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Publicly Funded Physiotherapy- An Update

posted Friday, December 19, 2014

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In August 2013 the Ontario Government changed the way publicly funded physiotherapy is delivered in the community. Approved private clinics and Family Practice Health Teams are now able to offer OHIP funded physiotherapy. These clinics are granted a number of treatment blocks per injury/condition in a year, subject to a maximum of $312.00. Let’s say […]

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Runnning injuries

posted Sunday, November 16, 2014

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So for all the runners out there, I thought I would summarize what I have learned from treating people with running injuries, and using the latest research. When most people have a running injury they tend to address what they can control themselves, either their shoes or orthotics. New Balance seems to have good advice […]

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Monitoring Lower Back Pain

posted Tuesday, October 7, 2014

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Even the most diligent Physiotherapists can get lower back pain. We are constantly bending down or leaning over bodies all day. I had suffered a nasty bout of lower back pain after bending forward and lifting. I had a slight weakness there before but I had neglected it and hadn’t been keeping up with my […]

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Where is your helmet?

posted Sunday, September 7, 2014

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As I write this blog, I am on holiday in Amsterdam with family. When walking around the city. the most well-known and obvious sight is the number of people on bikes. In fact you have to look out for bikes more than cars when crossing the road. It’s obvious that bikes rule in this city, […]

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Physiotherapy and Pilates Find Common Ground

posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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PHYSIO-PILATES In this blog I would like to talk about the ideal fusion of physiotherapy, rehabilitation and Pilates, using the classic equipment. Pilates was originally developed by Joseph Pilates while he was working with injured World War II soldiers in Germany. Joseph determined that attaching springs on the end of the bed helped soldiers to […]

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Physiotherapy or Chiropractic: Truth or Dare

posted Friday, June 6, 2014

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Many clients and friends ask me what the difference is between physiotherapists and chiropractors and which one they should go and see. The goal of this blog is to give the reader some useful information on what you should be aware of to make an informed decision. So first off, as a physiotherapist, I am […]

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Hands on

posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Hello there, my name is Damian Wyard and my particular focus of interest as a physiotherapist and Pilates instructor is muscle and joint problems, either sports-related or from just life/work demands. I take a hands-on approach, blending an individual’s mechanics with the best available science. It’s a problem-solving role to find out what is causing […]

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