Health Blog

Ergonomics At Home

April 1st, 2020

By: Phillip Liscio, R.M.T. The days of quarantine and self-isolation have arrived! With no end in sight, many professionals and students find themselves working and studying from home. This is a good thing as we combat the spread of COVID-19, a coronavirus pandemic. As a result, poor ergonomics have increased physical tension.Working in a different

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Home Exercises to Help Your Posture

March 25th, 2020

As a valued patient, your health, safety and the wellbeing of our community, are the most important things that motivate our work every day. We appreciate the trust and confidence you place in us, and we recognize our critical role in supporting you, our patients,  especially in the face of the challenging events we are

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COVID-19 & Lemonade: 5 Ways to Build up Your Resilience

March 20th, 2020

In 1948 Dale Carnegie, in his book HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING, coined a phrase “when life gives you lemons make lemonade”. On March 16, 2020, in the Ottawa citizen Rabbi Bulkan used this same advice in his article We can turn the COVID-19 lemon into lemonade. He went on to say “This is not to minimize the herculean issues

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Quick tips to stay active as you age for a healthier you.

March 20th, 2020

Isaac Newton had it right when he discovered the Law of Inertia. In short, a body at rest remains at rest and a body in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an external force. The same law of physics applies to our bodies as we age. If we already have a habit of

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Can your diet have an effect on aches and pains?

March 10th, 2020

If the old adage is true, that you are what you eat, what are you right now? What if you knew that the things you put in your mouth are causing the aches and pains you are experiencing? Fortunately, changing your diet is one of the fastest ways to find relief . Call Ottawa Health

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Balance at the Core: Connecting Core Strength With Improved Balance

February 20th, 2020

Core strength training is a powerful and effective part of physiotherapy. Your core is comprised of a set of muscles that anchor your center of gravity. This allows you to maintain your constant balance, whether you are moving or standing still. By strengthening your core with physiotherapy treatments, you can improve your balance and correct

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Discover How You Can Become Healthier, Stronger, and More Active With Physiotherapy

February 10th, 2020

A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for. However, it is not always easy to obtain, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. The very thought of going out and exercising with your aches and pains may leave you feeling uncomfortable. However, there is, fortunately, a simpler solution to gaining the active

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3 Indicators That Your Sciatica May Require Physiotherapy Intervention

January 20th, 2020

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body. While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physiotherapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms. So, how do you

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