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Foam Rollers: Not Just for the Gym

  •  July 4, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

You might also have seen these foam rolls for sale in the exercise equipment section of your local department store or on the internet and wondered why something that looks like an oversized pool noodle is considered an exercise tool. Welcome to the foam roller craze! Do they really work?

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Frequently Asked Needling Questions - Answered

  •  June 7, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Over the years an increasing proportion of physiotherapists have incorporated the use of needles into their practice. As with any other type of treatment, it is important that you have a good understanding of these treatment approaches, so you can make an informed decision if your physiotherapist suggests needling as a part of your treatment.

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Spotting Fake Health News and Misinformation

  •  May 2, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

The internet, and especially social media, also allows for the wide-spread and rapid dissemination of information regardless of its accuracy or the evidence behind the information provided.

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Golf: A Great Way to Get Active

  •  April 3, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Did you know that more Canadians participate in golf than any other sport? While this means Canadians can take advantage of the health benefits associated with golf all year, more time on the course may also increase the risk for injuries associated with the sport.

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Senior’s Health: Can Exercise Improve Memory?

  •  March 7, 2019
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

Physical exercise and a more active lifestyle can help older adults maintain or improve memory, word finding and problem solving, and may even reverse some of these changes often associated with aging.

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Cancer: Survive and Thrive

  •  February 6, 2019

Although, cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada, advances in earlier detection and screening, as well as new, more effective treatment, mean that more people are surviving cancer than ever before. The five-year cancer survival rate has improved to 60% today with some cancers having much better five-year survival rates. This should be a good news story, but how good this news is depends on what survival looks like. Unfortunately, many survivors are left with lifelong impairments because of their cancer treatment. Common problems include fatigue, memory problems, pain, muscle wasting, and changes to the heart, lungs and bones.

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Falls Are Not a Normal Part of Aging

  •  December 21, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

As we get older it is easy to put issues with mobility or health down to simply being a “normal part of aging” and feel that nothing can be done to change the inevitable. However, though the risk of falling does increase with age for a variety of reasons, falling is NOT a normal part of aging.

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Are you Sedentary?

  •  December 5, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

We've all spent a day on the couch at some point or another. And we've all parked ourselves in front of the TV after work without a second thought. But when does all that time on the couch become a problem? Add that to the time you spend sitting at work or commuting and you may find that you've become sedentary, a lifestyle that may come with a variety of health risks.

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6 COPD Myths: BUSTED

  •  November 6, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT

There’s plenty of misinformation out there regarding COPD: What it is or isn’t, can it be cured and how to manage it. Understanding the facts will help people living with COPD and their families better manage the condition and maintain an active lifestyle.

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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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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Physiotherapy

  •  May 15, 2018
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

How can you get the most from your physiotherapy treatment? 5 tips to get great results!

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Physiotherapists

  •  May 3, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

You probably already know that physiotherapists treat injuries and conditions related to muscles and joints. But I’d be willing to bet there are a few things that would surprise you about physiotherapy and physiotherapists.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Physiotherapy

  •  April 5, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes numbness, tingling and other symptoms in the hand.

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Staying Active with a Chronic Disease

  •  March 8, 2018

If you or a family member have recently been diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease or cancer that is affecting your quality of life, it’s important to remember that a chronic condition does not define who you are. It is quite possible to live well with a chronic disease.

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How a Physiotherapist can Help with Pneumonia

  •  February 6, 2018
  •  Nancy Littke, PT, Practice Advisor

To help combat the risks of pneumonia and ensure a faster, more complete recovery, you may have a physiotherapist come to see you while you are in hospital.

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How Can a Physiotherapist Help With Chronic Pain?

  •  January 4, 2018

One in five Canadians report experiencing chronic pain– that’s equal to over 7 million people from all ages. Three quarters of these people say their pain interferes with their work life. This may include you, your family members, friends, or co-workers.

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