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Is This Serious? Why Do My Feet Ache?

Amanda Garvin Foot pain, Is this serious?

  From going for a jog to walking up the stairs to playing with the kids, our feet are an essential part of our daily routine. That’s why foot pain can be so disruptive and debilitating. You may be wondering, is it normal for my feet to ache like this all the time? This article will focus on one of …

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Woman lying facebown on a massage table receiving a dry cupping treatment

What is Cupping Therapy?

Amanda Garvin Modalities

If you watched the Rio 2016 Olympics, you may have noticed some of the athletes – including Michael Phelps – sporting some interesting bruising patterns. This circular red/purple mark is the result of a technique called cupping. Today we’ll discuss what cupping is, where it originated, and how it works. What is Cupping? Cupping is a technique that involves applying …

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Stroke rehab case study

Webinar: Stroke Rehab Case Study

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Events

  Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm EST Duration: 1-hour Stroke is the third leading cause of death and adult disability. In Canada alone, there are 50,000 new strokes every year and 2/3 of those strokes happen in patients that are 65 and older. In fact, after the age of 55 your risk of having a stroke doubles every ten years. …

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Kayla McDougall PT at Cornwall Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist Spotlight: Kayla McDougall

Heather Bridge Spotlight

  Clinician spotlights are some of our favourite posts and with so many wonderful, enthusiastic, and passionate people working at our clinics across the country, how could we not love turning the spotlight on them? For us, spotlights are a great chance to introduce these great team members and give them a platform to share what they love about their careers. Today, we’re turning …

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Knee Osteoarthritis: What to Expect at Your OdrA™ Consultation

Heather Bridge Knee pain, Pain Relief

  Welcome to the third installment of our three part knee osteoarthritis (OA) blog series. In this post, we’ll tell you what to expect at your OdrA™ knee brace consult. So you’ve booked your free OdrA™ consult and are now wondering what happens next. Here we’ll go over the process and what you can expect at your appointment. If you …

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A man and a woman dressed in golf attire. The woman is wearing an OdrA Knee brace.

Knee Osteoarthritis: Non-Surgical Treatments That Work

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain, Pain Relief

  Welcome to the second part of our three-part blog series on Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). This series will tell you everything you need to know about the condition; the symptoms, stages, treatments, and bracing options available to you. You can read part of the series here. Today we’ll discuss non-surgical treatments for OA that can help ease the pain, reduce …

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A close up of a man holding his knee in pain.

Knee Osteoarthritis: My Knees Hurt Do I Have OA?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain

  Welcome to part one of our three-part blog series on Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). This series will tell you everything you need to know about the condition; the symptoms, stages, treatments, and bracing options available to you. In part one we will discuss OA is, it’s risk factors, symptoms and stages of progression. What is Knee Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is …

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Photograph of Travis Steele, registered massage therapist at Thorold Physiotherapy.

Registered Massage Therapist Spotlight: Travis Steele

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  At pt Health, we love introducing our great team members and giving them a platform to share what they love about their careers. With so many fascinating, ambitious, and dedicated people at pt health it can be hard to choose who to spotlight next! But today we’re turning our spotlight on Travis, a registered massage therapist and Clinic Team Manager at Thorold …

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A physician measures the height of a young girl.

When to Worry About Growing Pains: Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain, Pain

  As a parent, it can be worrisome when your child comes to you complaining of pain. Many aches and pains can be explained away as growing pains, but if your child has pain and swelling in the knees and also has a lump or bump on their knee that is tender to the touch, they could have Osgood-Schlatter disease. …

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