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Common Injuries in Runners

According to Stats Canada, jogging is one of the most popular forms of physical activity for Canadians, with anywhere from 19% to 47% of Canadians reporting to have jogged during … Read more

5 Chronic Smartphone Injuries

More than 67% of Canadians own smartphones. If you are part of this demographic, you have likely experienced one or more injuries associated with smartphone use. Smartphones are constantly getting … Read more

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What Is Poor Posture?

You’ve heard it a million times from teachers, peers, and family; “Don’t slump, it’s bad for your posture!” But what exactly does poor posture mean? The simplest definition: an unnecessary … Read more

Common Knee Injuries in Athletes

Your knee is the largest joint in your body, and bends thousands of times a day. Every time you step or flex your leg, you are engaging delicate muscles, bones, … Read more

The Importance of Treating Whiplash with Physiotherapy After a Motor Vehicle Accident

A car accident can cause a number of painful, unpleasant injuries to the spine, neck, and other parts of the body. Whiplash is an especially common injury following a car … Read more

The Benefits of Custom Orthotics

They weigh little, are made with few materials, and can easily be mistaken for drustore-brand insoles. Custom orthotics, despite their simplicity, are an incredible innovation. These devices, designed to help … Read more

How Physiotherapy Can Help with Lower Back Pain

Your back is one of the most intricate, frequently used parts of the body. If you suffer from lower back pain, physiotherapy can help restore your body to the way … Read more

What Can Be Done for Achy, Painful Feet?

The foot is one of the most complex structures of the human body. Packed with delicate ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones, it must be treated with care to ensure proper … Read more

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How Poor Posture & Slouching Are Affecting Your Health

Slouching is something our parents and teachers warn us against from a very young age. It’s sloppy, makes us look heavier and shorter, and hurts our backs. But did you … Read more

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Exercises and Activities for the Recovering Athlete

Getting injured while striving toward a fitness goal can be more annoying than painful. It means that your activities will have to slow down or stop altogether, which has a … Read more

Athletic Taping

What is Taping and How Does it Help My Sports Injury?

Have you ever seen a jogger whizzing past you wearing a bright piece of tape strapped across their hamstring, shoulder blade, or shin? That’s not a fashion statement, that’s athletic … Read more

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Swim the Pain Away: How Swimming Can Speed Up Physiotherapy

Swimming is a relaxing and joyful pastime adored by people of all ages. From surfing the waves to splashing around in a wading pool, people always love a good swim. … Read more

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How to Prevent Your Office Setup From Slowly Injuring You

How is that office chair you’re sitting on? Is it comfortable? Cushiony? Top-of-the-line? Unfortunately, none of that matters if you’re slouching in it right now. There’s even a good chance … Read more

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Three Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

You don’t have to be a paid athlete to get seriously hurt. A sports injury is any injury that occurs while exercising or playing a sport, whether it’s a friendly … Read more

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Rookie Weight-Training Mistakes That Lead to Injury

No matter what your motivation, there is no wrong reason to get into shape. Whether it’s to look great in a bikini or to improve your overall health, the important … Read more

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When a Family Member Sustains a Life-Altering Injury

The ugly truth about life is that accidents happen to good people. If someone in your family has suffered from a life-altering injury, such as a traumatic brain injury, or … Read more

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The Power of Water: Is Aquatherapy Right for You?

You know how important it is for your health to drink plenty of water. It is, after all, one of the essential elements of life. Though it’s been used for … Read more

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The Key to Aging Well May Be a Walk in the Park

One undeniable fact that affects each and every person alive today is that they’re aging. No one can stop the clock. What people do have a semblance of control over … Read more

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Physiotherapy; a holistic approach to acute sport injury treatment and chronic disease management

What does it mean to approach patient treatment from a holistic perspective? Aristotle taught that systemically the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, the … Read more

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How to Prevent the 3 Most Common Weekend Warrior Sports Injuries

Work a 9-5 but like to break a sweat on the weekends? Here are ways to prevent the 3 most common injuries you could get. After a long work week … Read more

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Acupuncture: Truths vs. Myths

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese health practice that alleviates pain and treats various health conditions and diseases. The method involves the insertion of needles used to naturally stimulate anatomic sites … Read more

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How to Fully Recover From a Sprained Ankle

The most common sprain occurs at the ankle, particularly when the foot leans inward. This is the most common sports injury that ranks first in the orthopedic charts and alone, … Read more

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3 Myths About Physical Therapy

Throughout the world, people begin to experience the benefits of physiotherapy in their everyday lives. However, there are so far a few myths that discourage people to visit a physiotherapist. … Read more

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HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

The risk of falling among seniors is a real source of concern, and rightly so, about 33% of people aged 65 and over living at home have already fallen. Falls … Read more

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6 truths about ice and injuries

The use of ice to treat injuries is as old as we can remember. Perhaps, you have already used it? Here are six truths about ice that will help you … Read more

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Gardening and physiotherapy: a few tips!

If there is an activity that is regularly practiced by people in Ottawa, which is rarely spoken about in the medical field, it is gardening. Yet it is a very … Read more

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Sitting in front of your computer? Here are 6 things you should not do

Nowadays, we spend more and more time sitting. Are you an example of that? Here are 6 things you need to avoid while sitting and a variety of tips to … Read more

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HOW TO AVOID OVERTRAINING, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

A few days before a marathon, many sportsmen and racers are preparing to race at their favorite event. Whether we are regular or occasional athletes, we must not forget that … Read more

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Are you an athlete and have never received a sports massage?

This type of massage is suitable for athletes of all levels, from beginners to professionals. If you often play sports, then massage is recommended, because you may suffer from body … Read more

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Leg Pain or Numbness: What to do?

Do you suffer from leg pain or numbness? In many cases, this can occur because of a problem in your lower back, whether or not you have back pain. To … Read more

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Physiotherapy Exercises: Why you should do them and how to remind yourself to exercise

First appointment in physiotherapy, you do not know what to expect … A massage, a torture session … both at once? In reality, depending on the case that need to … Read more

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MUSCLE TEAR: CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

Physical activity improves our cardiovascular & respiratory systems, our strength, muscular endurance, and many other physiological components. However, it is still possible to suffer injuries If you’re tired while training, … Read more

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How to get rid of your back pain with these 3 simple exercises

Many individuals are suffering from back pain, which is usually caused by a false movement, heavy lifting or long sittings at your desk. Physiotherapy can help cure chronic back pain, … Read more

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You May be Suffering from Text Neck Too

According to the Pew Research Center, 91% of Americans own a mobile phone and 60% of them keep track of the world with the help of their smartphone. There is … Read more

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Pelvic floor physiotherapy is great for new mothers

Giving birth can cause various pelvic floor dysfunctions, such as incontinence or “leaking”. These dysfunctions can however be eliminated through physiotherapy. To treat these problems, the best solution is pelvic … Read more

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Five Ways to Reduce Chances of Getting Injured

As professional physiotherapists, people always ask us if there are any proven methods that would help reduce the chances of injuries while working out. Well here are five ways that … Read more

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Physiotherapy & Therapeutic Massage Therapy – The Best Way To Treat Arthritis

In Canada, there are many people suffering from arthritis in which pain and stiffness of leg muscles become unbearable. Massage therapy can help relax the leg muscles and reduce the … Read more

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The Presence of Cervical Spine Stiffness in Patients Suffering From Non-Specific Neck Pain

When patients present with non-specific neck pain, most physiotherapists will start off by assessing spinal joint stiffness in order to treat this problem. This evaluation process has been widely used … Read more

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Got in an accident? Get healthy with Physiotherapy

Did you get in a fender bender, or worse? Even in a minor accident like being rear-ended can make you feel sore & stiff; even the next morning. A bruise … Read more

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Keep your Knee joints healthy for a better quality of life

It is important to keep your knees healthy for a better quality of life. They are one of the most important parts of our body that allows us to stand … Read more

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4 Benefits of Physiotherapy You Need to Know

The chances of being injured are usually high if you are involved in sports or in outdoor activities. Sometimes the problem may be serious enough that you are left with … Read more

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Ottawa Acupuncture: The 9 reasons why you need to try Acupuncture

Modern acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the insertion of thin needles at strategic points within the body to treat pain & balancing the flow of energy … Read more

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Physical Activity Getting Painful Every Day? What’s The Best Time To Stop?

A patient came to the clinic complaining that he had been experiencing pain in his knees for the previous 6 months while running and exercising. He stated that the pain … Read more

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The Main Reason you are Killing Your Posture!

Do you know that your posture is being altered by nothing else but your cell phone? An article that appeared in the Washington Post confirms this. The use of cell … Read more

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Five Common Physiotherapy Myths Debunked

  1. Physiotherapy Has No Scientific Backing and is simply an Art Wrong:  The use and effectiveness of physiotherapy is undisputed and has been supported by thousands of scientific studies. Quite … Read more

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Improve Your Posture with 5 Simple Exercises

Extended sitting, standing and lack of physical activity can easily ruin your posture.  If you have lately experienced that you are slumping forward, it means your body is in stress … Read more

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Five Tips to Prevent Injuries While Exercising

For exercise enthusiasts, nothing is more fulfilling like going an extra mile over the limit in your previous exercising session. It feels good to know that you are making progress … Read more

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How long do you need to Nap for the Best Brain Benefits

Napping is crucial not just for maintaining your well being, but also has a really positive effect upon the functioning of your brain. While napping is important, there are times … Read more

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What is the difference between Physiotherapy and Massage therapy?

Physiotherapy and Massage therapy are both practices used by professionals to improve someone’s well-being and body condition. Physiotherapy is a medical profession applied by registered physiotherapists that provide care to … Read more

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Why choose Pro Care Physiotherapy as your physiotherapy clinic in Ottawa

Physiotherapy is one of the branches of rehabilitative medicine which aims to help patients recover, improve and maintain their physical abilities. Physiotherapists treat diseases, injuries or pains by physical means. … Read more


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