Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Rehabilitation

FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TREATMENT FOR YOUR INJURIES: 🚗














✅ The New Hamburg Wellness Centre offers emergency access to care for individuals who have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident (MVA).

✅ You do not have to see a medical doctor to start receiving treatment for a motor vehicle accident injury at our centre.

✅ Our centre is capable of immediately initiating your claim and starting rehabilitation and treatment for your injuries.

✅ You have the right to choose where you would like to have your treatments done.

✅ The New Hamburg Wellness Centre is a licensed service provider with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and is able to provide treatment and bill your auto insurer directly for your treatments.

Our centre has the ability to utilize a combination of the following treatment modalities to help you recover quickly and completely:
o Rehabilitative Exercise & Physical Therapy
o Registered Massage Therapy
o Laser Therapy
o Medical Acupuncture
o Chiropractic Care
o Active Release Therapy
o Graston Soft Tissue Therapy
o Electrotherapy

For more information, visit: https://www.nhwc.ca/ad_mva.html


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Monday, April 12, 2021

How To Exercise Safely At Home Or Outside For Better Health

With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, most fitness centres across the country have been forced to temporarily shut down. As such, many people have turned to training and working out at home and outside, with the goal to achieve the same level of fitness success as before. This, however, may increase risk of injury due to a lack of supervision and unfamiliarity of using a new space.
To ensure that people get the most benefit out of their exercise routine, the Ontario Chiropractic Association shares simple ways to stay active and safe in any space you choose to train.



EXERCISING AT HOME
Here are some things to consider:
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• Footwear: Make sure your choice of footwear is tailored to the type of exercise you’re doing to prevent slips and falls. You should either be wearing shoes or be barefoot if you’re using a mat.
• Space: Make sure the space around you is clear of things you can trip on, such as toys.
• Props: Use proper household items to substitute for weights and dumbbells.
• Stools and benches: If using a stool or bench to support your workout, make sure that it is stable and has a wide base of support.

EXERCISING OUTSIDE
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• Be sure to check that you have adequate space and that your surface is clear of any debris such as rocks, branches, and waste.
• Choose clothing to match the temperature outside. If it’s hot, wear something breathable and light.
• Make sure to bring an extra water bottle as well so you can properly hydrate.

NO EQUIPMENT, NO PROBLEM
🏋️‍♀️
As not everyone has access to a home gym or gym equipment, there are many household items that you can use to substitute for kettle bells, weights, and dumbbells to get an effective workout.
A four litre water jug is a great option. You can add or remove water to make the exercise more or less challenging.



Monday, April 5, 2021

New Hamburg Nursing Foot Care - We Can Help!

Do you or someone you know experience foot pain on a regular basis?

Our Advanced Foot Care Nurse can help!


Book your initial consultation today and immediately notice the difference proper foot care can make.

Foot Care Nurses treat issues such as:

  • corns
  • callus skin
  • ingrown toenails
  • warts

And more complex issues including:

  • diabetic neuropathy
  • advanced diabetic feet
  • complex wounds
  • vascular disorders
  • toenail bracing

Our Foot Care Nurse Amanda is currently accepting new patients at our New Hamburg clinic.  No referral is necessary to access our care.

Amanda takes the utmost pride in her advanced cleaning and sterilizing techniques to keep you and your loved ones safe. Learn more here: https://www.nhwc.ca/so_footcare.html

 



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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide To Outdoor Running - Chiropractor Approved Tips

You’ve made the decision to take your cardio routine from the treadmill to the sidewalk – congratulations! You’re on your way to reaping some amazing benefits.

Here are some tips to help get you started:

Warm up and cool down:

Make sure you stretch before and after your run. Stretches are an essential part of your running routine to avoid injuries.

Some important points to keep in mind:

·         Never stretch a cold muscle

·         Hold each stretch for a slow count of 30

·         Repeat twice on each side

·         Don’t overstretch—be comfortable

·         Don’t bounce when stretching

Pick a road or trail you are familiar with:

When starting out, the last thing you want to worry about is getting lost. Before you lace up your
sneakers, do some research: ask friends where they like to run, use online running forums to find popular routes, and check to see if your park has designated trails. 
The more popular and visible the trail, the better.

Wear the appropriate footwear:

Adapt your shoes to your environment. A regular running sneaker works for the flat, predictable surface of a treadmill. But once you are outdoors, make sure the sneaker’s tread can handle the gravel, dirt roads, and slick trails. Runners should get a sneaker that supports the feet while having the appropriate sole to help maneuver and provide support over uneven surfaces.

Start slow:

Running outside is more taxing on your muscles, joints and bones, making you more prone to injuries like shin splints. Start off with shorter distances on flat roads or trails. As your endurance improves, gradually increase your mileage and hill work.

Maintain a constant pace:

Don’t feel compelled to push yourself to run at the same pace that you would on a treadmill. Start with moderate and comfortable pace that allows you to run safely, and gradually increase your speed over several weeks as your body allows.


If you’ve been running on a treadmill for a while, transitioning to the outdoors may take time. The mechanics of running on a stationary treadmill are different than running outside on an uneven surface. When in doubt, you can always talk to a chiropractor about how to improve your form and prevent/manage injuries.

Note: Running is a high-impact activity. If you’ve never run before, please consult a chiropractor/medical practitioner to ensure you won’t worsen any pre-existing conditions or cause injury to your joints.


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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Knee Conditions Treated at New Hamburg Wellness Centre

Do you suffer from knee pain?


The human knee takes on a great deal of mechanical stress. 💥
As a result, many people suffer from a variety of knee complaints including:
• Arthritis
• Bursitis
• Patello-femoral disorders
• Osgoode Schlater's
• Chondromalacia
• Ligament sprains
• ITB syndrome
• Cartilage/meniscal damage
These injuries may arise for any number of reasons, including trauma, repetitive stress, abnormal mechanics, occupational and sport injuries, and the normal aging process. 🤾‍♀️🏈🏂
In the event that you suffer a knee injury that does not subside, contact our office to schedule an assessment with one of our licensed health professionals who deal in the diagnosis and treatment of knee pain.
Contact us today to make an appointment
📞 519-662-4441
📩 info.nhwc@bellnet.ca

Monday, March 22, 2021

13 Ways To Turn Spring Cleaning Into A Workout

Spring cleaning is a great way to add a bit more activity into your day.

Here are a few tips to transform your chores into a fun way to get your body moving.



1. Put on some tunes that make you want to move

Pick some tunes that will help you pick up the pace as you clean and put a little pep in your step. This adds a cardiovascular element to your cleaning that’s good for your heart.

2. Tighten those abs

Just thinking about your abs and keeping them flexed while you work can help build and tone abdominal muscles. It also helps to keep your back supported and prevents you from slouching.

3. Extend and lengthen typical movements

Make every movement as large as possible (up-down, left-right or in circles).

4. Add stairs

Take the stairs to carry laundry and supplies between floors (if you have the ability to). If you don’t have stairs, or have limited mobility, try to find little ways to add more steps or movement to your regular cleaning routine.

5. Be thorough

Don’t forget to mop, dust, or sweep below or behind furniture for your annual spring clean. Adding this extra movement helps you get to the corners you might skim over the rest of the year.

6. Squat!

Whether you’re cleaning a full-length mirror or scrubbing a shower wall, bathtub, or toilet, squat while you do so to help work your legs and glutes. With any body movement, if you focus on how you do it with proper form, not only are you getting a workout, you’re better-supporting your back.

7. Mop with the top

When you mop with your hand on top of the mop handle, it helps keep your back straight, and tones the arm muscles as you clean. Make sure you use a mop that suits your height to make sure you’re not over-extending your arms, neck, and shoulders.

8. Lunge while vacuuming

Adding a few lunges in with each movement of the vacuum handle adds some much-needed lower-body strength training to your routine. Keep your toes pointed straight ahead, and don’t bend your knees beyond a 90 degree angle.

9. Lunge while weeding

That’s right, lunging isn’t just for indoors: when doing outdoor chores and gardening, you can get your lunges in while pulling weeds too.

10. Prune from the top down

Pruning helps strengthen the forearms. It also involves reaching for top branches by getting on your toes, just like a calf raise.

11. Use your legs, not your back

Time for more low-back supporting squats. As you pour mulch or fertilizer on your lawn and garden, use your legs, not your back.

12. Let your weed-eater machine do the work.

Hold your abs tight and focus on your form as you lean forward to nip those weeds in the bud.

13. Bend from the knees

Whenever you need to lift something, never lean over; always bend from your knees. This includes cleaning toilets: squat or kneel on one knee instead. Not only is this smart for your back, it works your lower body. 












That’s a lot for one person in one day, but if you have family members or friends in your household, dividing those tasks and challenging each other can help you enjoy a cleaner home, a better workout, and some bonding time with those you spend time with the most.

 

Not all those motions or activities are for everyone. For ability-friendly modifications, you can always consult your chiropractor for guidance.

 

HAPPY CLEANING!

 

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Friday, March 12, 2021

5 Tips To Improve The Quality Of Your Child’s Sleep 😴

As adults, we easily recognize the benefits of a good night’s sleep for ourselves, and certainly we want the same for our children.

Sleep has an important restorative role to play and it is critical for healthy growth and development. Proper sleep can also help prevent health problems now and in the future. 👶

It is important to understand your child’s sleep needs and identify potential sleep problems early. Children need an ample amount of sleep to ensure that they are energized and have the ability to excel at the activities they enjoy. 😊




As a family, there are ways to build in good habits into your nightly routine to help your children get better sleep. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Tip 1 - A child’s bedroom should be a safe, secure, and quiet sleeping environment:
💻 Consider distancing electronics and devices away from the bed or keeping them out of the bedroom entirely.

Tip 2 - Establish a bedtime routine:
⏰ It is important to provide a short and consistent routine for children before bed.
⏰ A good routine will relax the child and encourage sleep.
⏰ The routine should be carried out in the child’s bedroom and should take place 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime.
⏰ It is recommended that the routine is predictable and consistent.
⏰ Be sure that there is a set bedtime.

Tip 3 - Keep a regular schedule:
📅 The bedtime routine and schedule should be followed every day, with the routine continued on weekends.

Tip 4 - Teaching a child to fall asleep alone:
🧒 When a child is older (over six months) the parent can slowly remove themselves from their bedside, allowing the child to grow accustomed to sleeping on their own.

Tip 5 - Encouraging daytime activities that help a child sleep at night:
🏃‍♂️ Exercise can help or hinder sleep depending on the time of the day that activity took place.
🤾‍♀️Exercise during the day will help the child fall asleep at night, whereas exercise close to bedtime may cause sleep onset insomnia. Ideally, exercise should stop two to three hours before bedtime.

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone. But, like many good habits, it’s important to start at an early age. Creating a routine now is one of the easiest ways to make good sleep hygiene a long-lasting practice for your children. ✅

For more tips on maintaining sleep hygiene, visit your chiropractor.


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