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Ice Pack or Hot Pack

One of the most frequent questions a physiotherapist is asked is, “I’ve injured myself. Should I use ice or heat?” Either of these options if used correctly can help to control and heal the injury. Cold Therapy, how and when should I use it? Commonly used cooling agents are cold packs, ice baths, ice cubes, […]

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Excercise And Physiotherapy

Excercise And Physiotherapy

Fall is fast approaching and many of us are jump starting our fitness programs. Others, though, may be considering starting a program for the first time. Either way, a few points will help. A complete EXERCISE PROGRAM consists of: WARM-UP: to prepare the muscles for activity by increasing the temperature of the connective tissue. This […]

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Eating For Energy

Eating For Energy

With the recent changes in weather and daylight, many of us experience a drop in energy levels. Shorter days and less sunshine make it more difficult to incorporate exercise into our daily routine. A healthy, balanced diet therefore becomes more important in energy maintenance. Some of the foods we think may help give us a […]

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Just Move It…Smartly

Are Canadians losing their ability to move? Here are some highlights of a study by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, from the Directions in Physiotherapy. A majority of Canadians (54%) believe they are less mobile today than 10 years ago. Overall satisfaction with mobility declines with age, especially after age 55. Most Canadians believe their physical […]

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A Pound Of Prevention

A Pound Of Prevention

AUTUMN INJURIES The ’ember-ending months are here. Hockey, soccer, skiing and such now top the list of activities sending our children and ourselves into Clinics. Proper training and conditioning programs focus once on rehabilitation and prevention where a few simple steps lessen the probability of an injury occurring when we begin a new activity or […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue that runs from the ball of the foot to the heel. When the plantar fascia is under severe stress it stretches too far and tears causing inflammation and pain. Causes: The most common causes of plantar fasciitis are […]

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Ouch My Back!

Almost everyone experiences back pain during their lifetime. However, most people don’t realize that more than 70% of back problems are caused by routine daily activities. The other 30% are caused by accidents or other forms of trauma. Check Your Posture Back pain can simply be due to a lack of exercise, poor posture or […]

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Knee Injuries

“I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don’t. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit.” -Terry Fox Most knee injuries severely impact an individual’s quality of life. The knee is a unique joint. It carries your body’s weight at […]

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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common and painful injury that can happen at any time: on the sports field, the ski slopes or as the result of a slip walking across your living room. The ankle is made up of three bones: the tibia, fibula and talus. Ligaments, tendons and muscles work together to stabilize the […]

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