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Beaumont, AB T4X 1E4

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Beaumont Lifestyle

May 25, 2016

Physiotherapy is also called physical therapy. It is the study of how and why the body moves and functions the way that is does. Physiotherapy involves treating any dysfunction that prevents the body from moving or functioning in its most optimal way. Sometimes these dysfunctions result in decreased range of motion, decreased strength or pain with movement.

 

Physiotherapy is performed by physiotherapists. Physiotherapists are highly trained qualified professionals and are considered movement specialists and experts in their field. In order to work in Alberta, physiotherapists must complete a university degree in physiotherapy and pass the national licensing exam. Physiotherapists use scientific evidence and a safe hands-on approach to help restore your body to its full function. As physiotherapists, we identify the cause of a dysfunction by a thorough assessment that includes history-taking and physical examination. Once the cause of the dysfunction has been identified, we then advise t...

May 19, 2016

 

Over one-third of seniors fall each year. A fall can result in minor injuries such as cuts or bruises to severe injuries such as fractures or a head injury that can further impact functional activity. Your local physiotherapist is trained to assess the risks associated with falling such as strength, flexibility, balance and walking patterns.  As physiotherapists, it is important for us to ensure that members of our community in Beaumont have access to helpful tips that can reduce their risk of a fall and subsequently their risk of injury.

 

Firstly, wear adequate and supportive footwear. Be sure to have shoes with heel support that fit snug to your foot. Make sure to have laces tied prior to movement. In wintertime, wear shoes or boots with a good grip or wear studded galoshes over your shoe for grip.In your home, check floors for obstacles regularly that may be in a walkway or high traffic area. Wipe up spills quickly to avoid slipping and check that area rugs are securely fixed to the...

May 19, 2016

Golf season is already upon us! As a golfer it is a great idea to make sure that you remember some key tasks in order to prevent injury so that you do not miss any time in this short Alberta season.

 

Firstly, proper attire is key to a successful season. Being comfortable when golfing can be challenging when the weather changes so rapidly. It is important to carry multiple layers of protective clothing in your golf bag including lightweight materials to help wick moisture away and a waterproof layer for those sporadic rain showers.

Whether you are walking the course or taking a cart, essential supportive footwear is required. Be sure to measure your foot size annually and change your footwear as soon as it becomes worn. Incorrect footwear can increase your risk of lower body injury due to misalignment and poor biomechanics during your swing and when walking.

Do you require orthotics in your golf shoes? An orthotic that is custom made for your golf shoe will enable to you to be sure you're...

May 17, 2016

 

With Spring in full swing, it is time to clean up all the yard. Raking grass can be a lot of fun but unfortunately on occasion we can experience injury as a result of a lot of raking.

 

With repetitive bending to reach over and rake, back and shoulder injuries can ensue. These injuries can be a real set back when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In order to prevent injury follow these simple useful tips:

 

1. Gentle warm up prior to activity. Some gentle back bends and trunk rotation stretches can warm up muscles so that they are “ready” for the activity. take 2-3 minutes of slowly flexing, extending and rotating your trunk while seated or standing to warm up.

 

2. Evaluate the amount of work, and divide up by completing over several days or by finding some helpers up for the task.

 

3. Take frequent breaks in activity. Every 5-10 minutes, be sure to stand up and take a step back to admire your big pile of leaves! This will give your back and lower extremities a rest from repetiti...

May 17, 2016

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