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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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Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common experience. It can range from a mild discomfort to significant pain. While lower back pain will often dissipate on its own, the best way to make sure it won't return is treatment. Regardless of the severity of your lower back pain, our team of physiotherapists at Motion Works Physiotherapy Orleans are here for you. Here, they explain how we can help prevent and recover from back pain.

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Lubricants or Moisturizing Lubes: What is the difference?

Lubricants or Moisturizing Lubes: What is the difference?

Our pelvic floor physiotherapists share information about lubricants and moisturizing lubes.

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What 'CORE' really means ...

What 'CORE' really means ...

The core is our main line of defense against excessive strains on the joints in our back as we move during daily activities.

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Pessary 101

Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Pessary 101

Our trained physiotherapists can fit a pessary to help alleviate your symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse.

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Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Registered massage therapy provides a number of benefits including soothing sore muscles and encouraging relaxation.

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Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Physiotherapists offer a number of stress management techniques and treatments which can help improve health and well-being.

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10 Ways to Use a Ball for Self Massage/Release

10 Ways to Use a Ball for Self Massage/Release

You can take control of your body and injury recovery, follow our steps for self massage/release.

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Reduce the Risk of Lymphedema with Physiotherapy Treatment

Reduce the Risk of Lymphedema with Physiotherapy Treatment

Lymphedema is a common complication of lymph node resection during breast cancer treatment, and can be helped through physiotherapy.

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Can Physiotherapy Help with Breast Cancer Rehabilitation?

Can Physiotherapy Help with Breast Cancer Rehabilitation?

There are many types of breast cancer that affect both women and men. This creates many problems that can be helped with breast cancer rehabilitation.

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