3 Long-Term Benefits of Physiotherapy

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What usually gets you through an unpleasant task? Is it the thought that your present action will benefit you in some way several weeks from now? If you are like most people, probably not! The majority of individuals want results now and don’t think much about the long-term results of things. Is this true of you? It’s so much easier … Read More

Can Physiotherapy Prevent Osteoporosis?

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Invisible illnesses are tricky. Although we can’t see them, they exist and can wreak havoc on a person’s body. Such is the case with osteoporosis, a condition that renders one’s bones weak and brittle. This condition has no symptoms but can be dangerous as it puts a person at risk of breaking bones, especially those located in the wrist, hip, … Read More

Which Workout Is Best For Your Personality Type?

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When it comes to workouts, one size most certainly does not fit all. Some people do better with fitness classes, many prefer to run or walk outside, and others want to stay indoors and perform self-directed exercise. What type of workout do you prefer? This may sound strange, but someone’s personality factors into what type of workout he or she … Read More

Start Exercising and Stop Losing Your Keys!

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When was the last time you lost your keys (or your phone or some other essential item)? This probably happened to you recently, maybe even mere hours ago! There are few things more frustrating and time consuming than short-term memory loss such as this. We all experience this to an extent, especially as we age. However, we shouldn’t use aging … Read More

3 Ways to Get Fit in Time for Spring

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Springtime is just around the corner. Can you believe it? Soon we will trade in dry, cold weather for sunshine, warm winds and blue skies. If you’re like the rest of us, you’ve spent this winter in hibernation, avoiding exercise. It seems like excuses for avoiding physical activity are plentiful during the winter season. Are you ready to ditch the … Read More

Is Rest the Best Medicine for Your Back Pain?

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Does your back pain cause other body parts to scream? Have you ever experienced pain that travels from your back into your thighs and knees? Or, is it common for your back pain to travel north, leaving you with an aching neck and pounding headache? When back pain strikes, our bodies can experience numbing pain in numerous locations. Still, there … Read More

Finding the Right Fitness Shoes for You

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A familiar adage says, “No pain, no game.” While this saying may have rallied the wrestling team and coaxed a soccer player to side line a minor injury so her team could win nationals, nobody wants to be in pain while partaking in their favourite exercise or recreational activity. To eliminate the risk of pain, several recreational enthusiasts see physiotherapists … Read More

Escaping the Vicious Cycle of Pain

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Fear has been called debilitating, but can fear truly lead to chronic pain and disability? In some cases the answer may be yes. What Does Fear have to do with Pain? A blog post written by physiotherapist Tim Wideman asks, “…why [do] some of my patients with seemingly similar musculoskeletal injuries recover and why [do] others develop chronic pain and … Read More

Are Muscle Cramps Crippling Your Active Lifestyle?

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Picture this: your fast paced run comes to a quick halt when your left calf muscle twists and shoots pain throughout your leg. Or, you’re sprinting for home plate when the muscle in your groin begins stabbing you like a sword. For most athletes, picturing these scenarios requires no stretch of the imagination. Muscle cramps are common problems for athletes. … Read More