February is National Heart Month. While much of the information and research “out there” is based on men, women and heart disease is still less researched and there is still less awareness. Heart disease in women tends to be in the hearts smaller blood vessels. This means that the symptoms … Continue reading Women and Heart Disease
We haven’t forgotten how important the month of February is here at our Oakville Physio clinic. February is heart month. It’s an opportunity to highlight the importance of cardiovascular health. There are many things that are within our control to positively benefit our cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease is the second … Continue reading February is National Heart Month
An ankle sprain or “twisted ankle” is an injury involving the strain of the ligaments of the ankle joint. It is a common injury we see in our Oakville Physio clinic and we treat people from an acute or fresh injury to helping get them back to work or sports … Continue reading Physiotherapy after an Ankle Sprain
What is Bell’s Palsy? A “palsy” refers to paralysis, often accompanied by involuntary tremors. Bell’s Palsy refers specifically to the paralysis of the Facial Nerve. As there are two Facial Nerves, one on each side, symptoms are on only one side of the face. It may not be a full … Continue reading Bell’s palsy & Physiotherapy
Happy Valentines day to Halton and our North Oakville community. Our Oakville Physio’s, Registered Massage Therapists and Chiropodists wish you well today! We encourage you to show yourself some self love today and everyday. Self-Love may come in many forms: Sitting with a tea and reading Eating healthy and healing … Continue reading Happy Valentines Day!
What is strength training? Strength training exercises are meant to apply resistance to your muscles in order to make them work harder. By working harder than they are used to, they get stronger. Muscle fibers grow and adapt in response to their workload. This means that in order for strength … Continue reading Strength Training for Older Adults. It’s never too late!
Our last foot care blog post from our Oakville foot clinic addressed the topic of thick toenails. More specifically it addressed fungal toenails as a cause of thickened toenails. It went on to address how a Chiropodist (foot care specialist) can assist you in the assessment and treatment of your … Continue reading Thick Toenails – What is Nail Psoriasis?
A bone break or fracture can happen in a variety of ways. There are different types of fractures as well, which may need different treatment. The initial point of contact for most people after they have fractured, or broken a bone, is the hospital in the emergency room. They will … Continue reading Physio after a Bone Break
We hear lots of these terms flying around when you are around kids. Milestones, motor skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills…. What are they, and why do they matter for you and from a Physiotherapists perspective? Our Oakville Physio Kristina will delve deeper into these topics here! What are … Continue reading What are Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills?
TMJ (jaw) issues can be something that creep up on people or may happen quiet suddenly. Symptoms of TMJ problems can range form mild to severe. They can also wax and wain. We often don’t see people in our Oakville Physio and Massage clinic for TMJ issues until they are … Continue reading How do you know if you have TMJ issues?