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Garden safely, without the aches and pains! Gardening is a great way to get outside and get some physical activity, but too often injuries occur and you end up sore. Our physiotherapist, Mandy Connell, was asked to to a segment on CTV News about how to stay safe gardening. Please watch it by clicking here. For more detailed information including before and after stretches visit our website.
Posted on 2018-05-25
We are so excited to announce that we have moved over a few doors from 534 to 528 Waterloo Street. It is a bigger, brighter space in the same building. This move has allowed us to offer more treatment times with our wonderful physiotherapists, expand our gym area and to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients. Thanks to our RHP team, family, friends and patients for all of your help and support over the years!
Posted on 2018-05-10
Mandy Connell was invited to speak at the Children's Dental World Continuing Education Conference last weekend about the role of physiotherapy in managing jaw pain or TMD's. Mandy, along with Lisa Baldwinson, presented to ballroom full of dentists and dental assistants.  It was a unique opportunity to represent and promote physiotherapy and build a stronger partnership with the dental profession.   River Heights Physiotherapy has 3  therapists with advanced training a...
Posted on 2018-05-10
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
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