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Parade for Parkinson's on April 24

Parade for Parkinson's on April 24
At River East Physiotherapy, one of our valued partners is U-Turn Parkinson's - a wellness centre in Winnipeg that empowers people living with Parkinson's in their pursuit of wellness.  As physiotherapists, we know how important high-intensity exercise is for improving Parkinson's symptoms, and we work with people living with Parkinson's to improve their mobility and achieve day-to-day movement goals.   U-Turn Parkinson's is a registered charity, and it's turning 5-years old th...
Posted on 2021-03-03

How much exercise do you really need?

How much exercise do you really need?
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

Staying active at home - customized to your condition

Staying active at home - customized to your condition
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

Revive your baking with recipes from the 90s

Revive your baking with recipes from the 90s
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

Staying healthy while physically isolating

Staying healthy while physically isolating
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
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