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

Strengthen Your Immune System with Physiotherapy

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The immune system is truly amazing. It is critical to our overall health and wellbeing. When functioning properly, it defends against microorganisms that cause disease. “But sometimes (the immune system) fails,” stated Harvard Health. “A germ invades successfully and makes you sick.” Getting sick from time to time is normal and not necessarily indicative of a weak immune system. However, … Read More

2 Reasons Swimming May Be the Perfect Exercise for You

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Swimming is considered by some to be the perfect exercise. There are good things about every form of exercise, but swimming’s list of benefits is most impressive. The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise Aerobic exercise, of which swimming is one form, is amazing for the human body. “Aerobic exercise is considered by most experts to be the single most important component … Read More

How to Listen to Your Body During Physical Activity

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Exercise-related injuries happen for a wide variety of reasons. One of the primary causes of injury is not listening to your body during physical activity. Many people don’t listen to their bodies because they believe a damaging myth about exercise. Read on to find out if you are believing this injury-promoting myth. Is “No Pain, No Gain” True? One of … Read More

Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy Clinics PT Dispels Myths About Physiotherapy

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“When it comes comes to physiotherapy, if there is no pain, there is no gain.” “Physiotherapy must be painful to be effective.” “There are too many exercises to memorize for a physiotherapy program. I just don’t have the time.” Have you ever had these thoughts about physiotherapy? If so, somewhere along the way you were misinformed about this exercise-based therapy … Read More

Why Physiotherapy Improves Body Image

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Did you know that exercise, which is a vital aspect of a physiotherapy program, improves body image? Medical News Today reported on a study that proved just one exercise session increases body image, which can be defined as how someone feels about his or her body at any given moment. MNT stated, “New research suggests that a single, (30-minute) bout … Read More

3 Physiotherapy Home Exercise Program Hacks

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Can a physiotherapy home exercise program (HEP) be fun for a patient? It all depends on how an individual views and approaches it. Patients often recover or make progress only to the degree that they participate in their physiotherapy home exercise programs. This makes perfect sense when you consider what an HEP is and accomplishes. What is a Physiotherapy Home … Read More

5 Things Everyone with Osteoarthritis Should Know

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that the general public has a fairly high level of awareness of. Many people understand that OA is a painful health issue that stems from inflammation. However, it is only those who experience osteoarthritis for themselves who understand how life altering it can be. Sustaining a condition that causes pain can be physically and emotionally … Read More