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Is anyone else really looking forward to all the bad ‘dad’ jokes about eye sight that will be part of 2020? As we reflect on 2019, both personally and professionally, we try to bring forward our lessons learned into the New Year and set some new goals.
“You cannot change anyone, but you can be the reason someone changes.”
― Roy T. Bennett,
There are many ideas and thoughts about change that can result in so many various feelings, excitement and sorrow, elation and defeat. The perspective with which we see change, and how these quotes resonate (or don’t) with us is key. At Warman Physio we are striving to hold excitement, wonder, hope and joy in the changing seasons.
As such, we are celebrating a change in year, starting a new calendar, setting fresh goals and a feeling of starting new with an optimism of new beginnings. This year at Warman Physio we want to let our clients know:
These core values will not change. To help hold steady the trust and understanding we share within our clients and the community. We find that often the New Year will also bring change. Change happens whether we want it to or not, so we choose to be prepared for the opportunities that change will bring. This year we have a couple changes that will be heading your way.
Warman Physio is proud to be a multidisciplinary clinic in both Warman, and Saskatoon. It is fun to reflect on where we started in 2014 in Warman, with a single Massage Therapist and Physiotherapist, as this is our starting point in Saskatoon!
Our Dietitian, Heather Tulloch, is our newest staff member and discipline to the clinic! She is looking forward to providing this much needed service in Warman, as there currently are no RD services in the city!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead
We continue to think of ways in which we can assist our community to build relationships, and provide necessary services. We hear you, our clients and the residents of the communities we are in, when you say you want to be supported, to have your providers actually listen to and hear you, to understand what you are going through. It is our top priority to help our clients, help themselves through individual treatment and value through the content on our sites. We are committed to being authentic, vulnerable and real as a company; and we hope to bring more of this to you, our clients throughout the coming years.
Haylie will be taking a step away from clients to start of the New Year. She writes:
This is a difficult decision to make but I feel it is the right one. The team of therapists at the two clinics can provide outstanding care and support to all of our clients, and it will give me the opportunity to work on the clinic. I am always looking for ways to ensure the best client experience, and taking a step back from clients and dive into working on efficiency now at this pivotal moment is going to allow us to be positioned for long-term success. You’re going to see me around as I’m working on Warman Physio from a new angle.
Here is to 2020 and all the new and exciting changes it will bring!
Everyone dreads being constipated. It’s never fun to be backed-up to the point of difficult, often painful bowel movements. How we often think of constipation, and what constipation can look like may not always be the same!
Constipation is often described as having 2 or fewer bowel movements in a week. These bowel movements will often be difficult to evacuate or require effort. So anything outside of this (more frequent, and easy to get out) would be considered normal… right?
Not necessarily! Our ability to consistently evacuate the bowel may not mean that you aren’t constipated! Some individuals that are constipated evacuate the bowel several times a day. BUT HOW?! In this instance, usually we are getting out several smaller stools throughout the day, and not completely emptying the bowel. These stools may in fact be “easy” to pass, and for some people they will find that they will sit down to go pee, and some stool will come out as well, without any urge to go number 2 in the first place.
Being constipated will put a strain on the pelvic floor, as often evacuating the bowel will require effort in the form of pushing of some sort. Sometimes we are spending significant amounts of time sitting on the toilet attempting to get stool out. Development of hemorrhoids, pelvic pain, and pelvic floor dysfunction can be a result of persistent or chronic constipation.
Constipation starts young for many people “I have always been like this for as long as I can remember”. With seeing many children with constipation, they have struggled with bowel movements often since starting solids, or when they began potty training. Often other issues start to arise such as bed wetting as well.
Helping people to re-educate the pelvic floor to improve coordination, improve evacuation, and go through bowel hygiene tips are all part of our pelvic health assessments. Some things you can start thinking about now:
are you getting enough water?
when you go are your feet well supported with knees above hips?
do you take enough time (but not too much!)?
when you get the urge to go, do you make time?
These can be some things to consider with your bowel hygiene to help you begin to get things sorted. Determining the abdominopelvic coordination and function, overall pelvic floor muscle strength and ability to relax, as well as a variety of other technical factors will be what we want to dive into with you.
Issues with constipation isn’t just a problem for children, but also men and women alike!
Have you experienced jaw pain/TMJ pain? Did you know that physiotherapy can help treat jaw disorders? You may have read our previous article Do You Have TMJ? and are thinking this will be more of the same… however, jaw pain is complex and there are enough details for countless blogs on the jaw! Let’s dive in…
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain may present itself with some varying symptoms depending on what is going on.
TMJ dysfunction often looks and feels like (one, some, or all of):
There is a large connection between the upper neck and the TMJ therefore often times people with TMJ issues also present with some dysfunction of the upper cervical spine and may also have neck pain/headaches. At times there can be some associated ear symptoms such as ringing of the ears/stuffiness.
Some causes for the TMJ dysfunction could be if the articular disc inside the joint is not gliding properly within the joint (internal derangement), tension of the muscles of the jaw/neck, arthritis of the TMJ joint, due to a connective tissue disorder causing hypermobility or due to a trauma to the joint (such as a fracture or an acute arthritis). Quite often, there is some associated mechanical dysfunction of the upper cervical spine alongside the TMJ disorder.
What is the TMJ?
The temporomandibular joint consists of the articulating bony surfaces of the condyle of the jaw bone (mandible) and a groove in one of the bones of the head (temporal bone). There is an intraarticular disc inside the joint which when functioning properly glides between the two boney surfaces. Various muscles attach either to the disk or around the joint. There is connective tissue that surrounds the joint forming the joint capsule.
Depending on what the cause of the TMJ pain is, physiotherapy may be able to help! Contact us for more details and get started on your road to recovery TODAY!
Having strong pelvic floor muscles that are not coordinating well, or are simply too tight, can also be a problem as well. So ‘just doing kegels’ may seem ineffective, or could be making the issue worse…
Warman Physiotherapy & Wellness
105 Klassen Street
Warman, SK, Canada
2543 Dudley St
Saskatoon, SK, Canada