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Physical Exercise & Cognitive Health

By |2021-06-05T09:34:02-04:00June 5th, 2021|

Physical Exercise & the Benefits to Cognitive Health As we transition into longer days and warmer weather, we begin to witness every aspect of nature come alive again.  For some of us, this means revisiting that New Year vision of getting healthy for the year ahead.  Specifically, increasing daily amounts of physical activity or exercise. [...]

Youth and Motivation

By |2021-05-08T15:16:53-04:00May 8th, 2021|

Youth and Motivation “It’s hard to be motivated” – Why Teens are Experiencing Low Motivation and How We Can Help Recently, there was an online panel discussion of high school students who shared their experiences dealing with all the changes when it came to their learning. As we know, students in Ontario have had to [...]

Ergonomic Tips for Working from Home

By |2020-08-08T10:12:38-04:00August 8th, 2020|

Ergonomic Tips for Working from Home With more individuals working from home than ever due to ongoing quarantine measures, our bodies may be taking a toll from working at makeshift home office setups. The main culprits being low back pain; other musculoskeletal aches and pains; headaches and migraines; as well as eyestrain and [...]

Concussions – What You Need to Know

By |2020-07-12T13:46:42-04:00July 12th, 2020|

Concussions - What You Need to Know Today we are talking about a specific type of brain injury that is becoming more common place – concussions. Whether due to increased prevalence or becoming better at recognizing them, concussions rates are on the rise. It’s important to become more aware of what they are, [...]

PoNS – Who, What, Why, Where, When

By |2021-04-19T11:06:02-04:00June 7th, 2020|

PoNS Treatment - Who, What, Why, Where, When The landscape of neurological rehabilitation techniques is wide and varied, with many methods and technologies available for use. One of the newest and most promising technologies on the market is the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, or PoNS unit and protocol presented by Helius Medical Technologies. This [...]

Everything Chronic Pain

By |2020-05-10T10:08:38-04:00May 10th, 2020|

Everything Chronic Pain Pain is a subjective sensory and emotional experience that occurs in the brain, typically caused by actual or potential tissue injury. Although it may be ‘all in our head’, it is a very real sensation that our body experiences. These signals are our nervous system’s way of warning us of [...]

Multiple Sclerosis – A Primer

By |2020-05-02T10:23:27-04:00May 2nd, 2020|

Multiple Sclerosis - A Primer Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects 1 in every 385 Canadians. In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Based on the 2014-2015 data reported by the Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System, it is estimated that over 77,000 [...]

Your Brain on Meditation

By |2020-04-25T09:34:40-04:00April 25th, 2020|

Your Brain on Meditation By now we all know that mindfulness meditation is good for us, but just how good is it? Well, studies that include brain scans show that with regular practice, meditation can actually change the physical structure of our brains for the better. How exactly is this possible, and why [...]

Neuroplasticity 101

By |2020-04-25T09:35:34-04:00April 18th, 2020|

Neuroplasticity 101 “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” How many times have we heard this idiom? Actually, YOU CAN! Our brain is the most complex and dynamic organ in our body. And unfortunately, one that is often underestimated.  Within the approximately 3-pound organ in your head lies billions of neurons and pathways responsible for the [...]

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