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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: Northern or 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

Northern 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, 2021 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.

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, 2021 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 plus.

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!

Register for your Program

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Step 2: Paying for your Program

You can pay for your program in 1 of 2 ways...

A. First Way : Payment via Electronic Funds Transfer 

Four Equal Installments

You can pay in four equal installments via electronic funds transfer. In this case, you will be sent a payment schedule in advance so you know when each installment is due. 

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 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, 2021 and you agreed to go ahead with the program. The start date was set for January 15th, 2021. 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. 

How it Works in Case You are Not Familiar with the Process

If you are a TD Canada Trust account holder, you can send your payment using Interac e-Transfer after you have logged into EasyWeb, or by using Interac e-Transfer from an equivalent system with another participating financial institution in Canada. All you need to do at your end is follow these three steps.

Step 1 : Access Send Money

  1. Once inside EasyWeb or an equivalent online banking system, from the left-hand menu, select Interac e-Transfer.
  2. Check within the Interac e-Transfer menu to ensure the Send Money option is selected. 

Step 2 : Enter Transaction Information

  1. From the Account dropdown menu, select the account from which you wish to send money.
  2. In the Amount field, enter the amount of money you wish to send.
  3. From the Recipient dropdown menu, select the person to whom you wish to send money. 
  4. If the recipient's name is not on your list, add it by selecting Add New.
  5. Next, enter the recipient's name and valid email address. Jim from Orthocellular will send you the correct name and email address to use by regular mail as part of the initial orientation process. 
  6. It is crucial to ensure the name and email address displayed match the intended recipient exactly as Autodeposit transactions cannot be cancelled. Jim has enabled Autodeposit for Interac e-Transfer at his end, so there is no need for a security question and answer, as the funds will automatically be deposited into his business account.
  7. To make any changes select Update, to the right of the menu.
  8. You may also choose to enter a short message.
  9. Now, click the Next button, and skip to Review and Finish Transaction. 

Step 3 : Review and Finish Transaction

  1. You must review all information, to ensure that it is accurate and that it matches the intended recipient.
  2. If you need to change anything, simply click the Back button.
  3. If everything is satisfactory, click the Send Money button. You will see the confirmation number for the transaction. The recipient will be notified by email alerting them to the fact that you have sent them money using Interac e-Transfer.

B. Second Way : Payment by Cheque

Four Equal Installments

You can pay in four equal installments with the first cheque being due one week prior to the start of the program. In this case, you will be sent a payment schedule in advance so you know when each installment is due. Make your cheques payable to Orthocellular Nutrition and Exercise Inc. 

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 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, 2021 and you agreed to go ahead with the program. The start date was set for January 15th, 2021. 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 before we get started.

The Second, Third, and Fourth Installments

Following along with the above example, the second, third, and fourth installments would then be due on February 8th, March 8th, and April 8th, respectively, or one month apart.


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