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The Brain Hidden Within – Cognitive Rehabilitation

By |2022-04-20T09:30:26-04:00March 21st, 2022|

The Brain Hidden Within So here you are. The frightening diagnosis of a brain injury, concussion, post-concussion, mild concussion; it comes in many forms. That’s ok, you think, “it is going to get better, I get hurt and I get better. I always do………right?”. Until now. A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that [...]

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 [...]

PoNS – Who, What, Why, Where, When

By |2022-06-15T09:54:11-04:00June 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 |2022-06-15T10:00:36-04:00May 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 [...]

A Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

By |2022-06-15T10:07:57-04:00May 2nd, 2020|

A Primer on Multiple Sclerosis 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 [...]

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