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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health and Caring for Your Body

INSIDE: • Tis The Season For Pain-Free Knees & Hips • How We Can Help • Exercise Essentials

From Our Fami ly To Yours, We Wish You Joy, Peace, Love, and Health This Hol iday Season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Joyeux Noel and Bonne Année

TIS THE SEASON FOR PAIN-FREE

KNEES & HIPS

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. WHAT CAUSES HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, finding the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: Hip and knee pain does not have to arise from sports injuries. People can suffer from hip and knee pain due to normal wear and tear as well as arthritis. Your chiropractor, physiotherapist, and massage therapist can help you determine where the pain is coming from.

WHAT IF THERE ARE MORE SYMPTOMS? In addition to relieving the initial pain, discovering the cause is the main priority of recovery. If you have other symptoms in addition to your leg pain, tell your chiropractor, physiotherapist, or massage therapist. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh and a decrease in range of motion can be a sign of other problems resulting in your hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or experiencing bad balance, contact us today. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.

Take charge of your hip knee and leg pain by calling us or by visiting our website at www.ottawahealthgroup.com. We can help get your life back.

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HOW WE CAN HELP

In many cases we can help patients quickly recover from an injury and get back to what they love to do. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact us immediately. A typical session will start with a comprehensive evaluation of your entire lower body, looking for the exact source of your problem. Your chiropractor, physiotherapist, and massage therapist will customize a treatment plan to address areas of stiffness, weakness, tightness, and pain. On every level, we serve to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Take charge of your hip knee and leg pain by calling us or by visiting our website at www.ottawahealthgroup.com. We can help get your life back. Sources: mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym- 20050684 • everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx • health. harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain MEET OUR TEAM: DR. DAVE ZANET, BHK, DC, CSCS · Chiropractor

· Complete Concussion Management Certified · Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach · Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist · ART Provider Did you know that Dr. Dave is not only a Chiropractor, butalsoastrengthandconditioningcoach? Inaddition toprovidingChiropracticcare,Dr.Davecreatestraining

programs,runninganalysis,andpersonal training.Hehas takenparticular interest inhowtooptimizehumanmovementandprevent injuryduringsports and every day life. His main passion outside of Chiropractic is Triathlon, but you can also find him on his snowboard or cross-country skis during the winter. Dr. Zanet uses functional assessments to identify movement dysfunction or muscle imbalance, which may be contributing to the patient’s pain and physical limitations, whether they arise from activities like getting in and outof thecar, torunningmarathons.Hebelieves incoupling the therapeutic approach with strength and mobility training in order to achieve optimal results. In addition to working at Ottawa Health Group, Dr. Zanet has been the Chiropractor for the Ottawa Redblacks since 2018.

Dr. Dave snowboarding.

YOU CAN BE FREE OF YOUR BACK PAIN! CALL TODAY OR VISIT US AT WWW.OTTAWAHEALTHGROUP.COM

THE ANGEL TREE IS BACK! Starting November 15th Ottawa Health Group will once again be hosting an Angel Tree in support of the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB & TOY MOUNTAIN. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: • Choose an Angel from our tree • Purchase a gift (approx. $30.00 value) • Bring the unwrapped gift to either clinic by Wednesday December 11th THANK YOU, FOR ONCE AGAIN PUTTING A SMILE ON A CHILD’S FACE AND MAKING THIS EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS!

WALKING LUNGE Stand comfortably with your feet shoulder width apart. Take a large step forward with one leg, keeping your back foot in starting position while rolling onto your toes. Keep your spine straight and your forward and back knees bent, so that you make right angles with your hip, knee, and ankle. As you lunge, you should feel a stretch across the front of the hip and thigh. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-5 times. EXERCISE ESSENTIALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO KEEP YOU MOVING

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