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Specialized Massage Therapy Techniques

Generally speaking, a massage is a very relaxing treatment involving hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.  However, massage is much more than this.  There are many specialized techniques within the practice that address a variety of conditions. […]

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How to Relieve Muscular Tension Related to Low Back Pain

1. Lying on your back, bring your knees into your chest 2. Lying  on your back, rotate your lower body to one side, then the other.    3. Stretch your Quadratus Lumborum (a group of muscles in your lower back that enable you to sit upright) 4. Stretch your hamstrings 5. Stretch your hip flexors *** Please […]

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Top 5 Tips to Self-Treat TMJ Disorder

Non traumatic TMJ pain can be a result of poor posture and/or jaw clenching at night which causes the muscles of your jaw to become overworked and sore. When you are slouching and your chin pokes out, your jaw is left in a slightly opened position. This causes the muscles of the jaw to constantly […]

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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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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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Top five ways to relieve your tension headache without using pain killers

1. Maintain proper posture! Maintaining a slouched posture for prolonged periods of time will cause certain neck muscles to become overworked and others to weaken. The overworked muscles can cause neck pain, tension, and headaches. If left not treated, it can lead to chronic neck pain and headaches   2. Take frequent short breaks while […]

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Patellofemoral Knee Pain

A very common condition seen by Physiotherapists is that of patellofemoral knee pain, which is pain located at the front and inner side of the knee, or under and around the kneecap. 2.5 million runners are diagnosed with patellofemoral pain every year, and 74% of these will decrease their activity level over the next five […]

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What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used for centuries by the Chinese to treat disease and injury.  It works by inserting fine needles into specific mapped out points in the body.  Traditional Acupuncturists inserted needles into a specific area of the body to restore the balance of energy.  They believe that injury is a result of an imbalance […]

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