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Myth or Fact: Is Bad Posture Bad for You?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Back pain

  Posture is a hot topic; patients come to our clinics every day asking a variety of questions about posture like “is bad posture irreversible?”, “is bad posture hereditary?”, “is bad posture the cause of back pain?”, and most common of all, “is bad posture bad for you?” As you can imagine, we spend a lot of time talking about …

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Webinar: Vestibular Rehabilitation

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Events

  Nearly 1 in 4 adults under the age of 65 report dizziness or vertigo while less than 25% of those patients have received treatment for it [1]. Vestibular vertigo causes nearly 20% of patients to avoid leaving the house with a further 41% requiring sick leave [2]. For those over 75 years of age, dizziness is the most common complaint made …

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Does Jogging Reduce Back Pain?

Matt Mascola Back pain

  Short answer, yes. A systematic review by Meng and Yue (2014) found that aerobic exercise can improve chronic low back pain. Jogging is a form of aerobic exercise and therefore could improve your chronic low back pain, but it’s important to remember that running is a high-impact form of exercise and simply not suitable for everyone. It’s also important …

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Massage Therapist Spotlight: Jason Hart

pt Health Spotlight

  For this spotlight we’re heading out to the East Coast. Meet Jason Hart, a passionate massage therapist at Cole Harbour, located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Find out what it’s like to be an MT in Nova Scotia, why he endures old man jokes and one really surprising fact! Name: Jason M. Hart Education: Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology, Diploma …

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Physiotherapist Spotlight: Ashley McNeil

pt Health Spotlight

  Our biggest asset at pt Health is our spectacular team of clinicians and support personnel, and we love turning the spotlight on them! Today we’re spotlighting Ashley McNeil, physiotherapist and Clinic Team Manager at Petrolia Rehabilitation in Sarnia; enjoy!   Name: Ashley McNeil Education: MSc(PT) from McMaster University, BA Hons(Kin) from Western University  Clinics: Petrolia Rehabilitation, Sarnia Community Care …

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Is This Serious? Why Are My Fingers Always Cold?

Matt Mascola Is this serious?, Limb pain

  You may remember our post about pinky finger numbness. Well, here we’ll discuss a more debilitating condition that may cause your fingers and toes to change colour, feel extremely cold, or be painful with tingling. While many conditions can cause your fingers and toes to feel cold, we’ll focus on one cause, Raynaud’s phenomenon. Raynaud’s phenomenon is often an extreme response …

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Return To the Gym After Injury with Physiotherapy

pt Health Miscellaneous

  Sustaining an injury that limits your physical activity can be really tough, both mentally and physically. You may be itching to return to your regular, healthy routine—which includes the gym or other forms of sport and exercise. But how do you decide on the right comeback? If you return too soon, you risk re-injury and increase your chances of …

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Under Control: Urinary Incontinence in Women

pt Health Miscellaneous

  It can come from a cough, a bout of laughter or a run across the field playing your favourite sport. Whether mild or severe, the involuntary loss of urine can have an enormous impact on your work life, social life, and mental wellbeing. While urinary incontinence (UI) is common, especially in women (one in three women between age 41 …

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International Women’s Day: Making Room at the Top

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Company News

  “In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” — Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook On International Women’s Day, we take the time to reflect and ask “how close are we to realizing Sheryl Sandberg’s vision?” Let’s look at the stats: Of the 526 Named Executive Officers (‘NEOs’ – think c-suite executives) at Canada’s 100 largest …

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