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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.
Winter and Your Body: Waterloo Physiotherapy Advice
Winter can be quite tough on our bodies. And from November to March, we assist a lot of patients in recovering from winter-related injuries and conditions. But in an attempt to help these patients before they need medical attention, January’s blog post was dedicated to helping patients prepare their body for the winter conditions and prevent injury.
Physiotherapy and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation for Heart Health
Physiotherapy is important for people of all ages, but as you’ll see in February’s blog post, it’s even more beneficial for people who have or who are at risk of having Heart Disease— helping them work with their body and improve their heart’s function.
Physiotherapy and Helping Cancer Patients Recover
Because Physiotherapy is such an effective treatment for many different conditions, we decided to create a second Physiotherapy therapy in February. But instead of focusing on heart Disease, February's second blog post focused on highlighting how Physiotherapy can help Cancer patients recover. Physiotherapy not only makes it easier for these patients to move easier but Physiotherapy and keeping active has also been proven to be effective in helping Cancer patients regain their independence and live life normally.
The Need for Senior Physiotherapy
As we mentioned above, Physiotherapy is important for people of all ages. But while many of us think of it as a rehabilitation treatment, it's also incredibly useful as a preventative practice too. March's blog post showcased Physiotherapy as a preventative treatment and focused on how beneficial it can be for seniors.
The Importance of Stretching
One of the most common health and wellness mistakes we see people make is thinking that stretching is only for athletes. But the truth is, it's equally as beneficial and essential for everyone else too. April's blog post was created to help everyone understand the benefits of stretching as well as educate readers on the different types of stretching and how to do it properly. Check out April’s blog post to become a stretching guru.
Tips for Safely Working in the Yard
For many, May is the unofficial start of summer. And that means the patio furniture comes out and the yard work begins. For May’s blog post we created a list of tips for safely working in the yard. Our goal was to educate readers before they suffered an injury so that they could spend the rest of their summer enjoying the outdoors rather than recovering.
Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors
As we get older, it becomes a lot tougher to stay active— it’s no longer as simple as joining a rec league team or going for a run. But that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult either. In honour of the official start of Summer, June’s blog post shared a list of summer activities for people of all abilities.
Camping Tips for Older Campers
One of the best parts of Summer is camping— the great outdoors, a campfire and no electricity, what’s not to love, right? But as we get older with age, camping can start to disagree with our bodies and leave us in pain or discomfort for weeks after returning home. This is where July’s blog post comes in. Even though traditional tent camping may disagree with your body, it doesn’t mean you can no longer enjoy the joys of camping. Check out July’s blog post for some tips on making camping more enjoyable regardless of your body’s conditions.
A Closer Look At Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a standard therapy practice that has been used around the world for thousands of years. But despite its history, it's still a practice that we find many people nowadays are somewhat hesitant of. And to be honest, we can't blame them. Pushing pins into our bodies isn't normal. For August's blog post, we took an in-depth look at Acupuncture and shined some light on how “normal” this treatment is as well as it’s benefits, advantages and what patients can expect when undergoing Acupuncture treatment.
Pilates as a Therapy Method
Pilates is commonly known as an exercise and typically involves group fitness classes, exercise mats and simple movements. But what is lesser known is the fact that Pilates is also an effective rehabilitation treatment. September’s blog post shared the advantages of Pilates as a therapy method as well as some of the ways our team uses Pilates to help patients recover from a variety of conditions. What many people consider simple movements are strategic actions that can be used to help strengthen the body after an injury.
Tips for Limiting the Aches and Pains Caused by Cold Weather
Do you complain about aches and pains when the temperature drops? Well then, October’s blog post is for you. More often than not, the aches and pains we experience when the weather turns cold are nothing more than minor aches and pains that can be treated in the comfort of your own home. Check out October’s blog post for a list of the tips as well as what to do if your pain and discomfort escalates or doesn’t go away.
Tips for Safer Walking This Winter
Regardless if you’re 17 or 71, winter walking can be quite treacherous. But rather than hibernating until the snow disappears, we suggest checking out November’s blog post for a list of tips and tricks for tackling winter walking. This way, you can spend the winter enjoying the cold air, fresh snowfalls and the rest of winter's beauty.
And there you have it, 13 blog posts for 12 amazing months. We truly enjoyed creating each blog post for you, and we hope you've found them educational and a pleasure to read. And even though the year is coming to an end, we plan to continue our monthly Absolute Advice into 2019 and beyond. Check back in January for a new blog post! And if you have a topic you think we should feature or even a question regarding any of the blog posts from the past year, we encourage you to reach out to us by phone or email.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!