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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.


Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Posted Feb 22nd, 2019

Here we go ... injury #2 in the top 5 ski/snowboard injuries - FOOSH Injuries. They can occur any day, any...

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Posted Feb 15th, 2019

We are in the thick of winter and many of us have been out on the slopes every weekend, cold weather or not!  As exciting as it is to be back...

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Why Does My Pelvic Physiotherapist Do An Internal Exam?

Why Does My Pelvic Physiotherapist Do An Internal Exam?

Posted Feb 1st, 2019

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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Sports Injuries in Children

Sports Injuries in Children

Posted Jan 25th, 2019

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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Curling Safety

Curling Safety

Posted Jan 18th, 2019

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

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Post-partum Recovery: Getting back to physical activity!

Posted Jan 11th, 2019

This blog comes in response to a recent "mommy and baby" presentation Victoria Goodman, our in house Pelvic Physiotherapist, did in the Ottawa...

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Six Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right!

Six Health Habits to Start the New Year Off Right!

Posted Jan 9th, 2019

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...

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Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Safe Shoveling, This Winter Season.

Posted Dec 21st, 2018

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...

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Cupping: What is it & how does it work

Cupping: What is it & how does it work

Posted Dec 14th, 2018

Cupping may seem new, since it is finally making its way into mainstream media, noted with media coverage of the 2016 Rio Summer...

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Holiday Seitan (Vegan) Roast

Holiday Seitan (Vegan) Roast

Posted Dec 11th, 2018

Have you recently changed your dietary habits?  Gone Vegan?  Hosting Holiday festivities and meal this year?  Not sure what to serve your vegan...

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Understanding Scar Tissue & How to Help Healing

Understanding Scar Tissue & How to Help Healing

Posted Dec 7th, 2018

Did you ever think a cause for lingering shoulder pain could be an old scar, such as from an appendix removal?

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Understanding Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis

Posted Nov 30th, 2018

Quick Facts

  • Arthritis (arthro = joint, itis = inflammation) is a term used to describe and group chronic conditions...

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Understanding Chronic Pain

Posted Nov 23rd, 2018

We have all experience pain at some point in our lives, but have you ever wondered what pain is, how we come to feel it?  The key...

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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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