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Healthy Computer Habits: How to protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries

Healthy Computer Habits: How to protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries

Posted Mar 15th, 2019

For the majority of our day, many of us may find ourselves seated in front of a computer, whether for work, communication, or leisure. Too much...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries / Concussion

Ski Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries / Concussion

Posted Mar 8th, 2019

Head Injuries - Concussions

What is it?

This can be the most life threatening...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Knee Ligament Sprain

Ski Injury Spotlight: Knee Ligament Sprain

Posted Mar 1st, 2019

Ski/Snowboard Injury #4: Knee Ligament Sprains

What is it?

The knee is a hinging...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: AC Separation

Ski Injury Spotlight: AC Separation

Posted Feb 22nd, 2019

Ski/Snowboard injury #3: Acromio-Clavicular (AC) Separations 

What is it?

An...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Posted Feb 15th, 2019

Here we go ... injury #2 in the top 5 ski/snowboard injuries - FOOSH Injuries. They can occur any day, any...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Posted Feb 8th, 2019

We are in the thick of winter and many of us have been out on the slopes every weekend, cold weather or not!  As exciting as it is to be back...

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Curling Safety

Curling Safety

Posted Feb 1st, 2019

Curling is a great recreational activity enjoyed by many Canadians. It became an official Olympic sport in the Winter Olympic Games of 1998....

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Finding Success with an Exercise Routine

Finding Success with an Exercise Routine

Posted Jan 25th, 2019

Motivation and Sticking with It!

  • Finding success is not as easy as it sounds.  Many begin an exercise routine with intention of...

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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...

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How Physiotherapy Can Help With Arthritis & Pain Relief

How Physiotherapy Can Help With Arthritis & Pain Relief

Posted Jan 11th, 2019

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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How Do You Improve Your Balance?

How Do You Improve Your Balance?

Posted Jan 4th, 2019

How is it that we enter the world as infants we are continually learning to increase our balance and get ourselves up on our feet, but as we age...

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Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Posted Dec 14th, 2018

With winter creeping up on us, it is time to get that shovel out and ready for action! Before you head out, here are a few things to think about...

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

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