mustacheNovember is the month that men are encouraged to become more engaged in their own health. To help promote awareness for men’s health issues, men are encouraged to grow a moustache throughout the month of November. This awareness campaign is called Movember. All of the men at The Orthopaedic Therapy Clinic Inc. are growing moustaches to support the campaign.

Men are not normally open to discussing health issues with friends and family or even at preventative measures such as having a yearly physical with their family doctor. This month long campaign tries to educate that men’s health issues such as testicular and prostate cancer are quite treatable when detected early.

By being aware of specific male health issues like prostate cancer, your own family health history and by having a yearly physical, men can help to improve their health and quality of life. So, encourage your male friends and family to take action this November. Educate yourself! Have a physical! Grow a moustache!

For more information on Movember and men’s health issues, visit movember.com

— Mark Duggan, Registered Physiotherapist, mduggan@orthophysio.com