Nerve cells

Nerve Irritation – Diagnosis

Have you ever wondered what your practitioner is doing when they check your reflex using a reflex hammer?  Chiropractors, physiotherapists, family practitioners, athletic therapists…many practitioners use the reflex hammer as an important diagnostic tool for neurological injuries.  It can help the practitioner figure out whether the problem is in your spine or more in a…

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Do Kids Need Physiotherapy?

Children need physiotherapy just as much as adults do. While we might believe that kids are naturally resilient and bounce back after injury more quickly than adults because they are still growing, it is this very growth and development that makes children’s needs unique. Growth spurts place different stresses on children’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems.…

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder can be a very frustrating condition for both patients and practitioners.  For the patient, it is very painful and can take quite a long time to resolve.  For the practitioner who tries to keep abreast of the current literature, it seems that there is still quite a lot that we don’t know about…

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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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