Chiropractic

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Back-saving Home Office

As a result of the current pandemic many of us have to work from home. This might mean you have to work more from home than you have in the past or this may be your first time. Making the shift from work to home can be challenging. Poor ergonomics over a long period of time, repetitive motions, and prolonged sitting can leave you feeling stiff and/or sore. Many workplaces bring people in to make sure proper ergonomics are set

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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

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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

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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

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THE PAINFUL SIDE OF SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH

Sleeping on your stomach is a position that often gets backlashed by therapists and the general public. However, if you’re a stomach sleeper and you wake up feeling well rested and without back or neck pain, then don’t hesitate to keep sleeping in this position. This post is mainly for those individuals that get lower back and neck pain from sleeping on their stomach. LOWER BACK PAIN Discomfort and pain in your lower back are caused by laying on your stomach with

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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,