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by Emily Southby, Manual Osteopath  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 skills, and concentration are greatly impacted. Even though this is a...
Posted on 2019-12-27
At ProActive Rehab we believe that a multidisciplinary approach is the best way to address physical recovery, and massage therapy has always been one of the key treatments we offer our clients. Massage has numerous benefits of its own, including stress relief, relaxation, improved sleep and pain relief, and, when combined with physiotherapy, can dramatically improve treatment outcomes. “Massage therapists can help physiotherapists with hands-on treatment of the soft tissue, loosening musc...
Posted on 2019-11-27
Common Benefits of Aquatic Exercise By: Marlee Moore There is no place on earth like being in the water! Many characteristics of vertical immersion make aquatic exercise a perfect fit for people with a variety of health issues. The list below is a great visual to help reinforce the benefits of water and the impact Aquatic Therapy can have on your recovery or prevention journey. Immersion reduces gravitational forces acting on the body, reducing stress on load-bearing joints and tissues ...
Posted on 2019-11-20
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
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