Benefits of Balance Bikes

I’ve been inspired to write this bit about balance bikes after witnessing my 4 year old nephew learn to ride a two wheeler in less than a month.   He was actually riding on a 12” bike with the pedals removed and the pedals were simply replaced when he got the hang of it. So what is a Balance Bike?  It is a simple type of bike designed to teach very young children how to balance and steer.  The main difference between balance bikes and regular bikes are: Balance bikes have no pedals: they propel themselves along by pushing the ground with their feet.  That means no greasy chain to deal with. Balance bikes have no stabilizers: the child’s feet can […]

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Kinesiology Tape (K-Tape)

          So what’s that funky colourful tape we see on athletes?  It’s called Kinesiology Tape or K-Tape for short.  Its design is based on the science of Kinesiology through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems.  Kinesio taping offers support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.  It’s also used for preventative medicine and to treat pain. K-Tape is applied over muscles to reduce pain and facilitate the course of inflammation, relax dominate overused muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24 hr/day basis. When muscles are injured they can become inflamed and dysfunctional.  Inflammation may result in swelling, stiffness and compression between tissues such as the skin and […]

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Understanding Chronic Pain

Here is an excellent ‘infotoon’ on chronic pain.  Pass this along to those who may benefit.  Understanding Chronic Pain in under 5 minutes.

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Special Olympics Ontario

On May 17th, Hayley took part in a Special Olympic Event at Bill Crothers S.S. This FUNfitness event was held for 120 students with Intellectual Disability.  Here they had the opportunity to test their physical fitness and leave with the knowledge to improve their health and wellness.  Hayley’s role was to assist U of T students with their assessment and communication skills.  It was a fun and rewarding day!  Hayley was privileged to have had this opportunity to support the 2013 Special Olympic Games that will be coming to York Region July 11-13. Photo: Hayley is standing at the far right.

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Healthy Living Fair at the Cornell Community Centre

We had a great time at the fair meeting with our fellow colleagues in health and neighbours.  What great timing as May is also National Physiotherapy Month!  Hayley, Ivan, Lisa and Grace offered functional movement screening and addressed questions about physiotherapy at the fair.  Thank you family, friends and patients who came to visit us.  We look forward to next years fair!  Click on this link to view photos from this event on facebook.   https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.161787903989666.1073741826.161783650656758&type=1  

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