Health Blog

lower back pain Jun10th 2018

Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy is often your most reliable path

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aches and pains May20th 2018

Are Aches and Pains Ruining Your Day?

As people age, many develop aches and pains that become progressively worse and begin to interfere with their normal work requirements, daily activities and even healthy sleep patterns. In many cases these aches and pains are worse upon awakening in the morning and ease as the person arises and begins to move about. Although this

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stretch May10th 2018

The Amazing Benefits of Stretching

Everyone knows that exercise is a part of healthy living, but do you consider a stretching routine part of your exercise program, or as an afterthought that gets done if time permits? Since no one ever has enough time, you may want to reconsider how you view exercise, as there are so many benefits to

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Sciatica workshop Apr26th 2018

Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop a SUCCESS!

Last Saturday SOS Physiotherapy hosted 40+ people at their Belmont location and 20+ people at the Elmira location for a workshop on Back Pain and Sciatica. What a turnout! There was great information shared as patients learned how they can HANDLE their pain and not just ALTER, or worse…..IGNORE it!  The feedback was great and we

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neck pain Apr20th 2018

Neck Pain and Headaches from Stress

Stress is nothing more than our reaction to a provocation that upsets our physical and/or mental equilibrium. Therefore, stress is an inevitable part of life. Nevertheless, when we are faced with stress, our “fight or flight” response can be triggered; this causes the production of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol to increase and rush through

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arthritis Apr10th 2018

How to Treat Arthritis Pain

You have more options than ever for the day to day aches and pains of arthritis in the current generation of medicine. When combined with professionally monitored physical therapy, you can use all of the following tips to relieve the symptoms of arthritis while improving the strength and the mobility of your muscles. A Program

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arthritis pain Mar10th 2018

How to Treat Arthritis Pain

You have more options than ever for the day to day aches and pains of arthritis in the current generation of medicine. When combined with professionally monitored physiotherapy, you can use all of the following tips to relieve the symptoms of arthritis while improving the strength and the mobility of your muscles. A Program of

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active at work Feb20th 2018

How to Stay Active at Work

Having a desk job will naturally keep you from moving about in a natural fashion. The less you are active, the more you will experience fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Taking the time to move around and create a more comfortable environment for yourself may seem like wasted time, but your productivity will

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back pain Feb10th 2018

Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away

Causes of Low Back Pain & How Physiotherapy Can Help Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people cite for making an appointment with a physiotherapist. Most people suffer from lower back pain to varying degrees at some point in their lives. Sometimes, lower back pain is more of an annoyance than

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low back Jan20th 2018

What you eat can make you hurt more…

How Your Diet Can Make Your Aches and Pains Worse Do you suffer from chronic aches and pains? If so, then you’re not alone. Often times, “mystery” aches and pains are actually caused by localized inflammation in the body, which can occur as a result of overuse or even injury. And while there are anti-inflammatory

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