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Foot Care Tips & Tricks for Surviving the Pandemic

So you are locked up in your home and unable to get to see your favorite foot care provider.  Your nails are getting long and your feet hurt.  What do you do?  Here are some tips and tricks to help care for your feet until your next visit.

In response to coronavirus: Your safety is our number 1 priority.

We recognize this is a serious situation, but do not want to panic either. Many large events have now been postponed to reduce public gatherings – that’s the right response! However, pain issues and being too sedentary can actually increase your odds of getting sick, so we will continue to help you in more hygienic, 1-on-1 therapy settings. We have reinforced the recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards following the guidelines of Health Canada, the WHO and local health authorities.

All that to say, we are open 1-2 days a week and still taking patients on an urgent basis while adding these extra cleaning and health protocols.

It can be scary to even think of going back to exercising after your pain has finally gone away. Sometimes we guard ourselves from anything strenuous because of fear of hurting ourselves again.  But is this the best way to avoid injuries?
But the good news is it’s up to you to change that. By taking your health seriously and exercising regularly you can avoid injuries and prevent old injuries from coming back. Here are some great ways to start your fitness journey.

Shoveling and Back Care
 
As the seasons change, we can forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparations needed to tackle the snow and ice. And most times we might forget how to take care of our backs when it comes to maintaining our sidewalk or driveway.
Muscle strain from shoveling snow is very common. Snow shoveling injuries include acute back pain and the straining of the lower back muscles from overexertion while shoveling snow. Lower back pain can be restrained all by the way we shovel.
 
The following snow removal tips can help you to avoid low back injuries and pain during the snowy winter season.

Cambridge Physiotherapy is the closest place to go to when you or your child is living with Scoliosis. Cambridge Physiotherapy offers Scoliosis Rehab using the latest techniques in the Schroth method.

Here at Cambridge Physio, we use the Schroth method of Scoliosis physiotherapy to help those living with scoliosis lead an optimal life.
The Schroth Method of treating Scoliosis is a Physiotherapeutic treatment that incorporates three-dimensional exercises that are specific to different curves depending on the diagnosis, Xrays and Cobb angle.

What is a strong core?
To have a strong core doesn’t necessarily mean having those washboard abs that many might consider when thinking about a strong core. Your core muscles can be strengthened and trained for much more than just looks. Our core muscles are some of the most important muscles that we use in day to day life, and pain often happens from not using your core. So how can we make sure we have a strong core?
 
Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a connecting chain of upper and lower body. Clearly, we need that chain link between our upper and lower body to function, but we need it to be strong to function effectively.
 

If you’ve never had a wart chances are you’ll have one or more in your lifetime. Studies show that we all have a 7-10 % chance of contracting a wart(s). What causes these nasty little bumps to appear when we least expect them? Well, it depends on the type of wart or more precisely where the wart is located. At Cambridge Physiotherapy & Rehab Center we provide the treatment and the knowledge necessary to keep your feet healthy.

Your head is heavy! Typically, an adult human head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds, as the head tilts or angles forward the weight is affecting the neck directly. According to Dr. Hansraj the average person is holding his or her head forward to look at a phone or tablet for 2 to 4 hours a day.

If you have recently started a different workout routine that is causing you to be sore not just the day after but days after a workout, we can explain why. The classic Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS, is an exercise-related muscle pain that sets in 6 to 8 hours after excessive or new, unaccustomed exercise, and peaks around the 48-hour mark. It is not surprising to find people complaining of aching muscles a day or two after exerting themselves in the gym, or after a dramatic increase in the duration and/or intensity of their exercise.

You can probably remember some time in your life hearing the words “sit up straight!” and “no slouching!”. Why should we really listen do that advice though, what’s wrong with slouching?

Here at Cambridge Physiotherapy & Rehab Center our clients know how important good posture really is. Good posturing means that we use the most efficient amount of muscle energy to keep our joints aligned against the downward pull of gravity we experience daily. Yes, it may be easier to slouch back in our chair, but good posture means efficient energy use which will save your body at the end of the day.

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