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FIVE CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

FIVE CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY To some, Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) may sound intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple and not at all scary. Shockwave Therapy uses transient pressure oscillations (pressure waves) to help break down scar tissue and adhesions, stimulate circulation and stimulate natural cellular healing activity. When compared to other types of treatment, Shockwave Therapy has many advantages, including faster healing times, reduced pain symptoms and an improvement in function. Many of which, can be

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INTERMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS) / DRY NEEDLING

Intermuscular stimulation (IMS) treatment involves dry needling of affected areas of the body without injecting any substance. The needle sites can be at the epicenter of taut, tender muscle bands, or they can be near the spine where the nerve root may have become irritated and supersensitive. Penetration of a normal muscle is painless; however, a shortened, supersensitive muscle will ‘grasp’ the needle in what can be described as a cramping sensation. BENEFITS OF INTERMUSCULAR STIMULATION (IMS) AND DRY NEEDLING The result

Words floating in air describing chronic pain

4 TIPS FOR CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

PAIN MANAGEMENT HELP  Sometimes the cause of chronic pain cannot be seen on an X-ray or other diagnostic procedure as it may be due to an underlying neuropathy or a functional biomechanical imbalance. Regardless of why you have pain, you have PAIN! Many of our patients have headaches, migraines, back pain or unexplained chronic pain.  Their successful recovery can be attributed not only to the therapy received here at Guelph Rehab Centre but also from these 4 tips that help manage their pain.  TIP

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5 TIPS TO AVOIDING BACK PAIN

Most of us (about 4 out of 5) at some point in our lives will unfortunately experience back pain. The pain can vary by being a constant deep dull ache to a sharp pain that seems to just appear out of the blue. The causes of which can also vary by resulting from a strain or sprain, traumatic incident such as a fracture, or from a disc herniation or nerve impingement, just to name a few. The most common causes

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WHEN TO GET THERAPY

Any time you injure yourself or experience pain and discomfort, if mild enough, the symptoms will resolve in a few days. That being said, you should know that just because you no longer feel symptoms it does not mean your injury has fully healed. This can often cause future issues and sometimes chronic pain from poor healing. Of course seeing your doctor is always recommended should there be serious injury. THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO SEE OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. HERE ARE

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CAR ACCIDENTS: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Whether at fault or not, you are entitled to coverage of your rehabilitation costs for injuries sustained in a car accident in Ontario. 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU ARE IN A CAR ACCIDENT There are several forms to complete and it can be complicated. Our experienced Rehab Consultant in Guelph can assist you with completing the forms and help you navigate through the process. ACCIDENT BENEFITS FOR REHABILITATION 1. If you are injured in a car accident you have various accident benefits,

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FOOT CARE TIPS

From advice for diabetics, to treatment of contagious plantar warts to compression stockings for those suffering from various conditions including diabetes, venous ulcers, poor circulation, athletes, or varicose veins. FOOT CARE TIPS FROM YOUR LOCAL GUELPH CHIROPODIST Foot care tips including diabetic care, plantar warts and compression stockings from your chiropody team at Guelph Rehab Centre. DIABETIC FOOT CARE Ensure, if you are able to safely cut your own toenails, that you cut your toenails straight across and avoid cutting into the corners. File any sharp edges

Man holding head with lights shooting out showing Migraine pain

MIGRAINE TRIGGERS

A trigger is something that starts a migraine attack. COMMON MIGRAINE TRIGGERS This list will help you identify some triggers to prevent future attacks.   FOOD AND DRINK About 20-30 % of migraines are affected by food/drink such as: AspartameAlcohol (especially dark beverages such as red wine, brandy, scotch and beer)Caffeinated drinks (Coffee, tea, hot chocolate)Cheese (especially cheddar)ChocolateCitrus Fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits)Cured Meats (hot dogs, bacon)Dairy products (yogurt, milk, butter, aged cheese)Fatty or fried foodHomemade breadMSG (Monosodium Glutamate)Peanut butter or other nutsPizzaSeafood (various types) ENVIRONMENT An environmental

Man at work holding back of head with tension headache

TENSION HEADACHES

Typically about 90% of what we would classify as a headache begin as tension headaches. There continues to be much debate over the causes and treatment of chronic tension headaches. At Guelph Rehab Centre, we feel most tension headaches are perpetuated by mechanical dysfunction (i.e. posture), soft tissue restriction and nerve entrapments.  Our experienced physiotherapy and massage therapy team feel most tension headaches can be treated and are attributed to specific physical restrictions, such as: Muscles, ligaments, tendons connective tissues nerve entrapment vascular changes biochemical substances

Man holding face suffering severe migrane

HEADACHE & MIGRAINE TREATMENT IN GUELPH

A trigger is something that starts a migraine attack. COMMON MIGRAINE TRIGGERS This list will help you identify some triggers to prevent future attacks. FOOD AND DRINK About 20-30 % of migraines are affected by food/drink such as: Aspartame Alcohol (especially dark beverages such as red wine, brandy, scotch and beer) Caffeinated drinks (Coffee, tea, hot chocolate) Cheese (especially cheddar) Chocolate Citrus Fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits) Cured Meats (hot dogs, bacon) Dairy products (yogurt, milk, butter, aged cheese) Fatty or fried food Homemade bread MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) Peanut butter or other nuts Pizza Seafood (various types) ENVIRONMENT An environmental trigger