How to stay safe in the sun

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For most of us, winter feels long and brutal. When we finally hit those hot summer months, we want to make the most of them by spending time outdoors, but it is important to remember to take some precautions. Here are the most common drawbacks of the summer heat and some precautionary tips you can follow to stay safe in …

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How to avoid injury in your garden or yard

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With the nicer weather, you may have the urge to get your yard or garden in order. The bending and reaching involved in yard and garden work may get your body moving in ways you haven’t moved in a while and pain, discomfort and even injury are common. Back pain is a one of the most common culprits at this time …

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How occupational therapy can help you meet your goals

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Over the past century, the field of occupational therapy (OT) has continued to evolve in its efforts to help people deal with a wide variety of challenges. OTs can help deal with anything from (physical) injury recovery to mental health concerns – but what exactly is occupation, and how can occupational therapy help you? The term “occupation” commonly refers to …

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Neck pain and headaches – are they related?

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Note: If you have any questions or are unsure about the exercise below, please check with your clinician or health professional. Have you ever experienced headache pain that radiates from the base of your skull, through the temple, and sometimes even behind the eye?  This is a typical pattern of pain that occurs with a condition called cervicogenic headache. This …

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May is National Physiotherapy Month. So what is physiotherapy?

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Did you know that May is National Physiotherapy Month? While many studies show that receiving the right care after an injury can make a big difference in your recovery, not everyone is familiar with physiotherapy. So what is physiotherapy? Also called physical therapy, physiotherapy is a healthcare service that uses a holistic approach to recovery. Experienced physiotherapists use their knowledge …

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Do you have low back pain? Try physiotherapy!

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Did you know that over 80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives? With a prevalence rate that high, it’s no wonder that one of the most common complaints from patients seeking physiotherapy is that their lower back hurts. Seeking out a clinician for your back pain is a great place to get started …

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Running with bladder leaks? Pelvic floor physiotherapy can help

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The weather getting better means that running season is upon us! Unfortunately, many women stay off the paths due to fear of urinary leakage or, incontinence. Urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of urine and is a very common phenomenon. Although it is commonly discussed in the post-natal and older adult population, it can happen to women or men …

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7 tips to get you ready for golf before you tee off

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Now that it’s spring, tee-times will start to book up quickly. It has been a long winter so before you tee off, maybe consider heading to the driving range for some practice swings and follow these tips to get ready to hit the course! 1. Pace yourself Consider starting off with 9 holes. This will allow your body to build …

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3 techniques that can help manage pain and reduce stress

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You have probably heard that pain is influenced by many things – but did you know that stress and/or feelings of worry can make the brain send danger signals even when there is no threat? When the brain thinks we are in danger it can activate the sympathetic system, also known as our fight/flight system. Pain, stress and the fight/flight …

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