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What are the best exercises for heel pain? Research strongly supports these specific exercises and hands on therapy for resolving plantar fasciitis in the shortest amount of time possible.  The recommended treatments include calf stretches (A), foot stretches (B), and hands-on therapy (C). For calf stretches, while standing with your foot straight ahead, lean forward and keep your heel on the floor until you feel a stretch sensation in your calf. Perform this stretch first with the back l...
Posted on 2017-04-03
A recent large-scale study reviewed the effectiveness of physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis.   The researchers studied a database of 819 963 patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Only 7.1 of the time and supervised rehabilitative exercises 90% of the time. The researchers found that patients who received manual therapy as part of their treatment averaged fewer visits and had a lower cost of care of $340. These results support prior studies that show faster recovery tim...
Posted on 2017-03-13
River Heights Physiotherapy's co-owner, Mandy Connell, once again volunteered her time at Ecole Robert H. Smith School's annual Communty Breakfast Fundraiser.  Mandy provided massages for donations to support the school's charity of choice, Mental Health Awareness.  Other local businesses provided food, drinks, hair styling and manicures.  Local media was on hand to broadcast this truly amazing event full of fun, food, entertainment and community spirit! Well done...
Posted on 2017-03-09
The idea of needing a joint surgery is very daunting.  Do you have knee osteoarthritis, suffer from pain but want to delay or avoid  surgery? Many studies show you can! All you need to do is see a physiotherpist! Deyle et al 2000 showed that a 4 week course of manual therapy (hands on treatments done by a physiotherapist) and a supervised exercise program delayed or eliminated the need for surgery in many patients with knee osteoarthiritis. Exercise is medici...
Posted on 2017-02-08
May is Physiotherapy Month. Walk right in for a free pedometer in honour of Physiothearpy Month. We want to help keep you moving! What better way than to start tracking your steps. Once you know how many steps you take on average in a day, set a goal to increase your steps by 500 steps per day, until you reach 10 000 steps in a day. 10 000 steps a day equals about 5 miles.  What a terrific way to imporve your health and enjoy our beautiful Manitoba spring! 
Posted on 2016-05-06
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