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Can massage therapy be a good treatment option for concussion management?

Ask the Professional – Sarah Tyler RMT   Q: Can massage therapy be a good treatment option for concussion management? A: Concussions are a complex injury that can affect many different aspects of your health, and how you manage it can greatly affect your recovery. When it comes to rehab during initial healing from injury, the main focuses typically will be mood management, sleep hygiene, headache control, and cardiovascular exercise. Massage therapy can be an excellent addition to ...
Posted on 2022-11-17

Manual Lymph Drainage- Is Manual Lymph Drainage good for you?

As a Registered Massage Therapist, I am trained and specialize in the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. In my practice, I see a variety of cases from concussions, knee or hip replacements, frozen shoulder and many more. What I started to notice about my practice is that there were many patients that were experiencing edema, aka swelling, due to an injury or condition. Manual Lymph Drainage is a trained skill that is offered and taught ...
Posted on 2022-11-04

Fall Preventions

Fall Preventions
Fall Preventions November is Fall Prevention Month in Canada so it is a good time to address this important issue, drawing some early attention to what we know and how we, as physiotherapists can help.  Falling is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in the lives of all people.  In fact, past research has shown that falls are an important cause of death and disability worldwide.  The stats are staggering; the same research indicated that over 16 million years of life were lost ...
Posted on 2022-09-30

Managing Wait Times

Managing Wait Times
At ProActive Rehab we pride ourselves on our customer service, and we do our best to meet all of our clients’ needs. This includes seeing new patients in a timely manner so that your healing process can get started as soon as possible. Right now, if you call into our front desk to book a new assessment for an injury or condition that requires physiotherapy, you may have to wait 2 or 3 weeks to see one of our therapists. This wait time is longer than we’d like it to be, and we unders...
Posted on 2022-09-19

What can be done for BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)

Vertigo, a specific type of dizziness that involves the sensation of the room moving around you or you moving within a room, is a common form of dizziness that often can be easily treated with physiotherapy. One of the main causes of vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - short lasting vertigo that is triggered by position changes. This condition can start insidiously, or can be secondary to head trauma (concussions, slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents). It tends to be mor...
Posted on 2022-08-12
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