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

BACK PAIN RECOVERY IS HERE YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE AGAIN

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

INSIDE: Back Pain Prevention • Meet Our Team • Featured Service What Patients Are Saying • Exercise Essentials • Clinic News

BACK PAIN RECOVERY IS HERE YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE AGAIN

Back pain can hinder your day-to-day activities. Left untreated, it can even lead to long-term joint, spine and nerve damage. As one of the most common physical complaints, over 80 percent of the Canadian population will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime. The pain itself can hinder your ability to reach, lean, kneel, lift or bend. It can also hinder your time spent with friends and family. Direct pain aside, minor aches and cramps associated with a back pain problem can make you irritable—ruining your good time. WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN? A few things cause back pain. The following are leading causes: • Spinal and abdominal muscle weaknesses • Bad posture and bad sleeping positions • Tissue damage, inflammation and degeneration • Improper lifting form • Limited hip, spine and thigh muscle flexibility • Poor abdominal, pelvic and back muscle coordination • Poor spinal mechanics

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seek treatment when back pain arises. Before they know it, they have a big problem. They might assume nothing—except for medication—can solve their back pain. Medication might mask the pain, but it won’t cure the problem’s root cause and can lead to adverse side effects and addiction if abused. BACK PAIN SOLUTIONS You’re in luck: Back pain can be cured! The International Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke covers a number of back pain remedies.These include theuseofstrengthexercise,chiropracticcare, physiotherapy,massageandnaturalremediessuchas iceor Inflavonoid Intensive care. If medication is considered, anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesic medications and counter-irritants are the most popular. Before you can treat your back pain, however, you need to know why it started. Whether you’ve tweaked a muscle or have a deeper injury, a spine specialist can help. Have back pain that just won’t go away? We want to help! Call us www.ottawahealthgroup.com.

BACK PAIN PREVENTION SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR A LIFE FREE FROM PAIN

A little prevention goes a long way. If you want to avoid future back pain, you can make sure you’re being good to your back.

LIFT PROPERLY You pick things up constantly. Even if you’re lifting something light, make sure you’re first facing the object and standing as close as possible. Then squat while keeping your spine straight. Lift with your leg muscles, as this will reduce the pressure placed on your spine. USE GOOD POSTURE When you’re standing, imagine a string is attached to the top of your head—lifting you up. This will keep your hips, spine, shoulders and neck aligned. If you’re sitting, don’t slouch. USE STRENGTH TRAINING Yourbodyhashundredsofmuscles.Thesemusclesprotectandcontrol your spine. By lifting weights, running and swimming, you can keep them strong. Train your core muscles. In doing so, you’ll easily control quick, lifting movements. It never hurts to visit Ottawa Health Group, either. Get regular check- ups, and make sure your body is in good condition. If you have a history of back injuries, pain or minor aches, don’t hesitate to talk to a professional.Youdeserveapain-free life,andyourbackwill thankyou.

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

Sources: www.apta.org•www.acatoday.org/Patients/Health-Wellness-Information/ Back-Pain-Facts-and-Statistics•www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver- Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

MEET OUR TEAM: STEVE ZANET BSCKIN, MSCPT REGISTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST COMPLETE CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT CERTIFIED

METAGENICS: INFLAVONOID SUSTAIN FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND INFLAVONOID INTENSIVE CARE FOR ACUTE PAIN.

If you are after a health supplement to help ease your chronic and acute pain, we recommend Metagenics Inflavonoid Sustain Careforanychronicpainneedsand Inflavonoid Intensive Care to target acute pain. Ifyouparticipate inanyathleticendeavourand have developed a painful feeling somewhere in your body due to strenuous activities, Inflavonoid IntensiveCarecanhelpwith instant pain relief by targeting the effected areas.

Steve graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters of Physical Therapy, and alsoholdsaBachelorofSciencedegree inHuman Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Steve has special interest in Orthopaedics with a strong focus on manual therapy and exercise prescription.Heenjoysworkingwithawidevariety of injurieswithspecial interest inshoulderandhip

dysfunction, along with running based injuries and rehabilitation. Hehascompletedanumberofpostgraduatecourseswithprimary focus onadvancedtraining inManualTherapy,and isworkingtowardsbecoming a fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Steve is also certified in Dry Needling and is a certified provider in the Complete Concussion Management program.

Forarthritisandchronicpainsufferers,werecommend the Inflavonoid Sustain Care to help ease pain that consistently lingers in your body. The best part is that both products come in easy to swallow capsules and are made from all natural ingredients. Ask our TEAM members about these fantastic products of the month.

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY FEATURED SERVICE

Physiotherapistsareprimaryhealthcareprofessionalswithasignificantrole inhealthpromotion and treatment of injury and disease. They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. As professionals, physiotherapists are experts at providing physiotherapy treatment for: - Preventing injury and disability; - Managing acute and chronic conditions;

OUR CLASSES • Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaching • The Barbell Run Club • Movement & Mobility Medicine • Yoga with Anna • Workshops (In House) • Our Practitioners are available to speak to your group

- Improving and maintaining optimal physical performance; - Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability; - Educating patients to prevent re-occurrence of an injury. Physiotherapy Fees $100 - Initial Assessment $80 - Subsequent Treatment $130 - Subsequent Treatment - Double (Two body parts)

Call Our Kanata Clinic Today For More Info: 613.831.5554 Physiotherapy Coming Soon To Our Ottawa Location.

CLINIC NEWS

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO STRENGTHEN BACK MUSCLES

SUPPORTING THE OTTAWA FIRST RESPONDERS FOUNDATION On October 19th , the Ottawa Health Group teamwillbeat the finish linehelpingall the runners with any aches or pains they may have sustained. (For tips on how to prevent running injuriescheckoutournewwebsite.)

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Bird Dog 4-Point Arm & Leg Raise Begin by placing your knees and hands on the floor, with your hips and shoulders at a 90° angle. While keeping stable and engaging your core muscles, lift one arm and an opposite leg straight out toward the horizon, with your thumb pointed to the ceiling. Place both arm and leg back down to starting position. Perform 10 repetitions and then repeat this exercise with the opposite arm and leg. To build stability, this exercise can first be performed using only the arm or leg, and the opposing arm or leg can be added once ready for progression.

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

OCTOBER IS HERE AND SO IS THE HOCKEY SEASON. Dr.Mark (Chiropractor)beginshis26thyear of treating the Ottawa Senators. “Youknowyouhavebeentreatinga longtime when you are now treating the grandson of one of the original Senators from the 1992-93 team”. We wish the Senators all our best wishes for the upcoming season.

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