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Ski Season is Coming: Will You be Ready?

  •  October 3, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Are you ready to hit the slopes? Now is the time to start getting into shape so you can get the most out of the season and prevent injuries.

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Cerebral Palsy: Transitioning from Teenager to Adult

  •  September 7, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

The move from teenager to adulthood can be a challenging time for any family. It is especially so for teens living with a chronic disease such as CP.

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Choose Wisely: Do You Really Need an X-ray?

  •  August 2, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

While x-rays may be considered “routine practice” by some, they have also been shown to pose a potential health risk due to exposure to radiation. The tests may also reveal “incidental findings” - changes that are unrelated to the reason the test was ordered, but which often lead to needless worry and unnecessary follow-up tests and procedures, such as injections or sometimes even surgery.

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Preventing Common Childhood Summer Injuries

  •  July 5, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

In emergency rooms across the country, this time of year is known as “trauma season” due to the significant increase in traumatic injuries related to higher risk summer activities. However, active, outdoor play is important to our children’s health, well-being, and development. The risk of injury from activity needs to be balanced against the long-term health risks of inactivity.

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Spinal Cord Injury: How do Physiotherapists Help?

  •  May 31, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

In Canada, there are approximately 4,300 new spinal cord injuries each year. In 2010, an estimated 86,000 Canadians were living with the effects of a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries impact the individual, their family, and community, as well as society as a whole.

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