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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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Healthy Computer Habits: How can you protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries?

Healthy Computer Habits: How can you protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries?

Posted in Preventative Tips, Work & Office Health

Learn what you can you do to prevent competitive strain injuries from too much time sitting at a computer screen – which can create stress on the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, elbows and wrists. 

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Understanding Concussions & Head Injuries

Ski Injury Spotlight: Understanding Concussions & Head Injuries

Posted in Preventative Tips, Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

A head injury – or in severe cases a concussion – is a risk even the most seasoned skier takes when heading to the ski slopes.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Preventing & Treating a Knee Ligament Sprain

Ski Injury Spotlight: Preventing & Treating a Knee Ligament Sprain

Posted in Preventative Tips, Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

If you have a ski or snowboard knee injury – how would a physiotherapist in the Ottawa Stittsville area treat it?

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Curling Safety

Curling Safety

Posted in Preventative Tips, Winter Sports Injuries

Follow our tips for a safe and injury-free curling season.

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How Physiotherapy Can Help With Arthritis & Pain Relief

How Physiotherapy Can Help With Arthritis & Pain Relief

Posted in Preventative Tips

The overall goal for most people with arthritis is to improve mobility in the affected joints and eliminate pain associated with this stiffness. 

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Safe Shoveling This Winter Season

Safe Shoveling This Winter Season

Posted in Preventative Tips, Winter Sports Injuries

With winter creeping up on us, it is time to get that snow shovel out and ready for action! Before you head out, here are a few things to keep in mind for safe shoveling.

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Ready or Not ... It's Back to School Time!

Ready or Not ... It's Back to School Time!

Posted in Preventative Tips, General

Ready or Not … It’s Back to School Time! Our Top 5 Tips to Remember While Picking Out Your Child’s Backpack.

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To Run or Not to Run?

To Run or Not to Run?

Posted in Preventative Tips, Health & Fitness, Conditions & Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common types of heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament that connects your heel bone to your foot. For runners this could be caused by over training, overuse, and improper footwear.

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