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Treating Erectile Dysfunction with Physiotherapy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Pelvic health

  Though it may be both frustrating and embarrassing, suffering from erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men from a wide range of age groups. In a recent study of about 4,000 Canadian men between the ages of 40 and 88, almost half had issues of erectile dysfunction. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney …

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Return To the Gym After Injury with Physiotherapy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Miscellaneous

  Sustaining an injury that limits your physical activity can be really tough, both mentally and physically. You may be itching to return to your regular, healthy routine—which includes the gym or other forms of sport and exercise. But how do you decide on the right comeback? If you return too soon, you risk re-injury and increase your chances of …

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Under Control: Urinary Incontinence in Women

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Miscellaneous

  It can come from a cough, a bout of laughter or a run across the field playing your favourite sport. Whether mild or severe, the involuntary loss of urine can have an enormous impact on your work life, social life, and mental wellbeing. While urinary incontinence (UI) is common, especially in women (one in three women between age 41 …

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International Women’s Day: Making Room at the Top

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Company News

  “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” — Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook On International Women’s Day, we take the time to reflect and ask “how close are we to realizing Sheryl Sandberg’s vision?” Let’s look at the stats: Of the 526 Named Executive Officers (‘NEOs’ – think c-suite executives) at Canada’s 100 largest …

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Diastasis Recti: Split Abs After Pregnancy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Back pain, Pregnancy

  You may be among the many new Moms that experience back pain (low back pain, mid back pain, and upper back pain), incontinence (leaking urine unintentionally when sneezing, running, or jumping), bulging stomach (sometimes called a “pooch”), as well as pelvic instability which can lead to pelvic girdle pain. If you’re experiencing back pain after giving birth, or you …

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Physiotherapist Spotlight: Willem McIsaac

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  We love spotlighting our fantastic team members. Today we’re getting to know Willem, a physiotherapist and Clinic Team Manager at Melrose Physiotherapy in Toronto, Ontario. Willem brings his passion and energy to everything he does, even his spotlight answers! We’re sure you’ll feel his excitement and really get a feel for what it’s like to be a practicing physiotherapist …

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Is This Normal? I Ache After Exercise

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is This Normal?, Limb pain

  Whether you have started a new workout plan, changed up your workout routine, or maybe tried working out on some new equipment, the result is the same; pain. New exercises or a change in routine can leave your muscles stiff, sore and full of aches—even days after you have trained. It’s enough to leave you wondering, “Is it normal to be in pain …

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It’s not gout, what is it?

Amanda Nitchos Foot pain

  Although many of us try to ignore aches and pains, having these sensations in your big toe can be concerning when they interfere with your ability to do basic activities like walk or take the stairs. You’ve heard of gout before, and your big toe hurts, so is that what’s causing your pain? Did you know that there are …

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Registered Massage Therapist Spotlight: Melina Lake

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

Today we’re focusing on another team member from Highgate Health. Melina Lake brings such energy and excitement to her answers that we’re sure you’ll love getting to know her and what it’s like to be a practicing registered massage therapist in beautiful Burnaby B.C. too! Name: Melina Lake Education: RMT 3000 hour Diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Bachelor …

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