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Injured in a Collision? How Physiotherapy Can Help

  •  December 6, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Car collisions are a common occurrence in Alberta with 133,124 collisions reported in 2016 (the last year for which data is available). While the severity of these crashes can vary widely, with some leading to serious, life-changing injury or death, most injuries from car collisions are considered “minor.” How can a physiotherapist help?

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7 Signs It’s Time to See Your Physiotherapist

  •  November 7, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

When symptoms such as pain, weakness, unsteadiness, or a general decline in function start to become bothersome and affect your ability to live your life as you want to, it’s worth asking for professional help.

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Low Back Health for Life

  •  October 10, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

If you have ever had low back pain (LBP), you are not alone. Over 80% of Canadians have experienced back pain at some point in their life. Approximately 62% of Albertans have had an episode of back pain within the last year and over three quarters will have a recurrence of LBP in the future. Close to 40% of these individuals will have visited a health-care provider about their back pain.

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10 Questions You Need Answered Before Leaving the Hospital

  •  September 6, 2019
  •  By: Nancy Littke, PT

In today’s health-care environment, hospital stays are shorter, and patients are being discharged sooner than they may expect. Discharge planning often starts at admission; however, discharges may come up suddenly. This can result in patients and their caregivers feeling overwhelmed with information and concerned about their readiness for discharge. There may be little opportunity to think of and ask questions.

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Backpacks 101: Tips for Parents

  •  August 8, 2019
  •  By: Nancy Littke, PT

Along with buying the required books, calculators and pens, parents and children are looking to buy cool, new backpacks to carry all these supplies to school. However, it is important that, as parents, you consider the overall design and size of the backpack to ensure your child is able to wear the backpack comfortably and without experiencing injury.

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