back pain

4 Back Pain Tips You Need To Learn Now

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Back pain

  4 out of 5 Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can vary from a minor annoyance to a debilitating condition. No matter the severity of your back pain, these tips will help you ease pain and get moving again. 1. Yoga Taking up yoga can be a great way to help ease …

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The shocking truth about TENS units for pain relief

Heather Bridge Modalities

  If you’ve ever gotten a shock from an electrical outlet or wire, you might be shy about attaching something like that to your body. But did you know electrical currents can be an effective method of pain relief? What is TENS? Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is an electronic device that sends stimulating pulses across the surface of the …

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Acupuncture Foot

Eliminate Your Fears And Doubts About Acupuncture

Heather Bridge Ankle pain, Foot pain, Modalities

  One misstep and I found myself with a twisted ankle. It was as simple as stepping off the curb into a pothole that landed me with a grade 1 ankle sprain. After two weeks of using the RICE method I was still in a lot of pain–it wasn’t going away on its own. Despite being in a lot of …

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Knee Pain

Pain in the Knee and What to do About it

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain

  Whether it’s front knee pain, back knee pain, or side knee pain, it can be debilitating. Today, we’re figuring out where your pain is coming from and what to do about. While the causes and treatments for knee pain are many, here are 4 main causes Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) If you’ve got pain in and around the kneecap …

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6 Posture Fixes That Will Set You Straight!

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Back pain

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, limited motion, reduced flexibility and even injury! So what can you do to improve your posture? Here are 6 …

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

The “Magic” of Therapeutic Ultrasound

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Modalities

  Everyone knows about ultrasound imaging for pregnancy, but did you know it can be used as a therapeutic treatment too? The big difference between ultrasound imaging and therapeutic ultrasound is the frequency; with therapeutic ultrasound usually between 0.8MHz and 3.0MHz. Therapeutic ultrasound has been used by physical therapists since the 1940s and is still widely used for treating soft …

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Is This Serious? Why is My Pinky Finger Numb?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is this serious?

Sometimes all you want to know is if something is serious or not. Experiencing any numbness or tingling in the hands can be worrisome for sure. Many people assume that these symptoms are caused by carpal tunnel syndrome but if you’re experiencing numbness in your pinky finger and half your ring finger it could be cubital tunnel syndrome. While we …

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Conditions associated with pregnancy

3 Possible Problems in Pregnancy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Pregnancy

  So you or someone you love is pregnant, congratulations! This is an exciting time full of massive changes for the whole family. With pregnancy, the body grows and changes with incredible speed. So while Mom might be happy as can be, she may be experiencing some discomfort caused by weight gain, changes in posture, and a flood of hormones. …

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Frozen Shoulder

Seeking Care can Shorten Recovery Time for Frozen Shoulder

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Shoulder pain

  Simple everyday tasks like reaching overhead, brushing your hair, or reaching into your back pocket can become impossible with frozen shoulder, but what is it? Frozen shoulder is the common name associated with a condition called adhesive capsulitis. With the condition, connective tissues surrounding the shoulder joint begin to thicken and become tight forming what are called adhesions. Causes …

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