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Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

December 2018

Stand Tall Like Your Christmas Tree! Improve Your Posture Improve Your Life

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

December 2018

Discover One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Life!


• Discover One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Life! • 3 Ways To Improve Your Posture • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe CALL IN! Call for your FREE HIP OR KNEE PAIN ANALYSIS Call us today to schedule your first step out of pain! (345) 943-8700

How is your posture throughout the day? Do you catch yourself slouching frequently? If you suffer with aches and pains, especially in your neck, upper or lower back, poor posture is probably to blame. The proper curves of your spine Your spine has 3 curves, which provide support, flexibility and protect the nerves running up and down your spine. Your neck should have a gentle curve in, upper back slightly curved out and lower back slightly curved in. When you slouch, the spine in your neck and lower back actually becomes straighter, while the upper back becomes excessively curved. This produces a forward head posture and humped upper back. In addition, weak abdominal muscles can cause an excessive arch in the lower back. Why is posture important? Yourbody isdesignedtobe ingoodalignment, allowing proper movement of the muscles, breathing, movement of blood throughout the body and digestion. Many chronic conditions

are linked to poor posture and changes to the structure of the body. Just look in the mirror, is your posture the same as when you were younger? Poor posture leads to excessive strain on your joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It also weakens many of the core muscles that are needed to keep you upright and healthy. Posture changes occur over time and most people don’t pay attention to them until they are unhappy with the way their body looks or starts to hurt. Posture can be improved Our physical therapists are experts in evaluating posture and movement. By pinpointing the source of your aches and pains, we can develop a plan for you that will return you to a more youthful posture and quickly relieve your pain. Call us today to learn more about how we can improve your posture and help you lead a pain-free, active life.

3 Ways To Improve Your Posture 2. Sitting

Sit all the way back in your chair so you feel your lower back against the back rest. Avoid prolonged sitting on soft couches when watching TV as this causes excessive slouching. Try to keep your feet flat on the floor and angle your chair so that your knees are slightly lower than your hips. Try using a small rolled-up towel in your low back if you need more support in sitting. If you work at a computer, make sure that your keyboard and mouse are slightly lower than the level of your elbow. You may need to adjust your seat higher to make this happen.

3. Bending Most back injuries occur when bending and twisting at the same time. When you need to bend down to get something froma low surface, make sure you squat, keep your abdominals tight as you do so. In addition, if you are lifting something, get your body as close as possible to what you are lifting. Try having one leg forward to use your legs more to lift, rather than your back. As part of physiotherapy treatment, we teach you proper posture, bending and lifting techniques to protect your body from future injuries and make sure you stay healthy for the long haul. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you live pain-free!

1. Standing Stand facing a mirror. Look at your shoulders, does one seem higher than the other? Look at your neck, does it tilt to one side or stick forward? Pretend that an imaginary string is pulling you through the top of your head gently. Notice how your posture improves automatically when you try to be taller? Keep your abdominals slightly contracted to maintain this posture. When walking, make sure that your arms are moving comfortably back and forth, feeling the rotation through your torso.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. PRONE BACK EXTENSION While lying face down, slowly raise your chest upwards and off the ground. Then lower slowly back to the ground. Repeat 10 times. Helps With Posture


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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25 Eclipse Drive, P. O. Box 10742 George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-1007

Phone : (345) 943-8700 Fax : (345) 943-8701

Our team of highly trained and experienced physiotherapists offers a broad spectrum of services and methods. They are all members of the Health Practice Commission in the Cayman Islands. Our team of highly trained professionals is committed to providing the highest level of service to help you determine the right treatment for your optimum health. Our therapists are professional, friendly and provide personalized, efficient care to a high standard. Our team is distinguished by their years of experience, the care and attention displayed in providing treatment for a wide variety of injuries and conditions that reduce pain and inflammation, increase range of motion, and improve posture, strength and body mechanics, and function. With each consultation, our physiotherapists will provide an in-depth assessment and explain in detail your course of treatment. Please take some time to read the personal profiles and experience for each of our physiotherapists Your time is valuable.

Ms. Vanessa Williams, Senior Physiotherapist Mr. Resean Reece, Physiotherapist

Sandeep Kumar Rajalevu Balachander, Physiotherapist

Vanessa graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and has also completed other certifications which include, Kinesio Taping and Cardiopulmonary

Introducing yours truly, Resean Reece, your friendly neighborhood Physiotherapist! Born and raised in the Jamaican countryside, I was the average young lad not being certain about my future career path. Having

I graduated with a Physiotherapy degree in India in 2002 and then acquired an M.Sc. in Sports and Health Sciences from theUniversityofExeter inthe UK in 2006. As a Registered Physiotherapist with the Council of Professions

done my research, knowing that I had a passion for the Sciences and the great desire to help people, I chose physiotherapy. After leaving high school, I moved to Kingston where I studied for my Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of the West Indies. I have gained vast and in-depth clinical experience both in the public sector and private rehab facilities. Tada! Here I am now, a new addition to The Physiotherapy Center Ltd. Reflecting, I have appreciated the appropriate relationships I have developed with my colleagues and patients over the years and believe in working diligently to get the best out of my patients irrespective of their age or disability. Each patient’s rehabilitation process is different and I experience success when I see improvement in their functionality and ultimately the achievement of health and rehabilitation goals. I am a generalist, however, my main area of interest is Neurological Physiotherapy. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to serve the Caymanian community and I am happy to be a part of the professional family here at The Physiotherapy Center. I look forward to meeting with you to help you achieve a better state of health and wellbeing.

Allied with Medicine in the Cayman Islands and with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK, I bring over 14 years of experience in excellentpatientcare. Ispecialize inNeurological, Musculoskeletal, Geriatric, and Sports Injury related physiotherapy and rehabilitation. It is my belief that adopting a patient-centric approach; toaddressandovercome illnessesand injuries that cause pain, discomfort and restrict movements in activities of daily living, is themost effective way to achieve the best therapeutic solutions. I have had the opportunity to work with National level athletes and clubs in events such as swimming, track and field, and cricket to provide solutions for their injuries and return to sports.This has helped to widen my professional experience and offered me great insights into the different facets of this profession. I am very passionate about Physiotherapy and realize the opportunity the profession provides in working with people from diverse backgrounds with various challenges. It is very important that I effectively communicate the plan of care to each patient, their family, and caregivers, enabling them to be active participants in the process of recovery. My commitment to learning and assimilation of knowledge on an ongoing basis will help me leverage the latest informationand toolsavailable for my patients, thereby, delivering the ultimate patient experience.

Physiotherapy. She began her career at the May Pen Hospital in Jamaica. Since then, she has worked in physiotherapy departments in private and public hospitals as well as in private physiotherapy clinics. Her physiotherapy career has been varied and continues to evolve as she delivers compassionate and effective clinical and therapeuticservices. Ms.Williams isageneralist, however, she is also certified as an Aquatic Therapist and loves to utilize this modality in the rehabilitation and pre-hab treatment for her patients. She works well with patients of all ages and abilities and possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Vanessa’s main focus is to utilize her strong knowledge base and experience to facilitate a dynamic therapy experience for all her patients, helping them to achieve their goals. A member of the Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands, she is currently the Director of International Service for the 2014-2015 year. She is involved in many community service initiatives on the island. Vanessa looks forward to meeting you to help you “GET BACK TO BETTER AGAIN.”

Nathania Gauntlett Our friendly receptionist, Nathania Gauntlett will ensure that you obtain a prompt booking and will provide you with all necessary information r e g a r d i n g y o u r appointments in a timely manner.

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