Gaming Thumb and Text Neck – Is It Really a Thing?

Kaitlynn Bonin Hands, Neck pain, Physiotherapy

You probably think of gaming, texting, or using your smartphone in general, as a sedentary activity with not much risk of injury, but you would be mistaken. Unnatural, repetitive thumb and wrist movements paired with poor posture over long hours every day can lead to overuse injuries. Text Neck or Gamer’s Neck Over 86% of Canadians own a smartphone, which …

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Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis

Kaitlynn Bonin Arthritis, Physiotherapy

Osteoarthritis is a common term, but what exactly is it? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body. It happens when the cushioning cartilage between the joints becomes rough and breaks down, exposing the bone. Without the cartilage between the joints, bones rub agains each other and can begin to grow outward, forming painful …

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Pelvic Health: It’s More Important than You Might Realize

Kaitlynn Bonin Pelvic health

If you’re afraid to cough, sneeze, or laugh too hard because you might pee, or if you have low back pain or pain “down there” that’s putting a damper on your life, you probably have pelvic floor dysfunction. And you’re not alone! Whether you’re young, old, male, female, pelvic floor dysfunction can affect you. In fact, it affects 3.3 million …

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Sports Concussion: Is Your Child at Risk?

Kaitlynn Bonin Concussions, Physiotherapy

Any child who plays contact sports has an increased risk of concussion. A concussion if often the result of a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that can cause chemical changes in the brain which, in turn, make it more difficult for the brain cells to function and communicate. Sports that carry a risk of concussions You’re …

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Time to Stretch!

Kirsten Roesink At-home excerises

If you’re working from home, or have a job that requires you to sit for extended periods of time – don’t forget to take a stretch break. Try doing these five stretches daily to help ease the pains and strains from sitting at a desk or table all day.   Note: These stretches should produce a comfortable stretching sensation. If …

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Suffering From Vertigo? There Is Hope!

Kaitlynn Bonin Physiotherapy

The room is spinning out of control. You can’t see straight. You’re disoriented and dizzy. You start to feel nauseous. The worst part is, you don’t know when it’ll stop. And you don’t know when it’ll strike next. If you suffer from a vestibular disorder like vertigo, this might sound all too familiar. The feeling of unsteadiness and losing your …

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Tips for Making the Most out of Your Virtual Physiotherapy Appointment

pt Health Physiotherapy, Virtual Care, virtual physiotherapy

Both patients and practitioners are coming to accept virtual care as a permanent part of physiotherapy treatments for the foreseeable future. But attending a physiotherapy session via an electronic device rather than in-person and face-to-face with your practitioner is understandably a jarring change, especially the first time. This uncertainty has the potential to prevent you from getting the most out …

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A Full List of Physical Rehabilitation Services Available via Virtual Care

pt Health Physiotherapy, Virtual Care, virtual physiotherapy

We’re living in a new world. Staying at home has become the new normal across Canada and around the globe. Our regular, day-to-day routines have become filled with mental reminders to wash our hands, keep our distance from others and remain patient in the face of these changes and challenges brought on by COVID-19. Amongst these changes, as many of …

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First Virtual Physiotherapy Session? Here’s What to Expect

pt Health Physiotherapy, Virtual Care, virtual physiotherapy

Three months into the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, some of us are starting to get used to these changes we’ve been forced to make to our daily routines.  We’re facing a new normal – or at least, a transition between an old and new normal – and, for the world of physiotherapy, that means that virtual care is here to …

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