KinetesisSpineJointClinic_Tendonitis and Sports

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KEEPING THE PAIN AWAY FROM YOUR GAME INSIDE: • Keeping the Pain Away from Your Game Tendonitis and Sports:

• Is PhysioYoga for You? • Physio-Pilates: 10-Week Session Starts Sept. 16th • Kinetesis in the Community: CrossFit Basinview’s IWK Foundation Fundraiser • Welcome Baby Summer Stryniak!

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890 Fall River Road Fall River, NS B2T 1G5 Phone: (902)-861-3900 Fax: (902) 407-7208 FALL RIVER

1600 Bedford Highway Bedford, NS B4A-1E8 Phone: (902)-407-7207 Fax: (902) 407-7208 BEDFORD

Bedford: @Kinetesis.Bedford Fall River: @Kinetesis.FallRiver Bedford: @kinetesis Fall River: @kinetesisfallriver @Kinetesis

Tendonitis & Sports:

KEEPING THE PAIN

Athletes are naturally at an increased risk for experiencing injuries. This is not as a result of any particular health issue that athletes typically have in common. Instead, it is a simple exposure equation. The more frequently you push yourself to try new things, to engage in physical activity, or to push yourself to reach a new goal, the more you are going to increase your risk for potential injury. Onmore days than not, the injury won’t happen, but as every athlete knows, it only takes one bad day — one day when fatigue throws off your form just enough to cause your gait to be off, for you to feel a little distracted and not realize an obstacle is coming up, or just a fluke of a moment in which something goes wrong and you go down. What makes matters worse is the fact that many athletes attempt to push past the pain of their initial injuries, which often leads to those injuries becoming more severe. Working with a therapist is especially important for athletes for this reason. A therapist can help identify potential issues with posture or form that may increase your risk for injury, help identify potential injuries as they AWAY FROM YOUR GAME

develop, and assess the severity of and best treatment options for those injuries as soon as possible, so you always know exactly what your body needs to feel at its best. Understanding Tendonitis While there are some sports injuries that happen after a bad day, there are others that develop over time. Tendonitis is an incredibly common issue that causes pain to develop in the joints. This can impact the hips, knees, elbows or shoulders. Pain caused by tendonitis can impact everyday activities, making it exceedingly difficult to remain comfortable day to day or to remain active. Tendonitis can make simple activities such as picking up a gallon of milk or attempting to put something away on a shelf over your head incredibly painful and challenging. Unfortunately, when tendonitis develops, it often sticks around. This means that pain that begins as frustrating and seemingly minor can quickly become chronic and incredibly painful. Working with a therapist is the best way to address tendonitis pain early on, to improve

range of motion and reduce the severity of your pain without having to turn to pain medications. What is Tendonitis? Tendonitis is a common issue among athletes because it develops as a result of overuse. While the average person may engage in standard physical tasks such as walking or typing, an athlete takes that repetitive behavior to a new level. Consider a tennis player, for example. In addition to running and jumping, a skilled tennis player will spend hours every week swinging the racket, and this could result in added wear and tear on the elbows and wrists, not to mention the shoulders. Every bone in the body is connected with muscular fibers called tendons. The tendons are flexible, allowing the body to move more freely by letting bones stretch apart or move in one direction or another. Tendonitis occurs when the tendons become inflamed. Swelling in the tendons can make movement painful and difficult. Typically, when pain is caused as a result of tendonitis, the pain is isolated at the noted areas of the body.

This means that a tennis player may experience tendonitis in the elbow or shoulder, whereas a runner may be more likely to experience it in the Achilles tendon. In fact, this is why tendonitis in the elbow is frequently referred to as tennis elbow, while Achilles tendonitis is sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels. Treating Tendonitis The best treatment for tendonitis is time. Unfortunately, this is something that many people are unable to give to an injury. When tendonitis develops, the best thing to do is to use ice and

to relax that part of the body. Taking a few days off of practice or away from your workout may be sufficient, but in other cases, this may require a few days in a wheelchair or on crutches, with the bulk of your weight off of the affected area. Physiotherapy is the first line in conservative treatment for tendonitis. Working with a physiotherapist can help you identify the best treatment methods. Our trained physiotherapists are experts in evaluating your movement to pinpoint the source of the trouble and can help you identify the best range of motion and strength- building activities to reduce your

likelihood of developing tendonitis. Modalities may be used to alleviate pain and discomfort, while hands-on therapy improves joint mechanics and movement. Finally, gentle strengthening exercises and joint coordination exercises help to restore stability to the affected area and prevent re-occurrence of symptoms. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendonitis, contact us today at our location nearest you!

Bedford: (902) 407-7207 Fall River: (902) 861-3900

IS PHYSIOYOGA FOR YOU?

• Are you recovering from an injury? • Have a nagging condition that needs some attention and specific exercises to get stronger and moving with more ease? • Do you want to lower your stress and slow down? PhysioYoga may be PERFECT for you! This approach combines the knowledge, experience and exercises from a physiotherapist with yoga poses and principles. PhysioYoga is movement, strengthening, posture, flexibility and breathing under the supervision and guidance of a physiotherapist and yoga teacher. An assessment is required first to get to know you and your medical history, understand your goals and how you are moving. Props - like bands, blocks, belts, a chair, etc – are commonly used and encouraged to find versions of poses that work for your body. We can work together one on one to create a plan to meet your needs or you can join a group PhysioYoga class. Summer PhysioYoga class is led by Stephanie McCarville, Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher. Space is still available! Call the Fall River clinic to book an assessment or visit www.physioflowyoga.ca for more details.

PHYSIOYOGA CLASSES OFFERED AT OUR FALL RIVER LOCATION! CALL (902) 861-3900 TO REGISTER!

Patient Success Spotlight

OUR SERVICES

• Cupping • Fascial Stretch Therapy • Graston • Rockblade • Kinesiology Tape • Rehab & Corrective Exercise • Concussion Management

• Chiropractic • Physiotherapy • Massage Therapy • Acupuncture • Active Release Techniques • Cox Spinal Decompression • Laser Therapy

An Injury to my elbow several years ago left me with chronic

pain and tendonitis. Physio, cortisone and referrals to surgeons did not resolve the issue. My first meeting with Dr. Nick helped to put the pain in context. Finally an explanation and come real answers. The A.R.T. and Graston treatments have increased my mobility, decreased my pain and most importantly have given me hope.” - J.

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BUTTERFLY ADDUCTOR STRETCH Sit comfortably on the floor. You can sit against a wall to help keep your back straight. Bring your feet toward your groin and place the bottoms of your feet together. Grasp your feet and ankles and slowly push your knees on either side of you towards the floor. You will feel a nice stretch along your inner thighs. For more of a stretch, you can push down on your thighs with your elbows to move your knees toward the floor.

Complimentary Consultation Schedule Your FREE Complimentary Consultation! Call Us or Visit Our Website to Book Online: Bedford: 902-407-7207 | Fall River: 902-861-3900 KINETESIS.CA At Kinetesis Spine & Joint Clinic , we offer all the services you need to resolve muscle, joint and nerve pain and get you back to your sport, job and daily life as quick as possible. We understand that when you’re in pain or injured, it can affect every aspect of your life, and you don’t always know where to start. We can help you by assessing your problem and providing you with the solutions you need to get you back to better health.

WELCOME BABY Summer!

Our Chiropractor and Clinic Owners Dr. Nick & Jessika Stryniak, are so proud to introduce to the world their beautiful daughter... Summer Stryniak!

“Summer changed our lives forever when she joined us on July 4th at 1:46am, weighing in at 6 lbs and 1 oz, and with a full head of brown hair. Words can’t describe the feeling and the love that’s filled our hearts with the arrival of our new baby girl. We couldn’t be happier! We love you, baby Summer!” – Mom& Dad

KINETESIS | BEDFORD: (902)-407-7207 | FALL RIVER: (902) 861-3900 | VISIT US AT KINETESIS.CA

KINETESIS IN THE COMMUNITY CROSSFIT BASINVIEW’S IWK FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER Kinetesis was proud to participate and contribute to Crossfit Basinview’s Fundraiser for the IWK Foundation on Saturday, July 13th. They raised $3600! Way to go everyone involved! What a great cause! CrossFit Basinview’s IWK Foundation Throwdown provided the competitive opportunity for athletes of all skill levels to test their fitness across a variety of physical activities.

PHYSIO-PILATES CLASSES

10-WEEK SESSION STARTS SEPT 16 Physio-Pilates is a unique form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, breathing, strength, and flexibility. It is often used to help rehabilitate the body after injury, particularly injuries of the pelvis, low back, or neck. Physio-Pilates is a treatment tool used by physiotherapists trained in Pilates, linking current spinal stability research and the traditional exercise rehabilitation and conditioning work of Joseph Pilates. It’s ideal for use in the rehabilitation setting, for general health and well-being, and as a preventive measure to avoid injury. Join Kinetesis for a 10-Week Physio-Pilates session with Kelly Whitman, Sept. 16th - Dec. 3rd.* * No classes will be held the week of Thanksgiving and November 11. Registration opens Aug. 1, 2019. Fee is $210. Billed as group Physiotherapy, physio assessment is required prior to class. Classes Offered at Our Fall River Location Call 902-861-3900 to Register! KINETESIS.CA MONDAYS | 12:30-1:30pm TUESDAYS | 6:30-7:30pm

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