3 exercises to help improve foot pain with plantar fasciitis

pt HealthFoot pain, Physiotherapy

Note: The plantar fasciitis exercises and/or stretches in this blog are not intended to replace the advice of your clinician. Starting a new exercise, stretch, movement, or activity may result in some expected stiffness and soreness. If you are unsure, please speak to your clinician before attempting any of the suggestions below. Is your foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis? You …

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6 tips to reduce stress on your pelvic floor when exercising

pt HealthPelvic health, Physiotherapy

Note: You should consult a healthcare professional before starting this or any exercise program to make sure the movements are right for your needs. Experiencing low back pain, pelvic pain and discomfort, or leaking urine while exercising? These symptoms can indicate that it may be time to give your pelvic floor some attention. ?What role does the pelvic floor play? …

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The value of empathy in daily life

pt HealthMental Health, Occupational Therapy

Have you ever felt disconnected from others? Had trouble looking at something from someone else’s point of view? Or do you find yourself in conflict with friends, family, or coworkers at times? You are not alone! Practicing empathy may be helpful – read on to learn why and how to practice empathy with yourself and others. Research shows practicing empathy …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How occupational therapy can help

pt HealthMental Health, Occupational Therapy

For some of us who grew up in the ‘80s, the words “Blue Monday” automatically bring to mind the iconic 1983 hit by the British New Wave group New Order. In recent years, however, Blue Monday also has become known as the name of a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month), reported by some to be …

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8 easy tips that can help elevate your ski game

pt HealthPhysiotherapy

Whether you are new to skiing or have extensive experience with the sport, there are proactive steps skiers of all levels can take to prepare for a better season. Here are 8 tips that can help you elevate your ski game, so you can enjoy a fun and safe ski season this winter: 1. Wear proper equipment Having the proper …

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Self-care tips for the winter

pt HealthOccupational Therapy

Winter can be a challenging time of year for many. Snow, ice and challenging road conditions can make it difficult to engage in activities you enjoy, so many people end up hibernating in their homes while yearning for the summer months. Although everyone needs time to relax and recharge, winter can be a great time to explore outdoor settings, reset …

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What exactly is cupping therapy?

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Cupping therapy (aka myofascial decompression) can be traced back to ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures. The technique is even described in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, which means that ancient Egyptians may have been using cupping therapy as early as 1550 B.C. In cupping therapy, the therapist places cups (which can be …

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Feel your best for the holidays with these 5 stretches

pt HealthAt-home exercises, Massage Therapy

The year flies by and before you know it, it’s autumn heading into winter. As we rake leaves, put away outdoor furniture, and start our holiday shopping, we might be left with sore and overworked muscles. Before you find yourself rubbing your neck and shoulders, consider booking a massage therapy session to help alleviate the built-up tension so you can …

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Anxious while driving? Occupational therapy can help.

pt HealthOccupational Therapy

Does the thought of driving worry you? Getting behind the wheel and driving, or simply being in a moving car, can be an overwhelming and anxious experience for some drivers and passengers. Anxious feelings associated with vehicles may be the result of car accidents (whether you have been in one previously or are afraid of getting into one). It is …

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