How to support someone struggling during the holidays

pt Health Occupational Therapy

Is someone you know struggling with their mental health? It can be difficult, scary, and stressful when someone you care about is dealing with a mental health problem. You might be wondering how you can support them. We often know what to do when they get the flu or a cold, but what can be done for a mental health …

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5 tips to improve your self-care this holiday season

pt Health Mental Health, Occupational Therapy

The holiday season is here and there can be a lot of planning for the season underway! It can be easy to lose track of the self-care activities in which we engage throughout the rest of the year that keep us healthy and happy. Here are some tips to consider to improve your self-care this holiday season: 1. Keep up …

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Safety tips to prevent falls at home and around the house

pt Health Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation

It’s always a good time to take a step back and review your home environment to lower your risk of injury. Though you can’t prevent ice and snow from coming this winter, you can be pro-active and take steps to prevent falls at home or around the house. Numerous factors can increase your risk of falling. Conditions such as inactivity, …

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7 suggestions to help you get ready for the holidays

pt Health Occupational Therapy

  As we approach the holiday season, consider these 7 suggestions to help you get ready for the holiday season: 7 suggestions to help you get ready for the holidays 1. Participate in a gift exchange Instead of buying multiple gifts for multiple people, arrange a secret santa or yankee swap. Suggesting a gift exchange where family members or friend’s …

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Looking for a new aerobic routine? Try the exercises in this video

pt Health Exercises, Physiotherapy, Stretches

  Note: If you have not been physically active or have any questions, check with your primary healthcare provider before starting a new activity program. If you feel dizzy or unwell while exercising, stop and rest before continuing. If the situation does not improve, consult a healthcare professional before continuing. An aerobic activity routine can have several benefits to your health …

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Concussions: myths, facts, and recovery guidelines

Concussions: myths, facts, and recovery guidelines

pt Health concussion, Occupational Therapy

Lifemark registered physiotherapists Janine Ankenmann and Cregg Webber discussed how to identify concussions, myths around management, and steps to return to learning, home or work activities in a free webinar. Over half a million Canadians sustain one or more concussions each year, the majority of which result from falls and motor vehicle accidents (not sport). Resulting from a direct hit to the head or …

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What exactly is vestibular rehabilitation

What exactly is vestibular rehabilitation?

pt Health Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation

The vestibular system – it’s something most people have never heard of, we all rely on it heavily, and about a third of us will have problems with it at some point. This system consists of the organ in the inner ear which detects head position and movement, as well as the parts of the brain that process that information. …

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Man with the backpack

4 tips to safely carry your bag

Sarah Macdonald Physiotherapy

It’s that time of year again, when students of all ages get back to school, and a good time for the rest of us to review our day-to-day habits. As workloads increase, so do the weight of backpacks, totes, or messenger bags carried daily. Many students and workers alike may develop or aggravate back, neck, shoulder or arm pain due …

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5 fun ways to be active indoors

pt Health Physiotherapy

Note: The exercises and/or stretches in this blog are not intended to replace the advice of your clinician. Starting a new exercise, stretch, movement, or activity may result in some expected stiffness and soreness. If you are unsure, please speak to your clinician before attempting any of the suggestions below. Looking for inspiration to help you get started on your fitness …

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