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The Healthy Balance Blog

News and updates, as well as useful information to help you live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Return to Running

Return to Running

Postpartum and during menopause there is a lot that can change "down there" which can impact our ability to run. These changes commonly include urinary incontinence, prolapse/feeling of heaviness, and pelvic pain. The good news: Common does not equal normal Despite being common these changes should not be passed off as the "new normal" and ignored. We would never ignore a soccer related knee injury because "they are common." Similarly, you should not ignore incontinence, pelvic pain or heaviness just because they are more common during/after menopause or post-partum. More good news: There is t...

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What is an FCAMPT Physiotherapist?

FCAMPT Physiotherapists

Never heard of an FCAMPT™ Physiotherapist? Sounds familiar but not really sure what FCAMPT means? If you would like to learn more about CAMPT-Certified™ physiotherapists and what they can do for you, continue reading.FCAMPT stands for Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. A CAMPT-Certified physiotherapist has completed extensive training in the area of orthopaedics that is internationally recognized and goes above and beyond Canadian University requirements for physiotherapy programs. What Makes FCAMPT Therapists Different? The additional training and education that FCA...

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Do You Have Shoulder Pain? Could Be The Rotator Cuff!

Rotator Cuff Diagram

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that include the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles provide movement and stability for the shoulder complex. Even though the rotator cuff is more well known, there are several other muscles that attach to the shoulder girdle. What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy? Rotator cuff tendinopathy "refers to pain and weakness, most commonly experienced with movements of shoulder external rotation and elevation, as a consequence of excessive load on RC tissues" (1). External rotation involves moving the arm away from the bo...

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Know Pain, Know Gain. Not No Pain, No Gain!

Nervous System

In today's world where we have become so plagued by disease/pain, one may ask "why?" We may recall Newton's 3rd Law of Motion, from our days of studying physics, "Every Action has an equal and opposite Reaction". Keep this in mind, as you read on.Motion is all around us as well as within us, down to the tiniest cells in our bodies. While this movement is good for our health, infections, trauma (emotional/physical), surgeries, repetitive movements, (poor) nutrition, environmental toxins, and stress will inflict a reaction in our bodies. Though we as human beings are resilient, how we respond to...

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Virtual Physio Update

Virtual Physio Session

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association and insurance companies have been working together to make it easier for clients to continue their care online during this time of social distancing. The response to our initial tele-rehab sessions has been so positive we have decided to make tele-rehabilitation services a permanent part of our treatment options. We are happy to announce, starting today, that we will now be accepting virtual appointment bookings through our online booking system. To schedule your virtual physiotherapy appointment please go to our website at www.hbpw.ca and click the "Book...

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March 24 COVID-19 Update

March 24 COVID Update

Due to the evolving situation with regards to COVID-19, Healthy Balance Physiotherapy and Wellness will now be closed until April 8/2020 pending further updates. Please check our website and social media for ongoing updates. Facebook Twitter Instagram Virtual appointments are being offered free of charge. Please book on-line through www.hbpw.ca until April 8th/2020.

COVID-19 Update

March 20 COVID Update

Please know that we are continually staying on top of current messaging from the government and our respective professional associations on best practices. Our current physical clinic status is closed until April 1st, 2020. We will reassess closer to that time and provide an update.We hope everyone is staying healthy and positive and doing what they can within guidelines to keep moving. We are currently providing one on one video conferencing which is available as an option for online booking. We are using tools that have been recommended and approved by our professional association. We would ...

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