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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.

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Physiotherapy for New Moms

Physiotherapy for New Moms

Pregnancy can result in a variety of conditions, including urinary incontinence, back pain, reduced strength and flexibility, and much more. Here, our Nepean physiotherapists explain how physical therapy can help your body recover from health issues associated with pregnancy.

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Prevention and Treatment of Workout Injuries

Prevention and Treatment of Workout Injuries

While the phrase "no pain, no gain" may be commonly recited when it comes to the process of working out, this isn't necessarily true. While the repetitive and strenuous activity involved in most workouts may put you at risk for injury, the pain, discomfort and setback to your fitness which result can be avoided. Here, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre physical therapists explain a few different ways of avoiding an injury in the course of your workout routine and how they can ...

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5 Common Running Injuries

5 Common Running Injuries

Running is a common athletic activity, not only as part of sports like soccer, football and baseball, but as a sport of its own. Despite how common it is, the repetitive movements and repeated impact on the ground involved with running means that there are ample opportunities for injury to occur while running. Here, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre physiotherapists explain 5 of the most common injuries sustained while running and how to identify them.

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Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

Physiotherapy for Neck Pain

One of the most common reports of pain by our Nepean area clients is pain in the neck. Pain and discomfort in a person's neck can be caused by injuries, posture issues or health problems. Here, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre physiotherapists walk you through some of the causes of and treatments for neck pain.

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Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Physiotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is very common and can range from mild discomfort to debilitating. While this pain will often go away on its own, treating it is the best way to make sure it won't return in the future. Regardless of its severity, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre physiotherapist team are here to explain how we can help you to recover from and prevent lower back pain.

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Do you have to exercise to lose weight?

Do you have to exercise to lose weight?

Do you ever wonder why your friend can lose weight on a specific diet, but when you try, you gain weight? Or maybe you feel that just thinking about food causes you to gain weight? You're not alone. Our Nepean Registered Dietitian is here to explain why weight loss can be so challenging.

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Physiotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Physiotherapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Your rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons which stabilize your shoulder and wrap overtop of the top end of your arm. An injury to this muscle group can be extremely painful and limit your movement. However, whether you require surgery or not, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre physiotherapists are here to explain how physical therapy can help you recover.

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Physiotherapy for Concussions

Physiotherapy for Concussions

A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the face, head, or neck. A concussion can cause varied symptoms, ranging from unnoticeable to obvious. Here, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Centre team of physiotherapists will walk you through the causes, symptoms and physiotherapeutic treatments for concussions.

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How to Find a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario

How to Find a Registered Physiotherapist in Ontario

While you may know what you are looking for in a physiotherapist, the process of finding out how to find one can be a bit confusing. Here, our Nepean Sports Medicine & Physiotherapy Center staff provides a number of helpful resources for finding a registered physiotherapist in Ontario.

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5 Tips to Remember When Looking for a Physiotherapist

5 Tips to Remember When Looking for a Physiotherapist

Much like any other medical professional, physiotherapists are both responsible for your recovery and are governed by service standards. However, you may not know what to look for and what to prioritize when looking for a new physical therapist. Here, our Nepean team walks you through 5 things to look for when you're searching for a new physiotherapist. 

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5 Signs that You Might Need Physiotherapy

5 Signs that You Might Need Physiotherapy

Physical therapy (also known as physiotherapy) is a method of treating patients of all kinds to prevent diseases and conditions, alleviate pain, restore balance and recover from injuries. Today, our Nepean physiotherapists present you with 5 signs that physiotherapy might be able to help you.

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5 Benefits of Physiotherapy

5 Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a great method for treating patients of all ages in order to restore their body function, alleviate pain and prevent disease. Here, our dedicated physiotherapist team in Nepean walk you through 5 of the ways that physical therapy can improve your health.

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How To Sleep Like a Baby while Carrying One

How To Sleep Like a Baby while Carrying One

Sleep is a critical element to our health and wellbeing and comes with it's owns challenges during pregnancy.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries

Ski Injury Spotlight: Head Injuries

A concussion can be the most life threatening injury experienced on the slopes. At best, a skier may experience a bump on their head but in more severe cases, a concussion may occur. 

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Knee Ligament Sprain

Ski Injury Spotlight: Knee Ligament Sprain

The knee is a hinging joint that straightens and bends with a slight amount of rotation involved. When the force exerted upon a ligament is greater than strength of the ligament itself, it becomes stretched, or torn.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: AC Separation

Ski Injury Spotlight: AC Separation

A shoulder separation often happens in snowboarding, during a fall into the side of the body or the shoulder. When the shoulder contacts the solid hill, the joint is stretched or torn which causes pain, apprehension to move your shoulder, and a lack of available movement.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

A “Fall On the OutStretched Hand”, or FOOSH injury, is group of injuries termed by its mechanism of injury and occurs with a fall. This type of injury is common on the ski hill, especially with beginners.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

The first few ski runs of the year can put our bodies at risk of injury. Whether you’re a slow and steady cross country-er or a wild and radical downhill fanatic, we are working on helping you all out with the top 5 ski/snowboard injuries.

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Why Does My Pelvic Physiotherapist Do An Internal Exam?

Why Does My Pelvic Physiotherapist Do An Internal Exam?

Your pelvic floor muscles contribute to your core strength, support your bowel, bladder, and sexual function, and they are key factors in reducing lumbopelvic (low back / pelvis) pain.

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Sports Injuries in Children

Sports Injuries in Children

STATISTICS

In 2012, more than 1.3 million kids went to the ER with sports injuries in the United States. Football injuries were in the lead, followed by basketball, soccer, and baseball, with the most injured...

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Curling Safety

Curling Safety

Curling uses a variety of muscle groups one may not use on a regular basis. Like all sports, participants face the risk of getting injured, even if not a dangerous sport.

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Post-partum Recovery: Getting back to physical activity!

Post-partum Recovery: Getting back to physical activity!

This blog comes in response to a recent "mommy and baby" presentation Victoria Goodman, our in house Pelvic Physiotherapist, did in the Ottawa area.  It was a great time hanging out with the new moms, seeing so many cute infant smil...

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Six Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right!

Six Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right!

It is that time of year again ... when people make new years resolutions and aspire to change something in the coming year, 2019.  Though many would say, if you want to make a change you do not need a certain day to do it.  That da...

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Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

With winter officially here, it is time to get that shovel out and ready for action, SAFELY! Before you head out, here are a few things to think about while braving cold and snowy Canadian winters shovel in hand.

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Cupping: What is it & how does it work

Cupping: What is it & how does it work

Cupping may seem new, since it is finally making its way into mainstream media, noted with media coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics (Michael Phelps’ circular bruises). However, its first recorded practice was ...

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