Health information Blogs from Pro Fusion Rehab

272017Jul
Differences Between Personal Trainers and Physiotherapists

Differences Between Personal Trainers and Physiotherapists

Both physiotherapists and personal trainers work to build up the strength and fitness of their patients and clients. However, physiotherapists and personal trainers have differences in terms of education, area of practice, and overall health care focus. Read on to discover whether a physiotherapist or a personal trainer is the right fit for you. How…

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192017Jul
Physiotherapy – The Answer to Fall Prevention in Seniors

Physiotherapy – The Answer to Fall Prevention in Seniors

What are the Risks of Falling? The risk of falling is a common problem for older people that can have serious implications. As we age, important senses like balance and eyesight get worse. Reaction time is lessened and so avoiding accidents can become difficult, making a fall possible. Unfortunately, seniors at home and in long…

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252017May
Keep Running, without Runner’s Knee

Keep Running, without Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee, often called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is a common condition where people, usually runners or athletes, experience pain beneath the patella or at the front of the knee. Runner who have had it know that it can put a serious damper on training, and those who haven’t had it are well aware that…

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122017May
Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by painful heels that can take the pep out of your step. This painful condition can keep you from fully enjoying your life. Fortunately, there are ways to help including extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) at Pro Fusion Rehab Physiotherapy clinics in both Pickering and Milton, Ontario. What is…

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262017Apr
Gardening Tips from Your Physiotherapist

Gardening Tips from Your Physiotherapist

Amidst all of your garden planning ideas for your spring garden, remember to take the necessary steps to prevent injuring yourself in your garden. Those who garden often sometimes end up in pain from spending hours engrossed in various gardening activities. In case you are not aware of what’s happening, gardening can cause orthopedic injuries….

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132017Apr
Cupping therapy, everything you need to know

Cupping therapy, everything you need to know

Background of Chinese Cupping Therapy Many people have only been aware of cupping therapy since Michael Phelps proudly rocked his unmistakable “cupping marks” at the Rio Summer¬†Olympic Games. However, before cupping became a favorite therapy of athletes worldwide, cupping was a Chinese health technique dating back thousands of years. Though there are many variations, at…

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42017Apr
Relieve sciatica pain with physiotherapy

Relieve sciatica pain with physiotherapy

The sciatic nerve begins at the lower back of the spinal cord and extends down to the buttock area making it the largest nerve in the human body. Responsible for supplying sensation to lower extremities, the sciatic nerve can become pinched causing pain to radiate down the leg. Typically self-diagnosable, sciatic nerve pain causes weakness…

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162017Mar
Acupuncture: An Effective Treatment for Migraines and Headaches

Acupuncture: An Effective Treatment for Migraines and Headaches

The Basics of Acupuncture Acupuncture is an alternative, natural treatment that uses hair-like needles to alleviate pain, reduce nausea, and promote the well-being of the body as a whole. Having witnessed the multitude of benefits to their patients, many physicians now regularly integrate acupuncture into their practice. Historically, acupuncture has relied on concepts from Traditional…

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72017Mar
Physiotherapy In The Management Of Diabetes

Physiotherapy In The Management Of Diabetes

What are the differences between Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? When a person is pre-diabetic, they have impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance. This person is at risk of becoming diabetic and falling victim to cardiovascular disease. Type 1 diabetics have a deficient insulin secretion caused by cell destruction in the pancreas, and…

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152017Feb
Stop Abusing Opioids, Try Physiotherapy

Stop Abusing Opioids, Try Physiotherapy

The abuse of opioids such as OxyContin, Hydromorph Contin, Percocet, and OxyNEO is a serious problem in Canada that affects the health and economic wellbeing of its population. The consequences of opioids abuse not only affect the abuser, but also the economy and its surroundings. Unintentional Percocet overdose deaths in Canada is a continued problem….

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