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FROM SPORTS STARS TO SENIORS properly educate the client on their particular presentation, the anatomy behind it, and their individualized plan of care otherwise.”

Artist's rendering of Sport for Life Centre phases 1 and 2


physical therapists, a massage ith the opening of therapist, a dietician and soon the Sport Medicine a chiropractor. This 5,226 Centre earlier square foot space is fully this summer, the Sport For outfitted with state of the art Life Centre, located in the equipment to get you back in Exchange at 145 Pacific Ave., the game. As Walkden explains added another important however the biggest difference element to fully realizing its at the centre is in how they role as a comprehensive, fullservice facility for athletes, approach care from step one to coaches and the community at recovery. large. “We take a one on one approach where appointments are Including Director and booked in 30-minute slots and Senior Therapist, Rickie a comprehensive assessment is Walkden, the centre offers the full-time services of two given up to an hour. It’s hard to

Communication and an integrated plan between all care providers involved is also crucial to a quicker and more successful recovery. It’s something Walkden says she’s seen missing all too often in the past where a client will have tried physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic at various times with mixed results.

for what is essentially an orthopedic injury and can have a huge impact on how quickly someone recovers and how fully they recover from injury.” Access to the centre is available to everyone from the kid who turned an ankle at the playground to those having experienced pain and limited range of motion for months or longer. There is no need for a referral from a doctor. To clarify, the centre is not a walk-in medical facility attended by physicians. Anyone suffering from what is clearly a fracture, requiring

Another new shift in thinking at the centre is that (continued on page 4) anyone can benefit Sport Medicine Director and Senior from such a plan. Therapist, Rickie Walkden orients “There is a concept that sports medicine client on equipment is reserved for high-performance athletes or that it must be sportsrelated. Assessment and treatment is not different

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At first I imported sea buckthorn oil from sources I knew in Russia. Then I came across an article in the Free Press about growers in Manitoba who had no market for this crop and so were cutting the shrubs back to replant something else!” She wasted no time in tracking down Angela Dueck. She and her husband were one of the few growers that were harvesting berries in the hope that they would find a market one day. Now that she had a ready supply she adapted the soap recipe to incorporate a much higher concentration of the whole super-berry rather than just the oil. Although she was aware of the benefits of sea buckthorn in an anecdotal sense, Maximets knew she needed other credible scientific sources to

sea buckthorn fame back up efforts to market her products. She found just that in a report by Doctors Li and Beveridge for the National Research Council of Canada published in 2003. The report outlined not only the many nutritional and health benefits of the plant but its potential as a crop. “Did you know that it makes its own nitrogen? No need for fertilizer yet it’s a particularly hardy plant that fights soil erosion.” In part it’s because the tart little berry she thought she knew continues to surprise her that she is convinced the time is ripe to bring this Manitoba product to consumers. So far, Solberry purée and skin care products can be found in only a few stores: Borowski's Health Shop & Day Spa, A1 Nutrition (Grant Park), Vita Health (Osborne), Organza,Scoop & Save (St. James), Nature’s Nutrition (1819 Portage)and Wittmann Foods International(Forks)). Although still under construction, she hopes to see up and running online soon. ■

Sea buckthorn The shrubs are indigenous to Eurasia and the fruit, leaves and bark have been used medicinally across Europe and China for centuries. The berries are tart with a mild orange taste and a hint of spice. They are very delicate, crushing easily and making it difficult to gather other than as clumps trimmed from the branches. Modern science has identified well over 100 bioactive compounds making it one of the hottest ‘super-foods’ today. Among the identified nutrients : Vitamin C [105 to 250 mg/100ml compared to orange juice that provides 35-56 mg/ 100 ml] Vitamin E [ 162-540 mg/ 100 ml] Vitamnin A [ IU 3756/ 100ml – RE 376/ 10ml] Vitamins B1,B2 and K Omega fatty acids : Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9 and of particular note Omega -7 a vital component of human skin, hair and nails Carotenoids (Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Alph-Carotene, Trans-Beta Carotene and Cis-Beta Carotene) are powerful antioxidants Phytosterols and Polyphenols are known to be beneficial in managing cholesterol ■

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News & Events Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg's Muddy Waters Gran Fondo August 7, 2011

Walk and Run for Diabetes Monday, September 5th at Assiniboine Park

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Half Marathon, walk or run 10K or take part in the 3K Family Run/Walk, Kids 8 & Under Fun Run! Register: . http://www. For more info. contact Kelvin Hollender at or 204-9253800 ext. 236

Helping Hands invites you to the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Women's Run & Walk Sunday, August 21, 2011 Assiniboine Park Duck Pond 5 km walk/ 10 km run $60 registration includes $50 of product, healthy brunch For more info, refer to Events at

The Parkinson Superwalk September 10th Starts from the Franco Manitoba Cultural Centre, 340 Provencher Blvd. Registration is 9:00 am . Walk begins at 10 am. For full details and to register today go toevents :

2011 - MS Bike Tours Biking to the Viking - Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28 Over 160 km through the beautiful Interlake from Stonewall to Gimli and back Riding Mountain Challenge -Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 Begin at the Parkland Recreation Complex in Dauphin. 350 cyclists journey 70 km south to Danceland in Clear Lake on day one and return to Dauphin on day two. Register now at

Kick Butt for Colorectoral Cancer! Saturday September 10th Kildonan Park Site 1A – 10AM Registration Fees $25 for 3K / 5K . Youth 15 and under free. Information go to call 918-6926 Email:

stitches or experiencing symptoms such as dizziness and nausea should go directly to either emergency, critical care or contact the office of their family doctor. “Most of the clients we see don’t need to go to a medical walk-in,” says Walkden. It is a good idea to call or email ahead as they are not structured and staffed to handle drop-ins, but there is a good chance you could get in next day or even possibly the same day. When coming in for an appointment at the centre, visitors will eventually be able to enjoy a stroll through the new home of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum located on the main floor of the building. That is also part of Phase 1 of the Sports for Life Centre which officially opened in March 2010 but is still in various phases of development. It houses 62 provincial sport organizations, the Sport Medicine Centre, Performance Testing Area, a Sport Resource Centre, as well as an education and training space. Plans are underway for Phase 2, a multi-use field house that will include an indoor running track as well as strength and cardio centres, helping athletes achieve greater strength, agility and speed. There is also considerable emphasis on providing much needed court-time for a variety of sports, access for inner-city schools and initiatives for sport and recreation. For more information visit their website at ■

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The information in this publication is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. We encourage our readers to always conduct their own research into any treatments or programs and to consult with a medical professional prior to the start of same. Winnipeg WellNews is published monthly with 2,000 print copies per zone distributed through waiting rooms at most walk-in medical centers, dentists, chiropractors, alternative health practitioners, natural food and nutritional supplement stores as well as fitness and exercise facilities...wherever health and wellness matters.

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