Lymphedema - Reduction Phase: Making it work with limited time & limited budget The reduction phase of treatment, the process of reducing the size of the area affected, is an intensive form of treatment requiring quite a bit of commitment and compliance from the patient. Not only is there a time commitment but also a [...]
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ALPHA IS 6! November 2019 marks the 6th anniversary of ALPHA Health Services. Since its inception, the goal of ALPHA has been to provide effective, efficient and informed one on one care that will enable individuals to achieve their physical goals. The name ALPHA comes from the mission statement established in 2013: to help individuals develop and [...]
Concussion is one of the most common traumatic brain injuries, with approximately 288,000 concussion related hospitalizations in the United States per year (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 2019). Approximately 30% of those diagnosed with a concussion, report persistent post-concussion symptoms (PCS) 4 weeks post injury (Zemek et al., 2016). It is estimated that the [...]
The journey to being a pelvic floor physiotherapist... Mentorship. Experience. Passion. In the last few weeks, I have had a recent increase in clients asking me, and I quote, “how in the WORLD did you get into this sort of profession?”. I always smirk a bit whenever I am asked this question as I absolutely [...]
Ashley Saltsman- ALPHA Clinic Manager Ashley is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto and has an Honors Bachelor of Arts with a major in Equity studies and a double minor in Sociology and Women and Gender studies. Ashley has always known she wanted to pursue a career that involves helping others. In [...]
Management of Acute Strains and Sprains Within the first 72 hours of a musculoskeletal injury it is recommended to follow the P.O.L.I.C.E principle. Protection: The goal is to avoid further tissue damage following an acute injury. Protection can include temporarily immobilizing the area with a splint, using crutches or resting the area for a short [...]
Now that it is the beginning of fall, we are now starting to experience cooler temperatures. Eventually we will be getting into the winter season where there can be snow and ice on the ground. While falls can occur at any time, slippery ground is a risk factor for falls. More than a third of [...]
Are your Headaches Coming from your Neck? Most people have at least had an occasional headache and many people suffer from various types of headaches. According to the Canadian Headache Society, nearly half of adults have headaches and it is one of the most common reasons patients seek help from family physician If you are [...]
Massage 101: Managing your Massage Expectations You’ve been meaning to go in for a massage for a while now. You’ve been feeling a pain in your neck that started at least 2 months ago (that you can remember) but you keep putting it off getting it looked after as life is just too busy right [...]
Let's discuss how physiotherapy can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by bunions! What are Bunions? Medically known as hallux valgus, it is a progressive foot deformity affecting the first toe and is associated with foot pain and changes in functional mobility. The first toe begins to laterally deviate and produces a bony prominence [...]