Education & Training
Our life style, postural habits and our movement and handling styles will affect our body in longer run. Good posture can greatly improve energy levels, mood, and sense of well being by limiting and preventing pain symptoms, faulty alignment, and other musculoskeletal injuries caused secondarily by poor posture. People with good posture are found to live longer and healthier. Poor posture might lead to series of conditions such as headaches, shoulder pain, pelvic pain, spinal pain (neck, thoracic, back), Joint pain (hip, knee and ankle pain), respiration problems (diaphragm being in faulty position), digestive problems, lower mood and self-esteem, fatigue, sleep disorders, and increased stress.
Poor posture is not always a product of bad habits. Some physical issues might affect our posture and alignment that need to be addressed before training. Faulty posture might be due to inflexible and tight muscles that decrease range of motion. For instance, tight anterior neck and shoulder muscles can pull your neck and shoulders forward. Muscle weakness affects posture in different ways. Weakness in “core muscles” (spinal, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles will cause slouching, moving the centre of the body forward. Good strength in scapular muscles will help stabilizing your shoulder and prevents shoulders rolling forward. Strong hip muscles help keep you steady when standing and walking.
At Haoma we will ensure excellent lifestyle, postural and proper movement education is provided for our clients. Education will be focused on work and other daily activities to help in prevention and/or improvement of injuries. We will help you with techniques that remind you throughout the day to correct faulty habits. You might also need to do some exercises or use of assistive tools that help you stay in good form.
We will provide you with proper advice on:
- General ergonomic principles
- Healthy lifting and handling techniques (exercising, back packing, snow shovelling, gardening, walking)
- Work station ergonomics for desk top/lap top
- Postural education
- Healthy life style and movement habits
- Gait /walking education Ergonomic advice for driving
- Stretching techniques
- Education on hand tools selection and use
- Education on use of assistive devices (cane, crutches, walkers, etc.)
- Advice on proper assistive tool, braces, supports, & office/home furniture
- Corporate ergonomic assessment
- Orthotics/ foot ware prescription
- Strength and conditioning program
Within the scope of the physiotherapy practice, we also provide advice on:
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Care during acute inflammation
- Pre and Post-surgical care
Bahareh specializes in the treatment of chronic pain, muscular and orthopaedic injuries. She received her doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of British Columbia and her Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy.