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What do all those LETTERS mean?

Published: May 9th, 2017
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When you look at your Physiotherapist’s business card, do you ever wonder what do all those initials mean? May is National Physiotherapy month, and what better time to clarify what all the letters behind our names mean. Seeing the collection of letters may cause you to feel many things: intimidated, that you are good hands or maybe you are just plain confused and have no idea what they mean. Like many professions, we like to…

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See a Physiotherapist for a movement screen – even when you don’t have an injury.

Published: April 11th, 2017
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Establish a baseline so you can play to your strengths and work on your weaknesses. What if I told you that your Physiotherapist or Massage Therapist is actually an excellent resource to do check-ups on your body, even if you’re injury free? That way we can check out even those minor aches and pains to help prevent them from getting worse. We all know that we go to the dentist to prevent cavities and we…

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Why is Massage so beneficial?

Published: March 17th, 2017
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There are so many benefits to Massage. If we view Massage as a treatment rather than an indulgence, would we value it more and therefore, view it in a different light? I know… we all have a visual of a Massage room. Some see it as a relaxing place. Others, a table in a closed space with a strong Therapist waiting to treat us. These visuals are somewhat true, but even so, there are tremendous…

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What is your office chair telling you about workplace ergonomics?

Published: February 13th, 2017
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Your office chair is fundamental to your workplace. It is a piece of equipment that gets a lot of attention when we talk about ergonomics. So what is ergonomics? The principle of ergonomics has been around for a long time. In the effort to decrease physical and emotional stress humans have done tasks in different ways. To make work easier and more efficient, shovels were made lighter, cockpit controls were made more logical and machines…

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There is no magical cure when it comes to Physiotherapy – here’s why!

Published: January 25th, 2017
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  Are you a great Patient? As Physiotherapists, we want to take amazing care of you, have you feel better and have you move without pain. Physiotherapy treatment should be collaborative, educating, motivating and empowering. Sometimes the greatest barrier to treatment is in fact, you, the patient. Yes, at times treatment can be frustrating, as change can be slow and it can be a little painful because you may have neglected moving into certain positions…

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When Pain Lingers, What Should I Do?

Published: December 1st, 2016
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Pain. We all experience it. Sometimes, it’s an immediate response to an event such as the case with immediate tissue injury,  trauma or emotional experience. Other times, it’s a shifting, changing, gradual sensation that changes over time in intensity and area. Sometimes pain goes away after a month or two, never to be heard from again as we return to our previous levels of functioning.

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K-Taping. What is it? and What’s All The Hype?

Published: November 4th, 2016
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Recently many Olympic athletes have been seen sporting brightly colored tape on different muscles and body parts. It has become increasingly popular over the last few years. So what exactly is all the hype and what is the purpose of it? This type of taping is called the Kinesio Taping Method.

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The Lower Back Pain Remedy

Published: September 14th, 2016
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Lower Back Pain – The Real Deal, from Someone Who Knows! So here’s a story almost everyone has heard: “I was bending over putting on my socks when all of a sudden my back seized up on me!” Or “I was bending over to get something off the floor when I had to cough. I had this sharp pain and I couldn’t stand up straight for a week!” Lower back pain affects 75% of the…

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