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Parents: 5 ways to be proactive about concussions this hockey season. In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the hockey community’s approach to concussions—no longer is it seen as a simple case of “having your bell rung”. Today, hockey players, coaching staff, professionals and parents recognize the importance of preventing, identifying and managing concussion injuries. Some steps have been taken at the league level to address the issue, like instituting...
Posted on 2018-10-23
The Importance of Physiotherapy Pior to a Total Joint Replacement As the population gets older, the incidence of joint replacements has been on the rise.  While most patients understand the importance of physiotheapy following their joint replacement, many people underestimate the benefits of seeing a physiotheapist prior to their joint replacement.  Post surgery, physiotherapist play a large role in decreasing pain and swelling, restoring joint range of motion and strength, improvi...
Posted on 2018-10-18
What is in a Word.... by Brittany Vandyken "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me" is an old schooyard chant that we have all said at some point in our lives.  However, we now know that this is not true.  The words we use can have a profound impact on both ourselves and others.  But what does that have to do with our bodies, physiotherapy, or our ability to function and our brains.  Things we tell ourselves, or the words our health care provid...
Posted on 2018-08-15
                                   Concussion: What your Brain Needs Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces, which can be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or indirectly on another body area with an impulsive force transmitted to the head.  Rest in the early phase of injury, especially in the first 24-48 hours, plays a critical role in recovery.&...
Posted on 2018-07-05
Q: Do you need to have an injury or a referal from physiotherapy to have a massage at ProActive Rehab? A: Not at all!  Although one of the provided services at ProActive Rehab is physiotheapy, that does not mean you must be injured, or having physiotherapy, to have massage here as well.  Massage therapy can definitely help with your recovery from injury but it is also a great addition to your overall wellness plan and as a preventative measure against injury by keeping your muscles lo...
Posted on 2018-05-17
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