Whether it's walking, climbing stairs, or simply standing upright, balance is a fundamental skill that can decline with age. Fortunately, physiotherapy offers a comprehensive solution to address these concerns.
Prevention & Treatment News
Enjoy news and tips from our Manotick Physiotherapists on how physiotherapy and massage treatment can help to keep you feeling your very best.
Incontinence can significantly impact a person's physical and emotional well-being. However, with the help of pelvic floor physiotherapy, many individuals find relief from the symptoms and regain control over their bladder and bowel functions.
As an expectant mother, ensuring your body is well-prepared for the upcoming labor and delivery is essential for a positive birthing experience.
As the leaves change color and the air turns crisper, the arrival of fall brings with it a unique set of challenges for our bodies, particularly our joints. While the season is undoubtedly beautiful, the drop in temperature and atmospheric pressure can have a significant impact on joint health.
Paediatric pelvic floor physiotherapy focuses on addressing pelvic floor dysfunction in children. In this blog, we will explore the importance of paediatric pelvic floor physiotherapy, its benefits, common conditions it addresses, and how it can positively impact children's lives.
Maintaining our balance and stability is an intricate process that relies on the proper functioning of our vestibular system. Vestibular physiotherapy offers effective rehabilitation and relief, empowering individuals to regain control, improve their balance, and restore their confidence.
Arthritis affects millions of people worldwide. This diverse group of diseases targets the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Physiotherapy can help address pain and mobility issues, while improving the overall quality of life!
Each athlete has unique needs when it comes to fueling for sports performance. An athlete’s genetics, level of competition, personal preferences, and the sport in question all play an important role when it comes to optimizing nutrition.
Rehabilitative yoga is a specialized form of yoga that combines the ancient practice of yoga with rehabilitation techniques to promote healing and recovery. It focuses on gentle movements, modified poses, and breath control to address specific physical or mental health conditions. Our Physiotherapist and certified yoga teacher, Melanie Mainville, can work with you to develop a customized yoga practice to address your specific needs and goals!
Blocked milk ducts can be a distressing and painful experience for breastfeeding mothers. However, with early detection and appropriate intervention, this condition can be effectively managed. From ultrasound therapy to manual techniques and education, our physiotherapists can offer effective relief, promote optimal milk flow, and facilitate a smooth breastfeeding journey!
During her pregnancy, a woman's body will go through important changes. That said, these changes can also lead to pressure, misalignment and pain in various areas of the body. Our Manotick physiotherapists explain how postpartum physiotherapy can help with recovery.
Many of us spend most of our days sitting at our desk, then arrive home too exhausted to exercise. This can take a toll on our body over time. Today, our Manotick physiotherapists explain how physiotherapy and nutrition services can help you break the health impacts and habits that result from a sedentary lifestyle.
Women's bodies undergo significant changes during pregnancy. Most will experience urinary incontinence, back pain, pelvic pain and more. Here, our Manotick physiotherapists discuss how prenatal and post-natal (postpartum) physiotherapy can help with pain prevention and recovery from childbirth.
If you live with arthritis, completing everyday tasks and activities can be painful due to joint discomfort and swelling, coupled with being unable to tell when you might have a bad day. Today, our Manotick physiotherapists explain how physiotherapy can help treat arthritis and manage pain.
With physiotherapy, we can help restore function, movement and mobility using specific physical methods in an area of a person's body impacted by chronic pain due to disease or injury. In this post, our Manotick physical therapists define chronic pain and how physiotherapy may help.
IMS (intramuscular stimulation) is a form of 'dry needling' treatment. Small, sterile acupuncture needles are placed in the muscles of a patient to release tension, alleviate strains and aid injury recovery. Here, our Manotick physical therapists explain when IMS may be right for you.
Many Canadians deal with joint pain, especially older individuals. Joint pain often falls under the umbrella of "arthritis". However, things are rarely that simple. Our Manotick physiotherapists discuss the types of joint pain treatments, including various types of physiotherapy, we can offer our clients at our clinic.
You may be aware that there are two distinct varieties of injury that a person can sustain - acute and chronic. Each of these types of injuries manifest very differently, and each takes time and rehabilitation to heal. Today, our Manotick physiotherapists explain how they can be overcome.
Do you often feel stuck when it comes to handling stressful situations, particularly when they're related to an activity or project you're passionate about? This is a very common issue. Our Manotick physiotherapists explain how it can be overcome with stress management consults.
You may commonly associate the phrase 'no pain, no gain' with being physically active. However, the adage isn't necessarily true for people participating in sports and trying to stay active. Our Manotick physiotherapists explain how sports physiotherapy can help treat acute or progressive injuries.
Our highly trained team of clinicians focuses on prevention first when providing physiotherapy treatment. We are dedicated to our patients and to the broader Ottawa community. In this post, we take some time to explain our care philosophy and our commitment to the community.
Our Manotick physiotherapists explain how pelvic floor muscles can be affected by pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn about the condition's symptoms and treatments and how how physiotherapy can help.
Have you recently been told that the discomfort you experience when gripping objects or the pain you feel in your elbow is lateral epicondylitis? This condition is commonly known as 'tennis elbow.' Believe it or not, you need not play tennis to have this common condition, as it can arise from repeated actions that cause inflammation in the tendons. Today, our Manotick physiotherapists explain what tennis elbow is and how physical therapy can help.
Knee injuries and pain are very common in people, whether they have a root cause in physical activity or from acute injuries like falls. Here, our Manotick physiotherapists explain how physiotherapy may be able to help to improve and recover your knee health and help you return to your normal function and movement.
The pregnancy and childbirth processes are hard on the body as it undergoes significant hormonal and physical changes. Not only do they impact the body of a new mother, but they can also affect their moods or lead to postpartum depression. Here our Mantocik physical therapists offer some information about how physiotherapy may be able to help address both.
Physical therapy is capable of helping our Manotick clients with addressing conditions and injuries affecting their balance, motion and mobility. Our trained professional physiotherapists are able to offer a range of treatments for our clients to help them return to their normal levels of ability.
For those living active lives, whether that involve going to the gym or playing sports, injuries - especially minor ones - are almost inevitable. Not all sports injuries require weeks or months of downtime and recovery. Your recovery can be helped by our Manotick physical therapists. Here, we explain more about how to speed your recovery from sports injuries.
Upper back pain is a very common source of discomfort that may be caused by muscle strain or poor posture. Here, our Manotick physiotherapists explain what kinds of physical therapy we prescribe to our patients in order to alleviate their pain, reduce their discomfort and improve the mobility of their upper back.
One of the most common effects of sitting for long periods of time (including working at the computer), is limited mobility and discomfort in the middle of your back - a part of your body also called the thoracic spine. Here, our Manotick physical therapists explain what kinds of passive and active physiotherapy treatments we prescribe to patients in order to restore their mobility.
Pain in your neck is one of the most common kinds of discomfort that is reported to us by our clients. There are many reasons why someone may be feeling pain in their neck. Here, our Manotick physical therapists explain some of the most common treatments and exercises that we use to alleviate neck pain or discomfort.
Aching feet are a very common issue facing many people across Canada. Here, our Manotick physiotherapists offer treatments not only in order to alleviate discomfort you are experiencing in your feet, but also to treat its source and help to ensure that the same issues don't flare up again.
Snacking can be a very helpful way of maintaining your energy throughout your day while preventing your sweet tooth from emerging through late-night snacks, treats or meals. Here, our Manotick physical therapists explain why snacking can be so important and also give some examples of healthy snacks to include in your day.