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What to Know When Getting Treated by a Physiotherapist Intern

  •  August 6, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

When searching for a physiotherapist, you may notice that some are listed as being on the Provisional Register. Similarly, when showing up for or scheduling your physiotherapy appointment, you may be provided with the option of seeing a physiotherapist intern. When you are considering seeing a physiotherapist intern on the Provisional Register, it's important to understand what that means.

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Physiotherapy Fees: What Should you Expect?

  •  June 7, 2021

Have you ever wondered how much a physiotherapy appointment should cost, or why costs seem to be different at different clinics or for specific treatments? What are the factors that must be considered by clinic owners when they set fees for physiotherapy services and what can patients expect?

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Low-Intensity Exercise: Is It Beneficial?

  •  April 9, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Whether you are new to exercise, trying to increase your activity level in general, or simply looking for ways to change-up your current routine, you may be wondering what qualifies as low-, moderate- or high- intensity exercise, and whether there’s any point in participating in a low-intensity exercise program. While low-intensity exercise is sometimes dismissed as being “too easy,” there are some reasons to consider this type of activity.

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COVID-19 Safety Measures in Physiotherapy Clinics

  •  March 5, 2021
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, daily life has changed in immeasurable ways. In response, Albertans have adopted public health measures to slow the spread of the virus, as shown by the recent decreases in active cases and hospitalizations.

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Hands Tingling at Night? Physiotherapy Can Help

  •  February 5, 2021

Do you wake up in the middle of the night with pins and needles or pain in one or both of your hands? This is a common experience for many. Physiotherapists can assist you getting the restful, pain free sleep you desire.

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Working from Home: How to Design a Healthy Workspace

  •  January 7, 2021
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting government mandates to work from home to stop the spread of the disease have resulted in many Canadians working from home. By the last week of March 2020, the Statistics Canada Perspectives Survey Series reported that 39.1% of Canadian workers were working from home in response to the pandemic.

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Exercise Can Help Combat Those Winter Blues

  •  December 7, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As fall and winter arrive in Alberta, Albertan’s experience shorter daylight hours, colder temperatures, and frequent cloudy, grey skies causing many of us to live, work, and play indoors more often. This may cause a portion of the population to feel a little more tired, lethargic and less energetic during the winter.

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Strength Training after 60? Absolutely!

  •  November 5, 2020
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As the number of Albertans over 65 increases, the question of how to prevent or minimize the effects of aging on our muscles becomes an important one to answer. Along with recommendations to live an active lifestyle, the addition of strength training is something that research has shown to help prevent or decrease muscle weakness in older adults and should be added to our weekly exercise routines.

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Staying Active with Multiple Sclerosis

  •  October 9, 2020

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects an estimated 77,000 Canadians. A significant amount of the disability experienced by people with MS is due to symptoms of fatigue and weakness that can result in decreased activity, and not to the disease process itself.

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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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