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Laser Therapy Now At Tri City Physiotherapy

"Proven Results with the Speed of Light" Phototherapy or Laser, is a therapeutic modality that uses photons (light energy) for tissue healing and pain reduction. It can be referred to as a variety of names such as laser and light therapy, low level laser and cold laser therapy. We now have a MedX laser  that we are using with positive results and great feedback from patients.  You can read more about the laser and the conditions it can treat at http://www.medxhealth.com/medxconditions.html How it works: Light energy penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy machines) of cells of our bodies. Light energy is then converted into bio-chemical energy which helps restore normal cell function. Effects of laser and light therapy: -increases circulation and helps remove pain-causing substances from the site of...

Partnering with Local YMCA

Here at Tri City Physiotherapy we are proud to say that we have partnered with our local Cambridge YMCA to help promote cardiac health with the 120 over 80 campaign. This campaign is aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise to achieve an optimal blood pressure, leading to a reduction of in one of the risk factors associated with Heart Attacks and Strokes. We are already partnered with the YMCA in Cambridge to provide continuity to the education and exercise program we give our Cardiac Rehabilitation patient and hope this new project will lead to an even healthier community.  Please visit their website or head over to our office or our local YMCA for more details. YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo are offering a free 120 Over 80 Wellness Series at the A.R. Kaufman Family...

Man I feel Dizzy – Vertigo and physical therapy

Why did I get Dizzy? Diseases of the vestibular system can induce vertigo and dizziness, often accompanied by nausea.  80% of people over the age of 65 have experienced dizziness and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).  BPPV is the cause of approximately 50% of dizziness in older persons.  About half the time, doctors can't find a specific cause for BPPV.  Whiplash and head trauma is a frequent cause of vestibular disorders in people under the age of 50. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) can help people with a variety of vestibular problems, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis or even a result of trauma. Even individuals with long-term unresolved inner ear disorders who have undergone a period of medical management with little or no success may benefit. VRT can also help people with...