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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.


How to Choose the Right Physiotherapist?

How to Choose the Right Physiotherapist?

Posted Jan 19th, 2018

With the growing number of physiotherapy clinics, and demand for non-surgical, conservative treatment alternatives, we are faced with the...

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Should I use hot or cold?

Should I use hot or cold?

Posted Jan 12th, 2018

“Should I use heat or ice?” ... One of the most common questions asked to physiotherapists following an injury or...

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Setting Successful New Year's Resolutions

Setting Successful New Year's Resolutions

Posted Jan 9th, 2018

Now that we have just over one week of 2018 under our belts, many have already failed their new year's resolutions, either because they set...

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What 'CORE' really means ...

What 'CORE' really means ...

Posted Jan 5th, 2018

What is it?

The core is a functional system of stabilizing muscles that encompass your entire trunk. They are...

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The Importance of Dietary Calcium and Magnesium

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018

Calcium is an essential mineral well known for its role in bone health. About 99% of our body’s calcium is found in the bones and teeth. Acute...

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Fast Facts About Tennis Elbow (a.k.a lateral epicondylalgia)

Fast Facts About Tennis Elbow (a.k.a lateral epicondylalgia)

Posted Dec 29th, 2017

Lateral epicondylalgia, also known as Tennis Elbow (TE) is a soft tissue condition where the extensor tendons (attaching from forearms to elbow...

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Building a Healthy (Vegan) Baby

Building a Healthy (Vegan) Baby

Posted Dec 22nd, 2017

Many women are misled to believe that they can’t have a healthy pregnancy following a plant-based diet. According to the American Academy of...

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Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Understanding Stress and How To Manage It

Posted Dec 15th, 2017

What is Stress?

Coined in 1936 by Hans Selye, the term “stress” doesn’t always mean what we think it does – nor is it...

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Curling Safety

Curling Safety

Posted Dec 8th, 2017

Curling is a great recreational activity enjoyed by many Canadians. It became an official Olympic sport in the Winter Olympic Games of 1998.  As...

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Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Posted Dec 1st, 2017

With winter creeping up on us, it is time to get that shovel out and ready for action! Before you head out, here are a few things to think about...

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Sprain vs. Strain:  What is the difference?

Sprain vs. Strain: What is the difference?

Posted Nov 24th, 2017

Sprains and strains occur throughout our bodies, though often more common in the lower body, such as our ankles and knees.  However, falls on...

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Sign up now - Physiotherapist-led

Sign up now - Physiotherapist-led "Getting Back Into Fitness" class

Posted Nov 20th, 2017

ARE YOU RECOVERING FROM AN INJURY...

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How Physiotherapy Can Help With Arthritis & Pain Relief

How Physiotherapy Can Help With Arthritis & Pain Relief

Posted Nov 17th, 2017

Arthritis, in all its forms, affects many of our lives and quality of life.  The overall goal for most people with arthritis is to improve...

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Pillow Talk!  (how to pick the right one)

Pillow Talk! (how to pick the right one)

Posted Nov 10th, 2017

Did You Know?

Pillows were first used in Asia and Egypt by wealthy men to elevate their heads and keep bugs...

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How Can You Improve Your Balance?

How Can You Improve Your Balance?

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017

How is it that we enter the world as infants we are continually learning to increase our balance and get ourselves up on our feet, but as we age...

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Why Do I Have Neck Pain? Upper Cross Syndrome Explained.

Why Do I Have Neck Pain? Upper Cross Syndrome Explained.

Posted Oct 27th, 2017

Stuck working at a desk all day?   Experiencing neck or shoulder pain?

Poor posture from our electronic devices,...

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Hip Pain & Injuries

Hip Pain & Injuries

Posted Oct 26th, 2017

Here are some interesting facts about the hip learned from a recent course attended by one of our team's physiotherapists. (“Preserving the...

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Why Do I Have Neck Pain? Upper Cross Syndrome Explained.

Why Do I Have Neck Pain? Upper Cross Syndrome Explained.

Posted Oct 20th, 2017

Stuck working at a desk all day?   Experiencing neck or shoulder pain?

Poor posture from our electronic devices,...

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How to Snack without Overeating

How to Snack without Overeating

Posted Oct 7th, 2017

Ever been tempted by ready-made, quick access, well priced snacks?  Haven't we all ... even Susan's (our registered dietitian) household fell...

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Posted Sep 22nd, 2017

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

Did you know ....

Ready or Not .... It's Back to School Time!

Ready or Not .... It's Back to School Time!

Posted Aug 21st, 2017

Ready or Not … It’s Back to School Time! Our Top 5 Tips to Remember While Picking Out Your Child’s Backpack! Did you know you should only carry a backpack weighing 10-15% of your body weight?

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Develop a Successful Exercise Routine with Physiotherapy

Develop a Successful Exercise Routine with Physiotherapy

Posted Apr 13th, 2017

Many people lose willpower and commitment when it comes to their exercise routines. Physiotherapy can help you develop a routine you can stick to!

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Physiotherapy & Stress Relief

Physiotherapy & Stress Relief

Posted Apr 1st, 2017

Stress is something that all of us experience from time to time. While it's unavoidable, it's also manageable, and your physiotherapist can help.

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