Physiotherapy

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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

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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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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

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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,

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FOOT CARE TIPS

From advice for diabetics, to treatment of contagious plantar warts to compression stockings for those suffering from various conditions including diabetes, venous ulcers, poor circulation, athletes, or varicose veins. FOOT CARE TIPS FROM YOUR LOCAL GUELPH CHIROPODIST Foot care tips including diabetic care, plantar warts and compression stockings from your chiropody team at Guelph Rehab Centre. DIABETIC FOOT CARE Ensure, if you are able to safely cut your own toenails, that you cut your toenails straight across and avoid cutting into the corners. File any sharp edges

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TENSION HEADACHES

Typically about 90% of what we would classify as a headache begin as tension headaches. There continues to be much debate over the causes and treatment of chronic tension headaches. At Guelph Rehab Centre, we feel most tension headaches are perpetuated by mechanical dysfunction (i.e. posture), soft tissue restriction and nerve entrapments.  Our experienced physiotherapy and massage therapy team feel most tension headaches can be treated and are attributed to specific physical restrictions, such as: Muscles, ligaments, tendons connective tissues nerve entrapment vascular changes biochemical substances