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These posts will help you understand a condition that's causing you physical pain or discomfort, and to learn about the basics steps to treatment and how physiotherapy, massage or other services can help.

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Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Posted Jul 15th, 2021

Lower back pain is very common and can range from mild discomfort to debilitating. While this pain will often go away on its own, treating it is the best way to make sure it won't return in the future. Regardless of its severity, our Motion Works Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre physiotherapist team are here to explain how we can help you to recover from and prevent lower back pain.

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Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

Posted Jun 30th, 2021

One of the most common reports of pain by our Nepean area clients is pain in the neck. Pain and discomfort in a person's neck can be caused by injuries, posture issues or health problems. Here, our Motion Works Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre physiotherapists walk you through some of the causes of and treatments for neck pain.

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Physiotherapy for Concussions

Physiotherapy for Concussions

Posted Jun 15th, 2021

A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the face, head, or neck. A concussion can cause varied symptoms, ranging from unnoticeable to obvious. Here, our Motion Works Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre team of physiotherapists will walk you through the causes, symptoms and physiotherapeutic treatments for concussions.

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Physiotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Physiotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Posted May 31st, 2021

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons which stabilize your shoulder and wrap overtop of the top end of your arm. An injury to this muscle group can be extremely painful and limit your movement. However, whether you require surgery or not, our Motion Works Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre physiotherapists are here to explain how physical therapy can help you recover.

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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 Nov 30th, 2019

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 Nov 17th, 2019

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 Oct 31st, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Jan 18th, 2019

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 Nov 30th, 2018

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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