Active Release Techniques

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 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 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

Guelph Rehab Centre Healthy 2019 New Year

5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER 2019

Every new year brings a fresh start. And typically, many of us greet this new beginning by challenging ourselves to complete various resolutions before the year comes to a close again. And while we’re all for achieving your goals, these resolutions can put a lot of stress on people, relationships and families. They can make things tense and unenjoyable and get us away from making 2019 the best and most enjoyable year yet. So rather than provide you with a

Guelph Rehab Centre Athletic Treatments

RECOVERY METHODS FOR ATHLETES

As a neuromuscular rehabilitation clinic, we still see our fair share of athletes. And while people performing general everyday tasks at home or work don’t necessarily require a recovery session (however, it does help), athletes put a lot more stress and pressure on their bodies during a game, activity or workout. This additional stress requires athletes to take extra precautionary measures upon finishing to ensure they do not suffer a potentially season-ending injury. These measures go beyond the typical protein

Guelph Rehab Centre Brain Explained

HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES EXPLAINED

Whether you’re young or old, we’ve all experienced a headache many times. And while the cause and severity of each one may have been slightly different, they were most likely all as equally debilitating and aggravating. But have you ever stopped to think about what causes these irritating conditions, why each one feels slightly different and how you can prevent future headaches? Lucky for you, this article is going to do precisely that. We’ll explain what a headache is, what

Guelph Rehab Centre ART Active Release Therapy

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES

Active Release Techniques, also known as A.R.T, have become one of the most sought-after advanced soft tissue treatments in the world. Why? Because when applied by an A.R.T certified provider it is known to be extremely effective— up to a 90% success rate. A.R.T is a highly skilled and advanced form of soft tissue treatment for many conditions and can typically show results in just a few treatments. Some of the conditions treated with A.R.T are: Headaches and migrainesNerve entrapments (sciatica,

Guelph Rehab Centre Shockwave Therapy

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

Guelph Rehab Centre IMS

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