Knee Pain

Be nice to your knees this season

pt Health Knee pain

Did you know the knee is the largest and most easily injured joint in the body? Complex joints, to say the least, they take on two and half times your body weight, so it’s easy to see how they could be feeling stiff, swollen or bruised. Add to that any sport or exertion and you place even more strain on …

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How we’re putting women’s health first

pt Health Women's Health

Many issues, like osteoporosis and pelvic floor dysfunction, disproportionality affect women. Clinicians at pt Health can address these issues, providing effective treatment through all stages of life. Learn about some of the ways we can help women live better lives below: Perinatal massage therapy Perinatal massage therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can help relieve the pain and …

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4 Tips To Help Ease Back Pain

pt Health Back pain

  4 out of 5 Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can vary from a minor annoyance to a debilitating condition. No matter the severity of your back pain, these tips will help you ease pain and get moving again. 1. Yoga Taking up yoga can be a great way to help ease …

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Here’s how occupational therapy can help you live your best life

pt Health Occupational Therapy

Over the past century, the field of occupational therapy (OT) has continued to evolve in its efforts to help people deal with a wide variety of challenges. OTs can help deal with anything from (physical) injury recovery to mental health concerns – but what exactly is occupation, and how can occupational therapy help you? The term “occupation” commonly refers to …

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6 benefits of cardiovascular fitness

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What is cardiovascular fitness? Cardiovascular fitness (also called aerobic fitness) is your body’s ability to use oxygen to produce energy during physical activity. This requires the coordination of multiple systems in the body: respiratory (lungs), cardiovascular (heart, blood vessels), and musculoskeletal (muscles). The lungs are responsible for bringing oxygen into your body before the heart and vessels transport it to …

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5 fun tips to help you stay active indoors

pt Health At-home exercises, Physiotherapy

Looking for inspiration to help you get started on your fitness goals? It’s never too late. Here’s a friendly reminder that you don’t need fancy equipment to stay in shape. Keep reading to learn about five fun tips to help you stay active indoors. 1. Morning and night full-body stretching routine Stretching is beneficial for everybody. When done in the …

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4 benefits of tobogganing this winter

pt Health Exercises, Physiotherapy

Winter fun is a staple for living in Canada. It is a common sight to see people enjoying the great outdoors and doing activities like walking dogs, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and tobogganing. Not only is outdoor activity a coping strategy for those long dark days of winter – it has physiological benefits for both the mind and body. Let’s take tobogganing as …

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Sore feet? Try these foot strengthening exercises

pt Health Foot pain, Physiotherapy

Are you on your feet for work throughout the day? Do you walk or run for exercise? Do you play a sport that involves jumping, twisting or turning? How your body moves starts with how your feet respond when they make contact with the ground. Your feet are your body’s shock absorbers. We often think about changing the type of …

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How to avoid stationary bike injuries

pt Health At-home exercises, Fitness, Physiotherapy

Cycling has many health benefits as it provides a solid workout, helping you to improve your heart health and strengthen your core and leg muscles. This is just one of the many reasons why millions of us continue to choose the humble bicycle, invented in the early 19th century, as a regular method of transportation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people discovered (or …

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