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Tips & Advice from Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans

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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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5 Common Running Injuries

5 Common Running Injuries

Running is a common athletic activity, not only as part of sports like soccer, football and baseball, but as a sport of its own. Despite how common it is, the repetitive movements and repeated impact on the ground involved with running means that there are ample opportunities for injury to occur while running. Here, our Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans physiotherapists explain 5 of the most common injuries sustained while running and how to identify them.

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Physiotherapy for Concussions

Physiotherapy for Concussions

A concussion is a variety of mild traumatic injury that is caused by a blow to the face, neck or head. Concussions can cause a range of symptoms, some unnoticeable and some more obvious. Here, our physiotherapists at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans will walk you through some of the causes, symptoms and physiotherapeutic treatments for a concussion.

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Physiotherapy for New Moms

Physiotherapy for New Moms

Pregnancy can result in a variety of conditions, including urinary incontinence, back pain, reduced strength and flexibility, and much more. Here, our Orleans physiotherapists explain how physical therapy can help your body recover from health issues associated with pregnancy.

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Physiotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Physiotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your rotator cuff is a collection of four tendons and muscles which wrap over your shoulders and the top of your arms. If this muscle group suffers an injury, they can limit your movement and cause pain. Whether you need surgery or not, our team pf physical therapists in Orleans are here to explain how physiotherapy can help you to recover.

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5 Tips to Remember When Looking For a Physiotherapist

5 Tips to Remember When Looking For a Physiotherapist

Much like any other medical professional, physiotherapists are both responsible for your recovery and are governed by service standards. However, you may not know what to look for and what to prioritize when looking for a new physical therapist. Here, our Stittsville team walks you through 5 things to look for when you're searching for a new physiotherapist. 

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Yoga as an Alternative Intervention for Urinary Incontinence

Yoga as an Alternative Intervention for Urinary Incontinence

Do you experience urine leaks while running, jumping, laughing, or sneezing? Yoga might very well be an alternative or supplemental intervention method perfect for you! Our pelvic physiotherapists frequently include yoga postures and breath work to improve and manage the symptoms of various pelvic health conditions. Are you surprised to hear this?

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How to Find a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario

How to Find a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario

Although you may know what you are looking for from your physical therapy treatment, the process of finding the right physiotherapist for you can be daunting. Here, our knowledgeable staff at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans in Orleans provide you with a number of different resources to help you find a registered physiotherapist in Ontario.

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The Importance of Dietary Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium is a mineral that is well known for its role in maintaining healthy and strong bones. About 99% of the calcium in our body is found in our teeth and bones. 

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Healthy Summer Sweets & Snacks

Healthy Summer Sweets & Snacks

Are you in a slump when it comes to cooking at home? Do you find yourself grabbing pre-made snacks or meals from the gas station or grocery store? It's time to change up your snacking habits!

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Healthy Summer Breakfasts

Healthy Summer Breakfasts

You may know how to make healthy sweets and snacks to avoid prepackaged foods, but now we show you some examples of healthy summer breakfasts!

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Everything You Need to Know About Eating Plant-based: Part 1

Everything You Need to Know About Eating Plant-based: Part 1

Whether you, a friend or a family member has allergies to certain foods or has chosen a new dietary path, plant-based eating doesn't have to be a challenge.

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How to Snack without Overeating

How to Snack without Overeating

Have you ever been tempted with ready-made, quick-access and well-priced snacks at your grocery store or gas station? Well, you're not alone. Even Susan, our registered dietician, has fallen victim to their lure recently.

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Do you have to exercise to lose weight?

Do you have to exercise to lose weight?

Do you ever wonder why your friend can lose weight on a specific diet, but when you try, you gain weight? Or maybe you feel that just thinking about food causes you to gain weight? You're not alone. Our Nepean Registered Dietitian is here to explain why weight loss can be so challenging.

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5 Benefits of Physiotherapy

5 Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physical therapy, or physiotherapy, is a great method of treating patients at any age in order to prevent diseases, restore your body's function and alleviate pain. Here, our team of dedicated Orleans physiotherapists will explain 5 ways that physiotherapy can help to improve your health.

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5 Signs That You Might Need Physiotherapy

5 Signs That You Might Need Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a treatment proactive which is able to prevent diseases and conditions, restore your balance and help you to recover from injuries and alleviate associated pain. Here, our Orleans physical therapists walk you through 5 signs that physiotherapy may be the best way to help you get back to 100%.

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and it usually resolves after birth. In Canada, it is estimated that 3 - 20% of pregnant women develop diabetes during pregnancy. Blood sugars can be managed with healthy eating, healthy weight gain and safe physical activity. A registered dietitian can help optimize your eating to prevent health complications.

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Boosting Immunity with Nutrition

Boosting Immunity with Nutrition

Having healthy eating habits is an excellent way to increase your immunity and help fight viruses and illnesses. Our registered dietitian can help you make better food choices leading to a healthier lifestyle and immune response.

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Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the most common sources of discomfort experienced by our Orleans patients, Pain or discomfort in your neck may be caused by a range of issues, from posture to injuries and more. Here our physiotherapists at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans explain some of the causes of and treatments for pain in your neck.

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