Trigger Finger: Symptoms, Causes, Exercises & Prevention

Kirsten Roesink Exercises, Hand physiotherapy

Do your fingers feel like they’re locking or catching when bent? Are your fingers stiff and swollen (especially in the morning)?  If so, you might have trigger finger. Check out this infographic to learn more about the symptoms of trigger finger, what can contribute to developing it, and what you can do to manage the symptoms. If you’re concerned about …

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4 Tips to Ease Tension Headaches

pt Health Neck pain, Pain Relief

  You know that feeling, you’re working at your desk and slowly but surely that dull ache in your forehead slowly takes over your ability to concentrate. If you’ve encountered that sensation before then, you may be experiencing a tension headache, the most common kind of headache. For most of us, over-the-counter pain relievers have become the first line of …

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Is Bad Posture Bad for You?

Kirsten Roesink Back pain, Neck pain, Physiotherapy

It turns out our parents were right about good posture. Did you know that bad posture can actually make you feel depressed, lower your energy levels, and reduce circulation? Over time, poor posture can wreak havoc on your body, causing pain, stiffness, reduced flexibility, and even injury! If you spend time hunched over your desk or electronic device, you might …

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Physiotherapy Through Canada’s Four Seasons

Kirsten Roesink Physiotherapy

As Canadians, we’re no strangers to the change of seasons. There’s something to look forward to with every new season. With fall just around the corner, let’s have a look at how physiotherapy can help through Canada’s four seasons. Fall: Raking Leaves It can be fun to watch your kids jump in a pile of leaves, but it can also …

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The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Kaitlynn Bonin Massage Therapy

What’s the difference between a regular massage and a prenatal massage? It’s not just that the patient is pregnant. The biggest difference is the modifications that are made to make sure the mother is comfortable and safe. To ensure this, you will most likely not lay on your stomach or back, neither of which is comfortable during pregnancy. Instead, you …

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The Benefits of Foam Rolling

Kaitlynn Bonin At-home excerises, Fitness, Pain Relief

Foam rolling is a type of self-myofascial release (SMR), which is essentially self-massage of the fibrous connective tissue (fascia) beneath the skin that surrounds the muscles. Foam rolling has been around since the 1980s and has gained popularity in the athletic and rehabilitation worlds because of its effectiveness to ease tight muscles, recover quicker, and help prevent injury. Whether you …

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Take a Few Moments for Yoga – It Can Go a Long Way

pt Health Exercises, Mental Health, Yoga

It’s 7 am and your alarm clock sounds, startling you awake. Immediately your mind kicks into overdrive, thoughts racing with all that you need to accomplish in the day. “I have to get the kids ready for school. I’ll have to grab something to eat on the way to work. I have a meeting at 9, I can’t be late. …

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Is Dry Needling the Same as Acupuncture?

Kaitlynn Bonin Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Pain Relief

Technically, dry needling is the term used whenever needles are inserted into the skin without injecting a substance (hence the term “dry”). Dry needling is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT), Functional Dry Needling (FDN), and electroacupuncture. However, the method of use is different and based on each technique’s philosophy of pain …

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Celebrating Your Golden Years

Kaitlynn Bonin Aging, Health, Physiotherapy

As we get older, the number of candles on our birthday cake grows, but that number doesn’t need to play a role in how we feel. Remember, age is just a number. While we may start noticing the changes in our body as we age, there are many different ways to help you stay healthier longer. With these five tips, …

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