What is Whiplash, and When Should It Be Treated?

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Injuries caused by whiplash can create long-term suffering for those affected by them. There are at least 3 million new cases of whiplash each year, and more than half of those with whiplash ultimately experience chronic symptoms. “Whiplash–a soft tissue injury to the neck–is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur … Read More

How Physiotherapy Can Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes

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Did you know that 11 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that a Canadian is diagnosed with one of these conditions every 3 minutes? This is impacting the economy severely. “By 2026, an estimated 14 million Canadians will be living with diabetes at a cost of $5 billion to the public health care system,” stated Diabetes Canada.   How Diabetes … Read More

3 Common Myths About the Pelvic Floor

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Pelvic floor health doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. It’s important that the pelvic floor, which consists of a group of muscles that lie at the floor of the pelvic area, is properly toned — not too weak or too strong. When the pelvic floor muscles are imbalanced, pelvic floor dysfunction can result and drastically decrease the quality of … Read More

When to Seek Medical Help for Back Pain

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Back pain is an extremely common condition. In fact, eighty percent of people will experience back pain in their lifetime, and 70 percent of adults take anti-inflammatory medications to treat the symptoms of back pain. Read on to discover more back pain statistics, as well as to learn when to seek medical help for back pain and what to do … Read More

3 Ways Chronic Pain Reduces Your Productivity at Work (and What to Do About It)

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In Canada, chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for more than 90 days, is a common condition. “Among people living in private households, 16% of those aged 18 to 64 and 27% of seniors reported chronic pain. The prevalence rose to 38% for seniors living in long-term health care institutions,” per Statistics Canada.  Those who experience chronic pain often … Read More

Why Diabetics Should Work with a Physiotherapist

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The diabetic population has risen drastically over the past few years. In October of 2018, the World Health Organization wrote, “The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence of diabetes* among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014.”  … Read More

Need Relief from Frozen Shoulder? Physiotherapy Can Help

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Ever heard of frozen shoulder? “Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint,” stated the Mayo Clinic. Frozen shoulder can be debilitating and even cause disability. The Mayo Clinic also said frozen shoulder begins gradually and gets worse with time. The good news about frozen shoulder is that it … Read More

Want to Get Healthier? Give Nordic Walking a Try

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Over 145 million adults include walking in their exercise regime, and at least 60 percent of people walk for fun, to get from place to place, or to relax. Walking is one of the very best exercises you can participate in to improve your health. It’s low-impact and free of cost, and you can control the speed and intensity of … Read More

What to Do When Your Muscles Won’t Stop Aching

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Everyone experiences occasional muscle aches. However, when muscle soreness is more the rule than the exception, it can interfere with daily life and cause sufferers to turn to long-term use of anti-inflammatory medications. It’s important to understand that there are drug-free treatment option for muscle soreness. Common Causes of Muscle Aches People experience muscles aches for different reasons. A few … Read More

Does Rest Help to Heal an Aching Back?

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When someone is in pain, their first instinct is usually to sit or lie down and rest. This is often the best move. Pain can indeed be an indicator that it’s time to get off our feet and indulge in some down time. However, this isn’t always the case. For example, for those suffering from back pain, too much rest … Read More