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South Coast Physiotherapy 216 West St, Unit 305 Simcoe, On N3Y 1S8 P : 519.428.1234
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RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN
to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear. What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injury.
EXERCISE ESSENTIALS SIDELYING TRUNK ROTATION While lying on your side with your arms out-stretched in front of your body, slowly twist your upper body to the side and rotate your spine. Your arms and head should also be rotating along with the spine as shown. Follow your hand with your eyes. Hold for 20 seconds repeat 3 times on each side. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis each year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. While there is nocure forreplacingcartilageyet, it ispossibletoalleviatethesymptoms ofarthritis,by improvingyour jointmovement,musclestrength,balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, dependingonhowsevereyourarthritis is. Ifyouhaveregularachesand pains, keep reading. We have a solution.
Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease · An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis · The inheritance of osteoarthritis · An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout
• Acupuncture • Post-Op Rehabilitation • Pelvic Health Physiotherapy • Advanced Pain Management • Compression Stockings • WSIB & Auto Accident Injuries (MVA) • Chiropractic (West Brandtford Only)
• Physiotherapy (OHIP in Tillsonburg and Simcoe Only) • Sports Injury Rehab • Shockwave Therapy • Vestibular Rehab (Vertigo) • Pre-Employment Screening • Custom Orthotics • Custom & Non-Custom Bracing
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Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
MICHAEL J. COOK Registered Massage Therapist DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS SPECIAL OFFER! 30 Your Initial Assessm nt and following treatments at our Tillsonburg Clinic % OFF Arthritis and Physiotherapy Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physiotherapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before moreaggressiveproceduressuchassurgery.Whilemaintainingahealthy weight,exerciseandagooddiethelp,surgical interventionmayeventually be needed. However, physiotherapy has been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low Michael combines the best aspects of Massage, Acupuncture and Athletic Therapy to provide a safe but aggressive and effective, individualized rehabilitation programs ensuring the patient reaches their optimal goals quickly and economically. For arthritis sufferers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back,hiporknee.Often,arthritis isadownwardspiralofprogressingpain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. Discover how our team of specialists at South Coast Physiotherapy can get you moving pain-free again!
back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints,theabnormalstrainonthe joints isrelieved,andsafety is improved to reduce risk of further injury. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physiotherapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today.
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We are excited to welcome the clients of Tillsonburg to the South Coast family! Our detailed initial consultations help our physiotherapists in better identifying and understanding your problem and formulating an effective treatment plan designed specifically for you. Toensureabetterprognosis forourpatients,ourphysiotherapistsworkwith you through the acute stages of pain and injury, leading to stabilization and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists and other health professionals ensure that quality healthcare is provided to each and every patient through the use of proven care pathways.
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SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER (SAD)
Has your mood darkened with the shorter days and longer nights of fall and winter? If you’re like many people, getting less sunshine and being less active this time of year can contribute to feelings of sadness and apathy that may be associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (or SAD). The good news is that regular exercise can help boost your mood and guard against symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. Exercise & Seasonal Affective Disorder: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, 14 percent of people in the United States experience SAD (also known as seasonal depression). But research shows that many people can manage or avoid SAD with 30 to 60 minutes of exercise and 20 minutes of exposure to sunlight each day. In addition, data show exercisers have lower rates of recurrent depression compared with study participants who do not exercise. These figures emphasize the importance of exercising throughout the winter, especially if your goal is health and well-being as well as a trim waistline. Try the tips for maintaining your winter exercise routine this winter: • Arrange your schedule to start and end later or earlier so that you can exercise outside after sunrise or before sundown.
exposure to sunlight can help increase your vitamin D levels and elevate your mood. • Enlist the services of a personal fitness trainer. Many people find meeting with a personal fitness trainer helps them stick with their exercise routine. Personal fitness trainers also can help vary workouts to keep them interesting and effective Get Professional Help For SAD If You Need It: Although lack of sunlight and activity often are culprits of seasonal affective disorder, genetics and hormonal changes also may contribute to the condition. If exercise alone doesn’t improve your mood and your sadness persists for more than 2 weeks, schedule an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. We will provide you with techniques in addition to exercise to manage stress. RosenLN,TargumSD,TermanM.Prevalenceof seasonalaffectivedisorderat four latitudes.PsychRes.1990.31;131-144. RosenthalNE.Winterblues:everythingyouneed toknow tobeatseasonalaffectivedisorder.NewYork,NY:GuilfordPress;2006. Blumenthal JA, Babyak MA, Doraiswamy PM, et al. Exercise and pharmacotherapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder.PsychosomMed.2007;69(7):587-96. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. CDC Features. Insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. www.cdc. gov/features/dssleep/.AccessedNovember1,2016. Centers for disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol and Public Health. Frequently asked questions. http://www.cdc.gov/ alcohol/faqs.htm.AccessedNovember1,2016. References:
• Get outside to walk, jog, run, snowshoe, or cross country ski. The
HAS YOUR PAIN COME BACK?
1. Call and consult with a physiotherapist at one of our locations to discuss your pain and symptoms.
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Sit comfortably for longer Walk longer distances Maintain a healthy life
Move without pain Bend and move freely
2. Your physiotherapist may suggest exercises or precautionary measures to relieve or avoid pain.
Balance confidently & securely
3. If further assessment is needed to find the cause of your pain, your therapist can schedule an appointment with you.
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