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HOW TO AVOID INJURY THIS WINTER

Newsflash: Winter is here! Snow is falling, the temperatures have fallen, and the cheery holiday season is upon us. Aside from the obvious changes, winter also brings an increased risk for injuring yourself. Prevent Common Winter Injuries 1. Shoveling Snow: Shoveling-related injuries, such as back strains, herniated disks and shoulder pulls, send approximately 11,000 people to the hospital every year. If you are outside shoveling your driveway, we don’t have to tell you that you’ll be moving a lot of heavy weight around. Think of shoveling like a weightlifting session. Start small, and get...


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THE ROLE OF POSTURAL ANALYSIS AND EDUCATION IN PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PLANS

1. “It’ll move you” …. This is the motto of the physiotherapy profession, and it relates to the fact that physiotherapy is a movement based health discipline, evaluating joint motion, muscle strength, endurance and movement patterns to determine its relation to pain and dysfunction. 2. Too often, because of the constraints of time, patients become the condition they present with, i.e. a low back, a sprained knee, etc. This tends to focus assessment and treatment choices on the area of pain. Recently, insurers’ interest in functional outcomes, especially the ability for an individual to...


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NOVEMBER IS DIABETES MONTH!

November is Diabetes month in Canada. The statistics for Newfoundland and Labrador are downright scary. In all of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has the oldest population demographics, the highest rates for overweight and obesity and the lowest median family income. That scenario makes us at high risk for diabetes and pre-diabetes. We know that maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet and safe exercise are the keys to prevention and management of diabetes. Benefits of Exercise Because of the importance of physical activity, your physiotherapist is your partner and can create a...


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MASSAGE THERAPY: COUNT ITS BENEFITS!

Benefits of Regular Massage We all know that massage therapy has wonderful, feel-good benefits for the whole body and the spirit; we may not realize its value for overall health. To refresh our collective memories, here are some excellent reasons to schedule your massage today: Stress Relief One can not underestimate the value of hands-on touch. Regular massage reduces stress, promotes a healthier lifestyle and helps combat daily pressures and anxiety. It lowers heart rate, blood pressure and releases endorphins, our feel-good hormones. Eases Neck and Back Tension In life, our bodies conform...


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THE EGOSCUE PERSPECTIVE – WHY WE LIKE AND USE IT

We identify ourselves as a Laser Clinic because we regularly observe and provide to our clients the accelerated healing benefits associated with this technology. We are not only about laser, however. Our post-injury rehab programs vary in content depending upon the clinician and client goals and requirements, but all have as a primary focus the restoration of normal motion across all the major joints. In our practice normal motion trumps/precedes muscle strength and functional activities, and I’ll use the Egoscue Perspective to explain why.


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YOUR SMARTPHONE, TEXT NECK AND JOINT PAIN

One of the common threads in our fast-paced world is the role technology plays in the way we run our lives and our work. I’ve a question for you, when was the last time you left your home without your Smartphone? In today’s hectic technological world, Smartphones are essential; for scheduling, for communication with work peers and family, for sourcing information and booking reservations. We use those little gadgets all the time! I would be lost without mine! Unfortunately, all that convenience comes at a cost: to our neck, shoulder and thumb joints. Sometimes the neck pain, back pain and...


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