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What to Look for in a Physiotherapist

Published: January 23rd, 2019
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Alberta Physiotherapy states: “Physiotherapists get you moving and keep you moving. Physiotherapists are highly-educated experts in physical function, movement and mobility. They have advanced knowledge of how the human body moves and what stops it moving. Physiotherapists use specialized hands-on treatment to restore, maintain and maximize optimal function and quality of life. Physiotherapists: Assess, diagnose and treat physical symptoms and limited movement caused by injury, aging, disability or health condition. Help clients understand what’s causing their…

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Why Do People Live With Treatable Pain?

Published: December 20th, 2018
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Why do people live with treatable pain?  The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage”. Every person will experience pain in some form throughout their lives. It can be dull, sharp, last for minutes or last for years.  No matter if it is from an injury, disease or part of a condition, it can impact your life. Ongoing pain…

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Why Do I Still Have Whiplash Pain After All These Months?

Published: November 21st, 2018
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Chronic whiplash…is this pain treatable? Why do you still have pain in your neck many months after a motor vehicle accident?   Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the neck that involves a rapid backward and forward movement with a great force, such as a car accident. Whiplash is the most common non-fatal injury associated with a motor vehicle accident. The medical injury name involving this force to your neck is…

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Top 12 Tips To Getting A Better Massage

Published: October 29th, 2018
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Timing Is Everything Please show up on time for your appointment. Your time is specifically reserved for you and you alone. If you arrive 5 minutes late, your Therapist will be ending your appointment on time to accommodate other appointments in their schedule. When you arrive on time for your appointment, you will feel more relaxed and feel less stress and tension. If you are a new client, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill…

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The Role of Diagnostic Imaging in Physiotherapy

Published: September 10th, 2018
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When we injure ourselves, the first thing we often wonder is “do I need an x-ray?” Sprained ankle, kinked neck, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injury – what types of injuries warrant further investigation? Is it necessary to see a Physician if imaging (ultrasound, x-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc.) is required? The role of diagnostic imaging in rehabilitation is somewhat controversial, with most Clinicians having to balance the benefits of the imaging with the risks. Yes,…

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Appropriate Weight Lifting For Health Not Injury

Published: July 19th, 2018
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This time of year many of us are getting more active. Some of us are hitting the gym a little harder now that the summer months are upon us. While lifting weights is an excellent mode of exercise for building and maintaining muscle strength and bone health, it’s important to consider the potential for injury if one is not weight training properly or adequately. In this article, we will talk about some common “risky” exercises…

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Let’s Talk About Leakage

Published: June 25th, 2018
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Do you ever pee a little when you cough? Do you avoid jumping because you know it will cause you to leak? How about rushing to the toilet as soon as you get home and still not making it in time? If any of these descriptors apply to you, know that you are not alone! Incontinence. It’s a word we hear a lot about, but what does it really mean? It is estimated that 3.3…

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Massage for The Stress Response

Published: May 16th, 2018
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Human Beings are amazing creatures. Today, observing the Pandas in their enclosure at our local zoo, two watchers, a man and a woman gladly gazed as mama panda was reclining against a large rock. As she calmly crunched down on her favorite bamboo chew, I noticed the two humans starting to stir. Why? Because they were situated near a waste basket: Hornets were examining the inventory and began to protect their booty. The woman, fanning…

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My Shoulder Hurts – Will a Google Search Help?

Published: April 20th, 2018
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Thanks to the internet, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. Whatever your question, you can find an answer. The most asked questions on Google are: what is my IP?, what time is it? and how do I register to vote? These are simple questions with simple answers. But what if your question is more complex than this? Should you still do a Google search for a solution for the pain that…

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