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The Problem with Bedrest

  •  October 2, 2015
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

History is full of medical practices that were once commonly used but now seem downright wacky in the modern world. Unfortunately, the over-use of bedrest is one practice that has been more difficult to get rid of.

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Pre-Season Concussion Screening

  •  September 1, 2015
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

In recent years, we have seen increased awareness about concussions, thanks to some high-profile cases that garnered media attention. This awareness has lead to tougher no-contact rules in youth sport, more critical thinking about when it’s appropriate to sit a player out and when they’re ready to return to play.

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Health Literacy: Understanding What Your Physiotherapist Tells You

  •  August 3, 2015
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

Health literacy is the combination of skills and motivation required to obtain, understand and use information to promote your own good health. All too often, a lack of health literacy skills gets in the way of optimal health outcomes.

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10 Tips for Staying Active on Vacation

  •  July 2, 2015
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

With so many of us struggling to meet Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines already, upsetting a routine by going on a vacation can make a bad situation that much worse!

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The Top 6 Running Injuries Seen by Physiotherapists

  •  June 1, 2015
  •  Leanne Loranger, PT

For many Canadians running is the leisure activity of choice. With the warmer weather, many people move their exercise programs outside. Some may even participate in weekend fun runs, fundraising races, and more serious running competitions and marathons. But even if you are running inside, on a treadmill, all that running comes the risk of injury.

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