7 suggestions to help you get ready for the holidays

pt HealthOccupational 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 HealthExercises, 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 Healthconcussion, 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 HealthPhysiotherapy, 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 MacdonaldPhysiotherapy

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 HealthPhysiotherapy

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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A pain in the foot: what you need to know about plantar fasciitis

pt HealthPain Relief, Physiotherapy

?? Plantar fasciitis, often thought of as heel pain, is one of the most common causes of foot pain and will affect nearly 10% of all people at some point in their lives. While most people experience pain in the heel, others can have discomfort under the arch of the foot. Pain from plantar fasciitis can prevent you from running …

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5 common summer injuries you should know about

pt HealthPhysiotherapy

Summer is upon us, which for most means spending more time outside under the sun. As much as we love outdoor activities, they pose some risk of injury due to factors like footwear, body mechanics, and the outdoor environment itself. The good news is that appropriate early care of injuries can optimize the recovery process and get you back to …

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Two women stretching in a park

When is the best time to stretch?

pt HealthAt-home excerises, Physiotherapy

Should you stretch before or after sports or exercise? As physiotherapists, we hear this question all the time. The answer: it depends, we need to consider the type of stretching, the goal to be achieved with stretching and the type of activity and/or performance. Let’s first review the two main types of stretching techniques and the benefits of each: Static …

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