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Do Children Need Massage Therapy?

A lot of people see massage as a relaxation treatment, but it is also therapy and can be very beneficial to children and teens, as well as adults. Children tend to recover from injuries faster than adults, but as they develop and grow, injuries can result. Growth spurts put stress and pressure on structures, especially…

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Healthy Aging Tips

  Being healthy requires the consideration of many different areas. Nutrition, exercise, sleep, mental health…the list goes on. Perhaps two areas that many people neglect as they get older are balance and muscular strength.   Muscular Strength It seems that many people stop resistance training when they get older. Perhaps the reason is different for…

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When Can I Play Again?

From the weekend warrior to the elite athlete, that is one of the first questions they usually ask when they come in for treatment. Just because an injury may feel better, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe to return to competition. There are many factors that need to be addressed.   1. Is there…

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Migraine Headaches Treatment: Acupuncture

Migraine headaches are debilitating for people suffering from them. They are a significant medical condition and have a great effect on the quality of life. Sufferers see a decline in work productivity, with many having to take time off work to recover from the pain. Options for treatment include pain medication, meditation, massage, relaxation exercises…

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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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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…