Thursday
Jul262018

Laser Acupuncture

What is laser acupuncture?

Laser acupuncture is the use of a laser device that irradiates a laser light beam on the skin of the patient. This irradiation on the skin is harmless to the body tissues but can have a positive effect on the acupuncture system, joints, muscles and nerve tissue and on a cellular level to create tissue regeneration.

The laser type that is used for Laser Acupuncture is termed a “cold laser” since it does not heat up the tissue, the laser beam does not harm the skin but special glasses are necessary by the practitioner and the patient to protect their eyes during the treatment.

This positive effect of the laser light can stimulate acupuncture points, lower inflammation, stimulate cell regeneration, cell healing and can also help with structural issue such as Tendinitis, Joint Conditions and with the treatment of Children – substituting the use of acupuncture needles.

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Tuesday
Jul102018

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner vs. Osteopath

A common short term used for osteopathic treatment is ‘osteo’. This is similar to chiropractors being called ‘chiros’. However, the term ‘osteo’ has been associated with osteopaths. In the province of Ontario, ‘osteopath’ is a restricted title to members that belong to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

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Tuesday
Jul032018

Magnesium Supplementation for Orthopaedic Conditions

As a physiotherapist, I have suggested patients consider investigating Magnesium supplementation for various orthopaedic conditions.  One of the primary reasons I have recommended it is excessive tone in muscles and nocturnal cramping.  Recent studies indicate it may also be helpful in addressing other issues including osteoarthritic conditions:

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Proper Movements and Tools can extend your Gardening Season

The secret to a healthy garden is a healthy gardener. Gardening is an active pursuit that can cause muscle strain to the lower back, shoulders, knees and arms, especially if you are out of shape and do not move properly.

To get the most of your gardening season, physiotherapists recommend following the following tips and techniques. Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Don’t be limited by the aches and pains!

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Tuesday
Apr102018

What can Osteopathy help with?

Osteopathy aims to guide the body to its optimal state, where it can freely adapt to every day stressors effectively, whether it is running marathons, working in physically demanding laborious jobs or simply being able to live pain free. Therefore, osteopathy can aid in preventing and recovering from injury and illness that may stem from the body being altered from its optimal state.

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