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Are Physical Health and Mental Health Related?

It’s very easy for us to fall in to the trap in thinking that our minds and bodies are completely distinct from each other. This month’s post will take a close look at exactly what this link looks like, and how you can take care of your body to improve your mental health, most especially your mood.

Tue, Aug 13 2019

Fibromyalgia: What Is It? How severe is it?

Fibromyalgia: What Is It? How severe is it?

Until recently, many suffering from chronic pain were told simply that fibromyalgia was not a physical condition, but a mental illness. Doctor’s would even tell their otherwise entirely healthy patients that the condition was virtually imaginary – that the brain was sending false signals and that the pain wasn’t ‘real’. Fortunately for sufferers, the medical establishment has done a 180 on this notion, and fibromyalgia is now nearly universally recognized as a legitimate medical condition.

Fri, Jul 05 2019

Tips for Exercising Safely

Tips for Exercising Safely

Every day we see our fair share of patients who are suffering from pain or discomfort caused by improper exercising techniques and so for this month's blog post, we've decided to provide you with tips for making your next gym visit or exercise session a safer one.

Fri, May 17 2019

Running into Pain: Common Running Injuries and How They’re Caused and Treated

Running into Pain: Common Running Injuries and How They’re Caused and Treated

Runner’s knee can be caused by a few different things. In most cases, if you’re experiencing pain in or around your knee while walking, running or sitting, it could be Runner’s Knee

Thu, Apr 18 2019

Tennis Elbow Explained

Spring is upon us, and that means that very soon we’ll be trading in our boots and toques for sunglasses and sandals as well as swapping our hockey sticks and curling brooms for golf clubs and tennis racquets. And while this means that we’ll get to spend more time outdoors enjoying the weather, it can also mean new injuries, pains and discomfort for some. One of these new potential injuries is Tennis Elbow.

Wed, Mar 27 2019

What You Need to Know About Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

What You Need to Know About Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

Active Release Technique, or A.R.T., for short, is a type of Chiropractic treatment that focuses on treating the soft-tissue system of the body. And unlike traditional Chiropractic treatment, it uses massage-like movements rather than adjustments. 

Fri, Mar 01 2019

2019 Health and Wellness Resolutions That Anyone Can Achieve

2019 Health and Wellness Resolutions That Anyone Can Achieve

Every year, as the clock strikes 12:01 A.M. on January 1st, many people set resolutions and goals they want to achieve over the next 365 days. But unfortunately for most, these goals and resolutions tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. And as a rehabilitation clinic, we hate to see any of our patients or their family and friends not obtain their goal. We strive to help every person we meet be successful in whatever they set out to do, whether it be to recover from an accident or make a healthy change to their lifestyle. So as 2019 is still relatively young and everyone's eagerness is high, we thought we'd take this opportunity to share some health and wellness resolutions that we believe anyone can accomplish.

Fri, Feb 01 2019

Absolute Advice Year-End Recap

Absolute Advice Year-End Recap

2018 is quickly coming to a close, and so, in typical New Year’s fashion, we wanted to take this time to reflect on our past year of Absolute Advice. Each month, we’ve created a new article designed to educate readers and provide them with the information they need to live a healthy lifestyle regardless of the time of year. From in-depth looks at various therapy treatments to tips and tricks for making the most of various activities and seasons, we’ve covered a lot of different topics of the last 12 months. Continue reading below for recaps of each blog post as well as a link to the original article if you’d like to read more.

Thu, Dec 20 2018

Tips for Safer Walking This Winter

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Crisp air, fresh snowfalls, frozen lakes, what's not to love right? Well, as beautiful as this time of year is, it can also be quite dangerous for walking. When not careful, the beautiful snow and ice become tripping, slipping and falling hazards that can make anyone, young or old, their victim. But rather than hibernate and miss out on all of winter's beauty, a simple adjustment to your walking habits can be the difference between an enjoyable winter and a painful one.

Fri, Nov 30 2018

Tips for Limiting the Aches and Pains Caused by Cold Weather

Tips for Limiting the Aches and Pains Caused by Cold Weather

Every year around this time, we tend to see an increase in patients experiencing stiffness or soreness in their muscles and joints. And contrary to what some people believe, this is no coincidence. So, what can you do to limit the aches and pains caused by the cold weather? Aside from stretching and seeking proper medical treatment like physiotherapy, massage therapy or acupuncture to name a few, you can do many small things around the home to limit the effects cold weather has on your body. Continue reading below for a list of these simple things you can do around the house, and if you have any questions, we encourage you to reach out to us by phone or email.

Wed, Oct 31 2018

Pilates as a Therapy Method

Pilates as a Therapy Method

When most of us hear the term “Pilates”, we more than likely think of a gym, exercise mats, group fitness classes, instructors, simple movements, home DVDs or something similar. And while none of those things are wrong, Pilates and its precise movements are much more than an exercise. At Absolute Rehab Centre, our team uses Pilates as a means of rehabilitation for our patients. What some people consider simple actions are actually precise movements and routines that can be used to strengthen specific areas of the body after an injury.

Tue, Oct 09 2018

A Closer Look At Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a standard therapy practice used around the world. But despite its commonality, many people are still hesitant to receive acupuncture therapy— who could blame them? There’s nothing ordinary about having little pins pressed into your body. But before you dismiss acupuncture, we recommend you continue reading to learn all about acupuncture.

Thu, Aug 30 2018

Camping Tips for Older Campers

Camping Tips for Older Campers

Summer is the time for family trips, excursions and above all, fun. With no school for a few months for the kids and very few people in the office at work for the parents, it’s obvious why many families take the opportunity to get away. For many families, camping is the adventure of choice. It offers up the chance to unplug, enjoy the outdoors and spend some quality time with the rest of the family. But as we get older, camping can start to disagree with our bodies and leave us in pain and discomfort— we’re looking at you, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa.

Mon, Jul 30 2018

Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors

Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors

As we get older, it becomes tougher to do the things we love. The same can be said about enjoying the outdoors. As our age rises, making the most of summer isn't as easy as joining a sports team or going for a run. But, that doesn't mean it's any less important for older people to get a breath of fresh air and catch their share of sun rays. And while it's not as simple as throwing on your running shoes, grabbing your bike or signing up for your favourite sport, there are still many ways for seniors of all abilities to get outdoors and reap the benefits of summer.

Thu, Jun 28 2018

Tips for Safely Working in the Yard

Tips for Safely Working in the Yard

Spring has finally sprung and summer is just around the corner. For many of us, this means it's time to grab the rakes and shovels and head out to the yard to give it some much needed TLC. But not so fast, even though yard work is thought of as a chore, it still raises potential risks to our bodies— especially after a long winter of inactivity. Everything from moving garden supplies to weeding flowerbeds, pose threats to our bodies that could leave us with significant aches and pains.

Mon, May 28 2018

The Importance of Stretching

In theory, the concept of stretching seems fairly simple. However, it’s something our team is often asked about. So as winter (slowly) turns to spring and many of us aim to begin or restart a fitness routine, we thought this was the perfect time to discuss the importance of stretching. Stretching is not only important for athletes but it’s also important for people whose jobs may have a negative impact on their posture (I.e. sitting at a desk, performing repetitive movements, driving).

Thu, Apr 26 2018

Teaming Up For A Cause

Teaming Up For A Cause

Absolute Rehab Centre and Livewell Health and Physiotherapy are teaming up to raise funds for KidsAbility™.

Tue, Apr 10 2018

Senior Physiotherapy at Absolute Rehab Centre

The Need for Senior Physiotherapy

When people think of physiotherapy, they sometimes relate it to injury recovery or for people that are getting their bodies back in motion from an illness or disease. But what a lot of the general public may not consider is how much seniors can benefit from physiotherapy and related treatments.

Wed, Mar 14 2018

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for cancer patients recovery

Physiotherapy and Helping Cancer Patients Recover

At Absolute Rehab, we can help Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors with Physiotherapy to help make moving, easier. Physiotherapy and keeping active has been researched and proven effective in helping those with Cancer to stay moving, regain their independence, and live life as normally as possible.

Tue, Feb 20 2018

Waterloo Physiotherapy and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation for Heart Health

Physiotherapy for Heart Disease can help those at risk and those who are managing their heart disease, work with their body to improve their heart's function. 

Tue, Feb 13 2018

Physiotherapy Winter Tips

Winter and Your Body: Waterloo Physiotherapy Advice

At Absolute Rehab Centre, we see a variety of patients each Winter that seek treatments for their Winter Injuries and Physical conditions. Before you need restorative action, get your body prepared for the conditions out there and take the necessary precautions to avoid injuries.

Wed, Jan 17 2018

Lower Back Pain Shoveling Snow

Lower Back Pain, Injuries and Shoveling Snow Safely

 ‘Tis the season for lower back pain when shoveling the snow. But it doesn’t have to be!

At Absolute Rehab Centre, we see a variety of patients each year with constant lower back pain due to shoveling the snow, or have instigated new lower back pain and back problems as a result of shoveling techniques. This year, we want to help our patients shovel snow safely to avoid any back pain and back problems, injuries and spinal compression.

Thu, Dec 21 2017

Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation Physiotherapy

Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation, Whiplash and Therapy

At Absolute Rehab Centre, our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and even Acupuncturists, have experience treating patients with motor vehicle accident injuries, whether they need minor rehabilitation or intensive rehabilitation.

So what should you do if you are in a motor vehicle accident and are injured?

Fri, Nov 24 2017

Combat Stress Absolute Rehab

Combat Stress: Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture

Stress is both a psychological and physiological response, and many of the outcomes of stress result in physical pain and poor health. At Absolute Rehab Centre, we see the effects of stress in our patients, especially when they come in with pain not triggered by an injury or condition. Learn about how you can be aware of your body’s stress and ways to cope with stress with Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture.

Wed, Nov 01 2017

Home Physiotherapy Lower Back Pain

Home Physiotherapy Exercises for Lower Back Pain

When patients book in for Physiotherapy Treatment at Absolute Rehab, they not only receive physiotherapy treatment at our rehab centre, but they are also given home exercises to accompany the treatments.

Wed, Oct 25 2017

Concussion Management Treatment Advice

Our Physiotherapists in Waterloo help patients to heal and resume normal functioning through concussion management.

Wed, Oct 18 2017

prevent back pain raking leaves

Prevent Back Pain When Raking Leaves

When the end of summer arrives and the leaves begin to fall, homeowners are faced with the task of raking the fallen leaves. Patients who come in for Physiotherapy in Waterloo are often curious as to how they can prevent back pain when raking leaves. The Absolute Rehab team has put together some helpful tips to prevent lower back pain and general back pain when raking leaves this Fall.

Wed, Oct 11 2017

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Does My Child Need Custom Orthotics?

 As your child’s feet grow you may find yourself on a few shopping trips for shoes. During the developmental stages, you may also find that your child has a few foot and leg related issues such as flat feet, trouble balancing, knee pain, lower back pain and leg pain. At Absolute Rehab, we know that it’s not uncommon for children to need over-the-counter orthotics, or more advisably, custom orthotics, to help when these problems arise.

Thu, Sep 28 2017

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Office Woes and Gamer No's!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common wrist and hand injuries today. We see this injury in office workers, gamers and students alike because of their posture while being at the computer. Here’s what to look out for and how get pain treatment for CTS.

Wed, Sep 13 2017

Avoid Lower Backpain Backpacks

Going Back To School? Avoid Lower Backpain and Injuries

Lower Backpain and injuries that come from carrying backpacks and workbags are a common thing we see at Absolute Rehab. With September just around the corner, many children, teens and young adults will be headed back to school. Before the textbooks and school materials pile up, it’s important to discuss and practice good backpack habits. 

Wed, Aug 30 2017

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain Absolute Rehab

Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain Treatments

Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health concerns including lower back pain and general back pain. As an alternative approach to healing and pain treatment, or in conjunction with Chiropractic Treatments or Massage Therapy, Acupuncture is available at Absolute Rehab Centre for our patients.

Mon, Jul 31 2017

Massage Therapy Pain Treatment Absolute Rehab

Benefits of Massage Therapy For Pain Treatment and More

Massage Therapy isn’t just something you sign up for on deluxe vacations. Having Massage Therapy treatments can improve your every day life and provide health benefits for various conditions and concerns.

Thu, Jun 29 2017

Custom Orthotics for Lower Back Pain

Combat Lower Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

Well, the groups of bones in your feet are connected to a few other bones and tissues along the way, but your feet are important when it comes to dealing with lower back pain.

Wed, May 24 2017

Fit Body, Sharp Mind

Mon, Mar 20 2017

Good Posture, Better Mood?

Mon, Mar 06 2017

Step to It!

Wed, Feb 22 2017

Running Prep Blog

Thu, Jan 05 2017

What do Physiotherapists do?

Thu, Dec 22 2016

4 Myths About Back Pain

Wed, Nov 23 2016

Healthy Harvest: 6 Ways to Stay Active This Fall

Prepare meals using local, fresh produce, adjust workout wardrobe to suit temperature decrease, reboot your immune system and more.

Wed, Sep 07 2016

Staying in shape this summer

If you are looking to keep in shape this summer here is a short, no-nonsense workout that will keep you looking and feeling your best.

Wed, Jul 20 2016

Are You Injuring Yourself Without Knowing It?

Repetitive strain injuries can lead to limitations in recreational activities or hobbies which can ultimately lead to diminished mental health.

Tue, Mar 15 2016

Prevent Winter Sports-Related Injuries

Surviving the Canadian Winter: How to Prevent Winter Sports-Related Injuries

Whatever your chosen sport, here's a few simple changes you can make to your routine to prevent injury this winter.

Tue, Jan 12 2016

What L'Esprit De Corps Pilates Studio Will Do For You

Here is a list of five good reasons to get started with Pilates

Tue, Jan 12 2016

Eat Better

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Try to eat organically grown foods as they reportedly have 2-5x more nutrients and it will decrease exposure to pesticides.

Tue, Jan 12 2016


How Physiotherapy Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Strokes are caused by a blockage preventing blood from flowing to the brain and currently one of the leading causes of death and disability in Ontario.

Mon, Jan 11 2016

Winter Activities: The Dangers of Shoveling Snow

Shoveling snow is one of the most strenuous and dangerous winter activities. Risk prevention tips from Absolute Rehab Centre.

Mon, Jan 11 2016