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OMNI Health and Rehab Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays can be a stressful time for our bodies both physically and mentally, we at OMNI Health and Rehab have put together an essential holiday survival guide to help you stay healthy!

In addition to the shopping and family outings the holidays also bring about the busiest travel season of the year, travel smart this holiday season and head the following advice: Read more ›

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The Modern Approach To Lower Back Pain

Back pain continues to be the number one thing we find limiting patients from living their best life. This has been true for a long time and it’s fair to assume that you, your parents and grandparents have all dealt with back pain at some point, What is interesting is how the management of the same back pain has evolved over the years.

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Pregnancy and Exercise

 

Exercise is integral to a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, you can continue to exercise during your pregnancy. Here are a few things to consider.

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The Deep Squat – How to Do it and Why to Do It

The deep squat has nearly gone extinct in modern North American society. We drive to work in cars or sit on trains, then sit at a desk for eight hours, sit on the way home, sit to eat dinner, sit to watch tv in the evening. This leaves little opportunity for our hips, knees, and ankles to bend beyond 90 degrees.

 

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch – That is the question!

 

It is common practice to include static stretching in a warm up, but is this the best way to prevent injury?

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Weight Loss, Exercise and Pain

What is the Relationship Between Weight Loss and Pain Reduction? Our Physiotherapist Stephanie highlights some fantastic research in this field.

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Proper Lifting Technique

There is a science and an art to lifting everyday objects properly. Keeping a NEUTRAL SPINE is key to avoiding long term or short term back pain. This same principle translates to weight lifting which we will visit in a later post but for now, let’s focus on the basics! We have outlined some tips to follow below:

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Ergonomic Desk Setup

Often times we see patients who spend an absurd amount of time sitting at their office desk. This can cause a myriad of musculoskeletal problems ranging from back pain to headaches. Our advice is always to break up the amount of time spent in any one particular posture but it also helps to modify your desk setup to be ergonomically friendly. We have outlined a few tips for you below.

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Why you probably don’t need an MRI for low back pain

Lumbar MRI

Patients often have the misconception that an MRI scan of their back provides the most comprehensive illustration of the cause of their back pain. They will provide me with a computer disk enclosing their scan and, by no fault of their own, expect that as soon as I view it, I will suddenly know their source of pain. Unfortunately, only in rare cases is an MRI for low back pain really that effective. Read more ›

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Ice or Heat for Pain – Which is Better and Why

Ice vs. Heat – The Epic Battle!

You’ve just sprained your ankle, felt a strain in your back, or had an unfortunate fall. Do you apply ice or heat?

Heat might be the most comfortable of the two but, which is better for your recovery?

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