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Welcome to the Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre blog, where we provide lots of helpful tips, news, information and advice about physiotherapy and massage treatments, as well as general health and wellness, in Nepean and Ottawa.


Healthy Summer Sweets & Snacks

Healthy Summer Sweets & Snacks

Posted Aug 14th, 2018

Are you in a home cooking slump?  Find yourself grabbing snacks at the gas station or pre-made grocery snacks?  Time for a change!  Susan...

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Diastasis Recti .... aka = Separated Abdominal Wall

Diastasis Recti .... aka = Separated Abdominal Wall

Posted Aug 13th, 2018

This is the medical term for the separation of the abdominal wall. Many, if not all, women experience this during pregnancy to a certain degree....

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Jaw Dropping Tips to Relieve Pain ... jaw pain that is!

Jaw Dropping Tips to Relieve Pain ... jaw pain that is!

Posted Jul 20th, 2018

TMJ = Temporomandibular Joint

TMD = Temporomandibular Dysfunction

What is the problem?  

Physiotherapy's 'World Cup' of Injuries: Soccer that is

Physiotherapy's 'World Cup' of Injuries: Soccer that is

Posted Jul 13th, 2018

Since soccer is one of the most popular sports around the world, with approximately ¼ of a billion people who play, let alone how...

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Flax, Chia, or Hemp? A Nutrition Showdown

Flax, Chia, or Hemp? A Nutrition Showdown

Posted Jul 6th, 2018

What do you know about flax, chia, or hemp?  Wondering why it is hot topic in the nutrition and health world? How are they similar and...

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June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted Jun 29th, 2018

"As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of...

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How To Sleep Like a Baby while Carrying One

How To Sleep Like a Baby while Carrying One

Posted Jun 22nd, 2018

Since it is that time of year when many babies are born, statistically speaking, we might as well speak of sleeping.  Sleep is a critical...

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Introducing Solids to Vegan Babies: 6-12 months

Introducing Solids to Vegan Babies: 6-12 months

Posted Jun 15th, 2018

Introducing solids to your little one can be a time of great excitement and even greater angst. Nutrition myths and misinformation abound...

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10 Ways to Use a Self-massage Stick

Posted Jun 8th, 2018

Our staff are frequently educating clients, as well as family/friends, on how important it is to take control and responsibility of your body...

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10 Ways to Use a Ball for Self-Massage/Release

10 Ways to Use a Ball for Self-Massage/Release

Posted Jun 1st, 2018

Our physiotherapy staff are frequently educating clients, as well as family/friends, on how important it is to take control and responsibility...

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Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Five Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted May 25th, 2018

If you take advantage of regular visits to a registered massage therapist then you already know that the benefits of massage therapy abound....

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May is National Physiotherapy Month!

May is National Physiotherapy Month!

Posted May 18th, 2018

May is National Physiotherapy month in Canada, and physiotherapists, physiotherapy aides, and physiotherapy students across our country...

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Gardening with a Physiotherapist

Gardening with a Physiotherapist

Posted May 11th, 2018

Spring has finally arrived and after these April showers we hope to be growing our May Flowers right? Well, safely at least … Here are a few...

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How to Meal Plan Like a Dietitian in 5 Simple Steps

How to Meal Plan Like a Dietitian in 5 Simple Steps

Posted May 4th, 2018

Although many of us try to plan our weekly meals ahead, often on the weekend.  However many of us fail to stick with our meal plan, or struggle...

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Congratulations Karen  -  'Forty Under 40' 2018 recipient!

Congratulations Karen - 'Forty Under 40' 2018 recipient!

Posted Apr 24th, 2018

The entire team at Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre want to congratulate Karen LeValliant, physiotherapist & owner, on...

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Top Tips for Preventing Spring Cleaning Injuries!

Top Tips for Preventing Spring Cleaning Injuries!

Posted Apr 20th, 2018

Believe it or not, injuries caused by household chores - particularly when ‘spring cleaning’ - are more common than you think! Read on...

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Everything You Need to Know About Eating Plant-based: Part 1

Everything You Need to Know About Eating Plant-based: Part 1

Posted Apr 13th, 2018

Whether you or a friend or family member has food allergies, or have chosen a new dietary path or diet, plant-based eating does not have to...

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Sports Injuries in Children

Sports Injuries in Children

Posted Apr 6th, 2018

STATISTICS

In 2012, more than 1.3 million kids went to the ER with sports injuries in the United States. Football...

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Where is my headache coming from?

Where is my headache coming from?

Posted Mar 30th, 2018

Do you suffer from headaches?

The most important skill in managing headaches is determining the actual cause of the headache and...

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Recovery After Shoulder Injury ... Mistakes to Avoid

Recovery After Shoulder Injury ... Mistakes to Avoid

Posted Mar 23rd, 2018

Spring is in the air for many of us it seems, and why not since the snow continues to melt outside with above freezing temperatures and the...

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March is Nutrition Month!

March is Nutrition Month!

Posted Mar 16th, 2018

Did you know that March is nutrition month?  Well it is, and on March 14th, in Canada we celebrate Dietitian's Day.   Dietitian is a protected...

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The Key to Successful Weight Loss

The Key to Successful Weight Loss

Posted Mar 9th, 2018

When it comes to weight loss, there is no magic pill, powder or potion.  With all the diet options out there, which should you follow?  Simple,...

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Injury Spotlight: Osgood-Schlatter's Disease  (Young Athletes Beware!)

Injury Spotlight: Osgood-Schlatter's Disease (Young Athletes Beware!)

Posted Mar 2nd, 2018

What is it?

Osgood-Schlatter’s disease is an injury to the growth plate of the shin bone known as the tibia,...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries / Concussion

Ski Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries / Concussion

Posted Feb 20th, 2018

Head Injuries - Concussions

What is it?

This can be the most life threatening...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Knee Ligament Sprain

Ski Injury Spotlight: Knee Ligament Sprain

Posted Feb 19th, 2018

Ski/Snowboard Injury #4: Knee Ligament Sprains

What is it?

The knee is a hinging...

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