Health Blog

Eating Right: A Simple Technique for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

July 20th, 2019

Do you deal with chronic pain or inflammation in your daily life? It isn’t uncommon, but it is avoidable. While exercise is a crucial part of your physiotherapy regimen, proper nutrition can also play an important role. The foods you eat work to fuel your body, and eating the right ones can help you recover

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Ached by Lower Back Pain? Stand up Straighter with Physiotherapy

July 10th, 2019

Lower back pain is a sensation all too familiar to millions of people. This ache can hinder many aspects of your life: working, spending time with friends and family, partaking in the activities you enjoy, and even just relaxing. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are

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Sports Therapy

June 20th, 2019

According to the Society of Sport Therapists, sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injuries and the rehabilitation of the athlete/patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational, and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilizes the principles of sport and exercise sciences, incorporating

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Benefits of Physiotherapy

June 10th, 2019

The Manitoba Physiotherapy Association (MPA) describes physiotherapists as “primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and treatment of injury and disease.” Physiotherapists combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat symptoms of illness, injury, or disability. The Canadian

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The Right Footwear for Your Foot Type

May 20th, 2019

Spring is here and everyone is taking advantage of the beautiful weather by running more outside. Proper footwear selection is beneficial to help decrease the risk of injury or chronic pain. Everyone’s feet are made differently and our running mechanics are as well. There are 3 general foot types and there is a right type

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Movement Screening

May 10th, 2019

If you have ever had an injury that has popped out of nowhere, maybe it’s time that you had someone screen your movement! Movement screening has become increasingly popular in recent years with professional sports, but it can be used on anyone who is active. The main concept behind screening revolves around the idea that

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Managing Shoulder Pain

May 10th, 2019

What do you do when your anti-inflammatories don’t take care of your shoulder pain? Often, a diagnosis such as “tendonitis” is the source of your symptoms however it is rarely the cause. So if your shoulder pain returns when going off the meds, possibly looking at muscle imbalances around your shoulder blade or your overall

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How to Train for Your Sport

April 20th, 2019

Depending on the sport/activity of your choice, the demands of that sport should influence how you train. Such factors to consider in training programs are the energy systems being used. For example, anaerobic/alactic exercise includes short powerful bursts of activity typically lasting 30 seconds or less. Activity at higher intensity levels performed greater than 30-45

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Trends in Fitness Routines

April 20th, 2019

Did you know that stretching before a sport or event that requires explosive, fast movements can actually decrease your performance? Depending on the type of activity you perform, you may actually decrease the amount of power you can produce. This could be your tennis serve or your vertical jump. Dynamic warm ups involve putting your

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