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Bedford-Sackville Physiotherapy Clinic Inc.


We are sad to say goodbye to Lori Breakspear (Massage Therapist) this month, as she has moved out west. Happily, Jodi Bowden (Massage Therapist) will be returning mid April from her maternity leave and looks forward to getting back to massage.  We are pleased that Iman Willoughby (Massage Therapist) will stay on working Monday nights when Jodi returns.

Many of us have been busy upgrading our skills to improve our service to you! Our physiotherapists Michelle Kim, Jennifer MacKinnon, and Kathleen O’Reilly have completed their Level Three: Upper Quadrant Manual Therapy course and massage therapist Kielly Christie will be taking a Bowen Technique course this winter.

Rhonda Flemming (Massage Therapist) has recently taken an ear acupuncture course and is eager to assist her clients with this modality, while Sandra Messenger (Physiotherapist) enjoyed adding slow release Myofascial Release to her practice.

Like Bedford-Sackville Physiotherapy Clinic Inc on Facebook! We’ve recently started a Facebook page where you can get the scoop on clinic events, photos, and what’s going on around the clinic.

We would also like to send out a special thank you to anyone who attended our private advanced screening of  the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn! It was a great end to our customer appreciation week and we hope to do more events like this in the future.


In the photograph above, can you identify this popular business located on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville.  Be the 10th caller to dial 865-5749 and you could win a gift certificate towards a 45 minute massage.

Congratulations to the Fall Newsletter winner, Arnette Shears of Beaverbank. Identity of the building portrayed in that issue is Angles Family Eatery & Pub on Sackville Drive.

  Have You Heard About Cupping?

Cupping is an ancient Chinese method of treatment causes tissues to release toxins, activate the lymphatic system, help activate and clear the veins, arteries and capillaries, and activate the skin.

  • With cupping, cups are placed on the skin by suction, creating a partial vacuum which draws    underlying tissues to the surface.
  • Cupping has been found to affect the body up to four inches into the tissues.
  • This treatment does leave marks that range from bright red to dark purple that last three to seven days.
  • Cupping is the best deep tissue massage available.

 At Bedford-Sackville Physio, three of our massage therapists are able to treat using the cupping technique.

For more information on cupping and it’s benefits, visit our website or ask one of our therapists.

 With a New Year, Comes New Resolutions

 For many people, the new year brings resolutions around improving health and well-being for the upcoming year.  

We all know what an important role exercise plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

At the turn of a new year, almost every news segment, magazine cover or television commercial break offers some tip or advice on how to stay in shape. 

The trouble is, it’s easy to talk about getting fit, but actually trying to find the time during a busy work week to exercise is a difficult task to accomplish. 

No matter how hectic a lifestyle you lead, making time for exercise is a necessity if you want to keep your body strong and healthy. 

There are many physiological benefits of exercise, such as improved muscular strength and more efficient oxygen usage in the body.  Regular exercise can help combat many health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression and high blood pressure.  Exercises that include stretching, agility and strength training can also result in stronger muscles and increased bone density.

Is Regular Exercise Really Worth My Time?
The American College of Sports Medicine reported that regular exercise and strength training twice weekly can help maintain your health.  Some of the major benefits of a making time for a regular exercise regimen are:

  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Increased energy levels
  • Boosted self-esteem
  • Reduced body fat
  • Increased feeling of positivity

The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health recommended exercising 30 minutes, five to seven times a week.

There are many physical activity resources available today, most of which have flexible hours so you can use them when it best fits in to your schedule.

Exercise initiatives are being made throughout community groups, within the workplace, local schools and even through insurance providers.  There are so many healthy lifestyle options available for people to take advantage of, you just have to choose which ones fit best and make the time to start!

Are There Any Risks in Exercising Regularly?
The benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks for most people.  There is a small probability of risk for some people with existing health conditions, which is why it is always important to consult with your doctor or physiotherapist before starting a new exercise regimen.  For most people, a regular routine of exercising is considered safe and a great way to give your body the healthy boost it needs.

How Do I Find an Exercise Regimen that is Right for Me?
As you consider the right exercise program for you in 2012, remember that since everyone’s current health status is different, it is important to work with your physiotherapist in developing an exercise regimen that best fits your needs.  A person with a history of cardiovascular problems may receive a different set of recommended exercises than a person who suffers from asthma.  Not only will your physiotherapist be able to help you decide on what exercises are best for you, they will be able to assist in creating an exercise program that fits into your busy schedule.  Once you start exercising, you will quickly start seeing the benefits of making the time for a healthier you!

We at Bedford-Sackville Physiotherapy Clinic Inc. wish you a healthy 2012 and we are happy to discuss any questions you have about ensuring you setup an appropriate exercise routine for you.


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