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You're trying to get enough exercise and sleep. But really, how much is enough? Our clients come from all walks of life - including high end athletes, middle-aged gym-goers, "weekend warriors," and yes, sedentary folks. We get a lot of questions, such as: I'm really busy - how long do my workouts have to be to see results? Do I have to be 'working out', or does housework count? And if housework counts, what sort of housework? I can't exercise as much as I did when...
Posted on 2021-01-21
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 2020-12-22
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 do: Our staff ...
Posted on 2020-08-15
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
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