Keeping Your Energy Tank Full, All Day!

pt Health Health, Physiotherapy

Are you feeling fatigued? Exhausted by a full schedule? Are your joints feeling sore because you’ve been stressing them all day or opposite, not moving all day? In today’s post, we will be discussing what is fatigue and how we can help ourselves manage it via energy conservation techniques. Fatigue vs. Tiredness, Let’s Get Technical When we come home after …

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Occupational Therapist Spotlight: Chelsey Walker

Kirsten Roesink Occupational Therapy, Spotlight

October is Occupational Therapy Month! This is a time to recognize the important work Occupational Therapists (OTs) do, helping Canadians overcome mental, physical and cognitive barriers. With the help of OTs, Canadians can participate in the activities they enjoy most! During Occupational Therapy Month, we will be highlighting some of our incredible OTs. Today we’re turning the spotlight on Chelsey …

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What is the Graston Technique?

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Manual Therapy For Improved Mobility & Pain Relief The Graston Technique is a patented form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to perform muscle mobilizations. It is a kind of soft tissue mobilization used mainly by chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, physical therapists/physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and some licensed Canadian massage therapists. How Does it Work? You can think of the …

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Thumb Pain? Try These 8 Exercises

pt Health Arthritis, Pain Relief, Video, Wrist pain

Easy, At-Home Stretches for Thumb Pain Relief Thumb pain, whether it’s right thumb pain or left thumb pain, is a common symptom of thumb osteoarthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis or CMC arthritis. These simple at home stretches for the thumb and wrist will help ease pain, increase range of motion, and stretch & strengthen to help ease sore, …

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Trigger Finger: Symptoms, Causes, Exercises & Prevention

Kirsten Roesink Exercises, Hand physiotherapy

Do your fingers feel like they’re locking or catching when bent? Are your fingers stiff and swollen (especially in the morning)?  If so, you might have trigger finger. Check out this infographic to learn more about the symptoms of trigger finger, what can contribute to developing it, and what you can do to manage the symptoms. If you’re concerned about …

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4 Tips to Ease Tension Headaches

pt Health Neck pain, Pain Relief

  You know that feeling, you’re working at your desk and slowly but surely that dull ache in your forehead slowly takes over your ability to concentrate. If you’ve encountered that sensation before then, you may be experiencing a tension headache, the most common kind of headache. For most of us, over-the-counter pain relievers have become the first line of …

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Is Bad Posture Bad for You?

Kirsten Roesink Back pain, Neck pain, Physiotherapy

It turns out our parents were right about good posture. Did you know that bad posture can actually make you feel depressed, lower your energy levels, and reduce circulation? Over time, poor posture can wreak havoc on your body, causing pain, stiffness, reduced flexibility, and even injury! If you spend time hunched over your desk or electronic device, you might …

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Physiotherapy Through Canada’s Four Seasons

Kirsten Roesink Physiotherapy

As Canadians, we’re no strangers to the change of seasons. There’s something to look forward to with every new season. With fall just around the corner, let’s have a look at how physiotherapy can help through Canada’s four seasons. Fall: Raking Leaves It can be fun to watch your kids jump in a pile of leaves, but it can also …

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Five Yoga Poses to Try at Home

Kirsten Roesink At-home excerises, Yoga

Earlier this month, we shared a blog about all the great benefits of yoga. If you have been thinking that you need to spend time and money at a yoga studio to enjoy the benefits of this amazing therapy, you are wrong. All you need is a mat and instruction on how to perform these healing practices. It’s time to …

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