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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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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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Is Your Headache A Pain In The Neck?

Published: February 22nd, 2018
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Most of us have experienced a bad headache once in a while. The majority of the time, the headache will resolve independently. However, a persistent headache can be mood altering, frustrating and energy draining.    Some common sources for a headache may include: concussion – from a trauma, fall or motor vehicle accident migraines consuming too much alcohol weather – barometric pressure changes tension type – from tight and shortened muscles in the neck or…

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Have You Ever Experienced Vertigo?

Published: November 2nd, 2017
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Have you ever had that feeling when you lay down or roll over in bed where the room is spinning like crazy (without having had too much to drink!) Or, do you have a lightheaded feeling when you get out of bed? Have you noticed when you’re walking in a store that looking side to side makes you feel nauseous or unwell? Most of us have experienced at least one of these symptoms. In fact,…

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Have You Ever Been Shocked?

Published: July 13th, 2017
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Shockwave Therapy has been used in Canada for more than 2 decades. It is a common treatment offered to patients who have a tendinopathy. You may know of the condition as a tendinitis. But this term is not scientifically correct because research shows that there is actually little or no inflammation present in these conditions. What you need to know about tendinopathies: A tendinopathy is a broad term that includes a painful tendon and the…

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