Chiropractor vs Physiotherapist vs Massage Therapist

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One of the questions we get asked the most by our patients is “what is the difference between chiropractors, physiotherapists and massage therapists?” The most important thing to understand is that there is no right or wrong practitioner, while they all treat in slightly different ways, they treat many of the same conditions and their treatments work best when combined …

Importance of Home Based Exercise Following Therapy

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Leaving physical therapy can sometimes feel like leaving the classroom – you head home with “homework” a group of stretches and exercises that your therapist would like you to try between treatments.  Most patients  struggle to remember to do these at home or get busy and forget to make time to do the prescribed exercises. Many patients don’t understand the …

Ice vs Heat

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Applying heat and ice are two of the most common non-invasive, inexpensive and non addictive pain relief therapies, however, many people are confused about when to apply heat vs ice. Although this isn’t a deadly mix up, there can be an increase in symptoms if you choose the wrong one. Heat therapy opens blood vessels which in turn, increases blood …

I have arthritis… now what?

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We often hear the word arthritis thrown around any time someone has prolonged join pain or discomfort, especially if they are aging, but what does that even mean? Many patients come in thinking that they will be severely disabled once they have been diagnosed, however, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. With a few lifestyle changes, pain and discomfort …

Can a Chiropractor help me?

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When it comes to paramedical treatments, chiropractic care is often the one that patients are most skeptical about, but also the one they know the least about. There are many myths surrounding chiropractic care which prevent people from seeking treatment; chiropractors aren’t real doctors, they only treat back pain, all they do is crack bones. These common misconceptions alter the …

Why Warm Up?

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Every day thousands of people hit the gym to get stronger, healthier and feel better about themselves. While taking the steps to get off the couch and get active is already a move in the right direction, many people skip a key component of any good workout, warming up. Were all guilty of being busy and rushing through our daily …

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE

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By: Nima Rajan Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The origins of acupuncture in China can be traced back at least 2000 years, making it one of the oldest and most long-standing health care systems in the world. Today, acupuncture is an effective, natural and increasingly popular form of health care that is being used by …

Understanding Orthotics

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By: Nima Rajan Orthotics are orthopaedic devices that are designed to treat, adjust, and support various foot disorders. Some orthotics are simple, commercially made devices, such as cushioned heel cups or insoles for shoes that are sold over the counter in retail establishments. However, custom orthotics that are designed to meet the specific needs of a particular individual are much …

How Exam Stress Causes Neck Pain And Headaches

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By: Nima Rajan It is the exam season; a lot of us are burning the midnight oil, trying to make it through another gruelling semester. Often times we are so focused on completing our assignments and reading those never ending notes that we forget the stress and strain we are subjecting our necks to. This can lead to pain in …

Posture Correction After Pregnancy

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By: Nima Rajan A mothers’ body has to undergo many changes during pregnancy. One of them is change in posture; to enable the body to carry the weight of the baby as well as the distribution of pregnancy related fat in the different parts of the body. As the baby grows bigger during pregnancy, the pelvis tilts back to maintain …