Physiotherapy

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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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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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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

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2018 NEWS ARTICLE THROWBACK

2018 is quickly coming to an end (where has the time gone?), and so in typical New Year’s fashion, we thought we’d take this time to reflect on the past 12 months. From receiving a 2019 Consumer Choice Award and continuing our unique, comprehensive rehabilitation approach to rejuvenating our Facebook page and publishing new blog articles monthly, we can start to see why 2018 seems to have flown by. Join us as we reflect on the past year’s news articles

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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

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TIPS & TRICKS FOR SAFER TRICK-OR-TREATING

As a rehabilitation clinic, we care strongly about the wellbeing of our patients and their families. And with Halloween only hours away, we figured we’d take this opportunity to share some last minute trick-or-treating tips for the whole family to ensure everyone gets home safely and gets to enjoy their candy. Continue reading below for a list of tips for a safer trick-or-treating experience. ADD LIGHT-COLOURED CLOTHING TO COSTUMES Trick-or-treating is a nighttime activity, and as it gets darker and darker, it can

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for pain and discomfort in many areas of the body. But like all medical treatments, procedures and exercises, it’s crucial to have the proper health care professional perform it. This is where a physiotherapist comes in. These highly-trained professionals are the only ones trained to practice physiotherapy and are a big reason physiotherapy is so successful at treating a variety of illnesses, injuries and disabilities. Continue reading below to learn more about physiotherapists, including what they