2018 is quickly coming to an end (where has the time gone?), and so in typical New Year’s fashion, we thought we’d take this time to reflect on the past 12 months. From receiving a 2019 Consumer Choice Award and continuing our unique, comprehensive rehabilitation approach to rejuvenating our Facebook page and publishing new blog articles monthly, we can start to see why 2018 seems to have flown by. Join us as we reflect on the past year’s news articles and remember some of the interesting topics we covered. Below you’ll find every blog post from the past 365 days as well as a summary and a link to the original article if you’d like to read the full thing.
WHEN TO GET THERAPY
One of the many mistakes we see patients make is waiting too long to visit our clinic. Many people think that the pain or discomfort they are experiencing will go away or the injury they are rehabbing will heal itself. And sure, in some cases this is true, minor aches and pains will go away on their own. But many aches and pains won’t go away and require professional treatment. For January’s blog post, we created a list of 5 reasons that typically indicate you should seek out professional treatment. If you or someone you know is unsure if professional help is required, give January’s blog post a quick read.
INTERMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS) / DRY NEEDLING
Dry Needling and Intermuscular Stimulation is one of the many services we offer at our Guelph clinic. But while it may be a routine practice for us, many patients are still hesitant and skeptical of this rehab treatment. Yes, it involves tiny pins, so we can understand their skepticism. But as you’ll see in February’s news article, Dry Needling is a completely safe and virtually painless practice that is proven to be very effective in treating many conditions. Check out February’s blog post to put any uncertainty to rest.
4 TIPS FOR CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT
Regardless of where it is in your body, living with chronic pain can make even the simplest of tasks unenjoyable. But rather than try and live through the pain, we put together a second blog post in February to help you manage the pain. Believe it or not, there are many effective ways to minimize the pain and live a healthy, less painful life.
NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY FOR LOW BACK DISC HERNIATION
Our clinic is known for our exclusive, specific treatment programs that are designed to treat various conditions using a collaborative approach. March’s blog post focused in on our Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy program and provided readers with a rundown of what the program entails, how it works and even some potential results patients can expect.
FIVE CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
Shockwave Therapy is a unique and interesting therapy treatment that uses transient pressure oscillations to stimulate circulation and natural cell healing. And while it is effective at treating many different conditions, April’s blog post narrowed in on five common conditions that Shockwave Therapy has been proven to be extremely useful in treating.
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES
Active Release Techniques, or A.R.T, has become one of the most sought-after soft tissue treatment in the world. Check out May’s blog post for an in-depth look into this treatment, including what makes it different and how it works.
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES EXPLAINED
For one reason or another, we’ve all experienced a headache or a migraine before. But did you know that there are many different types of headaches— all of which are triggered differently? June’s blog post dives into the topic of headaches and migraines and touches on what a headache is, the different types of headaches as well as how to treat each type. And if you suffer from daily headaches, there’s also a section dedicated to what treatment options are available for you too.
THE PAINFUL SIDE OF SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH
How do you sleep? On your back? Your side? Or how about your stomach? Sleeping on your stomach is one of the most controversial sleep positions among therapists and the general public. But despite what these people have to say, July’s blog post was created to set the record straight. Inside you’ll find why you may be experiencing aches or pains after sleeping on your stomach as well as a home remedy you can use to eliminate this discomfort. If you sleep on your stomach and wake up feeling pain-free and rested, then continue doing what you’re doing. This post is mostly for those sleepers who wake up in pain.
RECOVERY METHODS FOR ATHLETES
Recovery is one of the most important parts of being an athlete. Whether you’re a hockey player, tennis player, swimmer or football player, having the know-how to properly help your body recover will allow you to perform better, minimize the risk of injury, and keep you at the top of your game longer. Even if you’re a weekend warrior or rec-league athlete, we still suggest you check out July’s second blog post for helpful tips on minimizing the aches and pains.
THE IMPORTANCE OF A PHYSIOTHERAPIST
As a rehabilitation clinic, we know firsthand the importance of visiting a certified physiotherapist when recovering from an injury. From their extensive training and regulated standards to the reasons why you might or should visit a physiotherapist, August’s blog post has it all. If you’re interested in learning more about Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy, then click on the link below to check out the original article.
FALL PREVENTION TIPS
Fall can be a beautiful, but also a treacherous, time of year. From the rain and wet leaves to the mounds of leaves hiding curb drop-offs and more, being aware of the risks Fall presents can be the difference between an enjoyable fall and a painful one. September’s blog post shared some tips for minimizing the risks of falling during the Fall, but we highly suggest considering these tips year-round— especially this time of year when the weather seems to change in an instant.
PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR SHOULDER PROBLEMS
Many different things can cause shoulder problems. Whether it be surgery, injury or a degenerative condition, Physiotherapy is your answer to restore function, mobility, stability and eliminate any pain. Check out the first of October’s blog post for a brief rundown of how Physiotherapy is proven to be effective in treating shoulder problems.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR SAFER TRICK-OR-TREATING
October means Halloween. And so, in the spirit of the costumes and candy, we created a special second blog post in October dedicated to making trick-or-treating as safe as possible for everyone. Halloween may be many months away, but it’s never too early to learn.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS GIFT IDEAS FOR ALL AGES
Last but not least, last month’s blog post shared with you many gift ideas for people of all ages. But unlike toys and candy, all of the gifts in this article are focused on sharing the gift of health and wellness to whoever is on your list.
One year and 14 blog posts later and we are nearing the close of 2018. And even though the year is coming to an end, our blog sharing certainly won’t. We have lots of new topics and articles planned for 2019, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Check back in the new year for new articles shared monthly. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (Click here to visit our page now) for more health and wellness related news and information.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!