5 strategies that can help you talk to your clinician about pain

pt Health Occupational Therapy, Pain, Physiotherapy

Communicating effectively about pain can be difficult. The good news is that when patients ask questions and express concerns, clinicians can develop a clearer understanding of the patient’s life and are therefore better able to provide tailored interventions. When patients experience difficulty explaining their pain symptoms, it comes as no surprise that clinicians may develop an inaccurate understanding of their …

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The PEACE and LOVE approach to injury recovery

pt Health Pain Relief, Physiotherapy

Note: The content in this blog is not intended to replace the advice of your clinician. If you are unsure about following any of the below steps, please speak to your clinician. Have you ever sprained your ankle or pulled a muscle and been told to give it RICE? RICE is a widely accepted principle of soft tissue injury management that …

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

Kirsten Roesink At-home excerises, Pain Relief

You might think that shin pain 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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Physiotherapist Spotlight: Alex Singh

pt Health Spotlight

  It’s no secret that we love our team members here at pt Health. Clinic culture is a huge thing for us, which is why we love turning the spotlight on our fantastic clinicians. Today we’re talking to Clinic Team Manager and physiotherapist at Trafalgar Physiotherapy pt Health in Oakville Ontario. Alex dispells some common vestibular myths, explains why you …

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Tips for happier hips

pt Health Pain Relief, Physiotherapy

What could be causing your hip area discomfort? In day to day life, people in general are moving a lot less than they used to. They are combining errands, ordering online, and working from their home offices. They are no longer walking or commuting to work, meeting friends for drinks, or going out to museums or sporting events – resulting …

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Feeling dizzy? It might be your inner ear

pt Health Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness can come from many different sources, some of which can be helped by a specialized branch of rehabilitation medicine called vestibular rehabilitation.  The vestibular system includes the balance organs in our inner ears and the parts of the brain involved in processing the information about head movement and position coming from these organs. Typically, dizziness related to the vestibular …

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How laughter can improve mental health

pt Health Mental Health

They say laughter is the best medicine, but where do you get it? At the Ha-spital… A laugh may seem like something small, but it can improve your mental health in a big way. While we all experience mental health differently, laugher has the potential to be the cheapest and easiest mood booster available. Here are some ways that laughter has been shown to improve mental health: Boosts …

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5 tips to improve your work-life balance

pt Health Occupational Therapy

When the pandemic hit last spring, 4.7 million Canadians started to work from home. A year later, working from home has become a new norm for many. You may have noticed the physical toll of working from a makeshift home workstation: maybe your eyes are sore from constant screen use, or your lower body is feeling the effects of sitting …

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What exactly is chiropractic care?

pt Health Ask a Clinician, Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a service that you likely have heard about, but there is a lot about the profession that you might not know about. Let’s have a look at some frequently asked questions about chiropractic care. What is a chiropractor? According to the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the regulatory body of chiropractors working within Ontario, chiropractors are regulated health …

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