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Check in with the Motion Works blog regularly for helpful tips, news, information and advice about physiotherapy and massage treatment in Stittsville and Ottawa.


Understanding Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis

Posted Nov 30th, 2018

Quick Facts

  • Arthritis (arthro = joint, itis = inflammation) is a term used to describe and group chronic conditions...

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How Much Fruit is Too Much?

How Much Fruit is Too Much?

Posted Nov 23rd, 2018

Did you ever think there could be such a thing as too much fruit, or that we would be debating whether fruit should be part of a diet?  We are...

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Yearly Health Insurance: Use it or lose it

Yearly Health Insurance: Use it or lose it

Posted Nov 16th, 2018

We’re coming near the end of 2018, and for many individual’s extended health benefits insurance renewal date is December 31st.   Do...

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Understanding Chronic Pain

Posted Nov 9th, 2018

We have all experience pain at some point in our lives, but have you ever wondered what pain is, how we come to feel it?  The key...

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Understanding Scar Tissue & How to Help Healing

Understanding Scar Tissue & How to Help Healing

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

Did you ever think a cause for lingering shoulder pain could be an old scar, such as from an appendix removal?

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Pillow Talk!

Pillow Talk!

Posted Oct 26th, 2018

Did You Know?

Pillows were first used in Asia and Egypt by wealthy men to elevate their heads and keep bugs...

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Should I use hot or cold?

Should I use hot or cold?

Posted Oct 19th, 2018

“Should I use heat or ice?” ... One of the most common questions asked to physiotherapists following an injury or...

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Fighting Inflammation with Food!

Posted Oct 12th, 2018

Do you know "inflammation" means?  Did you every think beyond an ankle sprain?  

Did you know what you eat can influence your body's...

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Understanding Whiplash

Understanding Whiplash

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck as a result of an acceleration-deceleration mechanism. This can result in bony or...

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Injury Spotlight: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Injury Spotlight: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted Sep 28th, 2018

Quick Facts

  • Symptoms often start at night, as most people sleep with bent wrists.
  • Don’t normally feel symptoms in the...

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Massage Therapy Benefits During Pregnancy & Post-partum

Massage Therapy Benefits During Pregnancy & Post-partum

Posted Sep 21st, 2018

What prenatal & postnatal issues can massage therapy treat?

When pregnant your body’s blood volume doubles,...

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How to Stop Nighttime Snacking

How to Stop Nighttime Snacking

Posted Sep 14th, 2018

If you struggle with ‘nighttime noshing’ or the ‘midnight munchies’, you’re not alone. In fact, this annoying little habit is by far the most...

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Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

Back to school & work have you stressed out?   Need some time for yourself?

If you take advantage of regular visits to a registered...

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Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Posted Aug 31st, 2018

Has the back to school preparations & concerns been stressful?  Feeling tired and/or overwhelmed?


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Healthy Summer Breakfasts

Posted Aug 24th, 2018

From healthy sweets and snacks .... now onto Healthy Summer Breakfasts.  Don't skip breakfast!  Start on the right foot with Susan Macfarlane,...

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Healthy Summer Sweets & Snacks

Healthy Summer Sweets & Snacks

Posted Aug 20th, 2018

Are you in a home cooking slump?  Find yourself grabbing snacks at the gas station or pre-made grocery snacks?  Time for a change!  Susan...

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

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

Posted Aug 17th, 2018

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 Aug 3rd, 2018

Did you know Plantar Fasciitis also known as Runner’s Heel affects about 10 percent of runners? Which means 1 out of 10 runners will be diagnosed...

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Don't Cut Your Golf Season Short ...

Don't Cut Your Golf Season Short ...

Posted Jul 27th, 2018

As we hit the middle of summer and the golf season, some players are starting to feel some body aches and pains related to their game and...

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Flax, Chia, or Hemp? A Nutrition Showdown

Flax, Chia, or Hemp? A Nutrition Showdown

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

What do you know about flax, chia, or hemp?  Wondering why it is hot topic in the nutrition and health world? How are they similar and...

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Jaw Dropping Tips to Relieve Pain ... jaw pain that is!

Jaw Dropping Tips to Relieve Pain ... jaw pain that is!

Posted Jul 13th, 2018

TMJ = Temporomandibular Joint

TMD = Temporomandibular Dysfunction

What is the problem?  

Introducing Solids to Vegan Babies: 6-12 months

Introducing Solids to Vegan Babies: 6-12 months

Posted Jul 6th, 2018

Introducing solids to your little one can be a time of great excitement and even greater angst. Nutrition myths and misinformation abound...

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How To Sleep Like a Baby while Carrying One

How To Sleep Like a Baby while Carrying One

Posted Jun 29th, 2018

Since it is that time of year when many babies are born, statistically speaking, we might as well speak of sleeping.  Sleep is a critical...

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted Jun 22nd, 2018

"As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of...

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10 Ways to Use a Self-massage Stick

Posted Jun 15th, 2018

Our staff are frequently educating clients, as well as family/friends, on how important it is to take control and responsibility of your body...

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Important Notice: We Are Now Located at 1250 Stittsville Main Street

As of JUNE 11, 2018, you can find your Motion Works Stittsville team at 1250 Stittsville Main Street.

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