What to expect during a pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment

pt Health Pelvic health, Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy which addresses a range of conditions related to the pelvic floor, such as: Post partum recovery Pregnancy related pain Pre-partum education and  preparation Pelvic organ prolapse management Incontinence or bladder leakage Sexual dysfunction or painful intercourse Lingering back and hip pain Pain related to the joints of your pelvis Erectile pain …

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How to prevent overuse injuries

pt Health Physiotherapy

Have you ever felt a gradual onset of pain during work, exercise or continuous movement and immediately started wondering how and why this pain came to be? At pt Health, we see a lot of patients that come in describing this kind of pain. They’re usually unsure why they’re in pain because there wasn’t a precise incident, like an accident …

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5 movements and exercises to prepare you for hiking

pt Health Physiotherapy

As the days get warmer and longer, you may be thinking of going hiking, or an outdoor adventure with friends and family. Here are some tips that can help you get ready to hit the trails, make the most out of your time, and prevent injury. With the uneven terrain encountered in the wilderness, it is important to have good balance …

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Feeling stressed? Here’s why you should try box breathing

pt Health Mental Health

Ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed through the day? Box breathing can really help and can be done anywhere. Below, you’ll find some more information about box breathing and its benefits, along with an example of a simple box breathing exercise you can feel free to try. What is box breathing and how does it work? The box breathing …

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Improving mental well-being through fun in the sun

pt Health Occupational Therapy

With the brilliant, warm summer days upon us, spending time doing fun activities outdoors can be a wonderful way to ease mental strain and improve mental well-being in various ways. If you want to capitalize on the benefits of outdoor fun, we have some great tips for you! Having fun outside has amazing benefits for your overall health, especially emotionally. …

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5 strategies that can help men with mental health

pt Health Occupational Therapy

Did you know that depression among men is often referred to as a “silent epidemic?” Mental health issues in men frequently go unnoticed. In general, men are less likely to seek help if they are experiencing a decline in their mental state, or receive a mental health diagnosis. For anyone, seeking mental health help can be daunting. It often requires …

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What is the rotator cuff and why is it so easily hurt?

pt Health Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy

You may have heard the term “rotator cuff” before. It is a common location for a shoulder injury. But what exactly is it? And why is it so easy to injure? The rotator cuff consists of four muscles that surround the shoulder blade (scapula), and help to hold the arm bone (humerus) in the shoulder capsule. In other words, they …

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How runners can avoid injuries this summer

pt Health Physiotherapy, Sports Physiotherapy

Now that summer is in full force, many of us are out there running regularly and pounding the pavement. Of course, no one wants to be derailed by injury. Below are a few tips and tricks to help you continue running injury-free this summer. Run softly With each stride, there is a ground reaction force that your tissues have to …

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What is causing my shin pain and how can I treat it at home?

pt Health Physiotherapy

You might think that shin pain mostly happens to runners, but this issue can happen to anyone who has recently intensified their level of physical activity. Shin pain, also known as “shin splints”, is a condition caused by inflammation of the tibialis posterior muscle. This muscle runs along the front and inside of the tibia, or “shin bone”. How does the tibialis posterior …

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