Five Benefits of Brisk, Daily Walking

Five Benefits of Brisk, Daily Walking

Walking is one of the best and easiest forms of exercise because it doesn’t require heavy equipment and almost anyone can do it. Whether it’s walking up the stairs en route to the office or taking our dog for a walk in the park, this simple task also happens to have many health benefits. Here

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Five Simple Exercises To Do at Work

Five Simple Exercises To Do at Work

Working in an office or home-based job often involves a lot of desk work and sitting for long hours. While this may not seem like a problem, many doctors argue that lack of movement and sitting for too long can have several detrimental effects on health. This includes increased risk for diabetes, heart problems, and

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Common Causes of Muscle Atrophy

Common Causes of Muscle Atrophy

Muscle atrophy or “muscle wasting” occurs when a loss of muscle tissue affects our daily lives and ability to perform simple tasks. Depending on the situation or condition, early detection can help doctors and therapists provide immediate treatment to prevent muscles from deteriorating. There are two forms of muscle atrophy: 1. “Disuse” – when muscles

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Foolproof Attitudes Healthy People Employ to Stay Fit

Foolproof Attitudes Healthy People Employ to Stay Fit

If there is one thing to learn from people who stay fit, it is their attitude toward food and fitness in general. Here we compiled the common mindsets these people share: 1. Don’t cut out all favourite foods. Health experts believe that depriving oneself of our favourite foods (even “unhealthy” ones) will backfire in the

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Treat Yourself to a Stress Relief Massage

Treat Yourself to a Stress Relief Massage

Stress is a daily reality for many of us. In the beginning it can present physical symptoms that later develop into serious health conditions. Massage therapy is a realistic solution to counter the negative effects of stress. Massage therapy is a clinically proven treatment. Stress relief is one immediate benefit, and massage has other health

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Protect Your Body during Workouts

Protect Your Body during Workouts

Workout injuries can be prevented with proper body conditioning. A quality fitness program is designed to safely train areas in your body to achieve fitness goals. At the same time, training is executed in a manner that prevents common injuries like sprains and muscle strain. Before beginning a new exercise program, consult your physician. And

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Acupuncture

Chronic Pain? Stress? Anxiety? Try Acupuncture

Today’s modern lifestyle is frequently pressure-filled with underlying stress. Prolonged exposure to stress can cause depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, and a weakened immune system. Although over-the-counter pills and prescription drugs may provide temporary relief, they are potentially addictive and don’t offer a lasting solution for everyone. Holistic Treatment What treatment offers holistic healing

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Why Only RMTs Should Perform Massage

Why Only RMTs Should Perform Massage

Most everyone has experienced sore, stiff, or aching muscles. Aside from pharmaceutical aid, rest, ice, compression and elevation, an effective treatment for muscle pain is massage therapy. This is the manipulation of soft tissues in the body that helps relieve pain while improving a person’s muscle mobility. Many spas and clinics offer several types of

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How Physical Therapy Boosts Mental Health

How Physical Therapy Boosts Mental Health

The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to be able to help a person move and perform daily tasks without experiencing pain. When we have limited movement, experience frequent pain, or suffer from severe injury, we might feel defeated or helpless. Physical therapy involves exercise, rehabilitation, pain management, and other therapeutic measures to relieve pain

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An Introduction To Sports Therapy

An Introduction To Sports Therapy

When we hear the term “sports therapy” we might think it only applies to professional athletes. In reality, sports therapy is an integrated discipline provided by professional therapists. It gained recognition over the years because it is practical, available to people who wish to be active in many ways, and provides effective results. Here are

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What Happens to a Body When You Sit for Hours on End

What Happens to a Body When You Sit for Hours on End

Ever wondered what those long hours sitting in front of the computer at work all day does to our bodies? Here are nine consequences that can result from this sedentary position: 1. Frail legs and “glutes.” Muscle atrophy is what happens when you don’t use muscles that support your body. Long periods of sitting weakens

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Foods That Could Cause Gout and Resulting Pain

Foods That Could Cause Gout and Resulting Pain

Gout is a type of arthritis that causes individuals severe pain, redness, and tenderness in affected joints. This inflammatory disease commonly develops in individuals who have high levels of uric acid in their blood. The acid creates needle-like crystals that get trapped in the joints. Studies find that certain types of food irritate this condition,

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Managing Knee Osteoarthritis

Using the “Pain Scale” during Physiotherapy

Understand the Pain Scale Many people are asked to explain the pain they are experiencing when they see the doctor. Pain is a subjective feeling and varies from patient to patient. This is why many practitioners have adopted the “pain scale,” so they can best understand each patient’s discomfort and assess the severity of the

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Time to Throw out These Four Exercise Myths

Time to Throw out These Four Exercise Myths

Beginning a new exercise regimen, or stepping up an existing one, can be a daunting task. However, if you’re holding onto myths about physical fitness, it might be time to re-examine your beliefs and see if these outdated beliefs are keeping you from a healthier lifestyle: 1. Only exercise can help you lose fat. You

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Prohibit Sports Injuries with Prevention

Prohibit Sports Injuries with Prevention

Sports are a great way to stay active, relieve stress, and be fit. Thanks to sports, many of us are becoming stronger and living healthier lives. Though playing sports has a host of benefits, certain activities can also cause injury. With the help of the following tips, some common sports injuries can be prevented. Warm

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Bad Posture Habits = Spinal Pressure

Bad Posture Habits = Spinal Pressure

Most of us don’t understand the damage bad posture can do to our bodies over time. It puts unnecessary stress on our spines and necks, resulting in extreme pain. Improving posture doesn’t just prevent pain; it also can get rid of headaches and negative thoughts. Here are some habits to avoid or overcome: Tilting Your

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: How to Stop the Pain

Tarsal Tunnel syndrome (or Posterior Tibial Nerve Entrapment) could basically be described as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in the foot. This syndrome results from compression of the tibial nerve (an extension of the sciatic nerve which runs down the back of the thigh). When the end part of the tibial nerve is compressed in the tarsal

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Causes for Hip Pain and How Physiotherapy Can Help

Causes for Hip Pain and How Physiotherapy Can Help

Hip pain can be draining and make doing everyday things more difficult. Here are some causes of hip pain and how a physiotherapist can help alleviate that pain and increased mobility. TOP TEN CAUSES OF HIP PAIN: 1. Bursitis. Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion bones, increasing friction around a joint. 2. Osteoarthritis. This

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The Right Shoe Can Protect You From Injury

The Right Shoe Can Protect You From Injury

Sport-related injuries can be wildly frustrating. Depending on the severity of an injury, an individual could need rest and relaxation — or surgery. In addition to any necessary gear for your sport, particular attention should be paid to the shoes you wear.   Choosing an Appropriate Shoe Depending on the sport you play, you’ll need

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What We Didn’t Know about Having a Baby

Pain felt by a new mother after the birth of her child needs just as much care and attention as pain experienced during the pregnancy. Some say that the healing process following childbirth is crucial to a woman’s long-term health. While there is much excitement and energy expended following the appearance of a baby, women

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Live Comfortably and Without Pain

Do you ever wonder why we end up feeling so exhausted at the end of the day? Sometimes the answer is we need to MOVE. Just like a car or a bicycle that sits for a long time, our bodies start to move slowly if we spend too much time on the sofa. Here are

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Chiropractic Benefits for Winter

Chiropractic Benefits for Winter

Seasonal aches/pains and old injuries flare up in cold weather, adding “insult to injury” for those of us suffering from cold or flu. The winter can be a difficult time for many people, affecting our health and physical well-being. Get help to avoid the adverse effects of winter; look into chiropractic care. Fight Cold and

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Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain with Custom Foot Orthotics

Low back pain can develop due to injury, disease, or stresses on different body structures. It is considered “chronic” if has been experienced for over three months. There are a variety of pain types experienced by those with chronic low back pain, including bone, muscle, and/or nerve pain. The intensity of the pain can vary

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Four Common Sports Related Injuries That Requires Rehabilitation Exercises

Advanced Sports Therapy

Sports therapy is in the field of physiotherapy, or physical therapy, to help individuals recover from (or prevent) injury while playing sports or simply living life. A physiotherapist (physical therapist) will help clients of all ages increase mobility, regain strength, and address musculoskeletal issues. The work you do with a therapist will also help you

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Survive the Holidays with Healthful Eating Tips

Survive the Holidays with Healthful Eating Tips

The holidays are coming up; family is coming over and they’re bringing goodies. From sugar cookies to eggnog and honey baked ham, the holidays provide temptations galore. A lot of us make plans to lose weight in the months after the holidays; why not start now? These simple tips will help you devise a plan

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Have a Holly, Jolly, Healthy, Low-Fat Holiday Season

Have a Holly, Jolly, Healthy, Low-Fat Holiday Season

1) Don’t Forget the Fruits and Veggies It happens every year. You go to a holiday party and are suddenly surrounded by cakes, cookies, pies, and amazing things to eat. You don’t notice the lonely vegetable tray down at the end of the table. Make it your goal this year to find that tray first

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Gout Grief! How to Manage the Pain

Depression in Men: No Shame in Getting Help

Male depression At a time when men of all ages are hurting mentally and suffering the effects of stress, it is good to know there are proven treatment services. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) says that supportive treatment methods help men reconnect with family and friends. They add that doing “nothing” can be catastrophic.

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Eating Disorders and Depression: What You Need to Know

Eating Disorders and Depression: What You Need to Know

Often, when someone has an eating disorder, they also have depression. It can go the other way around, too, experiencing depression and then developing an eating disorder. Each can cause the other to happen. Unfortunately, figuring out which came first is like the “chicken and the egg” debate. The good news is psychological assessment services

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whitby bootcamp classes by PARC

Whitby Boot Camp Classes

Small Group Circuit Training Sessions Our boot camp program involves 1hr circuit training workouts; twice a week. No session is ever the same; challenging your body each time using resistance training and body weight exercises. Circuit training is a moderate-high intensity group of timed exercises, done one after the other with little to no rest

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Choosing a Brace for an Arthritic Knee

Choosing a Brace for an Arthritic Knee

For some, an arthritic knee may seem like the end of the world. Far from it! Physical therapy, the right amount of exercise, determination, and a strong knee brace may help you control your arthritis and any associated pain. Meet with a physical therapist that your doctor recommends and they will give you a list

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Gout Grief! How to Manage the Pain

What is Gout? Gout is a disease that causes severe pain, redness, tenderness, swelling, and warmth in joints. Mostly it affects a single joint, but it can attack many areas of the body. The toes are most prone to gout. You will often notice it in your legs, but only rarely in the arm or

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Arthritic Ailments and Tendinitis Treatmen

Arthritic Ailments and Tendinitis Treatment

Rheumatologist Assessments and Determining Factors Many people suffer from pain and don’t understand how it is affecting their bodies. After obtaining a proper rheumatologist assessment, patients may be diagnosed with arthritis, which is classified as an autoimmune disease. Achilles tendinitis is another common condition that can develop rheumatoid conditions if not treated correctly. Athletes, dancers,

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How To Successfully Overcome Rheumatoid Arthritis Through Physiotherapy

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Symptoms and Solutions

Rheumatoid arthritis is defined as an immune system condition which causes inflammation to occur within the lining of the joints. In some instances, it can also affect the lungs, heart, blood, skin, nerves and eyes. Although symptoms that are associated with arthritis come and go, they can worsen over time and may become permanent. The

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Things to Consider when Reading Nutritional Facts

Things to Consider when Reading Nutritional Facts

A trip to the grocery store to stock up on food and supplies can be a stressful affair. We often just grab what we see in the aisles, thinking that we might need it for something, and go to the counter. However, it’s actually important that we read the nutrition label on the food products

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Recuperating After a Motor Crash

Recuperating After a Motor Crash

Many motorists love the feel of driving, the speed, the sound of the motor, the long road ahead of them leading to adventure. For others, being behind the wheel is a necessity, because it takes them where they need to go and is better than using public transportation. However, not everyone is a good driver,

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What Type of Foot Orthotics is Best for You?

What Type of Foot Orthotics Has The Best Quality For You?

Shoe orthotics is a type of tool used to alter or modify the function of the foot. They are generated specifically to aid in supporting, adjusting, and treating foot problems. A couple of orthotics such as cushioned help cups or shoe pads can be bought over the counter, while others have to be particularly generated

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Treatments for Scoliosis

Does any of your family have scoliosis? Or do you know someone who has scoliosis? Or are you scoliotic yourself and want to do something about it? Scoliosis is a condition wherein there is a lateral curvature of the spinal cord. In addition, there is also a rotational problem that must be corrected very well.

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THE COMMON CAUSES OF SHOULDER PAIN

Shoulder pain has been considered the third most common disorder among the numerous musculoskeletal conditions, with as many as 26 percent complaining of various forms of pain in the shoulders. As many patients would attest, shoulder pain can be very devastating, affecting hugely a person’s quality of life. To get a better understanding of the

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Learning the Four Stages of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation after a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, is very important in order to help the patient regain optimum fitness and allow him or her to return to normal activities. The gradual process of assimilating to the previous way of life is achieved by a team of medical specialists that may include the

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Managing Knee Osteoarthritis

Managing Knee Osteoarthritis Through Physical Therapy

  The results of a recent study has shown that surgery may not be necessary for the common knee condition of arthritis and those with meniscal tears in the knee, as reported by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Meniscal tears of the knee occurs when the meniscus or what is considered as the shock

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LEARNING THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy has indeed gone a long way and has become an integral part of mainstream medicine. It has found application in numerous medical conditions and has in fact become the main treatment option in certain disorders such as those involving the musculoskeletal system. Its benefits are well-recognized by experts and have been supported by

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Learning the Different Tools in Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has become very vital in the recovery and rehabilitation of patients suffering from various medical conditions, particularly those that involve the musculoskeletal system and disorders that affect a person’s mobility. To those who may not be too familiar with physical therapy, this treatment method involves more than just physical exercises. Various tools or

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MANAGING BACK PAINS WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY

Back pain has truly become a global problem with an estimated 12 percent of the population from almost all countries suffering from one form ofback pain at one point in their lives. This prevalence rate may actually be higher if cases were limited only to the adults who are mostly affected by this type of

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BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY ON THE CANCER PATIENT

To those who may not be much familiar, physical therapy may be associated with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, back pains, and sport injuries. While physical therapy has been very advantageous to these conditions, the benefits of this treatment and rehabilitative medicine extend beyond these areas, even including patients suffering from cancer. The following are

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AN OVERVIEW OF PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical therapy may have been associated with adults perhaps because this form of treatment have been shown to be very effective and successful in managing conditions commonly encountered by adults. But the benefits of physical therapy go beyond those enjoyed by adults. Physical therapy has been proven very beneficial also to infants, children, and adolescents.

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