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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 Oct 31st, 2019 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 Oct 15th, 2019 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 Sep 30th, 2019 in Health & Fitness, Conditions & Treatment, Children

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 Sep 15th, 2019 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 Aug 14th, 2019 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 Jul 31st, 2019 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 Jul 15th, 2019 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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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 Mar 15th, 2019 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 Mar 8th, 2019 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 Mar 1st, 2019 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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