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A tennis ball can be used as a simple self-management strategy to reduce muscular tension in those little annoying “knots” in your muscles.  When you apply just the right amount of pressure to the area, you should be able to relax onto the tennis ball and feel a “release” of tension within ten seconds to […]

We have implemented formal COVID-19 screening of our OTs, staff and clients.  We have increased frequency of disinfecting the clinic, hand-washing and will adhere to social distancing during any in-person appointments. Use of facial coverings aligned with WorkSafeBC and COTBC guidelines. To adhere to OT professional guidelines, we will be working with clients and fee payers […]

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement (Kabat-Zinn, 2011). We learn to step out of automatic pilot, which in turn affects how we make decisions and react to situations in our lives. Key Learnings: We spend most […]

Take Control of Your Health: Senior Yoga By: Sally Writes As we get older, certain things that we once took for granted become more and more in focus. Perhaps the most striking example of this is our health and well-being; as we reach our senior years, it becomes ever more important to look after both […]

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Navigating through the medical system can be very challenging for parents who care for a child who has a disability of any kind.  At Turning Point Rehab we have OTs with extensive pediatric experience as who can assist you with navigating the medical system to ensure optimal care. Once a child receives a health designation […]

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By: Dionne Sellick Recovery following concussion is a balance between activity and rest while managing stress.  Without proper rest and management, concussion recovery can become prolonged with symptoms increasing over time.   The Centre of Disease Control, has guidelines to help gauge return to activity as well as direct medical care paying close attention to […]

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At a recent conference, many treatments were discussed including use of medications, injections and supplements such as Q10 and Magnesium which should each be discussed with your physician.  Behavioural interventions which your OT can educate you further on included: biofeedback, keeping a diary for triggers, wearable technology to keep track of exercise and sleep as […]

As simple as it sounds, research has shown that proper breathing can reduce stress, pain perception and anxiety.  There are many resources your OT can guide your through, but here is a educational link for Diaphragmatic Breathing. At a recent conference, breathing applications (apps) were also discussed and here are two to try: 1)  Breath 2 […]

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The American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM), leader in exercise science, recommends exercising 30 minutes per day for 5 days per week, noting exercise is medicine!  Especially for individuals recovering from injury, exercise can be initially seen as a threat by your body and sporadic exercise continues the threat.  To avoid a threat response, start slow, […]

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