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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.


Yearly Health Insurance: Use it or lose it

Posted Nov 16th, 2018

We’re coming near the end of 2018, and for many individual’s extended health benefits insurance renewal date is December 31st.   Do...

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How Much Fruit is Too Much?

How Much Fruit is Too Much?

Posted Nov 9th, 2018

Did you ever think there could be such a thing as too much fruit, or that we would be debating whether fruit should be part of a diet?  We are...

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Understanding Whiplash

Understanding Whiplash

Posted Nov 2nd, 2018

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck as a result of an acceleration-deceleration mechanism. This can result in bony or...

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Organ Prolapse

Organ Prolapse

Posted Oct 26th, 2018

What is it?

A prolapsed organ is when a pelvic organ drops from its original place and ends up pushing against or into the walls of...

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Injury Spotlight: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Injury Spotlight: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted Oct 19th, 2018

Quick Facts

  • Symptoms often start at night, as most people sleep with bent wrists.
  • Don’t normally feel symptoms in the...

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Massage Therapy Benefits During Pregnancy & Post-partum

Massage Therapy Benefits During Pregnancy & Post-partum

Posted Oct 12th, 2018

What prenatal & postnatal issues can massage therapy treat?

When pregnant your body’s blood volume doubles,...

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Fighting Inflammation with Food!

Fighting Inflammation with Food!

Posted Oct 5th, 2018

Do you know "inflammation" means?  Did you every think beyond an ankle sprain?  

Did you know what you eat can influence your body's...

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Endometriosis FAQs

Endometriosis FAQs

Posted Sep 28th, 2018

Quick Facts

  • Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, the endometrium, grows outside...

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Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Posted Sep 21st, 2018

Exercise for women with uncomplicated pregnancies is strongly encouraged. Exercise comes with minimal risk and great benefit....

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Blocked Breast Ducts

Posted Sep 14th, 2018

Blocked breast ducts are a common problem for many women who are breast feeding. If the blocked duct does not spontaneously clear...

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How to Stop Nighttime Snacking

How to Stop Nighttime Snacking

Posted Sep 7th, 2018

If you struggle with ‘nighttime noshing’ or the ‘midnight munchies’, you’re not alone. In fact, this annoying little habit is by far the most...

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After Childbirth ... What can I expect of my body?

After Childbirth ... What can I expect of my body?

Posted Aug 30th, 2018

What is Normal Post Delivery?

During birth, whether you had a vaginal delivery or a caesarean delivery, your pelvic...

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

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

Posted Aug 24th, 2018

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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Why Does My Pelvic Physiotherapist Do An Internal Exam?

Why Does My Pelvic Physiotherapist Do An Internal Exam?

Posted Aug 21st, 2018

Your pelvic floor muscles work silently to support your bowel, bladder, and sexual function; as well as contribute to your core strength....

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Healthy Summer Breakfasts

Healthy Summer Breakfasts

Posted Aug 17th, 2018

From healthy sweets and snacks .... now onto Healthy Summer Breakfasts.  Don't skip breakfast!  Start on the right foot with Susan Macfarlane,...

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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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