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Maintaining Healthy Joints

Our two-pillar program entitled Maintaining Healthy Joints is geared to adults aged 45 plus who are beginning to experience some minor joint issues or who want to avoid any future problems with their joint structures. Now is the right time to sign-up for our joint maintenance program.

  1. First, we take a look at some body basics that are joint related.
  2. Next, you will find a description, prerequisites, structure, and cost.
  3. At the bottom of the page, you can register for the program.

Body Basics

The Joints in your Body

A joint, or articulation, is the site where two bones meet. Joints hold bones together and allow differing degrees of movement depending on the type of joint. Immovable joints are called synarthroses as in the skull. Slightly movable joints are called amphiarthroses as in the joints between the bodies of the vertebrae. On the other hand, freely movable joints are called diarthroses as in most of the skeletal joints including the:

  • shoulders,
  • hips,
  • knees,
  • ankles,
  • toes,
  • elbows,
  • wrists, and
  • fingers.

Functions of the Joints

Freely movable joints are synovial joints. A typical synovial joint consists of articular cartilage, which forms a smooth surface within the joint. A joint capsule encloses the joint with strong fibrous connective tissue. A synovial membrane lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid into the joint cavity.

The synovial fluid lubricates the bones in the joint reducing friction and wear. Many synovial joints contain bursae or small sacs of synovial fluid located at the sites of friction, especially where muscles or tendon pass over bone.
 
Around the joint are supporting ligaments that join and stabilize the joint. They run from bone to bone, above and below the joint. Pads of cartilage called menisci, act as shock absorbers inside some joints. 

Program Description

The health of your joints depends on the use to which they are put, the structure that they are part of, and to a large part, on the internal environment. The state of our health as a whole will affect our joints.

If the body cannot remove toxic wastes from the cells, they can over time, build up in the connective tissues of the joints. When health imbalances manifest in joint symptoms, the goal is to identify and deal with the underlying causes so the body will be able to repair itself.

The following items have a direct bearing on the health of your joints and our addressed throughout the Maintaining Healthy Joints program:

Inflammation and Infection: If inflammation and infection are rampant in the GI tract, your joints, and in particular your cartilage will suffer. Refer to Appointment #1.

Nervous and Endocrine Systems: The systems in your car need a regular checkup and maintenance, so to do the systems in your body. The above need to be functioning properly for your joints to benefit. Refer to Appointment #1.

Elimination, Digestive, and Detox Systems: Cleansing the elimination system, normalizing the digestive process, as well as detoxifying and supporting a sluggish liver and gallbladder are covered in Appointment #2, as needed. 

Foods, Fluids, and your Diet: This topic is covered in the foods and fluids section of Appointment #3. There are several key nutrients that are required on a regular basis to prevent joint disease. 

Supplements and Antioxidants: This topic is covered extensively in Appointment #4. There are four groups of nutrients that are required on a daily basis to prevent joint disease and to maintain and build new cartilage.

Targeted Weight-Bearing Exercise: Assessment and evaluation, then exercise design and implementation, are all included in Session #5. Next, over the course of 16 sessions, from Session #6A to #13B, you will be trained in a weight-bearing exercise program, which you can later do on your own to maintain the strength and integrity of your joints over time.

A quotation reminding us about maintaining healthy joints with the correct foods and right exercises on a daily basis.


Program Prerequisites

The participants in the Maintaining Healthy Joints program need to come in with the following characteristics:

  • Age: Adults aged 45 plus, male or female 
  • Weight: Normal, within 10% of your set point weight
  • Fitness Level: De-conditioned or active
  • Current Residence: Southern Ontario


Program Structure

Part #1: Introduction : Check-ups : Foods, Fluids, and Fortifiers

The first part of the Maintaining Healthy Joints program consists of the following four appointments:

Appointment #1: During the opening appointment, the following topics are covered:

  • Your Joints
  • Causes of Unhealthy Joints
  • Optimum Health
  • The First 30 Days
  • Re-balancing the pH in the Body
  • Quelling the Inflammatory Fires
  • Eliminating the Infectious Agents
  • Nervous System Checkup
  • Endocrine System Checkup

Appointment #2: Here, we first deal with checkups of the elimination and digestive systems so as to normalize the GI tract. After that any liver and/or gallbladder problems are addressed. 

  • The Next 30 Days
  • Elimination System Checkup
  • Digestive System Checkup
  • Sluggish Liver and Liver Cleanse
  • Gallbladder Problems and Gallbladder Flush

Appointment #3: During this appointment, the right foods and correct fluids are covered in detail to maintain joint health over time.

  • Go Clean and Stay Lean
  • Foods to Add to Maintain Healthy Joints
  • Foods to Avoid to Prevent Damage to Joints
  • Fluids to Add to Maintain Healthy Joints
  • Fluids to Avoid to Prevent Damage to Joints

Appointment #4:  Here, fortifiers that nourish, repair, and rebuild your joints internally are introduced, as well as antioxidants that prevent further free radical damage to joint structures.

  • Rebuilding Your Joints with Nutritional Factors
  • Basic Supplements to Maintain Healthy Joints
  • Setting the Stage for Joint Repair
  • Adding the Correct Structural Materials
  • Using Antioxidants to Quench Free Radicals
  • Targeted Approach to Joint Supplementation
  • Herbal Remedies to Maintain Healthy Joints
  • Beating Osteoarthritis with a Newer Approach

Part #2: Weight-Bearing Exercises: Strength & Integrity of Joints

The second part of the Maintaining Healthy Joints program consists of the following seventeen sessions:

Session #5: Here, a functional assessment is performed so as to determine the status of your posture, movement, flexibility, balance, and core. This is followed by a series of muscular fitness tests, to evaluate one's muscular endurance and strength.

  1. Health Screening Forms
  2. Risk Appraisal Forms
  3. Fitness Testing: Assessment and Evaluation
  4. Functional Assessment: Posture, Movement, Flexibility, Balance, Core
  5. Muscular Fitness Testing: Endurance and Strength

Sessions #6A to #13B: This appointment introduces the Integrated Fitness Training Model to enhance total body strength, as well as the integrity of all joints in the kinetic chain.

During Phase 1 the focus is on re-establishing stability and mobility across the joints, as well as correcting any postural deviations and muscular imbalances. However, in Phase 2 the emphasis shifts to training the five basic movement patterns of life to enhance the strength of the muscles and connective tissue above and below the joints.

You receive a weight-bearing exercise program that you can later do at home to maintain the strength and integrity of your joints over time.

  • Rebuilding your Joints with Weight-Bearing Exercises
  • Total Body Integrated Fitness Training (IFT) Model Implementation
  • Phase 1: Functional Programming for Joint Stability and Mobility
  • Phase 2: Movement Training for the Five Basic Movement Patterns of Life

Program Cost

Option #1: North of Highway 7: Southern Ontario only

The cost of Maintaining Healthy Joints is $1,680*. This amount can be paid in four equal installments of $420. The first installment is due one week prior to the start of the program. Refer to Step 2: Paying for your Program below for the details.

*This price is in effect as of January 1st, 2017 and is subject to change without prior notification. Handouts are included, but any exercise equipment, supplements, and/or fortifiers are extra. The HST is included in the above price.

Option #2: South of Highway 7: Southern Ontario only

The cost of Maintaining Healthy Joints s $3,360*. This amount can be paid in four equal installments of $840. The first installment is due one week prior to the start of the program. Refer to Step 2: Paying for your Program below for the details.

*This price is in effect as of January 1st, 2017 and is subject to change without prior notification. Handouts are included, but any exercise equipment, supplements, and/or fortifiers are extra. The HST is included in the above price.

How do I get started?

Signing up and paying for the program is a two-step process as shown below.

Step 1: Signing-up for Maintaining Healthy Joints

To return your joints to the days of your youth, fill out the registration form below. Jim Safianuk will get back to you within two business days.

Jim is a health scientist, an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer (ACE-CPT), and an IONC registered holistic nutritionist (ROHP). He also holds an ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialty Certification and designs and develops adult joint care, weight loss, disease prevention, and longevity programs for those between the ages of 25 and 65.

The Maintaining Healthy Joints program will be run in the comforts of your own home, just as it should be. It is our firm belief that true health and real fitness needs to begin and end in the home each day!

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Step 2: Paying for your Program

The First Installment

After Jim contacts you by phone or e-mail and you have agreed on a start date and time, then you need to come back here and pay for your first installment. The first installment is due one week prior to the start of the program.

For instance, let's say your communication with Jim was on January 1st, 2017 and you agreed to go ahead with the program. The start date was set for January 15th, 2017. You would need to pay for the first installment by January 8th. In this way, we can be sure that you are fully committed to the program.

The Second, Third, and Fourth Installments

Following along with the above example, the second, third, and fourth installments would then be due on February 15th, March 15th, and April 15th, respectively, or one month apart. PayPal will send you an invoice by e-mail on each of the three dates and will include the way to pay for each installment.

Option #1: Southern Ontario only: North of Highway 7

To pay your first installment: 

1. Click the Installment Plan button below. A PayPal screen will launch.

2. You can pay the installment with PayPal, if you have an account with them.

3. If you do not have an account, you can use a credit card of your choice.

4. After your payment is successful, you are redirected to a Thank You page.

5. And, we will receive a notification from PayPal that you are all payed up.

6. Jim will then meet you on your agreed upon start day and time. 

Program Payments Option 1
Number of payments 4
Start payments At checkout
Due*Amount
At checkout$420.00 CAD
Every 1 week (x 3)$420.00 CAD
Total $1,680.00 CAD
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
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Option #2: Southern Ontario only: South of Highway 7

To pay your first installment: 

1. Click the Installment Plan button below. A PayPal screen will launch.

2. You can pay the installment with PayPal, if you have an account with them.

3. If you do not have an account, you can use a credit card of your choice.

4. After your payment is successful, you are redirected to a Thank You page.

5. And, we will receive a notification from PayPal that you are all payed up.

6. Jim will then meet you on your agreed upon start day and time.

Program Payments Option 2
Number of payments 4
Start payments At checkout
Due*Amount
At checkout$840.00 CAD
Every 1 month (x 3)$840.00 CAD
Total $3,360.00 CAD
* We calculate payments from the date of checkout.
Sign up for


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