3 Ways Physiotherapy Helps Parkinson’s Patients

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Did you know that Parkinson’s disease affects 1 out of every 500 Canadians? Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disease that is chronic and progressive. It causes many symptoms that make daily life harder. A few common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include… Rigidity Tremor Lack of balance Poor coordination Difficulty walking and talking Parkinson’s is caused by a loss of … Read More

6 Early Heart Attack Warning Symptoms You Need to Know

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According to the Government of Canada, heart disease caused 48,000 deaths in Canada alone in 2012. Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. About 2.4 million Canadians over the age of 20 have ischemic heart disease. 6 Early Warning Symptoms of Heart Attack  Heart attack can result from heart disease. Mayo Clinic staff wrote, “A heart … Read More

Why Physiotherapy Is So Valuable

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Physiotherapy is, in a word, valuable. Many of the patients who’ve participated in a physiotherapy program will attest to this; so will statistical research. The article The Value of Physiotherapy mentioned the findings of an evidence-based, relevant valuation of physiotherapy by two health economists. What the economists found was support for the idea that physiotherapy is an irreplaceable practice that … 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