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The multidisciplinary team at ProActive Rehab has expanded once again with the addition of Joline Beauregard BASc., RD, a Registered Dietitian offering Therapeutic Nutrition services from her home base of Whitehorse, YT.   Since graduating from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in 2017, Joline has worked in prenatal, infant and community nutrition, and is working towards her Certified Diabetes Educator qualification. She moved to Whitehorse for a 6-month contract in 2018, fell i...
Posted on 2021-02-23
Massage Therapy for Concussion By: Jaimee Clarkson  A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury which can occur after direct impact to your head or a whiplash-type injury that causes the head and brain to shake. The overall experience and symptoms of a concussion can vary from person to person.  One of the most common symptoms many post-concussion patients experience might be chronic post-traumatic headaches. Headaches are a symptom that many people experience normally, this may...
Posted on 2021-02-22
When Stephanie Mallard was in Grade 8 in Atikokan, a small northern Ontario town, she decided she wanted to be a physiotherapist. Inspired by her own personal experience with receiving physio treatment, she researched educational institutions, planned out her high school courses and got to work. After completing her undergraduate degree at Western University in London, Ontario, she considered taking a year off to travel before pursuing her Masters in Physiotherapy. But after a chance encounter ...
Posted on 2021-01-25
Julie Reuben was out for a walk with her dog on an icy April day in 2020 when she fell and hit her head, resulting in a concussion. She knew she needed help managing her symptoms, but she quickly realized that treatment options were limited because of COVID-19. “I really needed some help in those early days,” says Julie. “I was experiencing very low tolerance for visual stimulation, especially from technology, as well as headaches and mental fatigue.” Having just started...
Posted on 2020-11-27
Chronic Pain and Massage Therapy  By: Jaimee Clarkson It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians suffers from debilitating chronic pain. Chronic pain can affect an individual’s ability to do their activities of daily living which can cre ate a greater risk of psychological disorders and can influence the pain they are experiencing.  Chronic pain is defined as pain that is persistent for more than 12 weeks and can last for months or even years. There is evidence that sho...
Posted on 2020-09-29
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