0 to 10: How do you describe your pain? Pt 2.

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Ankle pain, Back pain, Foot pain, Pain, Pain Relief, Shoulder pain

  Being able to describe what you’re feeling accurately is the first step to advocating on your behalf and getting the help you need. In the first part of this series, we talk about chronic vs acute pain. Today we’ll go over the 0 to 10 pain measurement scale, what the numbers mean and how it can play a role …

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Feeling Stressed? Physiotherapy Can Help in Surprising Ways

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health, Video

  If you are concerned about stress, find a clinic near you and speak with a physiotherapist today.   Tight deadlines, long commutes, a demanding job, and poor work-life balance are common causes of day to day stress. We’ve all felt stressed out at some point in our lives but how you manage it can have a significant impact on your …

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Migraine Headaches: Causes, Triggers, Natural Pain Relief

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health, Pain, Pain Relief

  If you suffer from migraines, you’ve heard a lot of different and often conflicting advice from well-meaning friends, family, and coworkers. With all the information that’s out there, you might be wondering, are there any drug-free and natural migraine cures that actually work? Today we’ll go over some clinically proven ways to ease your migraines; some can even be …

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Four Ways to Ease Top of Foot Pain

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Foot pain, Pain Relief

  There are many different causes of top of foot pain from bone spurs, to stress fractures, to today’s topic extensor tendonitis. If you stand for long periods of time, run or walk on uneven surfaces, or wear shoes that are too tight, extensor tendonitis could be the cause of your top of foot pain. You might have extensor tendonitis …

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ACL Injuries: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain, Limb pain, Pain

  We’ve all heard a story about someone tearing their ACL or have seen it happen in professional sports. That’s not surprising when you consider that nearly 250,000 ACL injuries occur in Canada and the United States each year. But what does it really mean to injure or tear your ACL? Today we’ll discuss ACL anatomy, injury causes, symptoms, and …

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Concussion Management Case Study

Webinar: Concussion Management Case Study

Heather Bridge Events

  Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm EST Duration: 1-hour In Canada, about 400,000 Canadians experience concussions every year. Consider that 10% of patients that sustain a concussion will develop post-concussion syndrome and of that group, 50% of those will have symptoms that last longer than three months. These statistics are staggering and speak to the need for post-concussion care, especially …

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Is This Serious? My Baby’s Head Won’t Turn!

Jennifer Cheng Neck pain

There is so much to think and worry about after having a baby that it can start to feel overwhelming. The health of your baby is essential but being uninformed can be all the more frustrating. So what do you do when you notice that your baby’s neck isn’t moving properly? Today we’ll discuss a common cause for this and …

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Physiotherapist Spotlight: Susie Smith

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Pelvic health, Spotlight

  At pt Health we have so many phenomenally driven, talented, and ambitious people working at our clinics across the country, that we jump at the chance to give them the spotlight on our blog. For us, these clinician spotlights are a great chance to introduce our team members to the world and provide them with a platform to share what …

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Photograph of a woman receiving Graston Technique tool assisted manual therapy on the shoulder blade.

5 Reasons to Try the Graston Technique For Pain Relief

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Modalities, Pain Relief

  The Graston Technique is a patented form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to find and release adhesions in the muscles; tight knots called trigger points and also scar tissue. Skilled clinicians certified in the technique use specially designed tools to locate knots by running the tools over the skin. They then use the same tools to …

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