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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
Lymphedema and Massage Therapy... can it help? By: Sarah Tyler Q: I recently got diagnosed with lymphedema in my legs and it causes some discomfort when I’m standing and in the evening while I am winding down from the day. Is this something that massage therapy can help with? A: Swelling is a very common problem that comes into the clinic. Whether it be from a fresh new injury or an old one, our bodies defense system does a good job to protect us. Swelling can be uncomfortable, hot to t...
Posted on 2020-08-24
Telerehab and Physiotherapy  By Stacey Van Schyndel  Over these past few months, amid the COVID 19 crisis, our physiotherapists at ProActive Rehab have been able to continue helping our clients virtually using Telerehab. While governments imposed restrictions forced us to adapt quickly, we have come to realize the benefits of continuing to treat clients online while the country is opening back up again. Our clinic is currently treating clients both in person and virtually and we e...
Posted on 2020-07-27
The clinic at ProActive Rehab has been open for in-person physiotherapy appointments for nearly a month, and we’d like to thank everyone for their support, patience and understanding as we adjust to our new procedures and safety measures.  We’re excited to announce that our massage therapy services are now being offered again. Our RMTs Sarah and Jaimee are back in the clinic and are looking forward to seeing their clients! Just as with our physio services, we’re adhering...
Posted on 2020-06-30
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