How Physiotherapists Treat Whiplash

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“How do you get whiplash?” Different people have very different answers to this question. Some people believe whiplash is something everyone who has been in a car accident develops. Some think whiplash isn’t treatable. Others think men are more susceptible to this condition than women. These are all myths. A few other myths about whiplash include… “Rest is the best cure … Read More

The “Don’ts” of Stretching for Winter Sports

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Like it or not, winter is here for several more weeks. One way that outdoorsy people make the best of this season is by participating in winter sports like skiing, hockey, ice skating, and snowboarding. These adrenaline-triggering sports can liven up January and February like no other activities. They can also cause injuries if a sportsman/sportswoman doesn’t stretch correctly. The … Read More

Physiotherapy Helped a Canadian Woman Avoid Shoulder Surgery

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There are few things more dreadful than having surgery. Not only is it nerve-wracking; it can also be difficult to recover from. Given the choice to have surgery or resolve a health issue via other means, most people would choose the latter. Can Physiotherapy Prevent Surgery? There is a plethora of “remedies” that promise to quell pain, heal illnesses, and … Read More

5 Simple Ways to Prevent Falls This Winter

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Slipping and falling is so much more than embarrassing; it is also a health hazard. In fact, about 2.8 million people over the age of 65 are treated in an emergency department each year due to a fall. Also, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling… Can be serious. About one in every five falls results in a … Read More

3 Easy Ways to Prevent Workplace Injuries

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Many injuries happen in the workplace. For example, an activity as benign as sitting at a desk makes one susceptible to muscle strains and sprains. Also, frequent lifting, squatting, stooping, and other tasks sometimes required of office workers pose risk of injury. It’s relatively easy to get injured while working in an office environment. Thankfully, it is equally easy to … 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

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

Are You Believing These 3 Myths About Falling?

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Falling is a common fear that people develop, particularly as they age. Since 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 65 falls each year, this fear is not unfounded. Is falling a concern of yours? If so, you may be believing myths about falling. However, if you have no healthy fear of falls and accidents, you also may … Read More

You Can Prevent Running-Related Injuries

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Do you dream of becoming a runner? Lots of people do. Who knows how many times “run a 5K” has made it onto a list of New Year’s resolutions or life goals. If you want to become a runner, what is holding you back? Are you not sure how to start? Do you doubt your ability to achieve your fitness … Read More