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The Benefits Of Yoga When Recovering From A Concussion By: Stacey VanSchyndel, PT, MScPT, BKin. Many individuals with injuries that seek physiotherapy, including those suffering with concussions, could benefit from using relaxation strategies as part of their rehabilitation program.  Techniques including yoga, Qi Gong, guided mediation and mindfulness programs can play a large part towards your recovery.  The benefits of yoga go beyond stretching and improving the length of your...
Posted on 2019-10-16
POOL THERAPY FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS By Marlee Moore, Exercise/Aquatic Therapist Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that weakens muscles and movements over time. Thus, strength training early and often is one of the key ways to keeping the muscles from weakening. However, this can be understandably difficult for someone who has difficulty walking, picking up a fork to eat or simply waving hello. For people with Multiple Sclerosis, a warm pool can be a place for them to more easily...
Posted on 2019-09-25
The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for the average adult. Are you getting your sleep? I was recently watching a TV show called Awake. In this show, contestants are kept awake for 24 hours and are then asked to compete with various mental and physical tasks. Throughout the show, you are told how an average well-rested individual does in comparison to how the contestants are doing. After staying awake for 24 hours contestants’ decision making, fine and gross motor s...
Posted on 2019-07-17
Emily Southby knows what it’s like to live with chronic pain. But rather than let it overcome her, Emily has turned her personal journey through trauma to recovery into a rewarding career in manual osteopathy. She is now using her experience and expertise to help others overcome pain and injury, having recently joined the multidisciplinary team at ProActive Rehab in Huntsville. Emily’s healing journey informs her practice and gives her a deeper insight into her clients’ experi...
Posted on 2019-06-07
Q:         I have had massage therapy for my neck and shoulder tension in the past and I tend to hold my stress there. Recently, however, I have been experiencing headaches. Is massage something that can help?   A:         Yes, massage therapy is definitely helpful for tension related headaches. If you are experiencing severe pain, it always a good idea to head to your doctor first so they can rule out a...
Posted on 2019-05-16
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