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Treat Headaches at Home

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Constant news updates, physical distancing, home schooling and working from home have all increased our stress levels. Increased stress can cause headaches, or increase their frequency, which is why we wanted to share these tips to help manage your symptoms while our clinic is closed. Here are a few tips to treat tension headaches at home: POSTURE Watch your posture. Ensure your shoulders are back, chin is tucked and you’re sitting

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 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 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 health & wellness gift ideas for all ages

HEALTH AND WELLNESS GIFT IDEAS FOR ALL AGES

With December only a few days away, many of us are in full holiday mode. That means decorating our homes, baking, gathering with friends and family and of course, gift giving. And whether you have one or many people on your list, deciding what to get each recipient can be a difficult task— until now. Unlike clothing and food, the majority of health and wellness related gifts are universal, one-size fits all gifts that anyone will enjoy. So whether you

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 Sleeping on Stomach

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

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 TIPS FOR CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

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