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Quiz: Do I Have Osteoarthritis?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Arthritis, Health, Is this serious?, Pain

  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that can affect any joint in the body at any age. If you have painful joints, are stiff, have problems moving some joints, or hear a grinding sound in your joint, you may want to take this quick 2-minute quiz to help assess your risk level. If you think you have osteoarthritis, physiotherapy can help …

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pt Health + The Arthritis Society

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Arthritis

  We have partnered with the Arthritis Society! What does our partnership mean for you and all our past, present, and future patients? Well, here at pt Health, we have a commitment to helping Canadians across the country get the care they need to reduce pain, feel their best, and live the highest quality of life possible. Our partnership with …

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Webinar: Orthotics 101

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Events

        Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm EST Duration: 1-hour Learn how to efficiently and optimally use your clinical knowledge and experience to identify, assess and explain to your patients the advantages and benefits of wearing custom orthotics. This in-depth webinar will teach you how to spot patients that will benefit from custom orthotics, how …

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Is This Serious? Why do my Thumbs Click?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is this serious?, Pain

  You’re here because you hear clicking popping, cracking, and snapping when you bend your thumb, possibly both your thumbs. It can be painful and alarming when your thumb won’t stop clicking and cracking, and you don’t know what to do. So, while we always suggest you talk to a healthcare provider any time you start experiencing new symptoms, sometimes …

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Occupational Therapist Spotlight: Suzie Beliveau

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  Finding the right healthcare provider is hard, there are so many options that it can be hard to know where to start. Heathcare is such a personal and intimate thing that you want to be sure you’re picking a clinician that’s right for you and that you feel comfortable working with. That’s why we love doing clinician spotlights; they …

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5 Physiotherapist Approved Self-Care Tips

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health

  International Self-care Day (ISD) takes place on July 24th each year. While we hear self-care talked about so much in the news, on tv, and in the media that it can seem like a buzzword of the moment, this day of recognition gives us all a chance to take a more in-depth look into self-care. What is Self-Care? The …

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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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