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Guelph Rehab Centre MVA Treatment

WHEN TO START TREATMENT AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) can be a traumatic event often causing both cognitive and physical injuries. What may feel like a minor pain immediately after the accident can quickly develop into a more serious long-term condition. If treatment is delayed, a wide array of symptoms can worsen which is why treatment should be sought immediately. Symptoms to Look Out ForThe first thing you should do after a MVA is seek medical attention for a full assessment. While most injuries are

Guelph Rehab Centre Acupucturing

PUNCTURING MYTHS ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

Once seen as alternative medicine, acupuncture is now an accepted therapy offered at major hospitals and covered by most extended benefit plans. Despite mainstream adoption and scientific verification, several misconceptions remain surrounding the treatment. Here are a few popular myths dispelled: Acupuncture is painful. The thought of being pricked by sharp needles sounds painful, but it actually doesn’t hurt at all. Patients often describe sessions as relaxing and sometimes fall asleep. Acupuncture is an Eastern practice. Various forms of acupuncture have been performed throughout

Guelph Rehab Centre Chronic Pain

CONSERVING ENERGY TO MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN

Living with chronic pain can make the smallest task almost impossible which is why conserving your energy is so important. Learning how managing your energy levels can help you feel better and improve your quality of life despite chronic pain. Energy in the Bank Think of your stored energy as money in the bank. There is only so much you can spend before it runs out. Saving your energy for the most important tasks will help you accomplish what you need without

Guelph Rehab Centre Pelvic Floor Therapy

PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY? The use of internal and external techniques to retrain or release the muscles that support your organs (pelvic floor). Signs and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction Urinary incontinence (leakage)Pelvic painTailbone painPelvic organ prolapsePainful intercourseChronic low back pain To Kegel or NOT to Kegel Kegels are commonly prescribed after childbirth; however, they are not beneficial to everyone. In fact, kegels may be detrimental to some women based on how their pelvic floor presents to their physiotherapist.Hypertonicity – Pelvic floor muscles are

Guelph Rehab Center ART Active Release

TOP BENEFITS OF ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES

Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy used to relieve pain associated with chronic conditions or injuries. Developed over 30 years ago to treat high performance athletes, ART combines applied tension with patient movements, making it one of the most innovative and effect treatments available. Here are some of the top benefits of ART: Increases FlexibilityBy relaxing muscles naturally and reducing tough adhesions around muscles and joints, ART can help increase flexibility. Treatment for SciaticaThe sciatic nerve runs down the leg,

Guelph Rehab Centre Spinal Decompression Example

NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY FOR LOW BACK DISC HERNIATION

NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY Lumbar Disc Herniations can cause varying degrees of lower back pain, dysfunction and discomfort. That’s why we’ve developed a specific treatment program that targets both Chronic and Acute lower back pain caused by disc herniation and nerve impingement. NON-SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION THERAPY PROGRAM OUTLINE: 8 weeksSpinal decompression tableSpecific stabilization exercisesAdvanced myofascial releaseElectrotherapyCold low-level laser therapy A typical treatment often consists of a combination of physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic therapy. However, a customized program is determined together with the physiotherapist

Guelph Rehab Centre Shoulder Physio

PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR SHOULDER PROBLEMS

Shoulder problems caused by surgeries, injuries and degenerative conditions are successfully treated with physiotherapy to restore function, mobility with stability and to alleviate pain to maximize the quality of life. The shoulder is a ball and socket type of joint which is stabilized by many ligaments and muscles that are attached to the shoulder area also to help move the shoulder in almost all directions. And this is why the shoulder is especially vulnerable to injuries and pain. There are many causes

Guelph Rehab Centre K-Tape

K-TAPE 101

Whether it was blue, pink, black or green, you’ve more than likely seen kinesiology tape on an athlete on TV or possibly even at your local sporting venue. But what might look like regular sports tape to you, is actually a highly useful rehabilitation tool designed to aid athletes who have suffered injuries in the past or who may suffer from other conditions. So then if this tape is so unique, what exactly does it do and why is it

Guelph Rehab Centre Desk proper posture

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR DESK’S ERGONOMICS

At Guelph Rehab, we treat many different conditions every day. Some are motor vehicle accident related, some are sports related, and some are work related. And when it comes to these work-related injuries, we often find that the majority of them are caused by lousy workplace ergonomics— specifically a patient’s desk and chair positioning. That is why we’ve focused this month’s blog post on providing tips for making your workspace as ergonomic as possible. By creating an ergonomic workspace, you’ll

Guelph Rehab Centre's Unique Approach to Healthcare

OUR UNIQUE APPROACH TO PATIENT TREATMENT

As a patient, when you require rehabilitation treatment, you’re faced with having to make a tough decision in choosing the clinic that will help you get back to your usual self. And to add to the already mountainous amount of pressure, the clocks ticking, as every day you’re not receiving treatment you have to manage the pain or discomfort yourself. And with so many clinics seemingly offering identical services, how do you choose the right one for you? As a