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Three Easy Ways to Help Relieve Pain and Improve Comfort

Whether your physiotherapy appointments are daily or weeks apart, there are some easy ways to help relieve pain and improve comfort for yourself at home. Here are three simple things you can do: Apply Heat to Affected Areas Moist heat therapy is one of the simplest, safest and effective “self-care” technique for treating injuries, pain or discomfort in muscles and joints. Moist heat can be used to relieve stiffness, improve circulation and bring relief to muscle pain and overall soreness. Heating the affected area, increases the temperature of the tissues and blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Blood [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:20:30+00:00October 2nd, 2017|General Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Preventative Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are often the professional you seek after an injury has occurred or after a nagging pain has become too much to shrug off. From this perspective, physiotherapy is a reactive measure to taking care of one’s physical well-being. Although this is an important role that physiotherapists play within a person’s rehabilitation and recovery, preventative physiotherapy, the component of preventative care, often goes missing. Compelling evidence suggests that physiotherapy interventions demonstrate the ability to prevent future injuries from occurring¹. In other words, we could take better care of our physical well-being by avoiding injury altogether. A systematic review of workplace [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:22:19+00:00May 23rd, 2017|General Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Heart Health: Steps to Longevity

Valentine’s Day falls in the month of February, so it is only fitting that we celebrate Heart Health this month! Aside from being a symbol for love and affection, the heart is responsible for sending oxygen-rich blood to the body and sending oxygen-poor blood to the lungs. It is integral to all of our body’s systems and plays a vital role for muscular function. In addition, our circulatory system is highly dependent on our heart’s ability to create appropriate blood pressure. With the heart being such an important organ, it is important that we keep it healthy and functioning optimally. [...]

By |2017-05-23T18:51:50+00:00February 16th, 2017|General Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments