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Tips & Advice from Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans

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Chronic Pain Treatment & Physiotherapy

Chronic Pain Treatment & Physiotherapy

With physiotherapy, our Orleans physiotherapists employ specific physical methods to help restore function, movement and mobility in an area of a person's body affected by chronic pain due to injury or disease. Here, we define chronic pain and explain how physiotherapy can help. 

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Acute Injuries vs. Chronic Injuries

Acute Injuries vs. Chronic Injuries

You may have heard that a person can sustain two different types of injuries - acute and chronic. Each of these varieties of injuries works very differently, and each takes a different amount of time to heal. Our Orleans physiotherapists compare acute and chronic injuries.

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Mental Performance Consulting

Mental Performance Consulting

Whether you are looking for a way to achieve a high level of performance in physical sports or activities, or just searching for methods for improving your mindset in your everyday life, you know that mental training is critical to your success. Because of this, our Orleans physiotherapists recommend mental performance consultations to supplement your training.

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Osteoarthritis Physiotherapy & Exercises

Osteoarthritis Physiotherapy & Exercises

Arthritis or more specifically, osteoarthritis is a common condition that may affect up to 1 in 5 people at some point in their life. This condition can cause, pain, loss of mobility in joints and discomfort in our clients. Here, our Stittsville physiotherapists explain how we can treat osteoarthritis through a number of treatments. 

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Sports Therapy in Orleans & Ottawa

Sports Therapy in Orleans & Ottawa

While you may think of the phrase "no pain, no gain" when it comes to being physically active as part of your day-to-day life, this isn't necessarily true. The team of physiotherapists serving Orleans and Ottawa are here to explain how we can help alleviate and prevent pain through sports physiotherapy. 

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Physiotherapy in Orleans & Ottawa

Physiotherapy in Orleans & Ottawa

The team of physical therapists at our physiotherapy centre is not only dedicated to our patients, but to the broader Orleans and Ottawa community. Here, we take some time to explain our care philosophy and our commitment to our community. Welcome!

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

While you may not be thinking about it often, your pelvis actually plays host to a variety of important muscles. Called the pelvic floor, these muscles support your internal organs, control your urination and more. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain how these muscles may be impacted by injury and dysfunction, including the symptoms and associated treatments. 

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Golfer's Elbow: Exercises for Treatment and Prevention

Golfer's Elbow: Exercises for Treatment and Prevention

Do you frequently hit the links or play catch with your family? These activities may contribute to golfer's elbow, an injury that causes pain in your inner elbow. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain how they can help with your golfer's elbow, including treatments to aid your recovery and how to prevent this condition in the future. 

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Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow

Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow

You may have been recently told that the pain in your elbow or the discomfort you feel when gripping objects is "tennis elbow." Believe it or not, playing tennis isn't required to develop this injury. Here, our Orleans physical therapists explain what tennis elbow is and how physiotherapy can help.

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Improve your Knee Health with Physiotherapy

Improve your Knee Health with Physiotherapy

Injuries and other knee pain can be very common, whether they gradually arise from physical activity or from slips and falls. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain how we can help to improve your knee health and get you back to your normal levels of movement and function. 

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How Postpartum Physiotherapy can Improve your Mood

How Postpartum Physiotherapy can Improve your Mood

Childbirth and the pregnancy process can be incredibly hard on the body as it undergoes dramatic hormonal and physical changes. Not only do these processes have an impact on the body of a new mother, they can also impact their moods, causing postpartum depression. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain how we can help.

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How Physical Therapy Can Improve Mobility, Motion & Balance

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Mobility, Motion & Balance

Physiotherapy is capable of assisting our Orleans clients in addressing their physical injuries and conditions that may be affecting their balance, motion and mobility. Our physical therapists are able to offer a range of treatments for our patients to help them recover and return to their normal levels of ability. Here, we explain more. 

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Recover Fast from Sports Injuries

Recover Fast from Sports Injuries

For people that live healthy and active lives by going to the gym or participating in sports, injuries (especially minor ones) are almost inevitable. However, not every sports injury requires extensive downtime to heal. This recovery time can be assisted by our Orleans physiotherapists. Here, we explain more. 

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Why Pelvic Physiotherapy is Important

Why Pelvic Physiotherapy is Important

While you may not consider it so at first, our pelvis plays host to some very important muscles to our overall health. These muscles - often called the "pelvic floor," support internal organs, control your urination and help to facilitate your sexual health. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain why treatments for these muscles are so important.

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Treating Upper Back Pain With Physiotherapy

Treating Upper Back Pain With Physiotherapy

Upper back pain is a very common source of discomfort caused by muscle strains or poor posture. Here, our Orleans physical therapists explain what kinds of physiotherapy treatments we prescribe our patients to help reduce their pain, alleviate their discomfort, and improve the mobility of their upper backs.

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Improving Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back) Mobility

Improving Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back) Mobility

One of the most commonly-experienced impacts of sitting for long periods of time is discomfort and limited mobility in your mid-back. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain what kinds of active physiotherapy treatments we prescribe to patients in order to improve their mobility in their thoracic spine.

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5 Physiotherapy Exercises for Neck Pain

5 Physiotherapy Exercises for Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common kinds of discomfort reported by our Orleans clients. There are a whole range of reasons why someone may be feeling discomfort or pain in their neck, including injuries, underlying health issues and poor posture. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain some of the common treatments and exercises used to alleviate neck pain.

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Why Pelvic Physiotherapy is Important

Why Pelvic Physiotherapy is Important

While you may not think of it at first, our pelvis holds some very important muscles. The "pelvic floor" muscles support internal organs, control our urination and facilitate sexual health. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain why physiotherapy treatments that target these muscles are important.

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Physiotherapy for Aching Feet

Physiotherapy for Aching Feet

Aching and pained feet are a very common issue facing many Canadians. Our Orleans physiotherapists are able to offer treatment not only to alleviate the discomfort you are feeling in your feet, but treat its source to make sure the same issues don't arise again in the future. 

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How To Treat Sciatica with Physiotherapy

How To Treat Sciatica with Physiotherapy

Sciatica is a pretty common and painful inflammatory condition that affects the a nerve running from the base of the spine down each leg called the sciatic nerve. Here, our Orleans physical therapists explain what kinds of treatment we offer to patients who are suffering from pain caused by sciatica in order to alleviate its symptoms and help to prevent it from flaring up again in the future.

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Don't Let the Fear of Falling Stop You

Don't Let the Fear of Falling Stop You

Have you noticed that you are opting out of activities that you love like golf, hikes or dances because you are worried about what may happen if you took a fall? You aren't alone! And, that doesn't mean you need to resign yourself from your favourite activities. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain how we can help you to improve your balance and make sure that your worries about falling don't hold you back.

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COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation

COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation

The past year has meant it's difficult to think of anything but COVID-19, especially if you contracted the disease! While there is still research being done on its long-term effects, there is also emerging research showing that recovery from COVID-19 may be assisted by physiotherapy like other pulmonary infections. Here, our Orleans physical therapists explain how physiotherapy may be able to help. 

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Why is snacking important?

Why is snacking important?

Snacking can be an important way of maintaining your energy throughout the day and preventing your sweet tooth from emerging in late-night snacking. Here, our Orleans physical therapist team explains give some examples of healthy snacks you could incorporate into your day and explain why snacking can be so important.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

How Does Acupuncture Work?

At Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans, our physical therapists practice acupuncture as a form of therapeutic treatment for alleviating your pain, encouraging your healing process and improving chronic conditions alongside other therapies. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain what acupuncture is and how we use it to help our patients. 

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Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

One of the most common reports of pain from our Orleans area clients is a pain in their neck. Pain and discomfort in a person's neck may be caused by injuries, posture issues and health problems. Here, our physiotherapists walk you through some of the most common causes and treatments for neck pain. 

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Massage Therapy for Stress Relief

Massage Therapy for Stress Relief

Massage therapy is the manipulation of your muscles and soft tissue to loosen tension, assist in recovery and manage stress. At our Orleans physiotherapy center, our Registered Massage Therapists are able to assist in providing massage treatment to our patients to manage a wide range of issues.  

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Active and Passive Physiotherapeutic Treatments For Neck Pain

Active and Passive Physiotherapeutic Treatments For Neck Pain

While you may be aware that physical therapy can be very effective at treating neck pain, you may not know how it actually does so. Here, the team at our physiotherapy centre in Orleans explains some of the active and passive treatments and therapies that are involved in our physiotherapy treatments for neck pain. 

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Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Physiotherapy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

It's generally estimated that pelvic pain affects about one in five adults in North America, impacting their ability to control their bodily functions, engage in exercise sleep soundly and more. Physiotherapy can treat and rehabilitate your body when it is suffering from chronic pelvic pain. Here, our Orleans physical therapists explain the symptoms of chronic pelvic pain and how pelvic physiotherapy is able to help.

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Physiotherapy and Bladder Control

Physiotherapy and Bladder Control

While many people may think that it is quite unhealthy to hold in urine, this is generally untrue! Here, our Orleans pelvic physiotherapists explain the mechanics of urination and how pelvic floor physical therapy may be able to help with frequent or leaking urination. 

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Prevention and Treatment of Workout Injuries

Prevention and Treatment of Workout Injuries

While the phrase "no pain, no gain" may be commonly recited when it comes to the process of working out, this isn't necessarily true. While the repetitive and strenuous activity involved in most workouts may put you at risk for injury, the pain, discomfort and setback to your fitness which result can be avoided. Here, our Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans physical therapists explain a few different ways of avoiding an injury in the course of your workout routine and how they can help if you...

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