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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
Ask the Professional: Physical Activity Guidelines and Recommendations Sarah Cumming- Exercise and Aquatic Therapist  Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and can be easier to incorporate into your day then you may think! Often the hardest part is getting into a routine, deciding what it is you should be doing for exercise, and how much. The Canadian Physical Activity Guideline is a great resource to utilize in order to figure out how often you shou...
Posted on 2019-04-24
. . VESTIBULAR REHAB: TREATMENT FOR DIZZINESS AND VERTIGO. By Stacey Van Schyndel PT, M.Sc.P.T.,B.Kin.,MCPA Vestibular Rehab is the assessment and treatment of vertigo and other inner ear troubles. Clients often attend a physiotherapy assessment with reports of dizziness which is a broad term used to describe an assortment of sensations and can include vertigo. An initial assessment is required to determine the origin of your symptoms as they can arise for a variety of reasons. Vertigo (room...
Posted on 2019-03-26
The fork in the road: Overcoming chronic pain through hard work and education. Terry Exell is no stranger to pain. You’d never know it, but Terry, a tall man with a friendly face and a bright smile, has lived for over 40 years with chronic pain caused by a neck injury he sustained at work. And then, in September of last year, he was involved in a train accident that left him with debilitating sciatic pain, as well as damage to his neck, back and knees. For Terry, an active outdoorsman wh...
Posted on 2019-02-15
IS EXERCISE REALLY MEDICINE? By Leslie Tempest PT,B.Sc.PT,MCPA A resounding YES is the answer! Most of us would love to know of the "silver bullet", the magic wand that would cure all that ails us but alas such a tool (or pill) does not exist. However, if there is one thing that is pretty close it is exercise! If you just think about any one of the many chronic, life-changing or even life- threatening illness and diseases out there, exercise will be included in the list of remedies, ...
Posted on 2019-01-25
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