Tips to reduce the risk of falling

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Originally posted on April 28, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/preventing-falls-a-patient-info-sheet/   More than one-third of Canada’s elderly population (ages 65 and older) fall each year. It’s estimated that 50% of those who fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as sprains, hip fractures, or head traumas that can permanently reduce their mobility and independence. Direct health care… Read more »

Tips on preventing and healing plantar fasciitis

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Originally posted on April 28, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/plantar-fasciitis-a-patient-info-sheet About plantar fasciitis   Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue in the sole of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. It runs from the ball of the foot to the heel, stretching to… Read more »

New to running? Here’s a handy guide on how to stay injury-free

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  Originally posted on May 4, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/running-for-beginners-a-patient-info-sheet So you’ve made the decision to start running. Congratulations! It’s a great way to improve your health and your quality of life. Like all physical activity, however, running carries the risk of injury. It’s important to know how to prevent injury and what steps to take… Read more »