2017 Scholarship Award Presented

We-Fix_U Scholorship Award Winner-2017Congratulations to Dara Killoran, recipient of the Kaitlyn Bates Foundation & We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centre Scholarship Award. The Kaitlyn Bates We-Fix-U Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a commitment to fostering a healthy community, and who wishes to pursue a field of study related to Rehabilitation, Physical Education, or Fitness and Health Promotion.

Dara is spending her summer working and playing on the U18 and women’s rugby team. She will be headed to Sheridan College in the Fall to study Athletic Therapy. We wish you all the best in your post-secondary endeavours, Dara!

Photo from left to right: Leslie Murray of YMCA Northumberland, Doug Bates of The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative, Dara Killoran, and Dave Evans of We-Fix-U Physiotherapy and Foot Health Centres Cobourg

Stay Active Seniors Seminar

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Dave Evans – We-Fix-U

Dave Evans resenting to Community Care Northumberland members about the importance of staying active. This is vital to enjoying a good qualtiy of life into your senior years. Contact us to learn how to stay active in the golden years.
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If you would like a FREE presentation to your group, give us a call and we can customize a talk to your needs. 289-251-9622

World Junior Gold U18 Medalist Hanna Bunton Visits We-Fix-U Girls Hockey Camp

19106069_1555548921164025_6662981603656431841_n(1)We-Fix-U has sponsored a girls hockey summer camp for the Cold Creek Novice and Atom divisions. Hanna Bunton won gold for Canada in World Junior Championships Women’s under 18 team. She played for Belleville Bearcats and Whitby Wolves minor hockey and lives in Belleville. Hanna graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York this year, where she won player of the year in all Ivy League Hockey, She is a top prospect in this years CWHL Draft in August. Thank you so much to Hanna for coming to our girls hockey camp. Teaching the girls hockey skills, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and teamwork are all experiences that the girls will never forget. (Not to mention, seeing and holding a GOLD medal!)

 

HANNA BUNTON  Canada
Last team: Cornell Univ. |women| – 2017

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BIRTHYEAR    1995-05-07    BIRTHPLACE    Belleville, ON, CAN
AGE    22    NATION    Canada
POSITION    F    SHOOTS    L
HEIGHT    175 cm / 5’9″    WEIGHT    64 kg / 141 lbs
YOUTH TEAM    Belleville Bearcats GHA
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SEASON    AWARDS BY SEASON
2012-2013    U18 WJC (W) Top 3 Player on Team
AWARDS BY LEAGUE
– U18 WJC (W) Top 3 Player on Team 12/13

Dispelling the Myths About Bladder Leakage

wfu_saleIt’s NOT normal to have bladder leakage with age. It’s NOT normal to have bladder leakage with pregnancy or post partum.
There ARE treatment options for bladder leakage that don’t include surgery

Bladder leakage is also known as urinary incontinence and this is the involuntary loss of urine.  There are muscles, which are called our pelvic floor muscles, that provide support to our pelvic organs and keep us continent.  These muscles act as a sling that connect our tailbone to our pubic bone and from our sits bone to the other sits bone.

Did you know that more than 3.3 Million Canadians are living with urinary incontinence?  That  means that every 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men have bladder leakage.  Yes men too experience incontinence!  Even teens and athletes can experience leakage, especially with societal demands to look a certain way, and the increased popularity of boot-camps and cross-fit.  These are great forms of exercise but if a woman increases the intensity of her workouts too hard  too fast or if she does not have the proper pelvic floor muscle strength, then she may experience bladder leakage.

Now let’s talk about kegels.  Kegels are the contraction of your pelvic floor muscles and they are used to improve the strength of your pelvic muscles.  Often these muscles are weak which can lead to leakage so it is very important that if you have a weak pelvic floor that you utilize the kegel to keep you continent and keep your inner core strong.  How do I kegel?  Lets start with the core breath…..as you inhale you will expand your belly and ribcage and on the breath out (exhalation) you will visualize gently squeezing and lifting a blueberry up your vagina.  Now don’t squish your blueberries ladies!!  Just a gentle squeeze and lift.  This is the first stage of a kegel.

This must be done correctly to properly work and there are many progressions from this exercise to further improve your inner core strength. If you are unable to feel these pelvic floor muscles contracting or if your symptoms haven’t changed or worsened then please see your pelvic health physiotherapist to help guide you. Kegels may not be appropriate for everyone.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is very effective and has Grade A level 1 Evidence for the treatment of urinary incontinence.  Don’t be limited by embarrassment or fear and stop living with your leakage.  Take control over your body and achieve the freedom to function.  Call today to book your appointment with your pelvic floor physiotherapist!

Rotator Cuff Injuries Can Be Very Painful: We Can Help

We_Fix_U_April_2017_Rotator_CuffThe Rotator Cuff is a group of four muscles that move and stabilize the shoulder. These muscles include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. When these muscles or their tendons are damaged it can cause pain along the front or side of the arm and neck pain.
Other symptoms include inability to lift the above shoulder level or to reach behind your back.
TREATMENT
Treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy includes rest, ice, range of motion and strengthening exercises.
REST
As with most injuries to the arm it is important to limit heavy lifting. With the rotator cuff we also have to avoid overhead activities such as lifting something off a shelf and repetitive activities such as painting.
ICE
can be placed on the shoulder to reduce swelling. This is particularly important immediately after you perform an activity that
causes you pain to prevent swelling in the first place.
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