First steps to help tame your sciatica

pt Health Physiotherapy

It’s 8:00 am. You roll over in bed hoping today will be different. Maybe today the agony will subside and you will be free of the experience of pain. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and getting out of bed presents the same challenges. Though it may not seem like it, sciatica is something you can recover from. Read on to explore …

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Dizziness can be stubborn – what you need to know

pt Health Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness is common, and can affect 20-30% of people in their lifetime. Vestibular problems are often the cause. Whether you’re experiencing dizziness for the first time or have reoccurring symptoms – we can help. What is vestibular rehabilitation? The vestibular system includes the organs that we have in the inner ear to sense head movement and position, plus the parts …

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The value of empathy in everyday life

pt Health Occupational Therapy

Have you ever felt disconnected from others? Had trouble looking at something from someone else’s point of view? Or do you find yourself in conflict with friends, family, or coworkers at times? You are not alone! Practicing empathy may be helpful – read on to learn why and how to practice empathy with yourself and others. Research shows practicing empathy …

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4 surprising ways occupational therapy can help

pt Health Occupational Therapy

What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapists (OTs) work with people of all ages to overcome challenges that impact their ability to do the things that they want to do, need to do, or are expected to do in their daily lives. The main goal that OTs focus on is to help people regain independence and return to doing all …

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6 concussion myths debunked

pt Health Concussions, Physiotherapy

Have you or someone close to you experienced a concussion recently? Don’t know what concussion information to believe? You are not the only one! Doing your own research can be hard, so here are 6 concussion myths we have debunked for you. Myth #1: You need to lose consciousness to have a concussion Loss of consciousness only happens around 10% …

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5 common summer sport injuries you should know about

pt Health Physiotherapy

Summer is upon us, which for most means spending more time outside under the sun. As much as we love outdoor activities, they pose some risk of injury due to factors like footwear, body mechanics, and the outdoor environment itself. The good news is that appropriate early care of injuries can optimize the recovery process and get you back to …

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7 water-based exercises to help you stay active this summer

pt Health Exercises, Physiotherapy

Summer is in full swing! Whether you are in the pool or at a nearby lake, water-based exercises are a great way to build strength, get your body moving, and stay active while keeping cool. They’re also great for all fitness levels! Remember to have fun and stay safe while in the water! Ensure that you familiarize yourself with the …

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What to expect during a pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment

pt Health Pelvic health, Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy which addresses a range of conditions related to the pelvic floor, such as: Post partum recovery Pregnancy related pain Pre-partum education and  preparation Pelvic organ prolapse management Incontinence or bladder leakage Sexual dysfunction or painful intercourse Lingering back and hip pain Pain related to the joints of your pelvis Erectile pain …

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Improving the ergonomics of your at-home workstation

pt Health Back pain, Ergonomics, Neck pain

For some workplaces, hybrid and remote work are here to stay. Although an at-home workstation can feel alright for the short-term, it could potentially have long-term consequences on your musculoskeletal health if ergonomics is not considered. The lack of an appropriately setup ergonomic workstation may lead to experiencing low back pain or tightness in the neck and shoulders due to …

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