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Hack: Set and Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution Goals

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  New year new you, sounds like a cliche but every year at least 1/3rd of Canadians make a New Year’s resolution. Health, wellness, and fitness goals are by far the most popular resolutions in Canada and around the world. In this blog post, we’ll share the secret to making, keeping, and conquering your new year’s resolution. Think of it …

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Stay Safe This Winter

Kaitlynn Bonin fall prevention, Miscellaneous, Standard

It’s that time of year again. As Canadians, we’re no strangers to winter and the hazards that come along with it. After all, we experience winter for almost half the year. While it’s a time to get cozy in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy winter activities like sledding and skiing, winter also means …

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Five Hand Exercises to Ease Arthritis Pain

Kirsten Roesink Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis occurs when one or more of your joints become inflamed, causing pain and/or stiffness that usually gets worse with age. When arthritis affects the joints in the hand, it can cause pain and stiffness. This often gets worse whenever the hands are used for completing repetitive tasks. How to ease pain? If you are suffering from …

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Keeping Your Energy Tank Full, All Day!

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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

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  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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