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Mysterious knee pain and/or swelling?

Posted by on 3:48 pm in Awareness, Injury, Pain Management, Physiotherapy | 0 comments

Without any thorough examination, you may have been given the diagnosis of osteoarthritis and be expected to just live with it. However, you may be experiencing Saphenous Nerve Entrapment. Saphenous nerve entrapment is a frequently overlooked cause of persistent medial (inner) knee pain. I chose to write about it because I saw 2 cases of random knee pain and swelling recently. Nerve entrapment is often the cause of pain when you cannot recall a mechanism of injury. This condition can result from low grade irritation over a long period of time...

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Chair Ergonomics

Posted by on 11:39 am in Awareness, Physiotherapy, Wellness | 0 comments

In industrialized countries, many people sit for most of the time that they are awake. They sit while having breakfast, while going to work in cars or buses, in school classrooms, in meetings, in offices, during dinner, and at home while watching television. Many people also sit at work operating machines which new technology has developed to replace manual work. Although sitting requires less physical effort than standing or walking, it puts a lot of stress on lumbar area. Combined effects of a sedentary lifestyle, and a job that requires...

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How to know when I need some help

Posted by on 11:31 am in Awareness, Injury, Physiotherapy | 0 comments

How to know when I need some help for my pain: We trip, hurt our knee.  Twist a little too far, your back spasms.  That ache in your elbow that used to only be a problem when playing tennis is now bothering you at work and even just reading a book.  Checking my blind spot is nearly impossible now without turning my whole body.     When is it ok to just let things heal in their own time and when do you need to get a professional opinion? The best way to approach this questions is knowing what “acute” versus “chronic”...

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Curiosity killed the habit

Posted by on 10:56 am in Awareness, Fitness, Healthy Aging, Physiotherapy, Wellness | 0 comments

Every hour you sit after the age of 25 takes 21.8 minutes off your life. That’s a pretty eye opening statistic considering the majority of us are sedentary workers and/or enjoy sitting back and watching our TV shows. Suddenly binge watching a Netflix series doesn’t sound so fun (4 seasons of Ray Donovan just took a toll on me). I feel a lot of this comes down to habit and routine. Most people go to work (sitting), drive home (sitting), eat supper (sitting), then relax (sitting). Sitting is a habit that is now blueprinted into our routine and...

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Physio treatments for Dizziness (Vestibular System)

Posted by on 11:50 am in Awareness, Physiotherapy | 0 comments

Do you ever get dizzy when you turn your head?  Light-headed when move too fast getting up or down?  Avoid shopping at the grocery store because sometimes it makes you feel nauseated?  Do you ever feel like your head is spinning but the room is staying still? Are you afraid of falling because you can’t always tell where your feet are?  Do objects look blurry, but your optometrist says your eyes are fine?   Do you avoid sitting in the back seat of a car in case you get sick? Does it ever sound like you are underwater or do you ever have...

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You Fix You

Posted by on 3:46 pm in Awareness, Pain Management, Physiotherapy | 0 comments

You Fix You

You Fix You. “I am not going to fix you”. A powerful, but necessary message for someone who is looking to be “fixed” by their rehabilitation specialist. A study out of Alberta showed that individuals who took a passive coping strategy to their whiplash injury (i.e., relying on others for pain management) had a slower recovery rate than those who took a more active coping strategy1. What I gather from this is if you are depending on your health professional to fix you, you are in for a long road of recovery. The good news is that if you...

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Chronic Pain Clinic- HFX Library Dec.9th

Posted by on 10:39 am in Events | 0 comments

Join Physiotherapists Keltie Cheney and Tyler Dillman, on December 9th, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am for a free seminar on Understanding & Overcoming Chronic...

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121 Partners in the Wellness Community of Halifax

Posted by on 11:44 am in 121 Partners, Uncategorized | 0 comments

One to One Wellness is pleased to welcome Sante Dental as a featured partner. Conveniently located in City Centre Atlantic, on Dresden Row in Halifax, the dental clinic is known for hygiene services and restorative dentistry. Both Dr. Fredette and Dr. Chiasson are long standing members of both Canadian and Nova Scotian Dental...

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Power Shift

Posted by on 9:38 am in Awareness, Pain Management, Physiotherapy | 0 comments

Power Shift

As health care professionals we have transitioned into a collaborative team with our own specialized areas to help the patient/client become their best self. However, among all the medical jargon and expert advice/opinions, sometimes it is lost in translation that YOU are part of this team, and ultimately the most important member. That means it is best for you to become specialized in knowing your body, because you live in it, we do not. How do you become that specialist? As Gary Ward, author of ‘What the Foot’ states “don’t change your...

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Hurt Versus Harm

Posted by on 9:47 am in Injury, Pain Management, Physiotherapy | 0 comments

Most people that book an initial physiotherapy assessment are in pain. Quite often they do not have mechanism of injury that is apparent to them. It is common to hear, “I’m so sore but I didn’t do anything that I can think of to feel this way”. Not knowing what made them sore in the first place adds fear into the equation. When I ask them what their goals are by seeking help from physiotherapy, they often reply, “I don’t want to do anymore damage or permanent damage so I want to know what is going on”. When people are afraid of doing...

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