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Have you ever gone to bend your elbow, hip, knee or ankle but felt like something was stopping you from moving as well as you used to be able to? You’re not alone. Many clients come in for a Massage complaining of hip pain that never seems to go away; something seems thick or blocking…

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If you’ve had a Massage before, you probably already know that “Massage” is a loaded word: it doesn’t just mean muscle stimulation or that you have a midday relaxation session, but packs a full wallop in benefiting not only your physical health; but your mental and physiological well being. At Nose Creek Physiotherapy we know…

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Nose Creek Physiotherapy’s Feature Blog for this month comes from Beddington Massage Therapist Paul Sherley. At Nose Creek, we truly believe that it is the brilliance of our Team that sets us apart, and we are pleased to have Paul in the spotlight this month.   When you need a massage: “Better Call Paul”  Nose…

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Meridian Massage: when you first hear this, what do you think of? You know that this is obviously a Massage treatment, but what exactly does “Meridian” mean, and how can this treatment benefit you? When we speak of “Meridian” Massage, we are referring to using oils or lotions to facilitate relaxing Massage techniques along the…

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The lymphatic system is one of the most important parts of the immune system; this powerhouse system is so important because its main function is to protect the body from disease and infection. It is composed of a large system of vessels (veins, arteries and capillaries), nodes (small filters) and organs that are branched out…

With the weather beginning to improve and many outdoor sports and activities starting up, an influx of activity after a sedentary winter means that sports and exercise related injuries are on the rise. With that in mind, we know that you may have questions related to how to prevent these kinds of sports and exercise…

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Do you tackle every task that comes your way in a timely fashion, or do you put things on the backburner and wait until the last minute? Are you living life to the fullest or letting it pass you by? These are important questions, and you won’t be able to get the most out of…

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We develop a muscle imbalance in our necks due to the head forward posture we talked about last week. As a result of the head forward posture, our muscles in the front of our neck get weak and lengthened and the muscles in the back of your neck get stronger and tighter.  A great analogy…

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Wow, if you read last week’s article, Paul illustrated how for every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of your head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds. Our goal is to re-establish what we as Therapists call “axial extension”, which is a fancy word for “straighten up”. As you…

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Most people suffer from tension in their necks and shoulders at some point in their lives, which is hardly surprising if you consider the job the neck has to do.  Poor posture, bad working positions and carrying heavy bags all contribute to making the problem worse. Most of us have experienced this pain – your…

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