Pregnancy Sleeping Positions

Pregnancy Sleeping Positions

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog Leave a Comment

During pregnancy, especially in late stages, it is common to experience back pain, swelling of the limbs and dizziness when wakening up. It is suggested that the following recommendations are taken into consideration to ensure a healthy sleep and pregnancy. Sleeping on your back is not recommended. When on your back, the weight of the baby will apply pressure to …

Choosing Right Pillow

Choosing the Right Pillow

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog Leave a Comment

If you experience stiffness and pain in your neck when you wake up, it might be because you are not using the right pillow. Generally, Soft pillows are not suggested.  They do not provide proper support to the Head and Neck while sleeping. Therefore, muscles in the neck will slightly contract to provide support instead. This leads to stiffness and …

Health Literacy Taking Control Health

Health Literacy – Taking Control of Your Health

Dr. Edward Chan, DC, R.Ac. Blog Leave a Comment

Health literacy is your ability to understand and use information to make appropriate decisions about our health. However, at times it can be difficult to sort and understand the overwhelming information. Here are some tips: 1) Ask questions! If you do not understand the information, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare provider to clarify. We will be happy to …

Lifting Safety Techniques

Lifting Safety and Techniques

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Many patients seeking physiotherapy are suffering from lower back pain. This is commonly caused by improper form while lifting.  Improper lifting may lead to injuries to the spine or soft structures of the lower back area such as, muscles, ligaments or discs. This could be prevented by learning proper lifting techniques. Squat Lifting Squat lifting should be done for objects …