Ice vs. Heat: The Timeless Question

When it comes to managing injuries and pain, the age-old debate between ice and heat therapy often arises. Should you reach for an ice pack or a heating pad? Understanding the differences between these two therapies and when to use each can make a significant difference in your recovery. After over 20 years of treating patients, Fortius Physiotherapy explains the reasoning behind ice and heat therapy to help you make an informed decision.

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The Healing Hands

Why Seeing a Registered Massage Therapist Is Essential for Your Well-Being

In a world where stress seems to be an inevitable part of daily life, finding avenues for relaxation and rejuvenation becomes increasingly crucial. Among the many options available, Fortius Physiotherapy and Wellness massage therapy stands out as a time-honored practice that not only offers relaxation but also provides a multitude of health benefits. From easing muscle tension to improving mental well-being, the significance of massage therapy cannot be overstated. Let's delve deeper into why massage therapy is so important for your overall health and wellness.

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Walk Your Way to Better Health!

Walking may be one of the most powerful “medicines” available

I believe that walking is the most underrated form of exercise! The benefits of walking are overwhelming. As a physiotherapist at Fortius Physiotherapy, it is the one exercise that I tend to suggest for a vast amount of patients to improve their health. There are so many helpful components to walking that people are not aware of and that is why I would be happy to list just a few of those benefits for you today.

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Does Weather Really Affect Arthritis Symptoms?

It is that time of year again when the weather changes daily from cold to warm, rainy to sunny, high to low pressure and humid to dry. Each day, for the past few weeks, I have had many patients ask me about their achy, sore and swollen joints; “Why am I so sore?”, “What is causing it?”, and “Why is my arthritis flaring up?” Does the weather affect arthritis pain? Is there any scientific evidence to explain it?

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Do you experience pain in your face or jaw?

This pain that you are experiencing could be related to your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This is the hinge joint that allows you to open and close your mouth. This pain can often be debilitating because it makes eating, chewing, brushing your teeth difficult and can even keep you from getting a good night’s rest.

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