Due to the recent mandate announced by the Government of New Brunswick, we will be required to see proof of full vaccination (2 doses) and government issued photo identification for your membership to remain active. You may present the following as proof of vaccination:
Immunization record from an RHA clinic, pharmacy or Public Health
Photo or copy of immunization record
Proof of vaccination from another jurisdiction
Beginning Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 8:00pm all keys will be deactivated and the fitness centre will only be accessible to members who have presented proof of vaccination. You may do so by emailing a photo of the your Photo Identification AND proof of full vaccination to firstname.lastname@example.org or present these documents in person during staffed hours.
All current Covid protocols will remain in place at this time (ie. wearing of masks while moving about, cleaning of equipment, etc.)
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com or call 738-3554. Check our facebook page or website to stay up to date as the situation may change frequently.
‘The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone…’and so on up the skeletal chain to the neck.
Although written as a lively dance song, ‘The Skeleton Dance’ lyrics are accurate when it comes to problems in the pelvic girdle and pelvic floor muscles. Simply put, postural changes in the foot and knee can cause positional changes in the hip. These changes are translated from the hip to the pelvis via the muscles and ligaments that stretch between the two bones, creating an imbalance in posture. As well, the obturator internus muscle which runs from the hip and meshes with the deep pelvic floor muscles can change the length and thus the biomechanical performance of the pelvic floor muscles.
Moving from the neck down, poor posture of the spine can create changes down the skeletal chain to the pelvis. Overworked (short) abdominal or back muscles or conversely weak (long) abdominal and back muscles, as well as scarring from abdominal surgeries, can also create altered positional changes in the skeleton of the pelvis and thus the pelvic floor muscles. These pelvic muscles control urinary and fecal continence and assist in holding the pelvic organs in their anatomical position. Pelvic and low back pain can also be your body’s response to changes in the pelvic girdle skeleton and muscles.
If you find yourself dealing with problems in the pelvic girdle, book an assessment with a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, such as myself, and dance ‘The Skeleton Song’.
Patricia is a physiotherapist at the Human Performance Centre. She has an interest in pelvic floor problems. You can contact her at 738-8299