PHYSIOTHERAPY

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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on the treatment and prevention of physical injury and disease. Physiotherapists have completed a physiotherapy program at an accredited university, have been licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and must maintain their clinical skills through post-graduate courses on an ongoing basis. At your first visit, a physiotherapist will perform an assessment to determine the cause of injury and design a personalized…

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ACUPUNCTURE

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Acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the stimulation of points on the body through the insertion of very thin, solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin to achieve a therapeutic effect.  Anatomical acupuncture refers to the approach taken today by western-trained healthcare providers, and combines the knowledge of traditional acupuncture with western-learned anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Acupuncture points on the body are…

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PELVIC FLOOR

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What causes pelvic floor dysfunction?  Pelvic floor dysfunction is caused by weak or tight pelvic floor muscles, or some combination thereof. When these muscles are too weak (hypotonic), they contribute to incontinence and organ prolapse. When these muscles are too tight (hypertonic), they may cause pelvic pain or frequency of the bladder and bowels.  Do I need to Kegel?  Kegel exercises have long been the classic prescription for pelvic floor…

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