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Arthritis: Not Just an Old Person’s Disease

  •  September 4, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Arthritis is not only a disease that affects your grandmother or elderly uncle. Approximately 1 in 5 adult Canadians (about 6 million people) live with arthritis, making it the most common chronic health condition in Canada.

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Sport Specialization: Should My Child Focus on a Single Sport?

  •  August 7, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

The pressure to participate in a single sport may come from parents who want their child to excel at a sport and go on to more competitive leagues, receive post-secondary scholarships or be recruited to high-level teams. Parents with children in formal sport programs are often faced with the decision “should my child focus on one sport year-round or play multiple sports?”

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Staying Active with Parkinson’s Disease

  •  July 6, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

If you have been diagnosed with PD it is important to stay active. The 2019 Canadian Guidelines for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease recommend starting an exercise routine as early as possible to help manage the disease. PD cannot be cured but regular physical activity helps maintain physical health and can improve the mental well-being of those living with the disease.

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My Physiotherapy Clinic is Reopening: Is it Safe to Go?

  •  May 21, 2020

Physiotherapy Alberta has provided direction to physiotherapists regarding the measures that need to be in place for you to receive the care you need in a safe environment. We keep hearing about the new normal and you probably want to know what that looks like for physiotherapy clinics and other community physiotherapy services. Let us look at what you can expect when you go to see your physiotherapist.

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Telerehabilitation: What Patients Should Know

  •  May 7, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

In an effort to flatten the curve, Albertan’s access to in-person health-care services, including physiotherapy, have been limited. In an effort to provide much needed physiotherapy, many clinics and physiotherapists have turned to technology, adding telerehabilitation to their clinic services. Even as the province begins to re-open, it is expected that the option to receive services via telerehabilitation will continue.

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