NRG: Helping Aches & Pains


INSIDE: WhyDoYourMusclesAche? ExercisesToHelpReduceHipPain 2018SummerRingetteCamp CongratulationsConnerRoulette HELPING ACHES & PAINS “Imagine How Much You Could Accomplish Without Pain!”

3. Exercise Lack of exercise can lead to stiffness and weakness in muscles and joints, and regularly stretching and moving can help increase blood flow. Carrying excess weight can also lead to pain and discomfort, and exercise isbeneficial insupportingweight lossefforts.Cardiovascularactivities like walking, cycling, and swimming are especially good options for alleviating pain.Checkwithyourphysiotherapistbefore tryinganew formofexercise. 4. Physiotherapy Physiotherapy is an ideal solution for addressing pain, especially pain that develops followingan injuryorsurgicalprocedure.Physiotherapyprograms usespecializedhands-ontechniquestotargetthecausesofpainand improve a patient’s quality of life. NRG Athletes Therapy Fitness’s programs use a combination of exercise, stretching, manual techniques and modalities to alleviate pain and other issues.

It isanunfortunate reality thatpain isapartof life.Havingachesandpains inyourneck,back,knees,andhips iscommonplace,especiallyasyoubegin to age. However, as those aches and pains grow more severe they can become more challenging to deal with. It is never a good idea to let aches and pains grow so severe that they interfere with your quality of life.These are a few ways to help alleviate any aches and pains that you may have: 1. Hot and Cold Therapy Using ice and heat to manage pain is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Oftentimes,musclepaindevelopsasa resultof injuryoroveruseandusing over the counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help but combining those medications with repeated ice and heat therapy is a better strategy for reducing overall pain and tightness. 2. Rest When you are experiencing pain in a certain muscle group, resting that muscle group is a good idea. Sleep, in general, is beneficial for helping decrease pain. Increasing the amount of sleep you are getting by just one or twohourspernightcouldbebeneficial in reducingyouroverallpain level.

“Discover How To Treat The Most Common Form Of Pain!” WHY DO YOUR MUSCLES ACHE?

Muscle pain is one of the most common forms of pain. It frequently develops as a result of injury or overuse and can develop almost anywhere in the body. It is most common in the arms, shoulders, legs, and back and neck. Sometimes, muscle pain will come and go, developing and then quickly subsiding before becoming a long-term issue. But this is not always the case. A sprain or strain of a ligament, which are the fibrous tissues that connect bones and joints, can cause long-term pain if correct healing does not occur. The most common issues of muscle pain are related to injuries, especially: • Neck and back injury • Shoulder injury • Sprain or strain injury • Stress from overuse or tension In some situations, muscle pain can also be caused by: • Certain medication usage • Fibromyalgia

In situations like these your pain may need to be addressed by a medical professional. Physiotherapists are able to address the underlying cause of pain in many chronic conditions, such as in the cases of certain autoimmune diseases and fibromyalgia. Most aches and pains are temporary and generally last 1-3 days. However, once muscle pain begins to go past 3 days without changing, or you feel the same aches and pains repeatedly, it’s time to give us a call as there may be an underlying problem such as muscle imbalance, or stiff tissues and joints. YOU HELP US HELP OTHERS Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? Care enough to share how we have helped you? Who do you know that could benefit from therapy? If you know someone suffering with aches and pains, then give the gift of health. Refer them to NRG Athletes Therapy Fitness today! Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly for a Free Athletic Therapy Screen. They will thank you, and so will we!

• Autoimmune disease • Other chronic concerns

Exercises to help reduce hip pain Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Loosens Tight Hips


Congratulations to NRG athlete, Conner Roulette, on taking home some hardware at the AAA banquet.

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SCOTT MILLER B.A.(Kinesiology),CSCS,CAT(C),C.Ac.


DR. CHRISTIAN MANANSALA, DC NRG Athletes Therapy Fitness Staff Introduces Our New Chiropractor!

Dr. Manansala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, with a focus in biochemistry, from the University of Manitoba. His interests in health, sports, and manual medicine led him to enroll into the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Ontario. He chose to enroll at CMCC due to their reputation as the leading evidence-based chiropractic school in the world. As a student he was fortunate to shadow and learn from various healthcare practitioners ranging from sports medicine, chiropractic and physiotherapy. This unique exposure shaped his integrated approach to musculoskeletal (MSK) care. During his residency Dr. Manansala saw the need to expand his scope in order to deliver truly integrated therapy for all his patients. This led him to train at McMaster University and he became certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Manansala utilizes principles from multiple disciplines to improve patient outcomes. His integrated approach involves; myofascial release, fascial abrasion technique, instrument-assisted soft-tissue manipulation, spinal manipulation, mobilization, dry needling, medical acupuncture, and evidence-based rehabilitative exercise, as clinically indicated. Remaining true to his goal of life long learning, Dr. Manansala is currently completing his Masters in Science at the University of Manitoba with a focus on integrated health care, and spinal manipulation in adolescents. Dr. Manansala’s approach to MSK care has been influenced by: • Dr. Vladimir Janda (Neurologist and Physiatrist)

• Dr. Robert Maigne (Orthopedic Medicine and Functional Rehabilitation specialist) • Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco (Sports Medicine) • Dr. Craig Liebenson (Chiropractor) • Dr. Mark Scappaticci (Sports Chiropractor) • Dr. Erson Religioso (physiotherapist) • Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS • Dr. Stuart McGill (PhD – Clinical biomechanics and Spine biomechanics)

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