You Can Prevent Running-Related Injuries

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Do you dream of becoming a runner? Lots of people do. Who knows how many times “run a 5K” has made it onto a list of New Year’s resolutions or life goals. If you want to become a runner, what is holding you back? Are you not sure how to start? Do you doubt your ability to achieve your fitness … Read More

How to Stop Plantar Fasciitis Before It Starts

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Have you ever felt stabbing pain on the inside of the bottom of your heel, especially upon standing up first thing in the morning? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis. The Mayo Clinic defines plantar fasciitis as “one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the … Read More

If You Want to Be Pain-free, Exercise!

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True or false: avoiding physical activity will help to reduce your pain. The correct answer is, FALSE. Avoiding physical activity doesn’t usually reduce pain; it exacerbates it. This may seem counterintuitive. Someone with back pain, for example, would probably assume that resting the back would bring the most relief. This is an understandable conclusion. However, too much rest only makes … Read More

Treating Childhood Arthritis with Physiotherapy

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If you were asked to imagine someone who suffers from arthritis, what image would come to your mind? Would you envision an older individual, somewhat hunched over in posture, perhaps holding his or her back as if in pain? If so, you’d be in good company — most people consider arthritis to be a disease of the elderly. Although it’s … Read More

Getting (and Staying) Fit Is Easier Than You Think

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If someone were to ask you to envision yourself physically fit, what would you see? Would you see yourself having chiseled legs, rock-hard abs and arms of steel? Or, would you envision yourself with a smile on your face, at a healthy weight, getting sufficient physical exercise each day? Most people would probably imagine the first scenario. It is the … Read More

Don’t Let a Backpack Cause Your Child Back Pain

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Would you agree that back-to-school time is almost always hectic? Go to any superstore a few days before school resumes and you’ll find moms and dads with shopping carts filled to the brim with school supplies, lunch ingredients, clothes, and, last but not least, backpacks. Unfortunately, because there is so much to buy in preparation for the coming school year, … Read More

Physiotherapy Can Help You Physically AND Mentally

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What benefits do you believe a person can reap from physiotherapy? Better posture? Decreased back pain? Recovery from injury? While physiotherapy can certainly help a person in these physical ways, it can also benefit someone mentally and emotionally. The Physical Benefits of Physiotherapy As mentioned above, physiotherapy is a powerful treatment for physical conditions. The Ontario Physiotherapy Association says, “Physiotherapy … Read More

Physiotherapy Promotes Recovery from a Stroke

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There are few things as life-altering as experiencing a stroke. A stroke damages a person’s brain, causing different types of disabilities and handicaps. For example, difficulty swallowing, problems with balance, difficulty modulating emotions, poor memory, confusion, having trouble controlling the bladder, paralysis, numbness in some parts of the body, and difficulty standing, walking or sitting can ALL be direct results … Read More

Posture Is More Important Than You Think

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If you created a list of things you should do to stay healthy, what would it look like? Perhaps your list might look something like this: — Take vitamins — Exercise — Eat healthy, whole foods — Sleep 6-8 hours per night — Drink 8 glasses of water per day While these activities should be priorities for people who want … Read More

Can Physiotherapy Heal Headaches?

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How often do you suffer with a headache that just won’t let up? Dull or shooting, headache pain is one of the worst, most-dreaded types of pain. No doubt you’ve taken your fair share of over-the-counter painkillers in hopes of experiencing pain relief. Or, like thousands of others, perhaps you’ve taken prescription painkillers for your headaches and STILL not gotten … Read More