Tuesday
Jul102018

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner vs. Osteopath

A common short term used for osteopathic treatment is ‘osteo’. This is similar to chiropractors being called ‘chiros’. However, the term ‘osteo’ has been associated with osteopaths. In the province of Ontario, ‘osteopath’ is a restricted title to members that belong to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

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Tuesday
Jul032018

Magnesium Supplementation for Orthopaedic Conditions

As a physiotherapist, I have suggested patients consider investigating Magnesium supplementation for various orthopaedic conditions.  One of the primary reasons I have recommended it is excessive tone in muscles and nocturnal cramping.  Recent studies indicate it may also be helpful in addressing other issues including osteoarthritic conditions:

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Proper Movements and Tools can extend your Gardening Season

The secret to a healthy garden is a healthy gardener. Gardening is an active pursuit that can cause muscle strain to the lower back, shoulders, knees and arms, especially if you are out of shape and do not move properly.

To get the most of your gardening season, physiotherapists recommend following the following tips and techniques. Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Don’t be limited by the aches and pains!

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Tuesday
Apr102018

What can Osteopathy help with?

Osteopathy aims to guide the body to its optimal state, where it can freely adapt to every day stressors effectively, whether it is running marathons, working in physically demanding laborious jobs or simply being able to live pain free. Therefore, osteopathy can aid in preventing and recovering from injury and illness that may stem from the body being altered from its optimal state.

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Massage Therapy and Migraines

The terminology of “migraine” is sometimes used to describe the symptomology of a headache; however the manifestation is characterized differently. Migraines typically present with pain so severe it can be literally debilitating, often felt on one side of the head only, and accompanied by aura, nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to sound and light.

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