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KNEES & HIPS SAY “HELLO AGAIN” TO PAIN- FREE 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, however, 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 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 and arthritis. A physiotherapist can help to determine where the pain can be coming from and you don’t even need to see a doctor first. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. Call (705) 728-9333 today or visit us at to schedule an appointment. We can help you recover from your 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, pinpointing 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:

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

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HOW PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN HELP Inmany cases, physiotherapy 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 a physician immediately. A typical physiotherapy session will start with a comprehensive evaluation of your entire lower body, looking for the exact source ofyourproblem. Yourphysiotherapistwillcustomizeatreatment plan to address areas of stiffness, weakness, tightness, and pain. On every level, physiotherapy serves to enhance the patient’s qualityof life.We’reheretohelp,andwehaveyearsofexperience backing every therapy option. Contact Concept of Movement today, and tell us about your symptoms.


WHAT IS PEMF THERAPY? According to research from Yale Medical University from as far back as 1932, they discovered that the depletion of electrical energy from the body is the root cause of general unwellness. PEMF, or a pulsed electromagnetic field, is a donating source of energy that helps the body repair/ regenerate/rebuild/get well naturally, enhancing the functionality of cells. THE BENEFITS OF PEMF Clinical experience has shown that PEMF Therapy may be used for a number of conditions and issues. It’s used by our clients to mitigate pain, stimulate immune support, improve performance, and enhance brain function. Some benefits include: • Improved Brain Function and Focus. PEMF exercise directly stimulates your brain, leaving you feeling energized and focused. • Relaxation and Sleep. Energizing your cells with PEMF can help you relax and sleep soundly. That extra rest can mean less stress, and improved overall health. • Maximize Bone and Joint Health. Many people have experienced pain relief through long-term improvements to their bone and joint health. PEMF can lead to a more active and pain-free lifestyle. To Learn More about PEMF Therapy, visit our website at: FREE EVENT! PEMF CHRONIC PAIN SESSION Sept. 28, 10-11am Come learn about the life-changing benefits of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field or PEMF Therapy. Tom Swales of ConceptofMovementwillshowanddemonstrate thisexciting new technology for treating pain and improving wellness. **Everyone in attendance will receive a voucher for 2 Free PEMF 1/2 Hour Sessions!** To sign up for this FREE event, call us today at (705) 728-9333 or register online at:

Contact us today at (705) 728-9333 or visit our website at to learn more about how our services can bring relief to your knee and hip pain.

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• ¼ tsp salt • ¼ tsp ground pepper • 4 small hamburger buns, preferably whole-wheat • 4 tbsp tzatziki • 12 slices cucumber • 8 thick rings red onion (about ¼-inch)

Ingredients • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

About one year ago I stumbled across Concept of Movement at the Barrie Triathlon. I was dealing with a

• ½ tsp garlic powder • ½ tsp dried oregano

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS EXERCISE TO KEEP YOU MOVING nagging knee pain issue that Tom assessed just prior to the race as well he gave me a few tips on how to treat the issue moving forward. Following the race, I had a follow up appointment with Tom who then referred me to Laura. She has been helping me out ever since with the inevitable injuries that pop up from time to time. Just recently Laura has been working on my strained hamstring to get me ready for my next triathlon. Without her help, I am positive I would not be in a position to even participate. I couldn’t be more pleased with how accommodating and friendly all of the staff are at Concept of Movement! - Brent F. 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.

Directions Preheat grill to medium-high. Squeeze excess moisture from spinach. Combine the spinach with turkey, feta, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack. Grill the patties until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165°F.) Assemble the burgers on the buns, toppingeachwith1 tablespoon tzatziki,3cucumberslicesand2onionrings.



Jennifer graduated from Fleming CollegeJuneof2010withherAdvanced Diploma in Massage Therapy and completed her Registration with the College of Massage Therapist of Ontario in February 2012. Along with her diploma, Jennifer is certified in Level 1 Sport Taping and Wrapping along with Level 1 and Level 2 Kinesio taping, which is perfect for elite and amateur athletes. A lot of Jennifer’s experience comes from working with an athletic population including professional athletes as well as athletes that participate in the Ontario College Athletics Association, primarily in basketball and volleyball. Although the majority of her experience comes from working with sports injuries, Jennifer is confident working with a wide variety of chronic conditions as well. She is very passionate about massage therapy as she enjoys seeing the changes in her client’s health and wellness. Along with her passion for massage, she loves volleyball. Jennifer has been playing competitively since she was 13 years old. From 2007 – 2010 she played varsity at Fleming College and in 2011 Jennifer was fortunate enough to play in Alberta for a season. After her competitive career, she decided to come back to Ontario and start her career in massage therapy. She currently plays volleyball a couple times a week in her spare time. In the off-season, Jennifer loves to be outside either on her stand up paddleboard on Georgian Bay or rollerblading on the Tay Trail.

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



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