Physiotherapy

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Rocks in Your Head

Rocks in your head: the treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Clinically we see a lot of clients that suffer from vertigo and/or dizziness, and one of the most common causes of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV for short.  BPPV is the most common cause of sudden vertigo symptoms, and it can be very debilitating for clients to wake up one morning with vertigo symptoms associated with BPPV. Client’s often describe vertigo as a feeling

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Pain Science in Practical Terms

As both our patients and clinicians know, pain can be a complicated and frustrating phenomenon. Pain can prevent us from doing the activities we want to do, interfere with our sleep, and generally put us in a worse mood.  Pain always differs from patient to patient, whether it is in the intensity of pain, the type of pain patients experience (eg. Burning vs. Shooting pain; sharp vs dull pain, etc.), and how pain affects our daily lives.

Back Pain and Imaging

Oftentimes clients wonder if they should get imaging (eg. MRI or X-ray) for their recurring low back pain. The answer is that for the majority of clients who suffer from lower back pain, imaging is not needed to effectively treat their lower back pain! Previous studies have shown that over 50% of patients (aged 30-39) without any type of low back pain, have shown some type of disc degeneration when imaged with MRI. This percentage only increases

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8 Tips To Help Minimize or Prevent Injuries While You Garden

Gardening Season is here! For most, it is an exciting time to get your front and backyard gardens looking great for sitting outside with your favourite beverage enjoying the fruits of your labour. For others, it means many aches and pains after all the gardening. So, unfortunately, instead of sitting outside with ice in their glass they’re inside lying down with ice on their back. When we garden we bend, twist, lift, pull, and dig while

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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

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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PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR SHOULDER PROBLEMS

Shoulder problems caused by surgeries, injuries and degenerative conditions are successfully treated with physiotherapy to restore function, mobility with stability and to alleviate pain to maximize the quality of life. The shoulder is a ball and socket type of joint which is stabilized by many ligaments and muscles that are attached to the shoulder area also to help move the shoulder in almost all directions. And this is why the shoulder is especially vulnerable to injuries and pain. There are many causes

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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

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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