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Understanding Concussions

Understanding Concussions. Concussion is something we hear about with both professional and amateur athletes alike.  But it is not just a sports injury.  A concussion can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a fall, a work place injury, or hitting the head with force.  But there does not need to be a direct force to the head to experience a concussion.  It can occur as a result of a blow to another part of the body that creates an “impulsive” force to...
Posted on 2021-08-16

Shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement
5 Ways to Fix Shoulder Impingement. So you think your nagging shoulder pain is due to a shoulder impingement? . This is not an uncommon problem!   Impingement of the shoulder is seen a lot at physiotherapy clinics.  At Fit for Life Physiotherapy we have had a lot of success over the past 10 plus years in our community in resolving shoulder pain and getting people back to the things they love to do!   Just the other day I was able to discharge a client because she n...
Posted on 2021-07-05

The Benefits of Urban Poling

The Benefits of Urban Poling
The Benefits of Walking with Urban Poles. Perhaps you’ve seen people in your neighbourhood walking around using a set of poles that look like cross country ski poles, and maybe you’ve wondered why they would use them. Urban poles, or you may have also heard the term Nordic poles, are a versatile tool that provide benefits for people dealing with an injury or painful joints as well as for improving general health/fitness. Urban poles can be a great tool to help support healthy act...
Posted on 2021-06-07

Physiotherapy Promotes Healthy Aging

Physiotherapy Promotes Healthy Aging
May is National Physiotherapy month.  During this month we want to celebrate and highlight some of the ways that Physiotherapy helps us to maintain and improve how we move, and to manage and prevent pain/injury and illness as we age. Did you know that falls and fall-related injuries in seniors is a significant issue within our healthcare system and creates a cost burden to our Canadian health care system.  Falls and fear of falling often restricts the activity level of our senior popu...
Posted on 2021-05-18

Let's get moving!

Let's get moving!
The New Year always brings well-intentioned plans and goals to get moving and be more active.   Hopefully your good intentions are still at the forefront of your mind.  Most people want to be healthy, get healthy, stay healthy and we all know that physical activity is an important part of that.   The benefits of exercise for both our physical health and mental health are well known.   Somehow many of us have a hard time finding that motivation to stick to an ...
Posted on 2018-02-06
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