The way we move significantly influences how we feel each day, what we can do and the quality of our life. Dr. Matthew Bird, WIN Chiropractor, helps education his patients each day so they can understand their unique anatomy, and how to move effectively to avoid injuries and to maximize their strength and wellbeing. He says, we never stop learning, so we shouldn’t give up on understanding and bettering our movement patterns. Read Dr. Bird’s article to learn hist three main tips for optimal movements and why everyone needs to ensure they’re moving well!Read More
There is a great importance in the function and stability of the shoulder. Dr. Nicholas Slowinski, WIN Chiropractor, shares and insightful article on the benefits to ensuring shoulder health.Read More
Pelvic floor weakness can lead to the development of genitourinary symptoms. While many people enjoy running for exercise, they can feel the effects this has on their pelvic floor. Our WIN Physiotherapist and Pelvic Floor Specialist, Tania Mannella, reviews how to take on running as a form of exercise while also preserving the pelvic floor. Read her article to learn more!Read More
Millions of Canadians take gastric reflux medication and now there is a report of how these medications are linked to illness and other health risks. Dr. Laura Imola addresses the concern of prolonged use of pharmaceuticals for common health concerns, the inevitable risks and the ability to resolve health concerns without them.Read More
May is National Physiotherapy Month and with physiotherapists being movement specialists, I wanted to share two of my most common phrases I often say at WIN Health Solutions. Motion is Lotion!! And… If you don’t USE it you’ll LOSE it!!
These are two easy to remember ways to convey the helpful effects of movement for any painful conditions.
In general, with too much rest, people will stiffen up and become more painful overall. Moving regularly keeps joints and soft tissues more flexible and therefore less painful.
When my clients first hear this they often say “but when I sit my “blank” feels better and when I get up the pain is worse!”
This is true… but to avoid having the pain get worse, you need to rest less and move more, but in a way that causes little to no pain. You gotta walk before you can run!!
Anyone with arthritis will tell you that their joints stiffen when they are still for too long, like first thing in the morning after sleeping all night or if they sit for a while. Once they get moving they loosen up and feel much better. The same concept can be applied to any painful condition.
Our body’s ligaments, tendons and muscles will shorten and tighten if not moved through their full range of motion regularly. Also, if they’re inflamed, they’ll also get more swollen when held still. When those inflamed tissues are moved again, it will feel painful for the first few movements.
When sore, inflamed tissues are moved gently and regularly in a non-aggravating way, they will actually become less painful. This is true at the time of doing the movement, and also for the overall condition as it heals.
Eventually ,many of my patients have learned, that regular daily, appropriate, exercise is a good way to manage their painful symptoms.
This is where Physiotherapy comes in!! It is my job to assess your pain and teach you graduated, appropriate exercises to help you get moving and help reduce and manage your pain. Contact WIN Health Solutions if you’d like to find out how to get moving towards a pain free active lifestyle!!!!
When you think of Chiropractic and you think just spinal adjustments, think again when considering one of our Chiropractic Team Members at WIN Health Solutions. Dr. Ernie Bagnulo reviews how he and the Chiropractors at WIN have broken down the classical notions of Chiropractic and go above and beyond each day to offer a vast number of different treatment options that are always individualized to each patient. You may be surprised to learn that these many great treatment options don’t involve spinal adjustments!Read More
We can have long term fitness goals, but what gets us there are the small goals that we set for each workout. Our WIN Trainer, Scott Paul, talks about how to set goals for your workouts so that you can achieve progress in your fitness.Read More
Have you ever wondered about abdominal massage or talked with your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) about addressing your abdominal health concerns during your massage visit? There are countless benefits associated with Abdominal Massage and our RMT, Coleen Martuccio, reviews how she can help address many abdominal health concerns through abdominal massage.Read More
How do you handle change, differences of opinion or claims that counter your lifestyle? WIN Chiropractor, Dr. Matthew Bird, takes note from the changing seasons and applies this to how change of thought in life can have life changing effects.Read More
There is a balance between staying active and our go-go-go lifestyle and resting! We can feel the effects the winter season has on us, but making time to rest and recharge during can do a body good during the cold months of the year, and is just what the doctor ordered! Dr. Nicholas Slowinski’s recent article looks at the importance of downtime. Many of us don’t get enough of it, but he looks at how an enjoyed activity of relaxation can have health benefits!Read More
Feeling dizzy, unbalanced or unsteady and/or do you feel you’re suffering with vertigo? Vestibular rehabilitation treatment through a properly trained Physiotherapist can significantly help. Our WIN Doctor of Physiotherapy, Jennifer Lapierre, is trained in vestibular rehabilitation and has helped many people get health solutions for their vertigo and dizziness.Read More
Are you getting the most out of your workout? If you’re still focusing on working one muscle group at a time you may be missing out on the big potential your work out time is allowing you. Check out our WIN Personal Trainer, Scott Paul’s latest blog post where he shares his top three most must do’s to get the most out of your fitness.Read More
Stretching can be a part of a good massage therapy visit. Our WIN Registered Massage Therapist, Coleen Martuccio, talks about how she incorporates a very particular kind of stretching technique during her treatments to help patients get the most benefit.Read More
If you feel a pain in your foot, it could be plantar fasciitis. Our WIN Physiotherapist, Jeff Dill, discusses this painful foot condition and the treatment options that can be individualized to you that our WIN Physiotherapy Team can offer.Read More
If you or a loved one experiences back pain or has a back injury, there are important things that everyone should know about back injuries, pain and treatment. Dr. Matthew Bird shares a comprehensive review of important back injury facts and what to do to reduce symptoms and back irritation at the time of injury.Read More
Modern medical imaging has helped doctors discover very important health findings in the body that couldn’t be seen by just assessing a patient in a clinical setting. This has helped countless people with very serious health conditions. However, as more people have imaging done for more general health concerns, there has been an exponential rise in the number of people who are reading too much into their medical image reports. This can become an obstacle to recovery, healing and emotional wellbeing. Our WIN Doctor of Physiotherapy, Tania Mannella, sheds light on this fascinating topic, and gives recommendations about how to ensure your tests more optimally support you in your journey toward optimal health.Read More