We Asked a Physiotherapist to Compare Drugstore vs. Custom Orthotics

Kaitlynn Bonin Ask a Clinician, Foot pain, Video

Not sure if custom orthotics are really worth it? pt Health physiotherapist Paul Love, who has been practicing for 27 years, explains the difference between drugstore orthotics (also called over-the-counter or off-the-shelf orthotics, Dr. Scholl’s, or shoe inserts) and custom-made orthotics. Orthotics are one of the cheapest and easiest preventative measures for correcting foot problems. They can help reduce and …

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pt Health one of 2018’s Best Workplaces Managed by Women

pt Health Company News, Press Release, Quote

  We are proud and honoured to announce that pt Health made it to the 2018 List of Best Workplaces™ Managed by Women. We are the first physiotherapy provider officially certified as a Great Place to Work® “The vibrancy of our diversity is a key advantage of our company,” says pt Health CEO Heather Shantora, “many trailblazing women came before me in healthcare …

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Success! 39 Year Old Non-Runner Completes Marathon

Sarah Hodgins Health

This past Sunday on November 4th, Heather Shantora, 39-year-old single mother of 2, completed the New York City Marathon! It was a long, exhilarating and tough day, seeing as six months ago Heather would not have classified herself as a runner. But with perseverance and training, and support from her family, physiotherapist, massage therapist and chiropractor, Heather finished the marathon. …

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Using Prehabilitation to Avoid Injury

Sarah Hodgins Health

  We are now only days away from the New York City Marathon and are following the story of 39-year-old Heather Shantora, busy single mom of 2 young kids, who decided to run the 42 km race in NYC. Oh, and did we mention that she’s not a runner? In August, after three months of training, Heather started to experience …

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39 Year Old, Non-Runner Takes on the New York City Marathon

Sarah Hodgins Health

  Running a marathon is a huge undertaking, even for experienced runners. After all, we’re talking about 42 km (26 miles) of running; that will take the average experienced runner 5 to 6 hours to complete. It’s not something that you can just roll out of bed and do; it usually takes months and months of preparation of increasingly long …

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Cannabis and Physiotherapy: What you Need to Know

pt Health Pain, Pain Relief

  As of October 17th, 2018 marijuana will officially be legal in Canada, not only for medicinal purposes but also for recreational use. Many people turn to cannabis for pain management or symptom relief from conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Physiotherapists also work with many of these conditions, specializing in restoring function, …

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pt Health is a Great Place to Work!

pt Health Company News

  We’re officially a great place to work! We spend a lot of time talking about all the amazing people that make pt Health so great in our clinician spotlights, but today it’s official! We have been certified as a Great Place to Work through the Great Place to Work Institute Canada! It should come as no surprise that, as …

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How to Choose the Right Running Shoes For You

pt Health Ankle pain, Ask a Clinician, Foot pain, Knee pain

  If there’s one thing physiotherapists are passionate about, it’s supportive footwear. With so many options out there, from Yeezys to Nike, to New Balance, choosing the right shoes for your needs can be hard. But we’re here to get you started on the right foot and choose the right sneakers for you. Here we’ll discuss what overpronation is, what …

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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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