Sinus Headaches: Massage Techniques for Relief
Sinus Headaches: Three At-Home Massage Techniques for Relief By: Prism Saswirsky, Registered Massage Therapist As Spring approaches, you may find you’re experiencing more headaches than usual. This can be attributed to sinus headaches, which sometimes result from the increased allergens in the air. Sinus headaches are not only caused by allergies, but also many other …
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Osteoarthritis Treatment Options: Things to Start Today
Osteoarthritis Treatment Options: Things to Start Today By: Julia Towers, Physiotherapist Do you have achy, swollen, or creaky joints? Are you waking up in the morning feeling like the Tin Man? If so, these symptoms may be impacting your ability to participate in the activities you love, which can be very frustrating! So let’s talk …
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Concussion Symptoms: How to Recognize a Concussion
Concussion Symptoms: How to Recognize a Concussion By: Laurin Walton, Physiotherapist Why Early Recognition and Treatment of Concussion is Important Being able to recognize concussion symptoms can result in determining when a concussion may have occurred. This information is important for getting a person the care they need. Whether this person is your teammate, your …
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3 Tips to Prevent Shin Splints For Runners
Shin splints can be a serious buzz kill to your summer activity plans. Once shin splints start, they are hard to get rid of without taking your foot off the proverbial gas pedal. Shin splints will be noticeable as pain on the front of your lower legs with any activity such as walking or running.... Learn More
What Should You Do After a New Injury?
As a Physiotherapist in Red Deer, one of the first and most common questions we address with our patients is what they can do at home to promote an efficient and safe return following a new injury. When you experience a brand-new injury and emergent care is not required, we implement.... Learn More
3 Tips to Prevent Common Snowboarding and Skiing Injuries
Being active and getting outdoors has been a wonderful escape from the restrictions surrounding the COVID pandemic. As the time to hit the slopes draws closer, we can identify a few tactics to allow you to seize every minute of this upcoming ski season and stay injury free Concussions are.... Learn More
Getting to the Core of Low Back Pain!
The lower back is one of the most common areas that we treat here at Stride Physiotherapy. Low back pain (LBP) is now the most common cause of lost time at work, potentially related to our increasingly sedentary lifestyle and prolonged periods of sitting1 - COVID and working from home hasn’t helped.... Learn More
Joint Cracking – What’s Going On?
I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon associated with joint cracking. You all know what I'm talking about that popping sound followed by the feeling of satisfaction that we all got when we cracked our knuckles and backs growing up. How many times have our parents and grandparents.... Learn More
To Brace or Not to Brace?
To brace, or not to brace: that is the question! As an Athletic Therapist, I often get asked about bracing and taping for acute and chronic injuries, as well as injury prevention. Today, I am going to take some time to discuss when you should and when you should not brace injuries; specifically, ankle sprains.... Learn More
Overcoming An Injury – The Psychological Side
I woke up excited on the morning of my competition. I was preparing to run the Spartan Race with 3 of my old-time friends, and my family was on their way up to Red Deer to cheer us on. The sun was shining and all together it was looking like it was going to be a beautiful day. But that soon changed.... Learn More