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ARE FALLS PREVENTABLE? By Sarah Cumming, Exercise Tharpist Yes they are! Falls are extremley common, particularly during this cold Muskoka season, as many of our roads and pathways have become covered with ice. On average, 1 in 3 older adults fall each year and that is the leading cause of hospitalization for this population. READ MORE
Posted on 2018-12-18
Massage Therapy Just for Relaxation By Sarah Tyler RMT Q: Is massage therapy just for relaxation?  Do I need a referral for massage theapy even if I don't have an injury? A: Even though massage therapy can greatly improve your relaxation, there are many other benefits to the body.  Relaxation in and of itself has very good benefits to your body, not just for your mental health, it can also help your recovery from injury, improve your sleep quality, and improve your immune response. ...
Posted on 2018-11-27
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
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