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Monthly Archives: October 2012

How to Prevent Injuries

Warm up Before engaging in any activity, make sure to have a 10 minute warm up to prepare your body for activity. Gradually increase your training intensity If you are just starting a workout program or progressing your old program, give your body a chance to get used to exercise. Footwear Make sure you are […]

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What to Look for When Choosing a Wellness Clinic

Ensure that a registered Physiotherapist or Chiropractor will be assessing and treating you In Ontario, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have to be registered with their affiliated college in order to practice Each practitioner will have a valid registration number   Ask how long your treatment sessions will be Typically 20-30 minute treatment sessions are needed to […]

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Common Reasons To see A Physiotherapist

Chronic low back pain Postural neck pain and headaches Neck or low back Disc Herniations Mechanical neck pain with referral into the arm Patellofemoral (knee) syndrome Shoulder Dysfunctions Carpal Tunnel syndrome Motor Vehicle Accident injuries

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Top Ten Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

Squeeze your shoulder blades together. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times. Repeat every hour.     Hold all of the following nine stretches for at least 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times per day.               

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Top Five Tips to Recover From A Whiplash

1. Do not wait to get a physiotherapy assessment A physiotherapist can assess your neck musculature and joints as well as  your ligaments, arteries, and nervous system X-rays can detect fractures in the neck if the picture is taken in the proper position. X-rays can not assess your ligament, artery, nervous system, or muscle damage. […]

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How To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  Take frequent breaks from repetitive tasks Overuse of your forearm flexors can lead to nerve compression at your wrist   Stretch your wrist Stretch your forearm flexors to prevent compression of your nerve Hold for 30 seconds and repeat every few hours   Maintain good posture at your desk If you slouch at work, […]

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