6 concussion myths debunked

pt Health Concussions, Physiotherapy

Have you or someone close to you experienced a concussion recently? Don’t know what concussion information to believe? You are not the only one! Doing your own research can be hard, so here are 6 concussion myths we have debunked for you. Myth #1: You need to lose consciousness to have a concussion Loss of consciousness only happens around 10% …

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5 common summer sport injuries you should know about

pt Health Physiotherapy

Summer is upon us, which for most means spending more time outside under the sun. As much as we love outdoor activities, they pose some risk of injury due to factors like footwear, body mechanics, and the outdoor environment itself. The good news is that appropriate early care of injuries can optimize the recovery process and get you back to …

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7 water-based exercises to help you stay active this summer

pt Health Exercises, Physiotherapy

Summer is in full swing! Whether you are in the pool or at a nearby lake, water-based exercises are a great way to build strength, get your body moving, and stay active while keeping cool. They’re also great for all fitness levels! Remember to have fun and stay safe while in the water! Ensure that you familiarize yourself with the …

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What to expect during a pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment

pt Health Pelvic health, Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy which addresses a range of conditions related to the pelvic floor, such as: Post partum recovery Pregnancy related pain Pre-partum education and  preparation Pelvic organ prolapse management Incontinence or bladder leakage Sexual dysfunction or painful intercourse Lingering back and hip pain Pain related to the joints of your pelvis Erectile pain …

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Improving the ergonomics of your at-home workstation

pt Health Back pain, Ergonomics, Neck pain

For some workplaces, hybrid and remote work are here to stay. Although an at-home workstation can feel alright for the short-term, it could potentially have long-term consequences on your musculoskeletal health if ergonomics is not considered. The lack of an appropriately setup ergonomic workstation may lead to experiencing low back pain or tightness in the neck and shoulders due to …

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How to prevent overuse injuries

pt Health Physiotherapy

Have you ever felt a gradual onset of pain during work, exercise or continuous movement and immediately started wondering how and why this pain came to be? At pt Health, we see a lot of patients that come in describing this kind of pain. They’re usually unsure why they’re in pain because there wasn’t a precise incident, like an accident …

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5 movements and exercises to prepare you for hiking

pt Health Physiotherapy

As the days get warmer and longer, you may be thinking of going hiking, or an outdoor adventure with friends and family. Here are some tips that can help you get ready to hit the trails, make the most out of your time, and prevent injury. With the uneven terrain encountered in the wilderness, it is important to have good balance …

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Feeling stressed? Here’s why you should try box breathing

pt Health Mental Health

Ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed through the day? Box breathing can really help and can be done anywhere. Below, you’ll find some more information about box breathing and its benefits, along with an example of a simple box breathing exercise you can feel free to try. What is box breathing and how does it work? The box breathing …

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Improving mental well-being through fun in the sun

pt Health Occupational Therapy

With the brilliant, warm summer days upon us, spending time doing fun activities outdoors can be a wonderful way to ease mental strain and improve mental well-being in various ways. If you want to capitalize on the benefits of outdoor fun, we have some great tips for you! Having fun outside has amazing benefits for your overall health, especially emotionally. …

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