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Top 5 Reasons to See a Physiotherapist

Top 5 Reasons to See a Physiotherapist
There are many different types of therapists out there.  And to be honest, physiotherapists haven’t done a great job explaining to the public what the physiotherapy profession does.  This blog post clarifies what physiotherapists do, and names the top five reasons you should see a physiotherapist: 1) You’re in Pain. Popping a pill can sometimes relieve pain, but it’s rarely the only option.  Physiotherapists specialize in drug-free pain relief.  We have ...
Posted on 2022-02-21

Swimming Injuries - How Physiotherapy Can Help

Swimming Injuries - How Physiotherapy Can Help
The Olympics are on!  Watching olympic athletes often inspires our clients to try new sports, such as swimming.  Swimming is an excellent form of relaxation, and people of all age groups and physical abilities can enjoy it.  In fact, our physiotherapists frequently recommend swimming as an exercise that has low impact on joints. Despite the low-impact nature of swimming, however, injuries can still occur.  Swimming requires adequate flexibility, strength and cardiovascular f...
Posted on 2022-02-03

Do You Have Knee Osteoarthritis?

Do You Have Knee Osteoarthritis?
It can be scary when your knee starts hurting - especially if you don't know why.  We often see clients whose knee pain has started suddenly or gradually, and they're frustrated that the knee pain doesn't go away on its own.  One question, especially among middle-aged or advanced-aged clients, is whether the pain is from arthritis. Our physiotherapists are highly trained professionals with the skills to figure out whether your pain is arthritis, or something else.  They'll rely...
Posted on 2021-12-14

3 Tips to Prevent Snow Shoveling Injury

3 Tips to Prevent Snow Shoveling Injury
We love treating back pain, but we love PREVENTING patients’ back pain even more. Unfortunately, every year at River East Physiotherapy we see many injuries from snow shoveling.  They're usually back and shoulder injuries, caused because shovelers used poor form or don’t have the fitness level to match the amount of snow they face.   And right now we are facing so much snow! Here are three tips to help you prevent injuries from shoveling this winter. 1) Use Great F...
Posted on 2021-11-12

5 Ways to Reduce Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis

5 Ways to Reduce Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis
By Maddy Lengyel, Physiotherapist So your doctor diagnosed you with having knee pain from osteoarthritis. You’re experiencing pain, stiffness and maybe even swelling.  And you aren’t quite sure what to do next. What is Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis, and Why Does It Matter?. Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects more than 4 million Canadians, or 1 in 7 adults. According to the Arthritis Society, osteoarthritis is the “body’s failed attempt to repair damaged jo...
Posted on 2021-09-01
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