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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

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

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

If you have a ski or snowboard knee injury – how would a physiotherapist in the Ottawa Stittsville area treat it?

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Ski Injury Spotlight: AC Separation

Ski Injury Spotlight: AC Separation

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

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?

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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!

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?

“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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Healthy Summer Breakfasts

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

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!

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?

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 ...

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

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!

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

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

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

"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

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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IT'S MOVING WEEKEND!

IT'S MOVING WEEKEND!

Our new space's construction has finished, and we are ready to move!

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Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

If you take advantage of regular visits to a registered massage therapist then you already know that the benefits of massage therapy abound....

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May is National Physiotherapy Month!

May is National Physiotherapy Month!

May is National Physiotherapy month in Canada, and physiotherapists, physiotherapy aides, and physiotherapy students across our country...

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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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