Your Bad Habit: Sitting

Kaitlynn Bonin Health, Pain, Pain Relief, Standard

There is one more thing to add to the list of things that can kill you: sitting. As you’re reading this, you’re probably sitting. Ironic, isn’t it? But you may be surprised to learn that research has shown that a sedentary lifestyle, or sitting too long every day consistently, can not only increase blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight, …

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8 Foods to Control Soreness and Joint Pain

Kaitlynn Bonin Arthritis, Health, Pain

Chronic inflammation has been linked to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and Alzheimer’s. It can worsen autoimmune diseases, arthritis, food allergies, and more. The good news is, we can do a lot to manage pain and disease through what we eat. You may not be happy to hear it, but wheat and sugar are big contributors to inflammation and joint …

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Walking Every Day Can Improve Your Overall Health

Kaitlynn Bonin Standard

Walking every day is a simple, free and convenient way to get fit and live a healthier lifestyle. All ages and fitness levels can reap the rewards of walking, which include: Lose weight and maintain a healthy weight Strengthen your heart and lungs Strengthen bones and muscles Reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even breast cancer Prevent or manage conditions …

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Naturopathic Doctor Spotlight: Chelsea Grant, ND

Erin Montgomery Spotlight

March is Nutrition Month, and we wanted to recognize a few of the Naturopathic Doctors we have on staff here at pt Health. First up we are chatting with Chelsea Grant, Naturopathic Doctor at our Cornwall Physiotherapy – pt Health clinic in Cornwall, Ontario. Dr. Chelsea Grant, ND has been serving the Cornwall area as a Naturopathic Doctor since 2012. Having grown up …

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Chiropractor Spotlight: Dr Vincent Ng

Erin Montgomery Spotlight

It’s no secret that we love our team members here at pt Health. Clinic culture is a huge thing for us, which is why we love turning the spotlight on our fantastic clinicians. Today we’re talking to Dr. Vincent Ng, a new chiropractor at the Broadway Wellness and Physiotherapy – pt Health clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Vincent Ng’s aim is …

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Cold vs. Heat Therapy: Which One is Better?

Kaitlynn Bonin Ankle pain, Back pain, Foot pain, Health, Knee pain, Limb pain, Neck pain, Pain Relief, Shoulder pain, Wrist pain

Cold and heat therapy are often used as a treatment for sprains, strains, pain and other injuries. But how do you know when to use which? And is one better than the other? The answer is that it depends. However, as a general rule of thumb: Ice is good for reducing swelling and inflammation Heat is good for relaxing and …

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Can High Heels Be The Reason For My Back Pain?

Kaitlynn Bonin Back pain

We all know that a good pair of heels can elevate any outfit, but do they come at a cost? While published research is unclear on whether wearing high heels directly leads to back pain, it is clear that wearing them alters your body’s biomechanics. Your feet impact how your entire body moves and functions, and your shoes affect that …

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Meet Our Psychologist: Vanessa McColl

Erin Montgomery Ask a Clinician, Company News, Quote

As we continue through the month of February we will be featuring a different pt Health psychologist as we honor Psychology Month. This week we chatted with Vanessa McColl a psychologist who works at pt Health and Wellness Centre Gladstone Halifax.  Vanessa has been part of the pt Health team for over 7 years in the Halifax Regional Municipality. She completed her …

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Meet Our Psychologist: Karen Smith

Erin Montgomery Ask a Clinician, Company News, Quote

February is Psychology month, and we wanted to recognize a few of the psychologists we have here on staff here at pt Health. First up we are chatting with Karen Smith, Psychologist at our Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services – pt Health clinic in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. “I have been a practicing clinical psychologist for over 14 years. I graduated from …

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