Prevent Cardiovascular Disease with Physiotherapy

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, with 90 percent of Canadians having at least one risk factor for the disease (1). Cardiovascular disease includes conditions such as angina, stroke, and heart attack. CVD is caused when “plaque breaks away from the artery wall (and causes) a clot to form which may lodge in an artery, … Read More

Preventing Falls: A 3-Step Guide for Seniors

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20 to 30 percent of Canadian seniors fall each year, meaning falls are the number one cause of injury in older Canadians (1). Falls often lead to hospitalization and surgery. Injuries caused by falls are not only difficult for those who are personally affected; they also cause financial stress for the economy and are emotionally draining for caretakers.  More Than … Read More

Physiotherapist Explains How to Prevent Falls and Injuries at Work

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Falls are a leading cause of injury and death, particularly in seniors. When it comes to Generation X, Baby Boomers, and even Millennials, injuries often happen at work as a result of too much sitting. Have you ever worried about either of these issues and wondered how to stay injury-free? In an exclusive interview, physiotherapist Brad Ross shared his secrets … Read More

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