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Balance: Don’t Lose It!

Balance: Don’t Lose It!

How’s your balance? Those slippery Winter-peg icy sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots can make it very challenging to stay on two feet! Our ability to balance depends on many things. Think of uneven terrain like a hiking path or a street curb, or an unsteady or...

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Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy

Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy

To help stay healthy during pregnancy, newly released 2019 Canadian Guidelines for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy recommend 150 min per week (over a minimum of 3 days/week) of moderate intensity exercise for women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Exercise...

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Pain in the elbow?

Pain in the elbow?

Have you ever had an annoying pain in your elbow when you try to lift something as light as a coffee mug? With gripping activities? Shooting a hockey puck? Or even after raking up your whole yard filled with leaves? Often elbow pain without major injury, specifically...

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Sentiments from our Graduating Physio Intern

Sentiments from our Graduating Physio Intern

After what seems like a lifetime of school, with countless assessments, human anatomy labs, exams, projects, and hours of practice, my journey towards becoming a licensed physiotherapist is almost complete and I am nearing that finish line! I have had the privilege of...

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Yard Work Causing You Pain?

Yard Work Causing You Pain?

Summer is here and with it comes the joys of planting gardens and tending to your yard. Many people will find themselves dealing with back and hip, or neck and shoulder pain as they putter around their green space. This is usually due to an increase in activity that...

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MUSCLE PAIN? DRY NEEDLING!

MUSCLE PAIN? DRY NEEDLING!

Pain and muscle soreness is something that so affects many of us. From short-term pain due to a recent muscle strain, or chronic pain from an old muscle or joint injury that develops into myofascial trigger points. These trigger points are muscle knots that occur when...

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Prairie Trail Physiotherapists on Hit The Ice

Prairie Trail Physiotherapists on Hit The Ice

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on taking an active approach to physiotherapy. All of our physiotherapists are athletes of some kind themselves and therefore understand how to treat sports related injuries and deal with athletes suffering from pain....

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Are sit ups worth it?

Are sit ups worth it?

There has been recent discussion that sit ups are harmful to your back. This is based on how the sit up motion promotes a flexed posture through your lumbar spine (think poor posture through low back while sitting). When a full sit up is performed it engages our hip...

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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement

WINNIPEG PHYSIOTHERAPY BLOG Do you get pain in your shoulder when trying to lift your arm? When working overhead? When doing a push up? Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain and over time can lead to a tendonopathy of the rotator cuff muscles or even...

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