YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – February 2020 Clinic Newsletter

YOUR HEALTH cares about supporting our community Many people within our community have struggled at some point in their lives. Luckily, there are great resources like Safetynet in Oakville. (https://www.safetynetservices.ca/) Safetynet relies on community donations to provide free items and services to financially disadvantaged families. They also provide programming that…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Center – January 2020 Clinic Newsletter

What do you have planned for the new year? A new year often brings new resolutions and a new decade might seem like the perfect time to kick off some healthy lifestyle changes. If you have any questions about how to meet your health and wellness goals, our therapists are…

Restorative yoga classes

(postponed until further notice)

Special Holiday Zen yoga class

(December 13)

Spasms and massage treatment

A spasm is an involuntary contraction of a voluntary muscle due to stress, injury, or chronic tension. This contraction causes nerve compression and forms a pain → spasm → pain cycle. Stretching and massage at the attachment sites of contracting muscles are often effective strategies for reducing muscle tension.

Online booking now available!

You can now book your appointments online through the Jane app. You are, of course, always welcome to also book appointments through our reception desk. If you are booking due to a new complaint, or if it has been over 3 months since your last visit, please book an extended…

Pregnancy-related changes and how physiotherapy can help

As a father, understanding pregnancy-related changes was crucial for me. Physiotherapy during pregnancy can help in many ways, starting with understanding the changes the mother’s body is undergoing to prepare her for childbirth.

Closed Canada Day

We are closed Monday for #canadaday. We hope you have a happy, healthy long weekend! #welcomesummer2019

Run4Lighthouse race supporting grieving children and youth

(Saturday, June 1)

Jayden’s Run supporting kids with disabilities

on (Sunday, June 9)

YOUR HEALTH welcomes Benjamin Morrison to the family!

Dr. Leann’s son, Benjamin Gerald Randle Morrison, was born March 27 at 12:19am, weighing 7 lb 11 oz and measuring 19 inches long. Hannah’s big sister duties have officially begun!

Lymphedema, part 2

Lymphedema is typically categorized by four stages. Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a non-invasive, multi-component approach to effectively treat and manage lymphedema and related conditions.

Lymphedema, part 1

Lymphedema occurs if the lymphatic system becomes insufficient and is unable to perform its normal functions. The result is an abnormal accumulation of water and proteins principally in the subcutaneous tissues.

19th Annual Home Healthcare Conference

(April 18)

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – February 2019 Clinic Newsletter

Still looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift? You can purchase a YOUR HEALTH gift certificate in person or over the phone for any amount. If calling, simply have your credit card ready and call the clinic at 905.829.0724. You can pick up your gift certificate at the clinic or have…

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – January 2019 Clinic Newsletter

How are you going to make 2019 YOUR HEALTHY year? We hope that everyone had a happy and healthy holiday! Whether you’ve made a resolution to exercise more, find the right work-life balance, or make healthier food choices, our therapists are excited to help you meet your healthy resolutions. Anxiety…

Anxiety

One of the most common issues that brings people to therapy is anxiety. For some people, anxiety can increase to a point where it does not feel manageable. If you feel like you do not have control of your worry, psychotherapy (specifically cognitive behavioural therapy) can be helpful and help you regain a sense of control.

YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre – December 2018 Clinic Newsletter

Help us support our community! Through December, we are collecting food donations for the local Fare Share Food Drive. Food donations can be dropped off in the Fare Share bin at the clinic any time. If you need ideas, the food bank has a list of the most needed items….

Pre-birth acupuncture

It’s not surprising that women planning a more natural childbirth may choose to take prenatal yoga classes and practice various breathing techniques and visualizations to prepare themselves for their labour both physically and emotionally. Acupuncture is another option that is getting more and more attention.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a set of techniques developed by Vodder to help the lymphatic system function correctly. In lymphedema, where tissues retain fluid and swell, the goal of MLD is to reduce the swelling. MLD can also be used after trauma or surgery to help prevent the formation of scar tissue.

Postpartum massage

After giving birth, the core is weakened. Massage therapy can help with the muscle strain that happens during delivery, as well as balance out compensations in your posture that happen afterwards. Treatments focus on your back, neck, hips, and hamstrings. For caesarean births, we can also begin working on a scar as soon as the wound is closed.

Don’t let fall be a pain in the back

As the seasons change and the weather begins to cool, many of us are getting out to do our fall clean up. Whether you are cleaning up the yard or clearing out the garage, make sure to follow these simple tips to help avoid injuries.

Benefits of Reflexology and Reiki

Reflexology deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the hands and feet which directly correspond to all of the glands, organs, and parts of the body. Stimulating these reflex areas properly is a type of preventative maintenance and can help many health and wellness issues in a natural way. It reduces stress, helps manage pain, and promotes deep relaxation, physical healing, spiritual healing, and self-improvement. Reiki and Reflexology are highly effect together and in conjunction with other medical and therapeutic techniques.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel is the most common nerve compression in the arm and is a result of a median nerve compression at the wrist. It causes numbness and tingling in the first three and one-half fingers. As the condition progresses, muscle weakness and tension in the forearm muscles also occur.

Canada Day weekend hours

Happy Canada Day long weekend! We are open Saturday for chiropractic care and massage, but we are closed Monday. Stay cool, Canada!

Compartment syndrome and periostitis (a.k.a. shin splints)

Both compartment syndrome and periostitis can occur on the front or back of the lower leg, causing pain and tightness. Symptoms increase with exercise and decrease with rest. But, while they can both occur in the same locations and have similar symptoms, they aren’t quite the same.

New tool in the toolbox

I recently completed two continuing education seminars called Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT). By using NKT, practitioners can identify areas that are overworking and understand why other areas are compensating for them. By addressing muscles that are overworking, muscles that are under working can turn on which will improve movement patterns, muscle tone, pain, or other symptoms someone might complain about.

Osteopathy and fertility issues

Structural dysfunctions alter how the nervous and circulatory systems communicate with the pelvic organs. A restriction in blood flow limits the flow of hormones and nutrients necessary to regulate the function of these organs. Osteopathy brings balance to the body by using gentle movements to correct structural and postural imbalances. Improving the alignment and biomechanics of the body, but more specifically the pelvis, will improve how the body functions.

Baseball season is around the corner!

Youth participation in baseball is on the rise across Canada. It demands a lot of physical skill to play and can therefore result in injury. New players are also using muscles they haven’t used before and learning new movements. Along with sore muscles, some of the most common injuries are to the elbows and shoulders.

Orthotics Promotion: BOGO for $100

During November and December, YOUR HEALTH Wellness Centre is offering the following special: Buy one pair of Custom Orthotics and receive the second pair for only $100. Custom orthotics differ from the inserts you can buy at any store. They are specially made to conform to the unique shape of…