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Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?

Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?

Posted in Preventative Tips, General, Conditions & Treatment

Because physiotherapists are considered primary health care providers and are able to diagnose conditions, you can contact us directly for an assessment and treatment.

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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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How Do You Improve Your Balance?

How Do You Improve Your Balance?

Posted in General

Balance is the ability to keep your body (center of mass) over your base of support. It's never too late to improve your balance.

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Yearly Health Insurance: Use it or lose it

Yearly Health Insurance: Use it or lose it

Posted in General, Health & Fitness

If you have not used your yearly insurance and extended health benefits, our Ottawa physiotherapists can customize a pro-active plan for you.

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Pillow Talk!

Pillow Talk!

Posted in General, Health & Fitness

A proper pillow is essential for a good night's sleep.  Read what our Ottawa physiotherapists have to say about how to choose the right pillow.

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Should I Use Heat or Ice?

Should I Use Heat or Ice?

Posted in General, Conditions & Treatment

One of the most common questions asked to physiotherapists following an injury or during a rehab program is should I use heat or ice.

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Massage Therapy Benefits During Pregnancy & Post-partum

Massage Therapy Benefits During Pregnancy & Post-partum

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Massage Therapy during pregnancy can help alleviate pain, stiffness, anxiety and more.  

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Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted in General, Conditions & Treatment

Massage therapy is a drug-free, natural way to promote overall health. In addition to soothing sore muscles and encouraging relaxation, registered massage therapy provides a number of benefits, some of which may surprise you.

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Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

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Are the back to school preparations causing concern and stress?  Are you feeling tired and overwhelmed?

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