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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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After Childbirth ... what should I expect of my body?

After Childbirth ... what should I expect of my body?

What is Normal Post Delivery?

During birth, whether you had a vaginal delivery or a caesarean delivery, your pelvic...

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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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Infant Torticollis (& Plagiocephaly)

Infant Torticollis (& Plagiocephaly)

Quick Facts – What is it?

  • Latin ‘Torticollis’ translation: Tortus= twisted and collum= neck.
  • Tightness of a side neck...

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What People Are Saying About Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

What People Are Saying About Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

If you ask anyone around you whom has had pelvic physiotherapy, it is often an 'eye opening' and life changing experience.  Why?  It is no...

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Six Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right!

Six Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right!

It is that time of year again ... when people make new years resolutions and aspire to change something in the coming year, 2019.  Though many...

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Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Neck?

Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Neck?

Posted in General

Let’s be real for a minute here: lately more and more, we just can’t seem to put our phones down and disconnect from that handheld device. It’s...

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Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Posted in General

With winter creeping here, it is time to get that shovel out and ready for action, SAFELY! Before you head out, here are a few things to think...

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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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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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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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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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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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Cupping: What is it & how does it work

Cupping: What is it & how does it work

Cupping may seem new, since it is finally making its way into mainstream media, noted with media coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer...

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Pillow Talk! (pick the right one for you)

Pillow Talk! (pick the right one for you)

Posted in General

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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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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Organ Prolapse

Organ Prolapse

What is it?

A prolapsed organ is when a pelvic organ drops from its original place and ends up pushing against or into the walls of...

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Endometriosis FAQs

Endometriosis FAQs

Quick Facts

  • Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, grows outside...

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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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Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercise for women with uncomplicated pregnancies is strongly encouraged. Exercise comes with minimal risk and great benefit....

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After Childbirth ... What should I expect of my body

After Childbirth ... What should I expect of my body

What is Normal Post Delivery?

During birth, whether you had a vaginal delivery or a caesarean delivery, your pelvic...

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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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Healthy Summer Breakfasts

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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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...

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