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Benefits of Massage Therapy on Mental Health

Q: What are some of the benefits of massage therapy to my mental well-being? A: Mental health concerns are a growing issue right now in our society and I think that it’s great that you are reaching out for advice. In regards to any health concern, it is always a good idea to reach out to your doctor as a starting point if you feel that your health is at risk or you feel you are in crisis. As a Registered Massage Therapist, it is out of my scope of practice to give a diagnosis but I can of...
Posted on 2022-01-19

The Benefits of Kinesiology/Sports Taping

The Benefits of Kinesiology/Sports Taping Physiotherapists often use taping techniques to help speed recovery from an injury. Tape can be used to provide stability to joints and ligaments, support to injured muscles and to decrease swelling and bruising. While there are many types of tape and techniques out there, one of the more common approaches uses Kinesiology or Sports Tape. Popular brands include Body Sport, ROCK tape and K-tape. While all of these brands work similarly, you want to look ...
Posted on 2021-12-15

ProActive Rehab Celebrates 20 Years

ProActive Rehab Celebrates 20 Years
ProActive Rehab Celebrates 20 Years November 30th, 2021 will mark 20 years since ProActive Rehab first opened its doors in downtown Huntsville. Owner and physiotherapist Leslie Tempest recently took some time to reflect on the journey to becoming Huntsville’s longest-running private, independent physiotherapy clinic. Leslie was a recent graduate when she took a position at Huntsville’s very first private physio clinic in 1996. Then called the Huntsville Sports Medicine & Rehabi...
Posted on 2021-11-25

Why is relaxation part of my physiotherapy treatment?

Why is relaxation part of my physiotherapy treatment? Even before the pandemic happened, many of us led pretty stressful lives. Research has shown that stress, anxiety and depression and other mental health challenges can contribute to delayed recovery from illness or injury. This is why when you come for a physiotherapy assessment at ProActive Rehab we will ask you to complete some questionnaires relating to your mental health along with those specific to your injury. If we can identify that s...
Posted on 2021-10-29

Massage Therapy and Post Surgical Recovery

Massage Therapy and Post-Surgical Recovery At ProActive Rehab we see many patients for post-surgical recovery; Whether it is a hip replacement, meniscus repair, rotator cuff surgery etc. The individual surgery for a patient may have been successful and may recover quite quickly after surgery, but many experience chronic pain for weeks, months or even years. Post-operative pain can affect many things such as sleep, mood and/or physical or mental health. Massage Therapy can be a great option to h...
Posted on 2021-09-30
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