Health Blog

Everything You Need to Know About Your Sprains and Strains

August 20th, 2019

We’ve all been there – walking down the street, not paying attention when suddenly your ankle slips off the curb. There’s immediate pain, but it’s difficult to determine if it’s an injury that will go away on its own with a little RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) treatment, or if a visit to the doctor

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Say NO to Opioids and YES to Physiotherapy!

August 10th, 2019

We’re all aware of the opioid crisis plaguing the nation. It’s scary – it’s as if every time we turn on the news, we hear another story about the epidemic. In 2016 alone, opioid overdose claimed the lives of 116 people each day. Approximately 11.5 million people in the United States misused the painkilling drugs

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Pre-hab: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

July 20th, 2019

Are you in need of surgery in the near future? Do you have a physically demanding job or sport that puts you at risk of injury? Are your muscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If you identify with any of these scenarios, you should consider preventative rehabilitation,

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3 Indicators That Your Sciatica May Require Physiotherapy Intervention

July 10th, 2019

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body. While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physiotherapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms. So, how do you

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Discover How You Can Become Healthier, Stronger, and More Active With Physiotherapy

June 20th, 2019

A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. The very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains may leave you feeling uncomfortable. However, there is fortunately a simpler solution to gaining the active

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The 5 Simple Steps to Relieving Pain and Increasing Energy

June 10th, 2019

Pain can be extremely limiting, as it can hold you back from many of the physical activities you’d like to do. However, there are luckily some quick and effective ways to relieve your pain and increase your energy, so you can get back to doing the physical activities you love. By incorporating physiotherapy into your

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Find Better Balance By Strengthening Your Core

May 20th, 2019

Core strength training is a powerful and effective part of physiotherapy. Your core is comprised of a set of muscles that anchor your center of gravity. This allows you to maintain your constant balance, whether you are moving or standing still. By strengthening your core with physiotherapy treatments, you can improve your balance and correct

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The Top 5 Benefits of Physiotherapy Treatments for Back and Neck Pain

May 10th, 2019

Back and neck pain can have several underlying causes. For example, any changes in the spine’s anatomy can lead to back pain, such as lumbar degenerative disc disease, lumbar disc herniation, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or osteoarthritis. Lumbar degenerative disc disease occurs when the spinal discs experience “wear and tear,” typically due to aging. When the

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Posture Perfect: How to Correct Your Back Pain

April 20th, 2019

If you suffer from back pain, you’re in good company. In fact, the most commonly reported area of pain is the back. According to one longitudinal study, 3% of all emergency room visits between the years of 2004-2008 were due to back pain or injury. An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many

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Physiotherapy: A Natural and Easy Solution for Shoulder Pain

April 10th, 2019

Your shoulders are a complex part of your body – they are your most flexible and movable joints, consisting of multiple bones, muscles, and tendons. They provide you with a great amount of mobility, allowing you to perform many of your daily tasks, in addition to several exercise regimens. However, this also means that there

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