Stay Active Seniors Seminar


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.

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!)


Last team: Cornell Univ. |women| – 2017

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BIRTHYEAR    1995-05-07    BIRTHPLACE    Belleville, ON, CAN
AGE    22    NATION    Canada
HEIGHT    175 cm / 5’9″    WEIGHT    64 kg / 141 lbs
YOUTH TEAM    Belleville Bearcats GHA
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2012-2013    U18 WJC (W) Top 3 Player on Team
– 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… 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 for rotator cuff tendinopathy includes rest, ice, range of motion and strengthening exercises.
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.
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.

What is an Ankle Sprain ?

We_Fix_U_April_2017_AnkleAnkle sprains are a common injury often caused by “twisting” or “rolling” the ankle while playing a sport or simply by walking on uneven ground. The result can be sharp pain
on the inside or outside of the ankle, swelling, bruising or inability to walk on that foot.

There are three bones that make up the ankle joint. In order for these bones to hold up the weight of the body they require strong ligaments to hold them together. These
ligaments prevent it from twisting too far inward (inversion) or outward (eversion). When we forcefully bend the ankle in these directions we can tear the ligaments partially or fully.


Immediate treatment includes rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). Take the time to relax. Recline with your foot elevated higher then your heart, wrapped in a tensor, with a bag of pees (or cold pack) on it. More severe sprains may require an air cast, splint or crutches.

Further treatment includes strengthening, stretching and proprioceptive exercises to get back on your feet or back to your sport. It is important to slowly progress exercises to avoid further damage to the ligaments. A good rule of thumb is to progress to a new exercise only if it is pain free

Is Your Back or Neck Pain from a Herniated Disc?

When it comes to going about your day, few things will disrupt your normal, daily routine like a sudden jolt of back pain. Often, this pain can seemingly appear out of nowhere, rendering once easy tasks like tying your shoes nearly impossible without intense pain in the neck or back. While the localized pain may make it relatively simple to know just where it hurts, determining whether or not it’s a herniated disc is a somewhat more difficult process.

Situated medially within the body, the vertebral column is one of the most important skeletal formations in humans. Known more commonly as the “spine,” the column is made up of 33 individual bones of various sizes, each of a different size and shape. Beginning with the cervical region and ending with the coccyx, the curved spine is what allows you to stand upright, twist and bend, all while protecting the spinal cord. In order to provide maximum support and prevent the vertebra from rubbing against each other, each piece of bone is separated from the others by a thin disc. These discs provide shock support, and are vital to proper spinal function.

Unfortunately, like any other part of the body, portions of the vertebral column can become damaged over time or through certain activities. When one of the discs located between the vertebra becomes damaged, a portion of it may “bulge” out between the spinal column and into a nearby bundle of nerves. This, in turn, causes immense pain and discomfort.

Although a herniated disc can sometimes feel like typical back pain, there are several important symptoms to watch out for. Knowing what differentiates a herniated disc from a similar injury will enable you to seek out the proper treatment and minimize your discomfort.

Due to the location of discs throughout the spinal column, the location of pain and the type of symptoms can vary based on the nerves effected. For example, if pain is accompanied by tingling, weakness in the back or neck, or numbness, it may be indicative of a herniated disc. For herniated discs in the lower lumbar region, this feeling of numbness and weakness can extend far beyond the back or neck, and it is not uncommon for these symptoms to appear in the buttocks, leg or even the foot. Injuries in the upper region of the lumbar spine are often characterized by pain in the groin or front of the thigh.

Herniated discs within the neck can cause pain in the shoulders, arms and even hands. Like the lower back, it’s not unusual to experience a tingling or numb sensation to go along with the pain. Often, an injury of this type is due to poor posture while standing or seated.

Having a herniated disc can put an immediate stop to many of your favorite activities or important tasks. If you think you may be suffering from the symptoms of a herniated disc, please contact us for a consultation and set yourself on the path for relief.