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Success! 39 Year Old Non-Runner Completes Marathon

Sarah Hodgins Health

This past Sunday on November 4th, Heather Shantora, 39-year-old single mother of 2, completed the New York City Marathon! It was a long, exhilarating and tough day, seeing as six months ago Heather would not have classified herself as a runner. But with perseverance and training, and support from her family, physiotherapist, massage therapist and chiropractor, Heather finished the marathon. …

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Using Prehabilitation to Avoid Injury

Sarah Hodgins Health

  We are now only days away from the New York City Marathon and are following the story of 39-year-old Heather Shantora, busy single mom of 2 young kids, who decided to run the 42 km race in NYC. Oh, and did we mention that she’s not a runner? In August, after three months of training, Heather started to experience …

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39 Year Old, Non-Runner Takes on the New York City Marathon

Sarah Hodgins Health

  Running a marathon is a huge undertaking, even for experienced runners. After all, we’re talking about 42 km (26 miles) of running; that will take the average experienced runner 5 to 6 hours to complete. It’s not something that you can just roll out of bed and do; it usually takes months and months of preparation of increasingly long …

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Cannabis and Physiotherapy: What you Need to Know

Sabrina Poplawski Pain, Pain Relief

  As of October 17th, 2018 marijuana will officially be legal in Canada, not only for medicinal purposes but also for recreational use. Many people turn to cannabis for pain management or symptom relief from conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Physiotherapists also work with many of these conditions, specializing in restoring function, …

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pt Health is a Great Place to Work!

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Company News

  We’re officially a great place to work! We spend a lot of time talking about all the amazing people that make pt Health so great in our clinician spotlights, but today it’s official! We have been certified as a Great Place to Work through the Great Place to Work Institute Canada! It should come as no surprise that, as …

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How to Choose the Right Running Shoes For You

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Ankle pain, Ask a Clinician, Foot pain, Knee pain

  If there’s one thing physiotherapists are passionate about, it’s supportive footwear. With so many options out there, from Yeezys to Nike, to New Balance, choosing the right shoes for your needs can be hard. But we’re here to get you started on the right foot and choose the right sneakers for you. Here we’ll discuss what overpronation is, what …

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Physiotherapist Spotlight: Alex Singh

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  It’s no secret that we love our team members here at pt Health. Clinic culture is a huge thing for us, which is why we love turning the spotlight on our fantastic clinicians. Today we’re talking to Clinic Team Manager and physiotherapist at Trafalgar Physiotherapy pt Health in Oakville Ontario. Alex dispells some common vestibular myths, explains why you …

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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge! Are You Arthritis Aware?

Heather Bridge Arthritis, Foot pain, Knee pain, Neck pain

  Can you ace this quiz and prove that you’re 100% arthritis aware?   If you think you have arthritis, physiotherapy can help reduce pain and prevent osteoarthritis progression, find a clinic near you to start getting better today!     [/text_output] × Sign-Up For Our Newsletter! When you sign-up for our newsletter, you’ll be one of the first to …

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Thumb Pain? Try These 8 Exercises

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Arthritis, Pain Relief, Video, Wrist pain

  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, stretch, and strengthen to help ease sore, swollen, painful thumbs associated with thumb osteoarthritis.  You …

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