What is Whiplash, and When Should It Be Treated?

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Injuries caused by whiplash can create long-term suffering for those affected by them. There are at least 3 million new cases of whiplash each year, and more than half of those with whiplash ultimately experience chronic symptoms. “Whiplash–a soft tissue injury to the neck–is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur … Read More

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 Common Myths About the Pelvic Floor

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Pelvic floor health doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. It’s important that the pelvic floor, which consists of a group of muscles that lie at the floor of the pelvic area, is properly toned — not too weak or too strong. When the pelvic floor muscles are imbalanced, pelvic floor dysfunction can result and drastically decrease the quality of … 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

3 Ways Physiotherapy Benefits Pregnant Women

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Physiotherapy benefits many different types of people. Some individuals assume physiotherapy is designed primarily for patients who’ve recently had surgery, but this isn’t the case. While physiotherapy can be extremely helpful pre- and post-op, it serves a wide variety of patients, including pregnant women. 3 Benefits of Physiotherapy for Pregnant Women Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman’s body … 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

How Physiotherapy Treats Juvenile Arthritis

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a disease that causes inflammation of the tissue that lines the inside of the joints in children who are 16 or younger. Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease that researchers believe is linked to environmental triggers, certain infections, and genetics, per WebMD. There are six types of juvenile arthritis — read about them here. Symptoms … Read More