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Dystonia: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Dystonia is a neurological condition that can affect mobility, balance, posture and endurance. Millions of North Americans are affected by one of the many forms of the disorder. Its wide variety of symptoms can lead to loss of function, pain, fatigue and stress. In this article, we provide an overview of dystonia with causes and symptoms. In additions, we will look at how physical therapy intervention can help clients with dystonia by improving movement and mobility, decreasing pain, restoring function and limiting disability. What is Dystonia? Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by involuntary sustained or intermittent muscle contractions [...]

By |July 13th, 2020|

How to Battle Covid-19 Weight Gain

With gyms closed, stress baking on the rise, and many people working from home, it is not surprising that many people are experiencing weight gain. The global pandemic has forced many of us to change our entire way of life, as well as having to manage the stresses that have come with all these changes. Working from home means there is much easier access to snacks throughout the day.  And when people are stressed, they often eat comforting and high caloric foods. To add to the challenge, healthy fruits and vegetables are costlier and harder to keep fresh when [...]

By |July 6th, 2020|

Brain Injury: Prevention, Treatment, Lived Experiences

Acquired brain injuries currently impact about 1.5 million Canadians, and every year another 160,000 people experience an acquired brain injury, according to Brain Injury Canada. These rates continue to rise as more Canadians are experiencing and reporting incidents of ABI. Brain injuries can occur to anyone at any time. This type of injury refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth and is not congenital or degenerative in nature. Depending on the type and severity of injury a variety of symptoms and deficits can occur, a host of physical, cognitive and behavioural symptoms can result from a [...]

By |June 29th, 2020|

Mindfulness Therapy Helps Improve Symptoms of Brain Injury & Illness

The pandemic restrictions, in particular social and physical distancing, have led to feelings of isolation. While this can be difficult for all individuals, it can be particularly devastating for those with brain injuries and other neurological illnesses. Individuals already suffering from aspects of physical and social barriers might be experiencing the symptoms of their injury or illness more intensely during lockdown. The good news is that evidence shows that mindfulness therapy helps improve symptoms of brain injury and neurological illness. The Effects of Mindfulness Therapy on Brain Injury   Brain Injury Canada states that 452 Canadians suffer a serious [...]

By |June 22nd, 2020|

Simple Tips for Setting Up an Ergonomic Home Office

With the outbreak of this global pandemic, many people were abruptly forced to work from home full-time. The lucky ones already had an ergonomic home office setup or were assisted by workplace programs. But a large part of this population is still hunching over their laptops while sitting on uncomfortable dining room chairs, sitting up in bed or slouching on couches trying to work. Sitting in these postures for eight hours a day can have negative effects on your body leading to pain and dysfunction. Creating a work space in your home doesn’t have to be costly or stressful. [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|

How to Work From Home Pain-Free

The new reality of social distancing is that many of us have to work from home. While some of us may be thriving in this new norm, many of us are feeling negative effects on both our physical and mental health. The good news is that you don’t have to suffer in silence. Learn how to work from home pain-free by taking charge of your health with these steps. Whether working in an office setting, a health care clinic, a classroom or another work environment prior to Covid-19, working from home has drastically changed how we work, our daily [...]

By |June 8th, 2020|

Let Us Bring Our Services To You

We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.

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