Occupational Therapy

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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

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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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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

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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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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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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