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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...

Put Nature’s Call On Hold!

Many of you have probably heard of the famous “Kegal” exercises.  Well, “Kegals” do NOT treat all kinds of pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.  If your pelvic floor muscles tend to be shortened, then kegals are not for you.  However, if you pelvic floor muscles are long and weak, then progressive pelvic floor strengthening and control  may be the right solution.  Now, you are probably wondering, “Well, how do I know if my pelvic floor muscles are short and tight or weak and long? The answer to your question is pelvic floor physiotherapy.  Physiotherapists that have been trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation, will need to perform a thorough assessment which would help to determine what the right treatment plan is for you.  Your physiotherapist will ask you questions regarding how and when the problem started and...