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Dr. Stevie Newman Szeps!!!!

Chiropractor

Dr. Stevie Newman Szeps

Dr. Stevie holds a firm belief that everyone is an ‘athlete’ whether they are competitive, want to move more, move better or keep moving. Whether you are looking to improve performance, take that hike, or play with your grandkids, Dr. Stevie wants to help you get back to what you love most!

Since childhood, athletics has been an important part of Dr. Stevie’s everyday life, which has included competitive gymnastics, soccer, dance and cheerleading. She understands the demands of sport, the will to return to training and the importance of supporting your team. Chiropractic kept her competing and moving in her developing years while her teammates sat out with injury after injury.

Dr. Stevie’s unique background allows her to focus on the needs of her ‘athletes’ to provide individualized care consisting of manual therapy, functional exercises, and kinesiology taping. Specialized care provides not only immediate results and control over your pain but education regarding your symptoms and your body to help provide long term relief and confidence.

Dr. Stevie Newman Szeps is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College completing her Doctorate of Chiropractic with Honours. Her fascination with human movement has led her to the realization of just how central and important it is to life itself. As such, she continues to learn new ways to incorporate movement into each and every day to maintain and improve quality of life.

Let Dr. Stevie help get movement back in your life!

 

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Compression that cushions

Juzo Power Comfort Socks are designed with a thick padded sole providing all-day cushioning for feet that work and play hard. Broad-ribbed for casual good looks, Power Comfort Socks deliver a therapeutic punch – the compression you need for healthy legs.

The new Power Comfort sock is available in 15-20 & 20-30 mmHg compression classes. With 5 sizes plus two lengths to choose from, the Juzo POWER Comfort Sock is the perfect fit with plenty of comfort.

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The benefits to these compression socks;

Style – Broad ribbed with a classic or retro stripes look Available in 4 options

Arch Support -Provides enhanced fit

Padded Sole – Cushions impact for day long comfort

Seamless Toe – Increased comfort

Moisture Control – Wicks moisture away from skin

Graduated Medical Compression For improved therapeutic effectiveness

 

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Meet Matt Brennan!

Matt Brennan, RMT, Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Functional Training Specialist
Matt graduated from Massage Therapy at Georgian College in August of 2018.  Since 2016 Matt has worked as a Personal Trainer, working with clients on various active goals to improve their lifestyle and overall health.

Matt Brennan, RMT, Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Functional Training Specialist

 

Matt’s route to massage began when he experienced the benefits of seeing an RMT during the rehabilitation of his own injuries.  Being an active sportsman, Matt has competed in many different sports such as swimming, running, soccer and weightlifting.  He has sprained his ankles and also torn a meniscus in his knee.  Without the help of Registered Massage Therapists, he would not have been able to return to his sport as quickly as he did.Matt’s active lifestyle started at the age of 3, when he started in swimming lessons. He then joined the local competitive swim team aged 5 and at the age of 11 he was approached to swim for the Great Britain Development Squad.  Matt moved to Canada from England in 2010, where he continued competitive swimming with Oakville Aquatics and York University.  Since then Matt has competed in many running and triathlon events, being selected for the Canadian Age Group Triathlon World Championship team in 2019.

While working as a Personal Trainer he has learnt valuable knowledge in the relationship of exercise and recovery.  As a result of this new knowledge, Matt has enabled clients to return to their sport after injury.  He has also helped clients lose upwards of 50lbs, resulting in a healthier lifestyle.  Matt has a desire to continue to learn, grow and work with a clientele of all ages in rehabilitation and body maintenance, who aspire for a healthier lifestyle.

⚠️Lumbar Spinal Stenosis ⚠️ 

⚠️Lumbar Spinal Stenosis ⚠️ 

 

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Lumbar spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the central spinal canal and/or the lateral recess. 

 

🔎 Did you know ⁉️ 

● The prevalance of lumbar spinal stenosis is on the rise due to the aging population ✔

● Lumbar spinal stenosis is most commonly caused due to degenerative changes within the spine including zygapophyseal joint thickening, loss of  IVD height , and infolding of ligamentum flavum⚡ 

 

This past weekend Dr. Malhotra had the opportunity to attend The Boot Camp Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. I learned a ton of great clinical techniques to help patients who are dealing with this condition! 👨🏻‍⚕️ 

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BONE STRENGTH

It is well known that we reach our peak bone mineral density (BMD) in our 20’s. As we age our bones can become weaker and this can lead to a condition known as osteoporosis!

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Osteoporosis occurs when there is low bone mass and a deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to a fracture. 💀
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👉🏼 Fortunately, nutrition and exercise can play a significant role in keeping your bones strong and healthy!

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🥛Calcium and Vitamin D are essential nutrients to promote bone health 🐟
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🏋🏽‍♂️ Exercise including weight lifting or resistance training is key to building and maintaining strong bones.

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🤸🏼‍♀️Even if you are young, you can increase your  BMD via exercise and proper nutritional habits, which may help you reduce your risk of fracture down the road! 😉

Dr. Malhotra, DC.

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Ice vs. Heat

Ice vs. Heat: Which should I use for my injury?

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“I was using heat but I don’t think it was helping.” Or “I have been icing it for weeks, but it’s not healing.” These are questions/statements I hear multiple times a week. Many individuals remain confused as to whether they should use heat or ice for their injury. And when using the wrong one can worsen your pain or delay your healing, it helps to know which is best for you!

 

What does ice do? 

Ice can help decease pain, swelling and inflammation. Contrary to what many people believe, ice will not help heal an injury. In fact, it can actually delay healing because it decreases oxygen delivery to the area. 

 

What does heat do? 

Heat can help to decrease pain, muscle tone and muscle spasm, as well as increase muscle extensibility. Heat can also promote tissue repair by increasing metabolic rate, oxygen availability and cell and mediator concentration.

 

When to use Ice vs. Heat

Though it can be more complicated, I generally advise clients to use ice when the injury first happens, and switch to heat when the signs of acute injury (i.e. swelling, bruising, redness) have subsided. 

To elaborate, heat can be used for pain, muscle spasms, sub-acute tissue injuries (i.e. after the swelling, bruising and redness have gone down), joint stiffness, and for fibrosis or scar tissue. Heat should not be used for acute injuries or right before strengthening exercise. If you use heat and find it increases pain or causes throbbing, switch to ice. 

Ice can be used for acute injuries, sharp pain, and muscles spasms. Ice should not be used in conditions with fibrosis, joint stiffness, in the later stages of tissue healing or right before strength training. 

When in doubt as to whether heat or ice is best for you, ask a physiotherapist! 

Important tips for safety! 

You should always do the following to prevent injury when applying heat or ice:

– Ensure that your sense of temperature is normal before applying the heat or ice

– Do not leave the heat or ice on one area for longer than 20 minutes

– Do not apply the heat or ice directly to your skin – wrap it in a towel (see pictures)

– Do not lie on the heat or ice – rest it on top of you

– Do not heat an area with known or suspected infection – it can promote the growth of bacteria 

– Always check the area for a thermal injury after the application of heat or ice

 

If you are experiencing pain and ice or heat is not helping, book an initial physiotherapy assessment at The Massage Clinic Health Centres today. 

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