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 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

3 Things You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you are well aware of how limiting it can be. This condition, which is caused by the compression of the median nerve within the wrist, can cause pain and weakness in certain parts of the hand and/or wrist. Do you experience the effects of CTS? Do You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? CTS is … Read More

Is Physiotherapy an Effective Treatment for TMD?

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Do you ever hear or feel popping or clicking in your jaw joints? If so, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) may be to blame. This disorder, which can only be diagnosed by a healthcare professional, is commonly referred to as “TMJ.” The pain it causes can range from slight to severe and can diminish one’s quality of life as it limits … Read More

How High is Your Risk of Falling?

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In Canada, the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations is falls, “and between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year,” according to the Government of Canada. Falling can be scary. “And falls can cost us — not only in terms of treatment, but in terms of independence and even our lives,” stated Falling: Are You At Risk? Are you at … Read More

4 Myths That Prevent People From Trying Physiotherapy

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Have you ever wanted to try physiotherapy but didn’t follow through? If so, you are not alone. Plenty of people let fear of the unknown keep them from pursuing potentially life-changing medical treatment. Fear isn’t the only reason some people don’t give physiotherapy a try. Believing myths about physiotherapy is another reason. The frustrating thing is that you don’t know … Read More

Physiotherapy Helps You Heal from Back Surgery

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80 percent of Americans alone will experience back pain at some point in their lives, according to the infographic Key Statistics on Back Pain. This source also reported that: The number of adults who experience low back pain is rising each year. 30 percent of women and 26 percent of men deal with low back pain. Back pain affects individuals’ … Read More

3 Ways Physiotherapy Promotes Mental Health

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Physiotherapy doesn’t just benefit you physically, but also mentally and emotionally. People often seek the services of a physiotherapist for the purpose of reducing pain, preventing surgery or treating a sports injury. It’s not uncommon for these individuals to notice an increase in their mood as well as their physical symptoms. Physiotherapy Within Mental Health as a Specialty Physiotherapy can … Read More