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What are the top 10 questions I need to ask my physiotherapist at the start of treatment?

What are the top 10 questions I need to ask my physiotherapist at the start of treatment?

Posted in Preventative Tips, General, Conditions & Treatment

Getting answers to a few questions as you start physiotherapy treatment can help you feel informed and able to make decisions about your health that you can live with.

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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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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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