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    Nov 13 2020

    My Doctor has referred me to physiotherapy, if I want to come to your clinic what measures are being taken to ensure my safety?

    When we are ready for you to join us, we will text you and direct you to the appropriate entry door. Prior to entering our clinic, we ask that you put your mask on....


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    Nov 02 2020

    Physiotherapy and Walking

    Walking as an exercise (fitness walking) can be done outdoors, on an indoor track, or on a treadmill in the comfort of your own home or gym. Many people even walk for exercise indoors at their local shopping centre if the weather is too inclement...


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    Nov 01 2020

    Physiotherapy Training

    The primary goal of the coursework is to provide physiotherapy students with a better understanding of the complex systems the human body is comprised of, how these systems work, and how to help them rejuvenate after an injury, trauma, or...


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    Oct 29 2020

    Making Work-From-Home More Comfortable

    If you\'ve been working from home recently due to the current crisis, you\'re probably looking for ways to improve your posture. For this week, we want to delve a bit deeper and share with you how to relieve the most common form of pain caused by...


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    Oct 23 2020

    To ice or to heat?… that is the question!

    We have been taught for a long time and it is a commonly held belief that ice is the way to go especially in an acute situation. The acronyms RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) or PRICE (Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) which are...


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    Sep 30 2020

    Lumbar Disc Herniation

    Herniation occurs when the nucleus in the center of the disc pushes out of its normal space. The nucleus presses against the annulus, causing the disc to bulge outward. Sometimes the nucleus herniates completely through the annulus and squeezes out...


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    Sep 21 2020

    PIP Joint Injuries of the Finger

    We use our hands constantly, placing them in harm\'s way continuously.Injuries to the finger joints are common and usually heal without significant...


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    Sep 10 2020

    Keeping Healthy Computer Habits

    Now that you know how sustained postures can affect your health and what you can do to improve your posture, it\'s time to talk more about healthy computer...


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    Sep 05 2020

    At-Home Physical Therapy Appointments

    ProActive Rehab of Huntsville is now providing online exercising videos and at-home treatment routines to help relieve your pain or...


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    Sep 02 2020

    Maintaining a Healthy Diet & Staying Hydrated

    Most of the time when we\'re working at home, we\'re either not eating enough or eating a little too much. Either you\'re working on a project and you suddenly find yourself close to the kitchen looking for a snack to munch or you\'ve been so busy...


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    Aug 28 2020

    Mental Health When Working From Home

    When working from home, or if you are self-isolating, it\'s easy to sometimes forget to take care of your mental wellbeing. Which is why we wanted to spend a few minutes and talk to you about keeping productive, happy and healthy at a time like...


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    Physiotherapists
    Aug 28 2020

    Exercise During A Flight

    Flying is a common way to travel, and most people may see it as an opportunity to relax and rest during the trip. However, it is important to remain relatively active while on a...


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    Aug 27 2020

    Maintaining Good Posture

    Here at ProActive Rehab, we are passionate about educating people on helping themselves, more so at a time like this when almost everyone is either working from home or spending long hours on the...


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    Aug 25 2020

    Lymphedema Discomfort in Your Legs

    Lymphedema is different from swelling with injuries, as it is related to your Lymphatic System and immunity in the...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Aug 24 2020

    Understanding Repetitive Strain Injuries

    A repetitive strain injury refers to recurring pain affecting the nerves, muscles, or tendons of a joint due to tissue damage that is caused by repetitive...


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    Aug 14 2020

    Are you getting enough sleep?

    Not getting enough sleep puts you at risk for many health conditions including high blood pressure, obesity, coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and mental health disorders....


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    Jul 23 2020

    Telerehab and Physiotherapy

    Over these past few months, amid the COVID 19 crisis, our physiotherapists at ProActive Rehab have been able to continue helping our clients virtually using Telerehab. While governments imposed restrictions forced us to adapt quickly, we have come...


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    What is Knee Arthroscopy? by Huntsville ProActive Rehab & Sports Injury Centre
    Jul 16 2020

    What is Knee Arthroscopy?

    The use of arthroscopy has revolutionized many different types of orthopedic surgery. During arthroscopy, a small video camera attached to a fiber-optic lens is inserted into the body to allow a physician or surgeon to see inside without making a...


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    Massage Therpay in Huntsville Ontario
    Jul 02 2020

    Massage Therapy Services Now Offered Again

    The clinic at ProActive Rehab has been open for in-person physiotherapy appointments for nearly a month, and we\'d like to thank everyone for their support, patience and understanding as we adjust to our new procedures and safety...


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    Physiotherapists
    Jun 10 2020

    What are Contusions?

    A contusion is the medical term used for a \'bruise.\' Contusions can be minor, like the one you get after clumsily hitting your thigh on the edge of the coffee table, to major ones like the contusion you may get across your chest or down your leg...


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    Physiotherapists
    May 28 2020

    What are the Common Cycling Injuries?

    Cycling is an activity that many people enjoy. Some individuals are more experienced than others, but cyclists of any level may experience injuries. Certain injuries can be avoided and some can be treated at home, while other more serious issues may...


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    Huntsville
    May 27 2020

    8 Tips on How to Keep Active During COVID 19

    We all know how important regular physical activity is at the best of times. In the era of the novel coronavirus, it\'s even more crucial. If you\'ve found yourself sucked into the vortex of so many heartbreaking and just plain terrifying stories...


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    Physiotherapists
    May 10 2020

    Understanding Rotator Cuff Tears

    The shoulder is an elegant and complex piece of machinery. Its design allows us to reach and use our hands in many different positions. However, while the shoulder joint has great range of motion, it is not very stable. This makes the shoulder...


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    Physiotherapists
    May 10 2020

    Staying Healthy in The Age of Social Distancing

    Nearly all of us are isolating at home for the good of society. How can we stay physically and mentally healthy during this challenging...


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    Accessing Physiotherapy Services During the COVID19 Restrictions?
    Apr 22 2020

    Accessing Physiotherapy Services During the COVID19 Restrictions?

    Here at ProActive Rehab we are offering online assessments and treatment sessions. This is done through a secure platform to maintain confidentiality and meets the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act...


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    Physiotherapists
    Apr 03 2020

    Understanding Guyon’s Canal Syndrome

    Guyon\'s canal syndrome is an entrapment of the ulnar nerve as it passes through a tunnel in the wrist called Guyon\'s canal. This problem is similar to carpal tunnel syndrome but involves a completely different nerve. Sometimes both conditions can...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Mar 28 2020

    Healthy Computer Habits

    In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains are felt in the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, wrist...


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    Physiotherapists
    Mar 19 2020

    Managing Sports-related Injuries

    Sports-related injuries can occur during indoor and outdoor sports, as well as while training or regularly...


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    Physiotherapists
    Mar 19 2020

    Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding – Stretching Guide

    Dynamic stretches form part of your pre-ski warm-up. Static stretches can be included at the end of your cool down or at other times to improve your overall...


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    Physiotherapists
    Mar 17 2020

    Tips to Achieve and Maintain Health

    A wise person once said...we may not control all that happens to us but we do control how we respond. And it turns out, how we chose to respond makes all the difference. In this day and age of modern medicine and with our knowledge only getting...


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    Physiotherapists
    Mar 03 2020

    What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

    Dupuytren\'s contracture is a fairly common disorder of the fingers. It most often affects the ring or little finger, sometimes both, and often in both hands. Although the exact cause is unknown, it occurs most often in middle-aged, white men and is...


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    Physiotherapy
    Feb 20 2020

    Pelvic Health and how it can affect you!

    Pelvic health is a growing topic of discussion and recent research has been discovering a strong correlation with chronic low back and hip pain. It is important to acknowledge the key role it has on our health. Our pelvic muscles are known for 5...


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    Physiotherapists
    Feb 08 2020

    Stretching Guide for Snowboarding

    Stretching is an essential part of successful snowboarding. A good stretching routine can help to minimize muscle imbalances, prevent injury, improve your exercise tolerance and your boarding...


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    Physiotherapists
    Jan 20 2020

    What To Expect During Your Soft Tissue Injury Rehabilitation

    Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments They are often classified as strains, sprains, and...


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    Physiotherapists
    Dec 07 2019

    Understanding Muscle Spasms

    A muscle spasm refers to a sudden, sharp, and involuntary muscle contraction. The painful spasm that develops is due to the muscle remaining in a contracted...


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    Better Sleep
    Dec 04 2019

    Did you know that Manual Osteopathy can help you sleep?

    I was recently watching a TV show called Awake. In this show, contestants are kept awake for 24 hours and are then asked to compete with various mental and physical tasks. Throughout the show, you are told how an average well-rested individual does...


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    Physiotherapists
    Nov 30 2019

    What is Knee Contussion?

    A contusion can result from a blow (or repetitive blows) to a specific part of your Healthy Body, or can result from you hitting your Healthy Body against a fixed object or the ground. When this occurs, injury occurs to the muscle fibers as well as...


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    Physiotherapists
    Nov 30 2019

    What are Spinal Compression Fractures?

    For young, healthy individuals these fractures are rare but most likely to occur in those who work at heights or participate in sports like gymnastics, or aerial sports like ski jumping which involve high velocity repetitive bending, twisting and...


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    trips and falls with seniors
    Nov 30 2019

    Are falls an issue to address and are they preventable?

    particularly during this cold Muskoka winter season, as many of our roads and pathways have become covered in ice. On average, 1 in 3 older adults will fall each year and that is the leading cause of injury leading to hospitalization for this...


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    Aquatic Exercise
    Nov 22 2019

    Common Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

    Many characteristics of vertical immersion make aquatic exercise a perfect fit for people with a variety of health issues. The list below is a great visual to help reinforce the benefits of water and the impact Aquatic Therapy can have on your...


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    Recovering From A Concussion with yoga
    Oct 21 2019

    Benefits Of Yoga When Recovering From A Concussion

    Many individuals with injuries that seek physiotherapy, including those suffering from concussions, could benefit from using relaxation strategies as part of their rehabilitation program. Techniques including yoga, Qi Gong, guided meditation and...


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    Physiotherapists
    Sep 29 2019

    Understanding Ankle sprains

    An ankle sprain is a common injury and usually results when the ankle is twisted, or turned in (inverted). The term sprain signifies injury to the soft tissues, usually the ligaments, of the...


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    Stretching for hiking
    Sep 27 2019

    Stretching guide for healthy backpacking!

    A good stretching routine can help to minimize muscle imbalances, prevent injury, and improve your ability to use your backpack for longer periods. The following stretching program is designed for backpack users who do not have any current injuries...


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    Pool Therapy for Multipe Sclerosis
    Sep 24 2019

    Pool Therapy for Multipe Sclerosis

    Thus, strength training early and often is one of the key ways of keeping the muscles from weakening. However, this can be understandably difficult for someone who has difficulty walking, picking up a fork to eat or simply waving...


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    Physiotherapy
    Sep 18 2019

    Stretching Tips for Playing Football

    The stretching program discussed in this article is designed for Football players who do not have any current injuries or individual stretching...


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    Physiotherapists
    Aug 28 2019

    Keeping Your Shoulders Healthy

    With aging, shoulder range of motion is also affected. It has been found that shoulder range of motion decreases by approximately 6 degrees per decade in both men and women aged 55 to 86...


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    Laser therapy
    Aug 26 2019

    How Can Low Level Laser Help Me?

    Low-level laser (cold laser) is a form of light therapy used to stimulate healing. Laser therapy is used to increase the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair, resolve inflammation and provide pain relief. Low-level laser is completely...


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    Physiotherapy
    Aug 17 2019

    Understanding Club Foot

    Clubfoot is a congenital condition that affects newborn infants. The medical term for clubfoot is Congenital Talipes Equinovarus. This condition has been described in medical literature since the ancient...


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    Is Exercise Really Medicine? Move your body Huntsville rehabilitation centre
    Jul 24 2019

    Is Exercise Really Medicine?

    Most of us would love to know of the \"silver bullet\", the magic wand that would cure all that ails us but alas such a tool (or pill) does not exist. However, if there is one thing that is pretty close it is exercise! If you just think about any...


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    Proactive Rehab
    Jun 05 2019

    Preventing Injuries During Spring Running!

    Proactive Rehab, Huntsville, Ontario, Protect yourself from...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    May 27 2019

    Understanding Concussions: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment

    You don\'t need to participate in a sport to cause injury to your brain. Non-sport related injuries to the brain can occur during activities such as falls or motor vehicle...


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    Physical Activity
    May 27 2019

    Physical Activity Guidelines and Recommendations

    Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can be easier to incorporate into your day then you may think! Often the hardest part is getting into a routine, deciding what it is you should be doing for exercise, and how...


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    Massage therapy for Headaches
    May 21 2019

    Is Massage Something That Can Help Headaches?

    Yes, massage therapy is definitely helpful for tension related headaches. If you are experiencing severe pain, it always a good idea to head to your doctor first so they can rule out any other problems. The tension of the shoulders, neck, head or...


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    Proactive Rehab
    Apr 24 2019

    Introduction to Cycling, all you need to know.

    Cycling is a fantastic activity, whether you do it for fun and exercise as a hobby or compete at the highest levels of the sport in the Tour de France. However, it is also a sport that is incredibly easy to hurt yourself while participating in...


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    Tennis
    Apr 09 2019

    Tennis and Physiotherapy

    Tennis is a sport that is enjoyed by thousands of people around the world thanks to the need for minimal equipment, and only one other person to play with! Good weather adds to the fun of playing the sport, but thousands of people also enjoy the...


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    Understanding Vertigo
    Mar 29 2019

    Understanding Vertigo

    Dizziness is a catch-all term that can describe an assortment of symptoms from feeling woozy after a ride at the amusement park or feeling light-headed as you stand up from sitting, to a sensation of being unstable or feeling like you are going to...


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    Huntsville
    Mar 22 2019

    Treatment for Dizziness & Vertigo

    Vestibular Rehab is the assessment and treatment of vertigo and other inner ear troubles. Clients will often attend a physiotherapy assessment with reports of dizziness which is a broad term used to describe an assortment of sensations and can...


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    Hamstring injuries
    Mar 11 2019

    Learn About Hamstring Injuries, and how to avoid them

    Injuries in this powerful muscle group are common, especially in athletes. Hamstring injuries happen to all types of athletes, from Olympic sprinters to slow-pitch softball players. Though these injuries can be very painful, they will usually heal...


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    Shovelling Snow
    Feb 28 2019

    Shovelling Snow, The Do’s and Don’ts

    Shovelling Snow, The Do\'s and Don\'ts Winter is here and we have certainly had some significant snow fall over the last couple of weeks. Snow shovelling is hard work and can put stress on your heart, as well as stress and strain on the rest of your...


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    Massage therapy
    Feb 12 2019

    Is massage therapy just for relaxation?

    Even though massage therapy can greatly improve your relaxation, there are many other benefits to the Healthy Body. Relaxation in and of itself has very good benefits to your Healthy Body, not just for your mental health, it can also help your...


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    Physiotherapy in Huntsville
    Feb 07 2019

    What is a labrum and how does it tear?

    The labrum is an important cartilage ring that promotes stability and shock absorption in the shoulders and hips. It is attached to the outer rim of the shoulder socket and helps keep the ball of the shoulder in place. The labrum performs that same...


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    Physiotherapy in Huntsville
    Jan 24 2019

    The Importance of Physiotherapy Prior to Joint Replacement

    While most patients understand the importance of physiotherapy following their joint replacement, many people underestimate the benefits of seeing a physiotherapist prior to their joint replacement. Post surgery, physiotherapist play a large role...


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    Reduce Ergonomic Risk
    Jan 22 2019

    What are common ergonomic risk factors in the work place?

    Ergonomics is about fitting the task to the person, and fitting the person to the task. When ergonomic principles are applied in a work environment, many workplace injuries are avoided and work performance can be improved. To have \"good...


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    Physiotherapy in Huntsville for Fibromyalgia
    Dec 27 2018

    Physiotherapy for Fibromyalgia

    The following is an educational overview of Fibromyalgia and common treatment options. Fibro = fibrous tissues (ligaments that attach to bone and tendons that attach muscle to bone) myo = muscle algia = the Greek word for pain Fibromyalgia, though...


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    Health Care terms
    Dec 12 2018

    What does the “word” mean?

    \"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me\" is an old schoolyard chant that we have all said at some point in our lives. However, we now know that this is not true. The words we use can have a profound impact on both...


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    Figure Skating
    Nov 29 2018

    How to keep injuries at bay when figure skating

    The moment a figure skater steps onto the ice, there is one dream they have in mind, one goal they shoot towards and we can assure you it has nothing to do with the sequins on their skirts. Any true figure skater wants to be able to land that...


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    Healthy Living
    Nov 14 2018

    What is a muscle strain?

    Muscles make up over half of the weight of a human Healthy Body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as nodding your head or tapping your toe. If too much stretch is put through one of your muscles you may end up with a...


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    Knee pain
    Oct 30 2018

    What are some causes to knee pain and swelling?

    Alignment or overuse problems of the knee structures can lead to strain, irritation, and/or injury of the quadriceps muscle and tendon. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the knee joint. These problems can affect people of all ages but...


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    Concussion
    Oct 17 2018

    Concussion: What Your Brain Needs

    A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces, which can be caused by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or indirectly on another Healthy Body area with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Rest in the early...


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    Physiotherapy
    Oct 09 2018

    Knee pain can begin when it fails to function properly

    The patella, or kneecap, can be a source of knee pain when it fails to function properly. Alignment or overuse problems of the patella can lead to wear and tear of the cartilage behind the patella. This produces pain, weakness, and swelling of the...


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    Concussion
    Sep 27 2018

    How to Maximise Your Recovery from a Concussion

    Rest: ï‚· Treat initially with brain rest. Make sure you get plenty of sleep. ï‚· Avoid reading, watching television, texting, using a computer, playing video games, social activities, going out to busy places, attending work...


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    Massage therapy
    Sep 11 2018

    Booking a RMT treatment

    Q: Do you need to have an injury or a referral from physiotherapy to have a massage at ProActive Rehab? A: Not at all! Although one of the provided services at ProActive Rehab is physiotherapy, that does not mean you must be injured, or having...


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    Physiotherapy wellness
    Sep 10 2018

    Walking: Are you doing it right?

    While walking is an Olympic sport for some, for most of us it is simply a mode of transportation used to get us relatively short distances. Walking, however, can be more than just a form of transport. If you get your heartrate up while you walk...


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    Proactive rehab
    Aug 27 2018

    All there is to know about hip fractures.

    Welcome to ProActive Rehab\'s patient resource about Hip Fractures. As the population ages, the number of hip fractures that occur each year rises. A fracture of the hip in an aging adult is not simply a broken bone. It is a life-threatening...


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    Huntville Rehab
    Aug 24 2018

    The Evidence for Deep Squatting

    The concept of \"deep squatting\" is often debated and generally folks fall onto one of two side of the issue: it is the ideal exercise providing end of range joint movement and large muscle activation OR it is the worst thing you can do for your...


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    Rehabilitation in Huntsville for ankle sprain
    Jul 30 2018

    Non-surgical Rehabilitation for an ankle sprain

    Even if you don\'t need surgery, you will likely need to follow a program of rehabilitation and exercise for your ankle injury. When you visit ProActive Rehab for physiotherapy in Huntsville, we can create a program to help you regain ankle...


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    Huntsville
    Jun 30 2018

    My Back Hurts: Could it be my Pelvic Floor?

    Many people spend thousands of dollars on physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment for low back pain that has been ineffective simply because the pelvic floor was not addressed. Research published in 2017 by McMaster University has shown that 96%...


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    Huntsville
    Jun 13 2018

    Introduction to Baseball and Your Health

    Baseball is the all Canadian and American past time and it is definitely the game of summer. There is nothing better than the crack of the bat, the cheer of the crowd and running the bases after you have hit one out of the park. The best and most...


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    squash introduction
    Jun 13 2018

    Common Injuries Due to Squash

    It is well known to those who already play the sport that squash is an incredible physical workout. Although a momentary break is often needed during the game to catch one\'s breath, noHealthy Body wants to be stuck behind the glass watching due to...


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    Understanding Calf Sprains | ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    Jun 06 2018

    Understanding Calf Sprains

    A calf strain is a painful injury that is the result of a pulled or torn calf muscle. The pain is usually felt in the back of the lower leg immediately after the injury has occurred and some people report hear a popping sound if the calf muscle...


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    fighting injury
    May 22 2018

    Introduction To Kickboxing

    The name of the sport really describes itself well: boxing combined with kicking, which together equals...


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    Wellness
    Mar 27 2018

    Returning to Sports after a concussion.

    A concussion is a serious event, but you can recover fully from such an injury if the brain is given enough time to rest and recuperate. Returning to normal activities, including sport participation, is a step-wise process that requires patience,...


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    Physiotherapy and rehab in Huntsville Ontario
    Mar 02 2018

    Physiotherapy for Ankle Impingement.

    The ankle joint is formed where the bones of the lower leg, the tibia and the fibula, connect above the anklebone, called the talus. The tibia is the main bone of the lower leg. The fibula is the small, thin bone along the outer edge of the...


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    Physiotherapy Wellness
    Feb 28 2018

    Hand Physiotherapy

    Welcome to ProActive Rehab\'s patient resource about Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb. Trigger finger and trigger thumb are conditions affecting the movement of the tendons as they bend the fingers or thumb toward the palm of the hand. This...


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    How to stretch for ice hockey
    Jan 23 2018

    Stretching Guide for Ice Hockey

    Stretching is an essential part of successful ice hockey. A good stretching routine can help to minimize muscle imbalances, prevent injury, improve your exercise tolerance and your hockey performance. The following stretching program is designed...


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    Huntsville ProActive Rehab
    Jan 18 2018

    Wellness tips for the New Year!

    Welcome to 2018! Now that you have celebrated and enjoyed the holidays it is time to get your New Year off to a great start - by resolving to look after yourself just a little bit better than you have before! There are lots of things out there that...


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    Tendon
    Dec 30 2017

    A complete guide to the Rotator Cuff!

    The rotator cuff tendons are key to the healthy functioning of...


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    Massage Therapy
    Dec 15 2017

    Do I have to undress completely for a massage?

    One of the first things that will happen in your appointment is discussing your health history and what brings you to the clinic. As part of your assessment, your massage therapist will discuss with you how the appointment will unfold. You will be...


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    Massage therapy for pain
    Oct 30 2017

    Can Massage Therapy help Piriformis syndrome?

    Yes Massage therapy can definitely help! Piriformis syndrome develops when your sciatic nerve gets compressed/irritated by your piriformis muscle (which is a small muscle located in your buttocks). This compression or irritation ends up causing...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Sep 19 2017

    Reducing Joint Pain and Restoring Mobility

    If you suffer from joint pain that is restricting your range of motion and interfering with your daily activities, there is help available. Physiotherapy can help to reduce your joint pain and improve your mobility by incorporating a variety of...


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    Physiotherapy
    Aug 29 2017

    Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

    Non-surgical Rehabilitation Unless your condition is causing significant problems or is rapidly getting worse, spinal stenosis is first addressed with nonsurgical treatments. Up to one-half of all patients with mild-to-moderate lumbar spinal...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Aug 28 2017

    Strategies To Prevent Knee Pain

    Knee injuries are often the result of blunt trauma or repetitive movements that include playing certain sports, frequently bending the knee, or repeatedly moving heavy items. The risk of suffering from a knee injury also increases with age....


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    ProActive Rehab
    Aug 17 2017

    What does the spinal stenosis feel like?

    Spinal stenosis usually develops slowly over a long period of time. This is because the main cause of spinal stenosis is spinal degeneration in later life. Symptoms rarely develop quickly when degeneration is the source of the problem. A severe...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Aug 10 2017

    What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

    According to the North American Spine Society (NASS), spinal stenosis describes a clinical syndrome of buttock or leg pain. These symptoms may occur with or without back pain. It is a condition in which the nerves in the spinal canal are closed in,...


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    Aquatic Therapy
    Jul 28 2017

    Aquatic Therapy: Then and Now

    The professional field of aquatic therapy is still in its infancy, but the use of water for therapeutic purposes is an ancient practice. The ancient Greeks and Romans bathed in hot springs thousands of years ago, enjoying the benefits of improved...


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    Chiropractor
    Jul 11 2017

    The guide to Scheurmann’s Disease.

    The section of spine from below the neck to the bottom of the rib cage is called the thoracic spine. From the side, the thoracic spine appears slightly rounded. Its shape is like the letter \"C\" with the opening of the \"C\" facing the front of...


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    Cancer and Massage therapy treatments
    Jun 30 2017

    What are the benefits of having a massage while in cancer recovery?

    Q: I have been battling cancer for the past while and my doctor has suggested that Massage Therapy might prove helpful to my recovery. What would be the benefits of having a massage and what would my massage treatment be...


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    Physiotherapy
    Jun 29 2017

    Nordic Walking and your health!

    Nordic Walking/Urban Poling is an ideal activity for maintaining healthy weight, promotion of overall fitness, and stability. Nordic walking offloads the lower extremities, which works the upper Healthy Body harder. While it appeals to elderly...


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    ProActive Rehab
    May 16 2017

    What is Aquatic Therapy?

    It is a regular occurrence to see our clients limp, grimace in pain or even wheel themselves into our clinic. During Aquatic Therapy sessions it is common to see clients hobbling on deck slowly with cane or crutches clinched in their hands. Posture...


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    energy
    Mar 23 2017

    Stomach Grumbling during Massage?

    I used to go for massages regularly, but about halfway through, my stomach...


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    sarcopenia
    Mar 16 2017

    Why we need to build strength with Aging?

    By 2050, the global population of individuals over the age of 65...


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    Physiotherapy
    Mar 13 2017

    Radial Tunnel Syndrome, what is it?

    Radial tunnel syndrome happens when the radial nerve...


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    huntsville
    Jan 18 2017

    What is Aquatic or Water Therapy?

    Aquatic therapy is a form of physical therapy performed in...


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    Get Up & Go With a Healthy Diet
    Jan 10 2017

    Get Up & Go With a Healthy Diet

    Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly helps ensure that the Healthy Body has enough nutrients and energy to perform daily tasks without experiencing pain or getting quickly fatigued. Proper diet and exercise reduces the risk of...


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    bone health tips
    Nov 10 2016

    Osteoporosis and Bone Health

    Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease found in humans and is often silent until it\'s complicated by fractures that typically occur following minimal...


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    Proactive Rehab
    Oct 19 2016

    Introduction to Basketball Injuries

    Sometimes it may seem as if a basketball player can defy the laws of gravity with a wicked dunk or jump shot.  Almost everyone can remember Michael Jordan propelling himself through the air, almost as if he was climbing an invisible...


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    Back to School Huntsville
    Oct 07 2016

    Back to school tips

    With the school year quickly approaching parents should be mindful of the potential hazards of their child\'s backpack. Wearing a backpack that is too heavy or improperly proportioned can result in a number of adverse effects including neck pain,...


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    Here's Why You Should Start Hiking
    Sep 12 2016

    Why You Should Start Hiking!

    Hiking is an excellent way to break up a monotonous exercise routine and get away from the stress of daily...


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    Huntsville
    Sep 06 2016

    Return to Sport Following Concussion

    Much has been in the news recently about concussions - how best to treat them, how soon to return to sport or work, how to prevent future concussions. Most information has focused on what to do in the days and weeks following concussions. Using...


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    Headaches and Physiotherapy | Huntsville ProActive Rehab & Sports Injury Centre
    Aug 25 2016

    Headaches and How Physiotherapy Can Help

    If you are experiencing chronic headaches or even neck, shoulder, or back pain that you believe may be associated with the occurrence of your headaches, physiotherapy may help by providing you with stretching exercises and physical therapy methods...


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    Strength and Conditioning With CrossFit!
    Aug 02 2016

    Strength and Conditioning With CrossFit!

    Several slightly elevated risks for injury have been reported in relation to CrossFit exercises, but applying proper strength training and conditioning principles as well as maintaining good form can reduce the risk of injury and help CrossFit...


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    Welcome to Cricket
    Aug 01 2016

    Welcome to Cricket

    Cricket is a unique sport which demands a diverse skill set from its players and as a result, cricketers face an assortment of injuries which can be broadly divided into three...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    Jul 06 2016

    4 Summer Travel Tips You Should Know

    You may be thinking about taking a summer vacation over the next few months, and while this may sound exciting, it has the potential to be a little hazardous to your...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    Jun 28 2016

    The No Pain Introduction To Gardening

    Unfortunately, every time you water the garden, you also water the weeds! While many people garden for the pure pleasure of it many others garden out of pure...


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    Preventing and Treating Running Injuries
    Jun 06 2016

    Preventing and Treating Running Injuries

    Despite its benefits, some research findings show that approximately 80% of runners experience injury related to the activity every year. Don`t let injury stand in your way. Here are some tips to help you get to the finish...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    Jun 06 2016

    Essential Stretches To Improve Your Golf Game

    Stretching is an essential part of successful golf. A good stretching routine can help to minimize muscle imbalances, prevent injury, improve your exercise tolerance and your golf...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    Jun 02 2016

    Understand And Prevent These Common Golf Injuries

    Your golf swing mechanics can be reviewed and suggestions made in order to maximize the use of your Healthy Body\'s strength during your golf game, and prevent some of the common golfing...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    May 30 2016

    Golfing Equipment And Must-Haves

    When comfort and alertness are maintained you will stand a good chance of remaining injury...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    May 27 2016

    How To Treat And Care For Muscle Strains

    The initial approach to physiotherapy of your muscle strain will depend on how long after your injury that you seek treatment. The immediate line of defense straight after a muscle strain should be the application of ice and compression, followed by...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    May 27 2016

    Deep Squatting: Is it Good or Bad?

    The concept of \"deep squatting\" is often debated and generally folks fall onto one of two side of the issue: it is the ideal exercise providing end of range joint movement and large muscle activation OR it is the worst thing you can do for your...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    May 24 2016

    Diagnosing Your Muscle Strains

    Several symptoms can indicate that you have incurred a muscle strain but the symptoms you feel will depend on the grade of strain you have...


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    ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    May 18 2016

    Understanding Your Muscle Strains

    Muscles make up over half of the weight of a human Healthy Body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as nodding your head or tapping your toe. If too much stretch is put through one of your muscles you may end up with a...


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    How To Deal With Your Neck Pain
    May 04 2016

    How To Deal With Your Neck Pain

    Many adults are currently struggling with this issue. Recurring pain that is not properly addressed can dramatically decrease your quality of life so it should not be ignored. If you\'re experiencing persistent neck pain, the sooner you seek...


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    ProActive Rehab
    May 03 2016

    Where To Turn?

    The problem of today is how to filter through all we know about concussions and determine what and who we should listen to when it comes to the health of our...


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    Back Pain
    Apr 28 2016

    Understanding Back Pain

    A healthy lower back helps keep our bodies upright, allows us to bend, twist and move and supports most of our Healthy Body weight. Despite its importance, most of us only think about our backs when things aren\'t working so well. That\'s when...


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    Water
    Apr 28 2016

    The Healing Power of Water

    The healing powers of water were recognized by the ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC. The ancient tradition of bathing has gradually evolved into several modern treatments called \"Hydrotherapy\", a generic term for water therapies which...


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    How Aquatic Therapy Can Your Help Osteoporosis
    Mar 09 2016

    How Aquatic Therapy Can Help Your Osteoporosis

    One of the most important things you can do to prevent or reduce the effects of osteoporosis is to maintain a regular exercise routine. Weight-bearing activities, such as walking or jogging, and resistance exercise, build muscle strength as well as...


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    Are You Tired Of Having Lower Back Pain?
    Feb 03 2016

    Are You Tired Of Having Lower Back Pain?

    One of the most common complaints that massage therapists see is lower back pain. Due to our increasing sedentary jobs or hobbies, longer work hours, postural and muscle imbalances and lack of exercise (among many other reasons), the lower back has...


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    Repetitive Strain Injuries Explained
    Jan 31 2016

    Repetitive Strain Injuries Explained

    Are you suffering from recurring pain in one of your joints? You may be experiencing a repetitive strain injury and this painful ailment may become chronic if it is not treated properly. Your joint may also suffer long-term effects if it does not...


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    Stretching
    Nov 25 2015

    Stretching Guide for Football

    Stretching is an essential part of playing Football. A good stretching routine can help to minimize muscle imbalances, prevent injury and improve your performance on the field. The following stretching program is designed for Football players who...


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    Football
    Nov 24 2015

    How to Select Equipment for Football

    Here are some general considerations for selecting your equipment in order to stay comfortable and minimize injury while playing Football. The most important piece of equipment required is a helmet, but the pads for the rest of the Healthy Body...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Nov 13 2015

    Raking It Nice and Slow or Raking Doesn’t Have to Hurt

    To reduce the risk of inuring yourself, make sure you warm up your shoulders, back and legs before you...


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    Joints
    Nov 02 2015

    Maintain A Good Lying Posture!

    Proper or good posturing means that we use the most efficient amount of muscle energy to keep our joints aligned against the downward pull of gravity. The least amount of strain is placed on our Healthy Body when we are in a good...


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    BLT
    Oct 30 2015

    Baseline Testing

    A thorough BLT is not that costly when compared to the other costs associated with sport and they provide reliable insight into the individual who may be quite \"abnormal\" and suffering an array of symptoms following a...


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    Optimal Position
    Oct 22 2015

    Gravity is the Enemy of Good Posture. Fight back!

    Most likely everyone remembers someHealthy Body telling them when they were younger to \'sit up straight!\' or \'stop slouching!\' What is the big deal with slouching when it feels comfortable and is easy to do? And if you aren\'t suppose to...


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    Muscle Imbalances Pain
    Oct 12 2015

    Is Muscle Pain Throwing Your Life Off Balance?

    If you suffer from chronic pain, you\'re not alone; approximately one third of Americans have the same medical condition. Not only can chronic pain be debilitating, it can also have a negative impact on your social and psychological...


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    Understanding Concussions
    Oct 06 2015

    Understanding Concussions

    It is important to be aware of concussion in any situation. Becoming familiar with the signs and symptoms of concussion and considering the risk regardless of whether they occur in sport or not are critical to a better understanding of...


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    Understanding Hamstring Injury Recovery
    Sep 25 2015

    Understanding Hamstring Injury Recovery

    Hamstrings are the group of muscles located in the back of the thigh. Muscle injuries in this region are quite common, especially in active individuals such as...


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    ProActive Rehab
    Sep 22 2015

    Can A Massage Help Headaches?

    Asking the Pro\'s will allow you to know if a massage will really help with your...


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    The Rewards of Group Exercise
    Sep 01 2015

    The Rewards of Group Exercise

    Have you ever tried working out on your own and have found your motivation to get out to exercise decrease? Well, group workouts are the best alternative that can boost your...


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    Memory Problems? | ProActive Rehab & Sport Injury Centre
    Mar 05 2015

    Memory Problems?

    Working with an Occupational Therapist may help to provide other tips and strategies for improving your memory or compensating for your poor...


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    What kind of shoe to wear for a running program
    Jul 01 2014

    What kind of shoe to wear for a running program

    I\'m thinking of starting a running program, what kind of shoe should I...


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    Icing an Acute Injury | https://www.health-local.com/biz/physiotherapist/huntsville/ontario/proactive-rehab-sport-injury-centre/
    Jun 03 2014

    Icing an Acute Injury

    New research is calling into question long held beliefs and is advising against the use of any anti-inflammatory agent, including ice and medicine, in the treatment of acute...


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