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Avoiding Injury While Moving

Each day we put our bodies through an obstacle course of life. We climb up stairs, lift groceries; bend down to pick up objects and these activities can put stress and strain on our bodies. One such activity that can put undue strain and stress on our body is moving.  Not only is moving day…

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Do I Need Chiropractic Treatment?

Did you know that 8 of out 10 Canadians will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime? This pain can keep you from work, school and normal day to day activities. Often back pain will go away on its own, after two to six months. However, if left untreated there is an 80%…

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Why See a Massage Therapist for a Sports Injury?

That’s a question many of my clients hear when they tell someone they are seeing me for a sports injury. It seems a lot of people know that massage therapists perform massage, but they don’t know that we can also do other types of therapy. The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario regulates massage therapy in Ontario. According…

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Acupuncture Helps Treat Chronic Pain

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Asia to treat all kinds of medical conditions. It has more recently become recognized by Western medicine as an alternative treatment for many types of conditions. In the summer of 2000, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto opened an acupuncture clinic to treat patients suffering with chronic…

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Do You Need Physiotherapy?

Often we live with the little aches and pains that afflict us during our normal routines each day.  Minor back pain, knee strains and other issues we tend to treat with over the counter medications. If the problem persists, sometimes we might seek medical attention but more often than not we go on with our…

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Protect Your Back While Gardening This Spring

As we progress further into spring and summer, many of us become more active around the house and into our gardens. This can lead to an increase in back injuries and issues. If you are a gardener excited to get to work now that it’s warm, it is very important that you take measures to…

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Play It Safe on the Fairway This Season

Now that the long rough winter is fast becoming a memory, we are turning our attention to the onset of the golf season. Golf is one of the most social and enjoyable pastimes among millions of people worldwide. It is estimated that there are more than 32,000 golf courses in the world, and we definitely…

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Common Sports Injuries Requiring Rehab

Professional athletes and rec league regulars alike can suffer injuries when playing the sport they love. While the level of competition can take varying tolls on the body, similar movements from both pros and Joes on the playing field/court/ice can result in damage to muscles, joints, and bones. In this post, we provide a very…

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Early Treatment is Key with Tennis Elbow

Acute tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The pathology behind tennis elbow isn’t fully understood, but it’s related to changes that occur at the tendon on the outer elbow. It’s often known as lateral epicondylitis, but more current terms for this condition are extensor tendinosis or extensor…