Health News, Tips and Advice

Health news, tips, conditions and treatment options available in Guelph, Ontario

Guelph Rehab Centre News, Conditions, Treatment and Advice

Learn about various conditions, gain insight into treatment options and discover health news, tips and advice from your physio, massage and rehabilitation experts at Guelph Rehab Centre.

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: 

Conserving Energy to Manage Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain can make the smallest task almost impossible which is why conserving your energy is so important. Learning how managing your energy levels can help you feel better and improve your quality of life despite chronic pain.

Top Benefits of Active Release Techniques

Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy used to relieve pain associated with chronic conditions or injuries. Developed over 30 years ago to treat high performance athletes, ART combines applied tension with patient movements, making it one of the most innovative and effect treatments available.

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).

K-Tape 101

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.

How to Maximize Your Desk's Ergonomics

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.

Our Unique Approach to Patient Treatment

Our Unique Approach to Patient Treatment

As a patient, when you require rehabilitation treatment, you’re faced with having to make a tough decision in choosing the clinic that will help you get back to your usual self. And to add to the already mountainous amount of pressure, the clocks ticking, as every day you're not receiving treatment you have to manage the pain or discomfort yourself. And with so many clinics seemingly offering identical services, how do you choose the right one for you?

5 Tips for a Healthier 2019

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 list of resolutions you can set for yourself, we've decided to share a list of ways you can make 2019 a healthier year.

2018 News Article Throwback

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 and remember some of the interesting topics we covered. Below you'll find every blog post from the past 365 days as well as a summary and a link to the original article if you'd like to read the full thing.

Health and 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 have 2, 12 or 22 people on your list, check out the list below for affordable gift ideas that will not only put a smile on the recipient’s face, but that will also benefit their health and wellness too.

Tips & Tricks for Safer Trick-or-Treating

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.

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Problems

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.

Fall Prevention Tips

Fall Prevention Tips

Fall has arrived, and we couldn't be more excited. But while on the topic of fall, we thought this would be a good idea to provide you with some tips for preventing falls. These may not apply to you specifically, but we all have older relatives of some sort in our lives that can benefit from these tips. We encourage you to pass along the tips below to these people whether by word of mouth or by sharing this page’s link by email or on social media.

The Importance of a Physiotherapist

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.

Recovery Methods for Athletes

Recovery Methods for Athletes

If you’re an athlete such as a hockey player, soccer player, basketball player, skateboarder, mountain biker or a player or participant in any high-performance sport, continue reading to learn more about different methods of post-game recovery that you can use to help minimize the risk of injury. And while these recovery methods are geared more towards athletes, they can still be used by everyone else to reduce the chance of injury. 

The Painful Side of Sleeping on Your 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.

Headaches and Migraines 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.

Active Release Techniques Guelph Rehab Centre

Active Release Techniques

Active Release Techniques, also known as A.R.T, have become one of the most sought-after advanced soft tissue treatments in the world.

Shockwave Therapy Guelph Rehab Centre

Five Conditions that Benefit from Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy uses transient pressure oscillations (pressure waves) to help break down scar tissue and adhesions, stimulate circulation and stimulate natural cellular healing activity.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy Guelph Rehab Centre

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy for Low Back Disc Herniation

Lumbar Disc Herniations can cause varying degrees of lower back pain, dysfunction and discomfort. That’s why we’ve developed a specific treatment program that targets both Chronic and Acute lower back pain caused by disc herniation and nerve impingement.

Chronic Pain Management Guelph Rehab Centre

4 Tips for Chronic Pain Management

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. 

Intermuscular Stimulation (IMS) in Guelph

Intermuscular Stimulation (IMS) / Dry Needling

Intermuscular stimulation (IMS) treatment involves dry needling of affected areas of the body without injecting any substance.

5 Reasons Why

When To Get Therapy

There are many reasons to see our healthcare professionals. Here are 5 reasons why.

5 Tips To Avoiding Back Pain

5 Tips To Avoiding Back Pain

Most of us (about 4 out of 5) at some point in our lives will unfortunately experience back pain. Here are 5 tips to prevent back pain.

Headaches and migraines treatment

Headache & Migraine Treatment in Guelph

Both of our massage therapists have over 40 years of combined experience with tension headaches and migraine treatment in Guelph.

Leg injury

Hot Pack vs Cold Pack

A hot pack or cold pack is a quick, inexpensive and self-directed way to treat pain. Quick tips for deciding whether to use hot or cold.

Neck injury from car accident

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.

Foot care tips from Guelph Rehab

Foot Care Tips

Foot care tips including diabetic care, plantar warts and compression stockings from your chiropody team at Guelph Rehab Centre.

Migraines

Migraine Triggers

A migraine trigger is something that starts a migraine attack. This list will help you identify some triggers to prevent future attacks.  

Tension Headaches

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.