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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
We at ProActive Rehab have been doing a lot of learning lately on some newer understandings of pain science.  We are looking at all pain but particularly the science behind persistent pain.  Persistent pain, or pain of greater than 3 month’s duration, is a common aliment.   In fact, lower back pain in particular is the #1 cause of global disability!  By understanding pain better we know that we can help you and, indeed, you can help yourself more effectively. ...
Posted on 2017-09-11

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