How pelvic floor physiotherapy can help during pregnancy

pt Health Pelvic health, Physiotherapy, Pregnancy

The recovery of pelvic floor muscles following childbirth has become a prominent topic in the last several years, but did you know that it is actually beneficial to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist before you give birth? Seeking pelvic floor physiotherapy while pregnant is a great way to prepare your body and muscles for childbirth. The pelvic floor includes a group of …

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Two simple tests you can try to evaluate your risk of falling

pt Health fall prevention, Vestibular Rehabilitation

As many as one-third of older adults fall at least once a year. These falls often have unfortunate consequences, like fractures or head injuries, increased burden on caregivers, and higher healthcare costs. Even the fear of falling again can make people restrict their activities thinking that they are reducing their risk, but the resulting deconditioning may actually increase fall risk. …

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6 exercises to help manage carpal tunnel syndrome

pt Health Physiotherapy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common nerve compression conditions affecting 3-4% of the general population. It involves temporary increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through a small tunnel in the wrist known as the carpal tunnel. This temporary compression can be caused by swelling in the tendons surrounding the median nerve and contributes …

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Understanding the common symptoms of knee arthritis

pt Health Arthritis, Knee pain, Physiotherapy

If you are dealing with or suspect you may have arthritis, you are not alone. It is the most common form of joint condition, affecting approximately 302 million individuals worldwide. The knee is the most commonly affected joint. Some of the most common symptoms those with knee arthritis experience are: clicking or other noises with movements, knee pain that increases …

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How to move on from low back pain

pt Health Back pain, Physiotherapy, Uncategorized

Have you ever had a sudden onset of low back pain? Sometimes low back pain develops slowly, but often it seems to come from nowhere, for no particular reason. It may occur after bending over to put on your shoes or to pick up something very light, like a piece of lettuce. After bending over, it may be near impossible …

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Dizziness can be stubborn – what you need to know

pt Health Vestibular Rehabilitation

Dizziness is common, and can affect 20-30% of people in their lifetime. Vestibular problems are often the cause. Whether you’re experiencing dizziness for the first time or have reoccurring symptoms – we can help. What is vestibular rehabilitation? The vestibular system includes the organs that we have in the inner ear to sense head movement and position, plus the parts …

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Living well with osteoarthritis

pt Health Arthritis, Uncategorized

Living well with osteoarthritis requires both knowledge and action. People with osteoarthritis should know that it’s often possible to improve function and decrease pain despite changes to their joints. Combining this knowledge with the right kind of action, that neither increases disability or negatively impacts progression of joint changes and pain, can make all the difference in the world. Understanding …

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3 common foot complaints

pt Health Foot pain, Physiotherapy

Are you ignoring pain in your feet because you keep thinking that it will subside and get better on its own? While common, foot pain is not normal. Depending on the cause of your discomfort, many foot issues can be treated effectively. Below are three of the most common foot problems followed by some potential treatment options that may help. …

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Here’s why you should try pickleball

pt Health Physiotherapy, Sports 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. What’s one the fastest growing sports in North America? It’s a game you may be unfamiliar with, pickleball! A mix of tennis, badminton and table tennis, this much-loved sport was invented in 1965 and has become widely …

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