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You probably know you need to keep active.  But if you're like most people, the pandemic has dramatically changed your options for fitness activities.  The need to physically distance means home-based activities may be your only option right now. Depending on what you were doing before, this could mean you need to change your habits, try something new, or adapt an activity you previously enjoyed.  And these changes can difficult.  Plus, if you have a health condition you may...
Posted on 2020-08-01
In our monthly River East Physiotherapy newsletter, we often share a couple good recipes from our staff.  But these electronic newsletters are relatively new, and I've recently re-discovered how the clinics used to share recipes before email and the internet.  (Yes, River East Physiotherapy has been around longer than the internet).  See above a photo of our 20th Anniversary Cookbook, which was published in 2005.  Even in 1986, when the clinic was founded, food dominated t...
Posted on 2020-06-15
As a health care facility, River East Physiotherapy has always taken precautions to prevent spreading infections - such as by sanitizing frequently touched surfaces, diligent hand washing and providing clean linens.  In fact, as regulated health professionals, we are required to follow guidelines by the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba to prevent the spread of infection and to ensure a safe environment for treating patients.  Here are some examples of what we are doing: Our...
Posted on 2020-05-04
Most of us have been isolating at home, out of concern for ourselves and our community. But it's been almost six weeks!  And many of us are concerned about our health deteriorating during this unusual time.  So how can we stay physically and mentally healthy while at home? We need to make sure we’re protecting ourselves from poor posture, lack of exercise, and social isolation. Working from home Now that many of us are working from home, we need to critically assess our new...
Posted on 2020-04-25
We are sad to announce that our doors will be temporarily closed as of Wednesday, March 18, for a minimum of 14 days.  But we're still here for you!  Our doors may be closed but our ears are open.  Do you have a question for a physio?  Need some guidance on how to manage your condition at home?  Not sure if your injury needs urgent care?  We'll continue our free 15 minute phone consultations with a physio.  And starting next week, we'll be offering t...
Posted on 2020-03-18
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