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ACUPUNCTURE ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?


Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or... read more


ANKLE SPRAINS

(OUCH! YOU'VE SPRAINED YOUR ANKLE) Ankle sprains are a common but painful injury that can happen in sports like running, soccer, basketball or volleyball, or simply by stepping unexpectedly... read more


BACK PAIN  

Almost everyone experiences some type of back pain during the course of their lives. The pain may occur suddenly and be gone within a couple of days or weeks, or it may occur repeatedly,...read more


BACK TO SCHOOL


It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s back to school time!
Parents, let’s send our children back to school safely with these easy... read more


CARDIORESPIRATORY CONDITIONS

Physiotherapists are skilled in helping people who are coping with acute or chronic respiratory or cardiovascular conditions by improving the function and capacity of their cardiorespiratory...read more


CONCUSSION INFORMATION CONCUSSION


Welcome back hockey fans!Hockey season is in full swing and concussion is now a hot topic for sports media.
What is concussion? How does it happen? How can I prevent concussion?How... read more


CORE STABILITY

What is the core?The core is the powerhouse of the body and is responsible for stability in the abdominal and lumbar (lower) back region. It involves the lumbo-pelvic complex and when... read more


EXERCISE And NUTRITION

Exercise, Nutrition and Weight loss Programs at Altima Physio
Come to Altima Physio to help you lose weight! Our professionals will design you a specific exercise program that... read more


HEALTHY COMPUTER HABITS

In this highly computerized world, more and more people of all ages are experiencing aches and pains that come from sitting at a computer for long periods of time. These aches and pains... read more


Injury Prevention Tips When Shoveling Snow Reality Check:

Winter is here. Is your body ready to take on the strain of shoveling hundreds of pounds of snow?

Snow shoveling requires a high level of cardiovascular and... read more


KNEE INJURIES

Anyone can be a victim of a knee injury; whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend fitness buff or someone just busy carrying out your day-to-day activities. The knee joint is... read more


OSTEOARTHRITIS

Joints change with time, and as we age we experience aches and pains and a gradual loss of mobility. However, osteoarthritis, one of 150 different forms of arthritis, is not simply a... read more


PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue in the sole of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. It runs... read more


RAKING THE LEAVES


Injury Prevention Tips When Raking Leaves
The kids are back in school; the air is crisp and clean; pumpkins are everywhere. It’s officially fall. This beautiful... read more


SMART GARDENING

The warm weather is here and so are those pesky weeds! Welcome back to gardening season. Your joints and muscles have been cooped up all winter, and now it is time to hit the topsoil,...read more


STRETCHING


STRETCHING!!!           What’s the difference between static and dynamic stretching?
Static Stretching:   
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