De Quervain's Tendinitis

You had a baby a few weeks ago and you are suddenly experiencing a persistent pain in your wrist? Did you know that the postpartum period is more conducive to develop tendinitis in that area?

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Preventing Back Pain: Tips for New Moms

Complaints of back pain by pregnant women are common. Usually, the pain diminishes within two weeks after delivery. But back pain may return as you begin lifting and carrying the infant on a daily basis. As the infant grows, the weight load increases and back pain can result.

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Yes! Physiotherapy Can Actually Help Spine Injuries!

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a condition in which patients suffer from reduced muscle tone and significant muscle weakness. It is common in children and, to a lesser extent, in adolescents. It is a genetic disorder and patients tend to deteriorate over a period of time.

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Urine loss when coughing, laughing and jumping: is this normal?

Do you experience small urine loss when you cough, sneeze, jump and/or laugh? Do you think it's normal to have these little leaks with age or with impact sports? In fact, this isn’t right, and you don’t have to suffer this inconvenience! Here’s some good news: there are treatments to help you.

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The Right Backpack: An Essential Tool for School

Did you know that a backpack that is badly adjusted, improperly used or too heavy can cause neck, back, and shoulder pain to the wearer? Elementary school students’ backpacks can weigh up to 10 lbs, while high school students carry loads of up to 20 lbs. A backpack should be of a bearable weight that should not exceed 10% of one’s body weight, or 5% when dealing with children 9 years old or younger.

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The Right Shoe for Your Child

When should children wear their shoes? What shoes should they wear? When is it times for them to get new ones?

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My Child Has Growing Pains. Is This Normal?

Children develop at different rates. Some will have strong growth spurts and others grow slowly over a long period of time. While some pain felt by your child can result from sports activities, other pain may be associated with growth.

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Concussion Prevention in Children

If your child participates in sports, there may be a cause for concern as it pertains to head injuries and concussions. Concussions can happen at any time, especially if your child is involved in a high impact sport like ice hockey. 

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy in Children

Caught between play, school, sports and countless demands, children have a good deal of stress. Stress raises blood pressure, lessens the immune defence and can contribute to problems such as obesity, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and depression. All of these consequences can force the child to live reactively, in the mode of defence, flight and combat.

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What is Osteochondritis Dissecans?

A knee injury at any time is never a good thing. When it happens to adolescent athletes it can be even more devastating. Most knee injuries will require a certain period of recovery, rehabilitation and maybe surgery. 

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