunched over and not caring one bit about your posture. It is at risk when you run, when you play sports, and even when you find yourself sick and are coughing so heavily that your back begins to hurt. (continued inside)

INSIDE: • Don’t Ignore Back Pain • Relieve Pain In Minutes • Healthy Recipe • 2018 Business Excellence Awards Recipient • Looking Younger Is An Option • We-Fix-U Physiotherapy Practice News


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• Foot Health (Chiropody) • Laser Therapy • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Pool Therapy Program


October, 2018


Whether you have hurt your back, or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physiotherapist, chiropractor or registered massage therapist at We-Fix-U can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today:

It is no wonder that so many people experience back injuries every year. What is a big wonder is that so many people choose to ignore their back injuries year after year! When you break an arm or get a cut on your leg, you are likely to do something about it right away. The sight of blood leaving your body or the realization that a bone isn’t sitting right is something that not many people are going to deal with for too long before seeking medical attention. Yet when pain begins in the back, it is almost normal to ignore it. Everyone develops back pain, time to time, right? There is no reason to stress about it or overreact, right? Absolutely wrong! Understanding Back Pain. Back pain may be common, but it is absolutely not normal. There are actually a lot of serious conditions that can cause your back to begin to hurt, and it is smart to have your back looked at by a physician early on so that you know exactly what is going on with your body from the get-go. Once the cause of your back pain is determined, your physiotherapists, chiropractors and registered massage therapist will be able to identify the best treatment options for your body’s needs. This will likely include the following: • Targeted exercises that are specialized to the region of the back that is experiencing the most pain. These exercises are designed to help build strength and support the surrounding muscles. • Guided stretching designed to improve range of motion and flexibility. This will take into account the health and vivacity of vertebrae and any potential stretches that may support optimal back health.

• COBOURG (905) 373-7045 • PORT HOPE (905) 885-0024 • PETERBOROUGH (705) 270-0606 • BOWMANVILLE (905) 233-4374 • OSHAWA (905) 433-7675

• Support and guidance with an exercise routine and habit formation, especially with cardiovascular activity that can stimulate improved blood circulation to the affected areas of the back, as well as strength-building activities. Attempting to undertake any of these changes on your own after you’ve experienced a back injury is both dangerous and not recommended. Working with a licensed and experienced physiotherapist, chiropractor or registered massage therapist can provide you with the guidance and ongoing support that you need to ensure that you do not experience any further injury as you attempt to heal the cause of your back pain.

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There are a lot of different reasons as to why you may be experiencing back pain, and ignoring any of them is not a good idea. Some of the most common issues that cause back pain to linger include: • Muscle sprain or strain • Slipped vertebrae or disk • Tear or hyperextension to the supporting muscles or tendons • Arthritis These concerns can develop as a result of a myriad of environmental issues, such as having poor posture, prolonged sedentary activity, car crash, sporting accident, stress, heavy lifting, and so on. When it comes to back pain, don’t wait! When you experience an injury to your back, or realize that you are experiencing regular pain as a result of an ongoing injury or overuse, it is important to find out the cause of your back pain as quickly as possible. Back pain can quickly become chronic, as a potentially small issue can become complicated when it is not addressed early on. Working with physiotherapists, chiropractors and a registered massage therapist can help you to identify the difference between environmental causes and something more medically based. To get started with putting an end to your back pain, contact us.

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Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

Have You Met Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible or out of pocket maximum? If you have, your therapy may be free or you may have just a small co-payment. How do you check to see if you have met these limits? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you. Do More, Feel Better & Save Money This Holiday Season!

INGREDIENTS • 1 medium acorn squash, halved and seeded • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

• 1 tablespoon brown sugar • Kosher/sea salt to taste • Black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Coat the acorn squash halves with the brown sugar mixture and season with salt and pepper. Place the acorn squash halves cut side down on the prepared pan. Roast for 30 minutes, flip the squash over and brush with juices from the pan. Continue roasting for about 20 minutes or until tender.


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CLARINGTON READER’S CHOICE 2018 Our Bowmanville clinic won the Clarington Reader’s choice 2018 awards for: • Best Athletic physiotherapist • Best Foot Specialist COATS FOR KIDS Cobourg and Port Hope combined collected over 100 coats for charity.

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2018 Business Excellence Awards Recipient

15TH ANNUAL PETERBOROUGH BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS We-Fix-U Physiotherapy was awarded as the 2018 Business Excellence Awards recipient. We are honored to have received this award and thank our patients for their support and trusting us as their solution to all physical needs.


Exercise Essentials

SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest. Repeat 3 times. Try this movement if you are experiencing pain in your back.

FOUR POINT + ARM RAISE Start on hands and knees, hips and shoulders at 90°. Lift one arm out front. Bring it back down and then repeat on opposite side. 8-10 times on both arms.

Stretches Lower Back

Stretches Back



Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.


As the world around us continues to get busier and more complicated, this one little noun, “stress”, is the source of much attention in the media, at work and in our lives. Positive stress produces a felling of good health and well-being while negative stress can lead to serious consequences such as: high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, muscle tension and social issues. Negative stress can be caused by what’s going on within us and/or around us. Regular massage can relieve muscle tension, alleviate headaches, reduce depression and anxiety, and prevent stress-related diseases. SELF-CARE TO COMBAT STRESS: 1. Breathing exercises: calm, even and smooth breaths will promote a state of rest and relaxation which aids in decreasing your heart rate and blood pressure and reduce muscle tension. 2. Quieting the mind: practice mind-body exercises such as meditation, Yoga or Tai Chi. When the mind is quiet and calm, stress melts away and breathing regulates. 3. Therapeutic massage: massage combats stress by activating your “relax and restore” nervous system. Regular massage is vital to reduce the harmful effects of stress and promote long-term health. 4. Regular exercise: eating well admoving more often improves your mood, your esteem, and your energy levels. Walk, swim, run - move yourself to a healthy, happy body that is better equipped to manage stress. Your massage therapist can assist and advise you on the best strategies for your lifestyle. Book an appointment with one of our RMTs today. 1-833-527-3779. - Sandra Fattibene

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