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Adhesive Capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder is characterized by shoulder pain and a of movement. A large part of rehab involves regaining that movement, however, it is important not to push too hard too soon. Frozen shoulder can be broken down into different stages; freezing, frozen and thawing. Each phase has a different short-term goal all working towards a long term goal of full range of motion and return to activities you enjoy. Phase 1: Freezing – this phase is characteriz...
Posted on 2018-09-27
Morton’s Neuroma is a condition characterized by a pain or numbness to the bottom of one’s foot, that may be exacerbated with tight fitting shoes or prolonged weight bearing. The pain is often located on the ball of the foot either between the 2nd and 3rd toes or the 3rd and 4th toes. While the term neuroma indicates a tumour or growth, Morton’s neuroma is associated with nerve entrapment due to a fibrous overgrowth, caused by repetitive irritation and inflammation of the sheat...
Posted on 2018-08-25
Proteins provide the necessary building blocks for growth and repairing cells like those in your muscles, skin, and nails. Protein not only has a role in keeping your body healthy, but it is also nutritionally satisfying and filling which can aid in weight management. Getting enough in your diet by incorporating a variety of protein foods can be beneficial to your health.  5 Tips for Choosing Protein: . Vary your protein food choices - Eat a variety of foods rich in protein each ...
Posted on 2017-10-10
The fall season brings a fresh start, hopeful energy, and the best of intentions. Many people have health and nutrition goals to achieve. Sometimes they turn to fad diets that leave them feeling deprived and wanting to give up after a couple weeks or days. This year, set yourself up for success with these dietitian-approved tips to kick start any starter season. 1. Power up your BREAKFAST. Too often breakfast is neglected or skipped out altogether. What you eat at the beginning of the day sets...
Posted on 2017-10-10
Sometimes yes, sometimes no! Some dietitians have a job title that includes nutritionist such as community nutritionist.  To be sure you are accessing the most qualified nutrition professional, look for the initials RD or PDt (DtP in French) after the health professional's name or ask - are you a dietitian? Dietitian is a protected title across Canada, just like physician, nurse and pharmacist.  Nutritionist is also a protected title in Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia.   What d...
Posted on 2017-10-10

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