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What is Fascial Treatment?

What is Fascial Treatment?
Everything You Need to Know About Fascia and Fascial Treatment. We interviewed Yulia Agarkov, Registered Massage Therapist, to learn more about fascial treatment in her Registered Massage Therapy practice. What is Fascia? Fascia is like the sheath of a sausage: the sheath is the fascia, and the sausage filling is your organ.  For example, each of your muscles, your stomach, your heart, your nerves, and your joints are enveloped in fascia. More technically, fascia is all the collagenous-...
Posted on 2023-03-11

What is Visceral Manipulation?

What is Visceral Manipulation?
Visceral manipulation is a form of hands-on ("manual") therapy.  It's a treatment to help your internal organs and nerves glide smoothly in your body.  Why Do You Care About Your Internal Organs Gliding Smoothly? The tissue around your internal organs can become restricted, and this can cause pain.  That pain can be felt near the restricted organs, or it can be felt at other places in the body, such as in the back or leg. This pain can persist over time. Why do Organs Stop Gl...
Posted on 2023-02-14

Staying Active During the Holidays

Staying Active During the Holidays
Photo by Lorie Shaull via Flickr When you think about the holiday season, most likely images of beautifully decorated christmas trees, extravagant dinners or a jolly man in a bright red suit will come to mind. Staying active during the holidays is not something that gets prioritized often, but it should be! Our bodies need movement in order to stay feeling our best! To help you out, we have put together our Top 5 list of fun activities to keep you moving during this festive t...
Posted on 2022-12-21

Career Spotlight: Medical Office Assistant

Career Spotlight: Medical Office Assistant
At River East Physiotherapy, one of our strongest values is teamwork - we just couldn't provide a great patient experience without working well as a team.  Our physiotherapists and massage therapists depend heavily on our "support staff," meaning our: Physiotherapy Assistants, Receptionists, Administrative Physiotherapy Assistants, and Clinic Manager.   Our support staff are responsible for a huge part of our patients' experience.  For instance, they answer phone...
Posted on 2022-11-29

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
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