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Treating Urinary Incontinence

  •  February 24, 2017
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Up to 3.3 million Canadians experience urinary incontinence, an embarrassing but highly treatable condition that affects both men and women.

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Managing Heart Disease with Cardiac Rehabilitation

  •  January 31, 2017
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Heart disease is the single most common cause of death around the world; however, in recent decades the mortality rate from heart disease has decreased. While the resulting decrease in mortality rate is clearly good news, this also means that an increasing number of people live with heart disease and need assistance and support to manage their condition and optimize their quality of life in the long term.

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Pain After Physical Activity

  •  January 4, 2017
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness or DOMS is the term scientists use to describe the feeling of dull, aching pain in muscles that develops within 24 hours of “unaccustomed” exercise. When is it a sign of your body’s response to a workout and when it’s a sign of injury? Most importantly, it’s important to know when it’s safe to continue exercising and when it’s more appropriate to take a break.

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Keeping Kids Active: Setting Them up for a Healthy Future

  •  December 5, 2016
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Focusing on developing healthy physical activity habits early in life also tends to influence behavior in adulthood. What’s more, engaging in physical activity early in life helps children to learn basic movement skills, also known as “physical literacy.”

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How Your Thoughts Affect Recovery

  •  November 1, 2016
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Our attitudes and beliefs factor into everything from our individual experience of pain, to our ability to manage long-standing health conditions. Beliefs about pain and the desire to avoid pain can also cause us to avoid certain activities, a phenomenon referred to by scientists as “fear-avoidance beliefs.”

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