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When do I use a hot pack or heating pad vs a cold pack for pain?

When do I use a hot pack or heating pad vs a cold pack for pain?

Posted in Preventative Tips, General, Conditions & Treatment

Ice packs and heating pads are among the most commonly used treatments for sore muscles, inflammation or an injury. But when should you use heat and when is it better to use cold?

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Raking Leaves: Back Injury Prevention & Treatment

Raking Leaves: Back Injury Prevention & Treatment

Posted in Preventative Tips, General, Conditions & Treatment

If you're experiencing back pain or injury from raking, our Stittsville physiotherapists offer treatment advice and tips for prevention.

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Back to School: Can carrying a backpack hurt your kids back?

Back to School: Can carrying a backpack hurt your kids back?

Posted in Health & Fitness, Conditions & Treatment

Yes. There is a risk. The size, shape and weight of your childrens' backpacks can all contribute to sore joints or muscles and back pain. 

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What is Plantar Fasciitis... and how do I get it?

What is Plantar Fasciitis... and how do I get it?

Posted in Winter Sports Injuries, Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

One of the most common forms of heal pain is form Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis). Although it's most common in runners, there are other potential causes, as well.

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What is Tennis Elbow? And what can I do about it?

What is Tennis Elbow? And what can I do about it?

Posted in Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

We help Stittsville and Ottawa area patients who have Tennis Elbow treat the pain in the elbow or forearm, and the inflammation associated with it.

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Can gardening or yardwork lead to injury?

Can gardening or yardwork lead to injury?

Posted in Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

We hear it all the time – complaints of a sore shoulder or knee or back after gardening or doing summer yardwork. And we have some tips to share.

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Can I get a massage if I have a sunburn?

Can I get a massage if I have a sunburn?

Posted in Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

Unfortunately, massage therapy is not a good idea if you have a fresh or peeling sunburn – a massage too soon after a sunburn can be a risk for further damage.

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Fast Facts About Tennis Elbow (a.k.a lateral epicondylalgia)

Fast Facts About Tennis Elbow (a.k.a lateral epicondylalgia)

Posted in Conditions & Treatment

Lateral epicondylalgia, also known as Tennis Elbow (TE) is a soft tissue condition where the extensor tendons (attaching from forearms to elbow region) become overused, creating pain and tenderness symptoms upon movement.

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Understanding Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis

Posted in Conditions & Treatment

Arthritis is a term used to describe a group of chronic diseases characterized by inflammation in the joints or other areas of the body.

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Understanding Chronic Pain

Posted in Conditions & Treatment

We have all experience pain at some point in our lives, but have you ever wondered what pain is, how we come to feel it?  The key link and element is your brain!

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