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

Ask the Professionals

Ask the Professional Q: I had surgery on my elbow earlier this year and, through rehabilitation, I have been getting more flexible and strong. I have some puckering scar tissue that is causing some restriction, and trouble straightening my elbow. I am wondering if Massage therapy will help at all? A: I am so glad that your rehabilitation is going well and I think that massage therapy can definitely help with scar tissue. When it comes to an injury, our bodies lay down scar tissue to help heal ...
Posted on 2022-07-29

Manual Lymph Drainage

Ask the Professionals: Manual Lymphatic Drainage What is swelling you ask? I think we can all say we have experienced swelling at some point in our life. Whether it was when you were pregnant with your first child, sprained your ankle or following a surgical procedure. There are many reasons why and how the body develops swelling. The lymphatic system is the bodies sewage management system. It is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that are in charge of regulating fluid (lymph) within ou...
Posted on 2022-06-29
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