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fitness WOMEN’S MAGAZINE

20min.

4 Ways To

at-home yoga routine p.8

“Shake” Things Up!

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Super Foods that Build Muscle and Burn Fat p.13

Get Healthy, Get Fit, Get Ready For Summer!

Gain Confidence,

What Makes or Breaks

You?

Get in Shape,

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How Important Is Water?

What Makes or Breaks

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s Manitoba’s Minister of Healthy Living and Seniors, I am committed to changing the way Manitobans live, learn, work and play through programs that help individuals, families and communities make healthier choices every day. I am also a working parent, which gives me additional insight into the challenges that come with trying to choose the healthier option, not only for you, but also, for your children. In taking action, my department has focused on several distinct areas critical to healthy living: physical activity, healthy foods, smoking reduction, mental health promotion, injury and chronic disease prevention, addictions prevention and management, and healthy sexuality. For example, we recently launched Wellness Works, a new provincewide campaign to get employers engaged in creating healthier workplaces. Developed in partnership with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Wellness Works asks employers to sign onto a core commitment to creating a healthier workplace, and offers specific ideas and supports to help increase physical activity, improve work-life balance, offer healthy food options and make support available to staff trying to quit smoking. On February 8, I had the chance for some brisk physical activity when I celebrated Manitoba’s second annual Winter Walking Day with the Winnipeg Trails Association and Trails Manitoba. The event took place on the Red River Mutual River Trail at The Forks. It was truly inspiring to see so many Manitobans having fun in the snow – walking, skiing, skating and just embracing winter. Keeping our children healthy and safe is a priority for us all. That’s where Manitoba’s Healthy Schools is making a difference. Based on the belief that good health is essential for learning, our schools now have a unique opportunity to positively influence the health and wellness of our children and youth. And this past spring, our government passed new legislation requiring cyclists under 18 years of age to wear a helmet. As a minister and a parent, I understand the importance of keeping kids active and safe.

Physical activity benefits people of all ages. So walk, run, climb the stairs, take a fitness class – whatever you do, you’ll feel more motivated and energetic as a result. I would like to congratulate Flatland Fitness Women’s Magazine on its inaugural publication, and I wish them well as they help spread the word about the importance of fitness and well-being.

-Sharon Blady

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RYKU

JIU JITSU • SELF DEFENCE

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yku Jiu Jitsu, Self-defence & Fitness

Through the use of the three A’s: Awareness, An-

at the corner of Taché and Horace in

for the potential reality of a violent confrontation.

Training Centre is a hidden gem located

St.Boniface, Winnipeg, MB. The dojo (training facility) is unique as it offers a multitude of

services to its members. Ryan St. Hilaire, the

owner, prides himself on being able to adapt to each

client‘s interests and ultimately, to their respective

goals. His expertise in Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial

arts, self-defence and personal training provides an ever-changing workout routine to his clients.

He believes in variety as it keeps the muscles and body guessing. Ryku Jiu-jitsu has strong ties to

the mind, body and soul concept. A healthy mind,

and healthy soul is just as important, if not more important, than a healthy body. Ryan gets great satisfaction from knowing that his teachings provide stress relief to the dojo’s members. Ryan strives to empower women in showing them skills

and techniques which they can use to feel safer and more confident in day-to-day life.

ticipation and Avoidance, he prepares members With a tactical plan and a specific set of rules to

use, you can rest assured that when faced with

the unexpected you can be prepared. Once a person learns the systematic progressive defense

tactics they can become self-reliant. By having a strategic plan we minimize the risk of becoming

a victim. Combined with Ryku Jiu-jitsu’s physical

fitness training and self-defence jiu-jitsu techniques, anyone can feel confident that they will

be safe and able to defend themselves or anyone in their care. Ryku Jiu-jitsu offers its services and classes in a pleasant atmosphere where

camaraderie is of the upmost importance. With

many options available, there are training pack-

ages available to suit almost any budget. Ryku Jiu-jitsu is most certainly something that everyone should experience for themselves.

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Feel Your Best Every Day!

Yoga Pilates & More – A Holistic Health and Fitness Lifestyle

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oga is the fastest growing exercise in the world. If you haven’t given it a try, what are you waiting for? The benefits of regular yoga practice include increased strength, flexibility, focus, relaxation & emotional well-being. You will notice these improvements right away. Yoga also reduces the probability of injury and boosts the immune system. A wellrounded exercise routine should include yoga, strength training and cardiovascular activity as well as conscious breathing and meditation for stress management. As the owner of Yoga Pilates & More Health and Fitness Studio, I have received a lot of positive feedback from attendees. Some of my students have raved about how yoga has improved hip surgery recovery, corrected scoliosis and provided boosts in self-esteem and energy. It is amazing to witness and be a part of. I have been practicing yoga for over a dozen years and I am thrilled to be able to share my passion with others. Yoga has had an integral role in keeping me healthy and fit throughout my pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care for my baby. I highly recommend yoga for moms and moms-to-be.

WHICH CLASS DO I TAKE?

Since we offer a variety of classes, it is important to choose a class that is right for you. Flow yoga is great if you are athletic and enjoy a challenging class. We also have a beginners class, for people for who want to start at a slower pace. Yoga Pilates & More also offers restorative yoga, perfect for injury recovery and 50+ students. Visit www.yogapilatesmore.com for full class schedule.

Aiyana Lajeunesse

owner of Yoga Pilates and More

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Energizing 20 Minute Yoga Routine

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Spend 30 seconds before and after this sequence sitting with good posture and focus on your breathing.

Downward Dog Start with the knees slightly bent and the heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen your tailbone and lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling. Then with an exhalation, push your top thighs back and stretch your heels down toward the floor. Tighten your outer arms and press the bases of the index fingers actively into the floor. Tighten your shoulder blades against your back then widen them. Stay in this pose and breathe deeply for 3 minutes then bend your knees to the floor and rest.

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Dancer Balance is the name of the game. Pull the kneecap up to keep the standing leg straight and strong. Try to keep your hips square. To avoid compression in your lower back, actively lift your lower belly toward your spine and your tailbone toward the floor. Extend the lifted thigh behind you and parallel to the floor. Stay in the pose for 30 seconds. Release the grasp on the foot and place the lifted foot back onto the floor. Repeat for the same length of time on the other leg.

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Eagle Spread your shoulder blades wide across the upper back. Cross the arms in front of your torso so that the right arm is above the left, then bend your elbows. Snug the right elbow into the crook of the left and raise the forearms perpendicular to the floor. Press the palms together, lift your elbows up and stretch the fingers toward the ceiling. Maintain pose for 30 seconds, then unwind the legs and arms and repeat for the same length of time with the arms and legs reversed.

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Bow Inhale and strongly lift your heels away from your buttocks and, at the same time, lift your thighs away from the floor. This will have the effect of pulling your upper torso and head off the floor. Lengthen the tailbone down toward the floor, and relax your back muscles. Press your shoulder blades firmly against your back to open your heart. Draw the tops of the shoulders down away from your ears. Maintain this pose for seconds then release and rest. Repeat the pose twice more.

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Seated Twist With every inhalation lift a little more through the sternum, pushing the fingers against the floor to help. Twist a little more with every exhalation. Be sure to distribute the twist evenly throughout the entire length of the spine. It is important not to concentrate it in the lower back. Maintain for one minute, then release with an exhalation. Return to the starting position and repeat to the other side for the same length of time.

Move Your Body, Love Your Life! Aiyana Lajeunesse

Owner of Yoga Pilates and More Unit 11 – 1325 Markham Road Winnipeg, MB

204.475.YOGA (9642)


4 Ways to “Shake” Things Up! PI NA COLADA 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 cup coconut milk 5-6 ice cubes 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

P R OTE I N P I E 8 oz. milk or soy milk

1 rounded tbsp. apple sauce 3 drops vanilla extract

3 dashes apple pie spice 1 tsp. cinnamon

1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder

VANILLA CHAI 8 oz. iced Chai Tea

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BERRY BLAST 6 strawberries

A dash of cinnamon

1 handful of blueberries

1 tbsp Splenda

1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder

2 oz. soy milk

5 oz. skim milk

1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder

½ cup non-fat yogurt

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Pilates: Intelligent Exercise, Profound Results

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ilates exercise is designed to meet the need for greater body flexibility, strength and core stability. Pilates exercise was created nearly a century ago but has evolved considerably in sophistication over the last two decades as it has become more widely available to the general public. The STOTT PILATES® method of exercise and equipment, developed and promoted by Toronto-based Merrithew Health & Fitness, is arguably the largest and most successful provider of Pilates education in the world, present in over 50 countries. Manitoba was one of the first places outside of Toronto to offer STOTT PILATES® exercises. In 1992, Monique Lavoie began offering Pilates exercise classes through the Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers and opened the first Pilates exercise studio in Manitoba in 1997, offering fully equipped Mat and Reformer classes to people of all ages and fitness levels. In a

relatively short time, having proven to being one of the top instructors in the country, she became an instructor trainer and her Winnipeg studio became a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center. Over the last seventeen years, she has trained instructors in Canada and the United States, as well as in Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Paris, and Seoul. It would be fair to say that her classes are truly world-class .

Health and fitness professionals who want to become Pilates exercise instructors can take a variety courses offered throughout the year. For more information, they are invited to communicate with Monique by email at pilatesonadelaide@shaw.ca.

1604 St Mary’s Rd #7 Winnipeg, MB R2M 3W5

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10 Super Foods that Build

Muscle and Burn Fat 1. Wild Salmon. One of the best sources of omega-3. Contains 20g protein per 100g serving 2. Berries. Contains antioxidants that prevent cancer, heart & eye diseases. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, etc. Buy fresh or frozen berries and mix with oatmeal.

3. Yogurt. Improves your gastrointestinal health. Stay away from frozen yogurt or yogurt with added sugar and fruits at the bottom. Plain, low fat yogurt is your best option. Try it with berries & flax powder or seeds. 4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Contains fats that protect against heart diseases and cancer. Add 1-2 teaspoons to your salads or pastas. 5. Mixed Nuts. Contain healthy fats, proteins, fiber and fair amounts of vitamin E, zinc, magnesium and potassium. Walnuts, almonds, cashews and hazelnuts are all excellent options. 6. Spinach. An important source of iron, it helps protect against muscle & bone loss. Its high nutrient profile helps in reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease. 7. Turkey. Contains healthy saturated fats. The leanest beef has about 4.5g saturated fat/100g, while white turkey has close to 0g (that’s why it’s so dry). Eat turkey with spinach & quinoa. 8. Quinoa. The “king of grains”. Quinoa is higher in protein and fiber than rice or oats and is gluten free. Eat it post exercise with meat & spinach. 9. Oats. Stabilizes blood sugar levels while strengthening the immune system. Oats are an antioxidant and are high in soluble fiber. 10. Oranges. Vitamin C to fight diseases, magnesium to lower blood pressure, anti-oxidant beta-carotenes, etc. Quit drinking processed orange juice which often has added sugars. Eat oranges or make your own orange juice.

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How Important Is Water?

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ydration is something women take too lightly. The majority of us tend to think that if we’re not thirsty, we’re fine. Many of us go about our days dehydrated. The problem is that dehydration is a frequent problem that can affect us without even knowing it. Our bodies consist mostly of water. (between

50 to 65 per cent in adults). Hydration is essential in performing functions which are not in our conscious control and a lack of hydration can lead to potentially severe illnesses. Irregular bowel movements, a dry or sticky mouth, dizziness and headaches can all be indicators that your body needs water.

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Drinking water results in an increased metabolism which will lead to burning calories at a quicker rate.

People often complain about water being too bland to be consumed throughout an entire day. Fortunately, some research has shown that tea can hydrate just as effectively as water. Tea serves as an anti-inflammatory and is an important source of vitamins and nutrients.

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Take Take

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nformation on optimal nutrition and health is changing at a rapid pace and even thumbing through it can make you run (not walk) to the nearest donut shop out of confusion and sheer frustration. Current trends and theories in the diet industry have systematically turned basic nutrition into a Rubik’s cube for most people, often leaving them heavier, sicker and less motivated than ever before. Some even become fearful of all the “bad” foods and end up unknowingly becoming nutrient deficient over time. The alternative is often joining a program or purchasing a book or plan that is hugely generalized and not designed for long term results. If there was even one successful fad diet on the market that produced maintainable, lifelong weight normalization or improved health once you completed it, there would simply be no others. That being said, a new one emerges almost daily. We at Nutritional Sciences have spent over 2 decades helping people develop balanced health and nutrition programs that suit each individual lifestyle. Great consideration and detail go into each and every one of our assessments, meal plans and supplement protocols to assist clients in achieving optimal health and weight.

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Most importantly we take pride in providing personalized care to our clients, allowing them to maintain long term wellness even after their initial concerns are resolved. The most common goal people have is weight loss and there are thousands of programs available to them. We offer a variety of plans that will give you long term results including 100% customized meal plans to your tastes and lifestyle thereby empowering you to make beneficial nutritional decisions. Ongoing mental support is also provided as the path to optimal health can surface emotions that will need to be dealt with as part of the journey.


“Over 90% of our consulting business comes from referrals.” Be wary of products, plans and potions that promise rapid weight loss, detox effects, restricted calories or food groups and especially those that don’t allow you to exercise The truth is that health is synergistic; there are multiple components that need to be adequate and present in order to achieve it. Genetics, sleep quality/quantity, diet and nutrition, hormone balance, strength, stamina, flexibility and mental-emotional wellbeing are all important factors.

When one or more of those components are lacking or ignored an eventual breakdown will occur which can lead to disease, discomfort, stress, anxiety and general malaise. If you are ready to take control of your health, Nutritional Sciences would be happy to help guide you in the RIGHT direction. With us you can expect quality, commitment and results at each and every visit!

www.nutritionalinfo.ca

Nutritional Analysis & Consultations

605 Erin Street Located in Erin Square Winnipeg, MB R3G 2W1

Call us at: 204-885-3937 Healthy Weight Nutritional Blood Analysis Nutritional Consulting

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Sportex: A gym for everyone

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ou can find Winnipeg’s best kept little secret in a quaint area of St Boniface. It’s a stone’s throw away from The Provencher Bridge,  nestled behind the beautiful Saint-Boniface Cathedral. You would think I am inviting you for a warm cup of coffee on Provencher Boulevard, I’m not. My name is Roger Regnier, the manager of Sportex Fitness Centre, located on the main floor in the SaintBoniface University. We offer jolting TRX classes, mind-blowing spin classes, soothing yoga sessions, kickboxing that will perk up your day and much more of which is included in the membership fees. If you prefer going about your workout on your own, we roast…sorry, I mean, boast brand new Life Fitness equipment, top of the line Keiser Spin bikes, Precor AMTs and a functional

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training room with all the toys from kettle bells and battle ropes to medicine balls and plyo boxes. Our hours of operation are 6am10pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday and Sunday and holidays (closed Christmas Day). Free parking is available.(entrance off of rue Despins). Co-ed clientele varies from students to seniors and beginner to buff. The near future will bring renovated change rooms with steam rooms to add some Zen to the end of your workout. Whether you are full-bodied, a little nutty, somewhat spicy, bright or earthy then we will be a good match. Did I just sound like I was describing coffee again? You`ll have to pop in to my gym to find out. I look forward to seeing new smiling faces.


What Makes or Breaks You? Helpful tips from certified athletic therapist, Laura Imhoff.


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y name is Laura Imhoff, a Certified Athletic Therapist working at

Total Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries Clinic in Winnipeg. After sustaining a career-ending injury in soccer, a torn Anterior Cruciat e Ligament (ACL) with Lateral Meniscal damage, injury prevention has been a great interest of mine. Research, my education and personal experience have led me to discover the prevalence of knee injuries, specifically among women

What are the factors that make (prevent injuries) or break you (cause injuries)?

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Women’s Physiological and Anatomical Make-up

Why are women more susceptible to knee injuries? Well, besides the fact that women require more essential fat (approx. 12% in women vs. 4% in men) which places a little more weight on their lower limb joints. From what I have gathered, a woman’s skeletal system has a greater angle from their hips to the centre of their knee (Q-angle) which applies more torque to the knee joint. Women tend to rely more on their ligaments for joint stability as opposed to their quadriceps and hamstrings to support the joint. Not to mention, the muscle imbalance of women’s hamstrings tend to be weaker than their quadriceps. Also, deep into the knee, lies an intercondylar notch where the ACL runs through. Women typically have a narrower tunnel which increases the likelihood of impinging the ligament and tearing it.

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Strength of the Muscles Surrounding the Joint

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Proprioception and Awareness

Balance and coordination of movement is paramount. I cannot stress this enough. Activating your muscle stabilizers to prepare you for exercise, sport or your every-day living will prevent injuries. Get on one foot and start balancing like you are doing a circus act. Research has shown that training proprioception stimulates your mechanoreceptors and central nervous system to respond to changes in movement more efficiently which in turn prevents your body from “giving out.”

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Nutrition and Body Composition

Having a well-balanced diet to fuel your body and nourish your joints and muscles will provide you with energy and efficiency. Maintaining a healthy weight will place less stress on your joints and allow you do go through greater ranges of motion. “A diet including plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D are most important when it comes to females and exercise. Exercise may facilitate sweat and urinary loss of calcium which may promulgate health problems like, colon cancer, increased blood pressure and osteoporosis,” says Stacie Rasmussen, Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

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Core Stability and Proper Form

Your core controls your trunk, hip and knee movement to make it more fluid and coordinated. Practice planks to assist and maintain core activation in an isometric contraction. Improper form is caused by lifting too great of a load, a muscle deficit, or misunderstanding proper balance. Use a mirror to ensure correct form and prevent the knees from collapsing inward. It is recommended to seek professional guidance in ensuring you maintain proper form.

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Endurance Training for Efficiency of Movement

Building up a level of endurance is important in maintaining energy to complete exercises efficiently. A gradual increase of training will allow your muscles and joints to adapt to the good stress of exercise. Everyone is at a different level and progress variably. It is important to remain patient so as to not injury yourself from an increased change of training.

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Warm-up and Recovery

Warm-up and recovery are things we can control. Getting your heart rate up and blood flow to the muscles is essential. A dynamic warm-up where your limbs are going in and out of movements to mimic exercise in a controlled manner enhance your workout and prevent injuries. I would advise not to do any static stretching before exercise. Pre-workout stretches should last no longer than five seconds. Static stretching fatigues the muscle and may cause strain in exercise. To decrease the onset of muscle soreness, a proper cool-down can encourage quicker recovery time and lengthen your muscles to help with repair. Static stretching is suggested at this time. flatland fitness

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Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba

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MHA Winnipeg is offering an exciting new course this Winter and Spring called Living Life to the Full. This course has 8 fun-filled sessions that help you take control of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and ultimately your life! Living Life to the Full will help you understand your feelings and what do about them, how to change your life by learning skills to tackle problems and negative thoughts and feelings. From a Bad Thought Busting Program to an Easy 4 Step Plan to tackle any problem and more, you’ll learn real skills to stop anxious thoughts, manage stress and get more of what you want in your life. This course is open to anyone and great for people who recognize their thoughts as being unhelpful. Great things you will learn include 10 Things You Can Do to Feel Better Right Now & How To Eat an Elephant! To take this amazing course you have two options: CMHA Winnipeg Region, Thursdays, March 20 to May 1, 5:30–7:00 pm, with Tessa Blaikie & Stacey Shule

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Wellness Institute, Seven Oaks General Hospital, Wednesdays, February 19 to April 9, 7:00–8:30 pm, with Stacey Shule Registration Online: www.sogh.ca/wellness/onlineregistration By Phone: 204-632-3900 using the Positively Healthy Guide In person: 1075 Leila Ave, front desk, River East Transcona School Division

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eine River Physiotherapy opened up in the South end of Winnipeg almost 4 years ago in response to a growing demand for professional services in that area due to the large growth of housing developments. The primary inspiration of the owner, Andrea Giacobbo, was to open a physiotherapy clinic that offered more than just the usual rehabilitation services. There are many physiotherapy clinics in Winnipeg that offer treatments for orthopaedic conditions like muscle and bone injuries, but Seine River Physiotherapy provides one location that offers multiple treatment options for all kinds of conditions like stroke, heart attacks, and those that suffer from vertigo (the sensation that the room is spinning).

There is a whole team of trusted health care professionals to help guide you along the path to health and wellness at Seine River Physiotherapy. Give them a call today to book an appointment! They are open from Monday to Saturday with evening appointments available. It is wheelchair accessible and they do not require a doctor’s referral.

While treatments are still provided for such Orthopaedic conditions as: • Fractures, joint instabilities, arthritis • Muscle or ligament strains, sprains, or tears • Sports injuries • Motor vehicle or work accidents • Pre and post surgical rehabilitation • Inner and outer core strengthening • Nerve impingements or compressions and disc herniations • Pain syndromes • Injury prevention and weight loss Seine River Physiotherapy also provides treatments for Vestibular conditions such as: • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) • Neuritis, Labrynthitis • Meniere’s Disease 24

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Neurological (brain and spinal cord) conditions such as:

• Concussions • Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury • Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)

And Cardiorespiratory (heart and lung) conditions such as:

• Heart Attack, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), emphysema, asthma

Physiotherapists provide such services as:

• Heat, including whirlpool therapy; cryotherapy • Manual therapy such as soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point release • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) • Manual and mechanical lumbar and cervical traction • Personalized in clinic and home exercise programs • Acupuncture

Physiotherapists treat all kind of conditions. If it has to do with the body,

chances are they treat it! The team of physiotherapists at Seine River are all certified to practice physiotherapy with the College of Physiotherapy of Manitoba and are all members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

They also have massage therapists who are registered with the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba to provide deep tissue rehabilitation or relaxation massage. You can read more about Seine River Physiotherapy at www.seineriverphysio.ca.

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Optimal Hormones, Optimal Health

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or women of any age, hormones are essential messengers that influence our emotional, mental and physical wellness. In fact, every system in our bodies is intrinsically tied to our hormones, which help influence change on many levels. From heart to bone health, to weight, fertility and mood, hormones are an ever-present influence. Because hormones play such a significant role throughout our lives, hormonal balance must be considered when achieving your best overall health! But how do you know if your hormones are out of balance? Do you suffer from one or many of the following: • acne • weight gain • fatigue • head “fogginess” • headaches • anxiety

• depression • low libido • PMS • infertility • hot flashes

If you’ve answered “yes” to even one of these symptoms, this may be a signal that your hormones are out of sync.

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One way you can take a more active role in achieving optimal hormonal health is to consider working with a naturopathic doctor.

We support your healing process using non-pharmaceutical interventions

Naturopathic medicine is an accredited primary health care system that combines natural traditional medicines with modern science to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal. Through a thorough health history, physical examination and hormonal testing, a naturopathic doctor can help to identify the root of imbalance and stimulate the body to re-establish improved hormonal function. Individual treatments may then include natural therapies such as clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture and lifestyle changes. In realizing the intricate connection and importance hormones play in our bodies, we see how women at any stage of life, from pre-teen to post-menopause, can benefit from optimizing hormonal health.


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