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Members of our team have taken time to share some of their insights with you through our monthly blog.
Nov
29

2017 Flambourough Santa Claus Parade

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A big thank you to everyone here at Movement Solutions Physiotherapy for helping put together our FIRST float entry into the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade . And thank you to everyone who supported us along the parade route...I hope we waved at you!!!! There were THOUSANDS of people! See you next year!!!!!
Nov
29

DIAMOND: 2017 Reader's Choice AWARD

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Thank you everyone for voting Movement Solutions Physiotherapy the Diamond award winner in the Flamborough Review 's annual Reader's survey. It's been 10 years since we opened and we've appreciated your support and trust over the past decade. Here's to another 10 years of Keeping moving and staying active!!!!!
Nov
01

The "Benefits" of Healthcare Benefits

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In the current employment environment, a lot of employers have cut back significantly on the benefit packages they provide their employees.Some, depending on the nature and/or size of the business, don't offer benefits at all. In the past, the Public (Government) Health Insurance Plan (or OHIP) covered paramedical services such as physiotherapy.Now...
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Sep
01

Why CAMPT Certification Matters to You

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 The following article is provided by the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.  Source:  http://manippt.org/for-patients/ Accurate and focused treatment based on research-guided techniques that speed up your recovery by Author What Sets a CAMPT Certified Physiotherapist Apart CAMPT-Certified physiotherapists help...
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Aug
01

Should I Ice An Injury?

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Ice that injury? To ice or not to ice, that is the question. On numerous occasions throughout a week I have patients ask me "should I heat or ice this injury?" The answer to this question may not be as simple as one would hope. For many years the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has been used to treat acute/fresh injuries, but how a...
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Jul
01

How to Improve your Fitness Level through Group Exercise

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Have you considered trying a group exercise class? It can be a great way to explore new ways of exercising, add variety to your existing program, and reap the benefits of exercising in a social environment! And luckily for us, there are so many options to choose from. Whether you prefer to lift weights, dance, cycle, be in the pool, or on a yoga ma...
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May
01

Infographic: Lymphedema

Infographic: Lymphedema
WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM? The lymphatic system is a drainage system that helps move fluid (lymph) through vessels and lymph nodes in the body. The lymph gets filtered and excess is eliminated, helping balance fluid in the body. "Lymph" comes from the Latin word lympha, which means "connected to water". Lymph contains water, larger proteins and ...
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Apr
04

Why Is My Physiotherapist Asking Me If I Smoke?

Why Is My Physiotherapist Asking Me If I Smoke?
Why is my physiotherapist asking me if I smoke? Has your physiotherapist asked you this question at some point throughout your treatment and did you find yourself wondering why? The negative health effects of smoking on the heart and lungs are well-established and often talked about. In fact, each pack of cigarettes is required to display a health ...
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Mar
24

Triumph for the Movement Solutions Physiotherapy Spin Team!

Triumph for the Movement Solutions Physiotherapy Spin Team!
Many of you know that Blair Purvis , Movement Solutions Physiotherapy owner is a passionate cyclist. Staff physiotherapists , Shawn Ord and Luke Binnington have also signed up for a cycling race that will take place this spring. A couple months ago the boys were discussing their training progress. We determined that participating in a GoodLife Kids...
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Feb
24

Return to Sport: Why there is Much to Consider

Return to Sport: Why there is Much to Consider
In our practice at Movement Solutions Physiotherapy (MSP) , we treat athletes of all demographics. One of our particular focuses when treating injured athletes then, is helping them return to sport. Questions to Ask Before Returning to Sport This practice includes a lot of nuance: When is it safe to return? What tools do we use to assess or predict a safe return? How do we avoid re-injury/practice...
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Jan
23

Celebrating Staff Skill Training

Celebrating Staff Skill Training
A good way to start the year is to celebrate.  Fortunately here at Movement Solutions Physiotherapy we have reason to celebrate as both Shawn Ord and Luke Binnington have passed their Advanced Diploma exams for Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy .  What exactly does that mean???  Good question.  Rather than me blabbing on about it, see the link and video below that shou...
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Aug
05

What Makes for a Good Physiotherapy Experience?

What Makes for a Good Physiotherapy Experience?
Amongst the physiotherapists here at Movement Solutions, there is often chatter and feedback about how we can consistently be improving our client care . A large percentage of this feedback and sharing of information revolves around honing multiple skills/techniques and discussing the latest evidence for said technique or various injuries. I believe this is a very valuable practice as it sharpens ...
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Jul
01

Knee Injury Prevention Strategies For Athletes

Knee Injury Prevention Strategies For Athletes
Nobody likes being injured.  For an athlete, whether you are a professional, a high level competitive player, or even a weekend warrior, an injury can sideline you for sometimes 4-6 weeks or more, depending on the injury.   Sports such as football (soccer), American football, basketball, etc. require a lot of jumping, landing, pivoting, and cutting type movements.  These types ...
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Apr
15

Movement Solutions for Gardening

Movement Solutions for Gardening
Spring is just around the corner and that means people will be heading outside to start gardening. Often we see people at Movement Solutions Physiotherapy in the springtime with injuries related to gardening activities. This might include lower back, neck and shoulder strains and sprains. In many cases, this can be avoided by taking some time to think about the activity you are doing. Gardening is...
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Mar
02

6 Reasons to See a Physiotherapist First

6 Reasons to See a Physiotherapist First
Sadly, it’s a common occurrence: Patient Z, arrives at the clinic for their initial appointment 2-3 months late. Z sustained an ankle sprain while playing soccer 10 weeks ago. That night, Z went straight to the urgent care clinic where they were X-rayed and learned there was no broken bone in their ankle. They were instructed to follow-up with their Family Doctor from that point on. Z called their...
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Feb
16

Can Physiotherapy Help your Neck Pain?

Can Physiotherapy Help your Neck Pain?
A few months ago I was treating a patient for knee pain .  During one of our treatment sessions they wondered, once their knee pain is better, if I would be able to treat their neck?  They were unsure if physiotherapists “worked on” necks.  I explained to them that as a physiotherapist I can help them with their neck pain. They were not aware that physiotherapist’s treated any parts...
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Jan
07

What Exactly is Foam Rolling?

What Exactly is Foam Rolling?
At Movement Solutions Physiotherapy our focus is on providing our clients with individualized care. We use hands on techniques and exercise to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. We sometimes also teach our clients self myofascial release (SMR) techniques to help address areas that need some extra attention or more regular intervention. ...
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Oct
08

10 Injury Preventing Stretches for Rock Climbing

10 Injury Preventing Stretches for Rock Climbing
A recent trend I have observed in my practice is that I am treating more and more rock climbers. Just in the last year, I have worked with climbers with various shoulder injuries, low back pain, and biceps/elbow strains. As a climber myself, I am also acutely aware of the risk of repetitive strain and more traumatic injuries with such a sport. I have dealt with both biceps/brachialis strains, and ...
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Jul
17

Physiotherapy and Cancer

Physiotherapy and Cancer
Cancer is everywhere. It seems as though everyone knows someone either with cancer or who has had cancer.  From the diagnosis to the treatment, and often years later, cancer can impact a person in many ways.  As a daughter, sister and friend, I have had shared experiences with those close to me going through a journey with this disease.  As a physiotherapist, I have been fortunate t...
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Jun
25

4 Tips for Alleviating Aches and Pains When Working at Your Computer

4 Tips for Alleviating Aches and Pains When Working at Your  Computer
If you follow nutrition and diet trends you may have heard of  the Paleo Diet or the Caveman Diet.  To summarize, it consists of eating the same foods early humans would have eaten, including meat, nuts, berries and excluding processed and refined foods. Proponents of this diet claim that eating like a “hunter-gatherer” suits our evolutionary biology. Comparatively the physical activity ...
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Blair Purvis
November 29, 2017
A big thank you to everyone here at Movement Solutions Physiotherapy for helping put together our FIRST float entry into the Flamborough Santa Claus Parade. And thank y...
Blair Purvis
November 29, 2017
Thank you everyone for voting Movement Solutions Physiotherapy the Diamond award winner in the Flamborough Review's annual Reader's...
Dini Steele
November 01, 2017
In the current employment environment, a lot of employers have cut back significantly on the benefit packages they provide their employees.Some, depending on the nature and/or...
Blair Purvis
September 01, 2017
 The following article is provided by the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.  Source: http://manippt.org/for-patients/ Accurate and focused trea...

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