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  • About Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

    About Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

    Sciatica is a widely used term that is not properly understood. The term “sciatica” simply means nerve pain in the area supplied by the sciatic nerve. It is a lay term, much like “frozen shoulder”, …Read More »
  • Massage Therapy During & After Cancer Treatment

    Massage Therapy During & After Cancer Treatment

    Oncology massage is the use of massage therapy techniques to safely work with people experiencing the complications of cancer and cancer treatment.  Anyone in active cancer treatment, in recovery or survivorship, as well as those …Read More »
  • Motion is Lotion!

    Motion is Lotion!

    Motion is lotion. This saying is a memorable way to convey the helpful effects of movement for any painful condition. In general, in most painful conditions, with too much rest, people stiffen up and get …Read More »
  • Snow Shoveling Time Again

    Snow Shoveling Time Again

    Snow shoveling time again! How can we avoid back injury? Snow shoveling can be one of the most strenuous things many of us do. It is also a common cause of low back injuries. We …Read More »
  • Why choose Physiotherapy?

    Why choose Physiotherapy?

    Physiotherapists are often asked to explain how physiotherapy is different from other professions that provide treatment for injuries, and which professional is best for treating different conditions.  An excellent summary of our regulated health profession …Read More »
  • What is a Rotator Cuff?

    What is a Rotator Cuff?

    Many folks with shoulder pain have been told that they have a “rotator cuff” injury.  The rotator cuff is the name for a group of muscles around the shoulder joint.  The shoulder joint has a …Read More »
  • Physio after a Car Accident – It’s your choice

    Physio after a Car Accident – It’s your choice

    Have you just been in a car accident?  Feeling rattled, in pain and overwhelmed?  Once you are past the first day or two after a fender bender, you may realize that you are developing areas …Read More »
  • Knee Bracing – Bridging the Gap

    Knee Bracing – Bridging the Gap

    Spring is here but you lack the confidence to mow the lawn, plant the garden or hike the K&P trail.  Your arthritic knee has not improved over the course of the winter but you are …Read More »
  • Low Back Pain – Physio Can Help!

    Low Back Pain – Physio Can Help!

    We all experience back pain at some point in time. The pain may occur suddenly and be gone within a couple of days or weeks, or it may occur repeatedly, never completely going away. Whether …Read More »
  • Traveling Without Your Physiotherapist

    Traveling Without Your Physiotherapist

    Commonly we receive calls for assistance from folks who have “put their back out” just hours from leaving for a sunny destination. It couldn’t have happened at a worse time and is not a great …Read More »
  • New Concussion Care Group: Kingston Concussion Alliance

    New Concussion Care Group: Kingston Concussion Alliance

    A concussion is a form of brain injury resulting from either a direct or indirect blow to the head, face or jaw. Concussion causes alterations in brain function and can result in a variety of …Read More »
  • Optimal Aging – how to combat Age Related Decline

    Optimal Aging – how to combat Age Related Decline

    As we age, we can experience physical changes affecting the function of several key body systems that interact to allow us to remain healthy and mobile. These include our muscles, joint and bone system, our …Read More »
  • Acupuncture: The Positive Effects of Needles!

    Acupuncture: The Positive Effects of Needles!

    How does Acupuncture work?  Is it a treatment option for you?  Originating in Ancient China, many specially trained health professionals around the world now use acupuncture to treat a variety of problems. Acupuncture is recognized …Read More »
  • The Impact of Massage Therapy on Pain

    The Impact of Massage Therapy on Pain

    Pain is more than just a nuisance. Whether it is new, or chronic and constantly nagging, it can cause troubling effects that interfere with your regular routines and enjoyment of life. It is the most …Read More »
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome – It’s not all in your Head

    Post-Concussion Syndrome – It’s not all in your Head

    A concussion is a form of brain injury resulting from either a direct or indirect blow to the head, face or jaw causing an alteration in brain function. A wide array of both physical and …Read More »
  • Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking

    Benefits of Nordic Pole Walking

    Physiotherapists have recommended Nordic Pole Walking for many years as an excellent form of low impact activity that improves health and fitness. Nordic Pole Walking provides a total body and cardiovascular workout all in ONE …Read More »
  • Help for Chronic Sinusitis through Massage Therapy

    Help for Chronic Sinusitis through Massage Therapy

    This winter weather can certainly be challenging to the body on many counts.  For those suffering with chronic sinusitis, it can be a very uncomfortable and exhausting time of year. When the cold, dry winter …Read More »
  • A Smile says it All!

    A Smile says it All!

    Our facial expressions are an important part of how we interact with the people around us. Paralysis of our facial muscles can significantly impact those interactions, and how we see ourselves. Damage to the Facial …Read More »
  • The Bite of TMJ Pain

    The Bite of TMJ Pain

    Jaw joint dysfunction is an often unrecognized cause of headaches, facial pain or earaches.  Painful clicking of the joint or decreased opening of the mouth can also signal problems with the jaw joint, properly known …Read More »
  • Vertigo, Balance and Fall Prevention

    Vertigo, Balance and Fall Prevention

    Get the balance right! Have you had a significant fall?  Do you have bouts of dizziness?  Are you extra careful on stairs or slippery surfaces?  Between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year. Falls …Read More »
  • Why Does my Head Hurt?

    Why Does my Head Hurt?

    A lot of us are asking ourselves this question as humidity, heat and severe weather systems make their way to Eastern Ontario in the middle of summer.  Our heads can hurt for various reasons. Our …Read More »