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How to Return to Physical Activity

How to Return to Physical Activity

It has been challenging for many of our patients to remain active during COVID-19 while trying to stay safe and at home. Even though gyms and parks are open again, many of you still prefer to play it safe and avoid public gatherings as much as possible. Do not be too hard on yourself if you have not kept up with your physical fitness levels! Here are some ways we recommend building yourself back up to your pre-COVID fitness level.

Fri, Oct 30 2020

Back to School Wellness Tips

Back to School Wellness Tips

Back to school season is both an exciting and stressful time of year filled with new experiences. With this school year, we know that stress is probably a lot higher than normal for parents, students, and school staff members. Here are some simple steps you can take and things to monitor to help your kids create healthy school habits.

Tue, Sep 29 2020

Chiropractor or Osteopath?

Chiropractor or Osteopath?

We often have new patients ask us which one of our services is the best fit for their needs. Here's an outline of what Chiropractic and Osteopathy treatments are, how they are similar, and how they differ from one another. The truth is that both chiropractors and osteopaths are equally great options for treatment and it ultimately comes down to personal preference and the root cause of your pain.

Mon, Sep 07 2020

Physiotherapy for Headache and Migraine Relief

Physiotherapy for Headache and Migraine Relief

For anyone that has experienced a migraine or constant headache, you know how debilitating the pain and discomfort can be. Read to our blog to learn the difference between headaches and migraines, some common causes of both, and how our physiotherapists can help reduce your symptoms.

Tue, Aug 04 2020

How Physiotherapy Can Boost Your Mood

How Physiotherapy Can Boost Your Mood

Although physiotherapy is usually associated with physical rehabilitation and pain relief, our services can also help improve mental wellbeing. One of the best parts about our job is the ability to educate patients about how to manage and prevent their pain, both physically and mentally.

Tue, Jun 30 2020

Tips to Improve Your Home Office

Tips to Improve Your Home Office

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are required to work from home to follow social distancing protocols. If you didn’t already have some sort of at-home office or workstation set up, you were probably left scrambling to create a makeshift office for the time being. Here's how you can upgrade your workspace to make the most out of your office area while working from home.

Sat, May 30 2020

Tips for Home Exercise Motivation

Tips for Home Exercise Motivation

While we all self-isolate and stay home, it is important not to neglect the amount of physical activity you do each day. While our region’s fitness centres and parks remain closed for the time being, we recommend making the switch to home exercising to stay healthy and safe.

Sun, May 03 2020

How Pilates Can Improve Your Golf Game

While golf season typically means spending the day with a group of friends and more than likely some frustration, it can also mean injuries, pain, and discomfort for some golfers. Golfers put themselves in jeopardy of overusing particular muscles which can lead to injury on the course. Pilates is a great solution for injury prevention and can even improve your golf game. 

Fri, Mar 27 2020

Physiotherapy Shoulder Pain Treatment

Physiotherapy Shoulder Pain Treatment

You may not think about them often, but your shoulders are actually crucial in helping you complete daily tasks. If you are noticing that simple everyday activities like reaching for a pot in the kitchen or moving a laundry basket into a bedroom are causing you pain, it is time to seek physiotherapy help

Thu, Feb 27 2020

Outdoor Activities to Stay Healthy This Winter

Does the thought of winter temperatures make you feel like hibernating and avoiding the outdoors altogether? While winter requires us to take extra precautions, the colder weather actually provides some fun outdoor exercises that will help you stay active and beat the common lethargic nature of the season. With a little creativity and basic equipment, it is easy and inexpensive to stay active all winter long.

Mon, Feb 03 2020

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How to Accident-Proof Your Home For Winter

Winter demands that we adjust our established patterns of behaviour in order to adapt to the challenges and injury risks of the colder months. This season brings increased threats to personal safety in the forms of ice, snow, and higher than normal levels of moisture covering almost every surface. And just as it is all year, most accidents tend to happen in and around the home.

Mon, Jan 06 2020

Ways to Fight the Common Cold

Ways to Fight the Common Cold

Now that the fall is upon us, many of us are already developing sniffles, runny noses, dry coughs, and other symptoms associated with the common cold. While we all know that we can succumb to viruses at any time of the year, the colder weather undeniably brings about a greater frequency of these symptoms for many of us. Let’s look at some of the best self-help ways to avoid and fight the common cold.

Wed, Nov 27 2019

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep and How to Make it Count!

Everyone knows the importance of sleep, but for many of us it becomes one of the first things we sacrifice when we need to find more time. Today we’d like to remind our readers why sleep is so darn important, the problems that can happen if you don’t get enough, and how Absolute Rehab might help in making sure you receive the rest you need not only to operate, but to feel as well and whole as possible.

Wed, Sep 25 2019

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Are Physical Health and Mental Health Related?

It’s very easy for us to fall in to the trap in thinking that our minds and bodies are completely distinct from each other. This month’s post will take a close look at exactly what this link looks like, and how you can take care of your body to improve your mental health, most especially your mood.

Tue, Aug 13 2019

Fibromyalgia: What Is It? How severe is it?

Fibromyalgia: What Is It? How severe is it?

Until recently, many suffering from chronic pain were told simply that fibromyalgia was not a physical condition, but a mental illness. Doctor’s would even tell their otherwise entirely healthy patients that the condition was virtually imaginary – that the brain was sending false signals and that the pain wasn’t ‘real’. Fortunately for sufferers, the medical establishment has done a 180 on this notion, and fibromyalgia is now nearly universally recognized as a legitimate medical condition.

Fri, Jul 05 2019

Tips for Exercising Safely

Tips for Exercising Safely

Every day we see our fair share of patients who are suffering from pain or discomfort caused by improper exercising techniques and so for this month's blog post, we've decided to provide you with tips for making your next gym visit or exercise session a safer one.

Fri, May 17 2019

Running into Pain: Common Running Injuries and How They’re Caused and Treated

Running into Pain: Common Running Injuries and How They’re Caused and Treated

Runner’s knee can be caused by a few different things. In most cases, if you’re experiencing pain in or around your knee while walking, running or sitting, it could be Runner’s Knee

Thu, Apr 18 2019

Tennis Elbow Explained

Spring is upon us, and that means that very soon we’ll be trading in our boots and toques for sunglasses and sandals as well as swapping our hockey sticks and curling brooms for golf clubs and tennis racquets. And while this means that we’ll get to spend more time outdoors enjoying the weather, it can also mean new injuries, pains and discomfort for some. One of these new potential injuries is Tennis Elbow.

Wed, Mar 27 2019

What You Need to Know About Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

What You Need to Know About Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)

Active Release Technique, or A.R.T., for short, is a type of Chiropractic treatment that focuses on treating the soft-tissue system of the body. And unlike traditional Chiropractic treatment, it uses massage-like movements rather than adjustments. 

Fri, Mar 01 2019

2019 Health and Wellness Resolutions That Anyone Can Achieve

2019 Health and Wellness Resolutions That Anyone Can Achieve

Unfortunately for most, new year's goals and resolutions tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. As a rehabilitation clinic, we hate to see any of our patients not obtain their goals so we strive to help every person we meet to be successful in whatever they set out to do. As 2019 is still relatively young and everyone's eagerness is high, we thought we'd take this opportunity to share some health and wellness resolutions that we believe anyone can accomplish.

Fri, Feb 01 2019

Absolute Advice Year-End Recap

Absolute Advice Year-End Recap

2018 is quickly coming to a close, and so, in typical New Year’s fashion, we wanted to take this time to reflect on our past year of Absolute Advice. Each month, we’ve created a new article designed to educate readers and provide them with the information they need to live a healthy lifestyle regardless of the time of year. From in-depth looks at various therapy treatments to tips and tricks for making the most of various activities and seasons, we’ve covered a lot of different topics over the last 12 months. 

Thu, Dec 20 2018

Tips for Safer Walking This Winter

Winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year but it can also be quite dangerous for walking. When not careful, snow and ice become tripping, slipping and falling hazards that can make anyone, young or old, their victim. But rather than hibernate and miss out on all of winter's beauty, a simple adjustment to your walking habits can be the difference between an enjoyable winter and a painful one.

Fri, Nov 30 2018

Tips for Limiting the Aches and Pains Caused by Cold Weather

Tips for Limiting the Aches and Pains Caused by Cold Weather

Every year around this time, we tend to see an increase in patients experiencing stiffness or soreness in their muscles and joints. Contrary to what some people believe, this is no coincidence. The cold weather can impact your body, but there are many small things you can do around your home to limit the effects. 

Wed, Oct 31 2018

Pilates as a Therapy Method

Pilates as a Therapy Method

When most of us hear the term “Pilates”, we more than likely think of a gym and exercise mats but the precise movements of Pilates are much more than an workout. At Absolute Rehab Centre, our team uses Pilates as a means of rehabilitation for our patients. What some people consider simple actions are actually precise movements and routines that can be used to strengthen specific areas of the body after an injury.

Tue, Oct 09 2018

A Closer Look At Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a standard therapy practice used around the world. But despite its commonality, many people are still hesitant to receive acupuncture therapy— who could blame them? There’s nothing ordinary about having little pins pressed into your body. But before you dismiss acupuncture, we recommend you continue reading to learn all about acupuncture.

Thu, Aug 30 2018

Camping Tips for Older Campers

Camping Tips for Older Campers

Summer is the time for family trips, excursions and above all, fun. For many families, camping is the adventure of choice. It offers up the chance to unplug, enjoy the outdoors and spend some quality time with the rest of the family. But as we get older, camping can start to disagree with our bodies and leave us in pain and discomfort— we’re looking at you, mom, dad, grandma and grandpa.

Mon, Jul 30 2018

Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors

Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors

As we get older, it can become tougher to do enjoy the outdoors. As our age rises, making the most of summer isn't as easy as joining a sports team or going for a run but that doesn't mean it's any less important for older people to get a breath of fresh air and catch their share of sun rays. And while it's not as simple as throwing on your running shoes, grabbing your bike or signing up for your favourite sport, there are still many ways for seniors of all abilities to get outdoors and reap the benefits of summer.

Thu, Jun 28 2018

Tips for Safely Working in the Yard

Tips for Safely Working in the Yard

Spring has finally sprung and summer is just around the corner. For many of us, this means it's time to head out to the yard to give it some much needed TLC. Remember that even though yard work is thought of as a chore, it still raises potential risks to our bodies— especially after a long winter of inactivity. Everything from moving garden supplies to weeding flowerbeds, pose threats to our bodies that could leave us with significant aches and pains.

Mon, May 28 2018

The Importance of Stretching

In theory, the concept of stretching seems fairly simple. However, it’s something our team is often asked about. So as winter (slowly) turns to spring and many of us aim to begin or restart a fitness routine, we thought this was the perfect time to discuss the importance of stretching for both athletes and non-athletes.

Thu, Apr 26 2018

Teaming Up For A Cause

Teaming Up For A Cause

Absolute Rehab Centre and Livewell Health and Physiotherapy are teaming up to raise funds for KidsAbility™.

Tue, Apr 10 2018

Senior Physiotherapy at Absolute Rehab Centre

The Need for Senior Physiotherapy

When people think of physiotherapy, they sometimes relate it to injury recovery or for people that are getting their bodies back in motion from an illness or disease. But what a lot of the general public may not consider is how much seniors can benefit from physiotherapy and related treatments.

Wed, Mar 14 2018

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation for cancer patients recovery

Physiotherapy and Helping Cancer Patients Recover

At Absolute Rehab, we can help Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors with Physiotherapy to help make moving, easier. Physiotherapy and keeping active has been researched and proven effective in helping those with Cancer to stay moving, regain their independence, and live life as normally as possible.

Tue, Feb 20 2018

Waterloo Physiotherapy and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation for Heart Health

Physiotherapy for Heart Disease can help those at risk and those who are managing their heart disease, work with their body to improve their heart's function. 

Tue, Feb 13 2018

Physiotherapy Winter Tips

Winter and Your Body: Waterloo Physiotherapy Advice

At Absolute Rehab Centre, we see a variety of patients each Winter that seek treatments for their Winter Injuries and Physical conditions. Before you need restorative action, get your body prepared for the conditions out there and take the necessary precautions to avoid injuries.

Wed, Jan 17 2018

Lower Back Pain Shovelling Snow

Lower Back Pain, Injuries and Shovelling Snow Safely

 ‘Tis the season for lower back pain when shovelling the snow. At Absolute Rehab Centre, we see a variety of patients each year with constant lower back pain due to shovelling the snow or have instigated new lower back pain and back problems as a result of shovelling techniques. This year, we want to help our patients shovel snow safely to avoid any back pain and back problems, injuries and spinal compression.

Thu, Dec 21 2017

Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation Physiotherapy

Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation, Whiplash and Therapy

At Absolute Rehab Centre, our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists and even Acupuncturists, have experience treating patients with motor vehicle accident injuries, whether they need minor rehabilitation or intensive rehabilitation. So what should you do if you are in a motor vehicle accident and are injured?

Fri, Nov 24 2017

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Combat Stress: Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture

Stress is both a psychological and physiological response. At Absolute Rehab Centre, we see the effects of stress in our patients, especially when they come in with pain not triggered by an injury or condition. Learn about how you can be aware of your body’s stress and ways to cope with stress with Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture.

Wed, Nov 01 2017

Home Physiotherapy Lower Back Pain

Home Physiotherapy Exercises for Lower Back Pain

When patients book in for Physiotherapy Treatment at Absolute Rehab, they not only receive physiotherapy treatment at our rehab centre, but they are also given home exercises to accompany the treatments.

Wed, Oct 25 2017

Concussion Management Treatment Advice

Our Physiotherapists in Waterloo help patients to heal and resume normal functioning through concussion management.

Wed, Oct 18 2017

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Prevent Back Pain When Raking Leaves

When the end of summer arrives and the leaves begin to fall, homeowners are faced with the task of raking the fallen leaves. Patients who come in for Physiotherapy in Waterloo are often curious as to how they can prevent back pain when raking leaves. The Absolute Rehab team has put together some helpful tips to prevent lower back pain and general back pain when raking leaves this Fall.

Wed, Oct 11 2017

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Does My Child Need Custom Orthotics?

As your child’s feet grow you may find yourself on a few shopping trips for shoes. During the developmental stages, you may also find that your child has a few foot and leg related issues. At Absolute Rehab, we know that it’s not uncommon for children to need over-the-counter orthotics, or more advisably, custom orthotics, to help when these problems arise.

Thu, Sep 28 2017

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Office Woes and Gamer No's!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most common wrist and hand injuries today. We see this injury in office workers, gamers and students alike because of their posture while being at the computer. Here’s what to look out for and how get pain treatment for CTS.

Wed, Sep 13 2017

Avoid Lower Back Pain Backpacks

Going Back To School? Avoid Lower Back Pain and Injuries

Lower back pain and injuries that come from carrying backpacks and workbags are a common thing we see at Absolute Rehab. With September just around the corner, many people will be headed back to school. Before the textbooks and school materials pile up, it’s important to discuss and practice good backpack habits. 

Wed, Aug 30 2017

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Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain Treatments

Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health concerns including lower back pain and general back pain. As an alternative approach to healing and pain treatment, or in conjunction with Chiropractic Treatments or Massage Therapy, Acupuncture is available at Absolute Rehab Centre for our patients.

Mon, Jul 31 2017

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Benefits of Massage Therapy For Pain Treatment and More

Massage Therapy isn’t just something you sign up for on deluxe vacations. Having Massage Therapy treatments can improve your every day life and provide health benefits for various conditions and concerns.

Thu, Jun 29 2017

Custom Orthotics for Lower Back Pain

Combat Lower Back Pain with Custom Orthotics

Well, the groups of bones in your feet are connected to a few other bones and tissues along the way, but your feet are important when it comes to dealing with lower back pain.

Wed, May 24 2017

Absolute Rehab Centre Active Release Techniques®

Absolute Rehab Centre Offers Active Release Techniques® (ART®)

Active Release Techniques® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system which treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The goal of Active Release Techniques® is to restore the normal motion, texture and function to soft tissue structures such as muscles, nerves and blood vessels.

Thu, Apr 20 2017

Fit Body, Sharp Mind

Fit Body, Sharp Mind

Those who exercise regularly and incorporate movement into their everyday lives experience a reduction in dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well as heart disease. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the blood flowing and isn’t hard on your knees and other joints like running or more strenuous forms of exercise can be. 

Mon, Mar 20 2017

Good Posture, Better Mood?

Be aware of how you’re standing and sitting throughout the day to make slouched posture a thing of the past. While grandma may have nagged you about your posture, she may not have realized the other benefits of sitting or standing up straight with your head up and shoulders back.

Mon, Mar 06 2017

Get the Most out of your Massage

Get the Most out of your Massage! Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan and while it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.

Wed, Feb 22 2017

Step To It!

Do you track your daily steps? As your chiropractor, we help keep your spinal bones in alignment so your nervous system can function at its best. But outside of the practice, we need a little help from you to ensure your body stays healthy each day with movement and exercise.

Wed, Feb 22 2017

4 Ways to Improve Your Workspace

Sitting up straight isn’t the only thing you need to think about for a healthy spine. As many of us spend the majority of our day behind a desk, it’s important to make sure your workspace is friendly to your back and body. 

Wed, Feb 08 2017

6 Beneficial Foods for Your Nervous System

We’re all guilty of it sometimes–reaching for that not-so-healthy snack to tide us over. In moderation, a piece of candy isn’t the end of the world, but it is important to focus on putting good foods into your body more often than not. 

Tue, Jan 24 2017

Attention Athletes: Feel Better with Chiropractic Care

Whether you consider yourself a serious athlete or someone who exercises every now and then, one thing is true–chiropractic care can help improve your performance. How? Check out these five reasons to consider visiting our practice for care!

Tue, Jan 17 2017

5 Things You Should Know About Chiropractic Care

Did you know there is no age limit when it comes to chiropractic care? Anyone can reap the benefits of this all-natural approach to better health. Here are a few things you might not know about chiropractic care.

Mon, Jan 16 2017

Running Prep Blog

The benefits of running as an activity far outweigh any real or perceived hazards, but it is important for runners to understand that running is a repetitive, high-impact exercise that produces significant stresses on the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. 

Thu, Jan 05 2017

The Importance of a Proper Warm-up

People who participate in sports can range from professional athletes to the most casual of weekend warriors, but they would all likely agree that some type of warm-up prior to physical activity is a good idea. Typically, athletes will prepare for their sport by increasing their heart rate prior to competition and performing a variety of stretching exercises.

Tue, Jan 03 2017

What do Physiotherapists do?

With many professions, there is often a gap between the public’s perception of what they do and the activities that they are actually trained to perform. In the case of physical therapists, or “physiotherapists” as they are usually referred to in Ontario, misconceptions are quite common. 

Thu, Dec 22 2016

5 Ways to Use Chiropractic Care

You may have heard the old saying, “once you go to the chiropractor…” However, how long you choose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you. 

Mon, Nov 28 2016

Christmas Gift Certificate Promo

It's the most wonderful time of the year and Absolute wants to help you feel your best. For the month of December when you purchase a Gift Certificate valued at $85 or greater, you will receive a FREE $5 Tims Card. Great for stocking stuffers! We love giving the gift of feeling good!

Wed, Nov 23 2016

4 Myths About Back Pain

How much do you really know about back pain? Enjoy these good-to-know facts surrounding myths about pain in your body and what it could mean for you.

Wed, Nov 23 2016

Why Choose Ongoing Chiropractic Care?

Even though a course of care varies for each person, one thing is true—we aim to make you a partner in your health.

Tue, Nov 15 2016

What is balance and how do you train it?

Balance is the act of maintaining your centre of mass over your base of support. Through physiotherapy, your balance can be improved and trained.

Tue, Nov 01 2016

Healthy Harvest: 6 Ways to Stay Active This Fall

Prepare meals using local, fresh produce, adjust workout wardrobe to suit temperature decrease, reboot your immune system and more.

Wed, Sep 07 2016

Staying in shape this summer

If you are looking to keep in shape this summer here is a short, no-nonsense workout that will keep you looking and feeling your best.

Wed, Jul 20 2016

Maximizing Sport Performance Through Kinesiology

Many of you have probably heard the term "kinesiology" thrown around, whether it be in the sports or rehabilitation fields but you may be wondering what exactly it is and how you can benefit from this.

Thu, Jul 07 2016

Making Gardening an Enjoyable Experience

Summer is upon us once again, which means so is another gardening season and for many Canadians associated back, neck and extremity pain. Following a few basic steps can significantly reduce your chances of injury this season.

Thu, Jul 07 2016

Are You Injuring Yourself Without Knowing It?

Repetitive strain injuries can lead to limitations in recreational activities or hobbies which can ultimately lead to diminished mental health.

Tue, Mar 15 2016

Prevent Winter Sports-Related Injuries

Surviving the Canadian Winter: How to Prevent Winter Sports-Related Injuries

Whatever your chosen sport, here's a few simple changes you can make to your routine to prevent injury this winter.

Tue, Jan 12 2016

What L'Esprit De Corps Pilates Studio Will Do For You

Here is a list of five good reasons to get started with Pilates

Tue, Jan 12 2016

Eat Better

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Try to eat organically grown foods as they reportedly have 2-5x more nutrients and it will decrease exposure to pesticides.

Tue, Jan 12 2016


How Physiotherapy Can Help Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Strokes are caused by a blockage preventing blood from flowing to the brain and currently one of the leading causes of death and disability in Ontario.

Mon, Jan 11 2016

Winter Activities: The Dangers of Shoveling Snow

Shoveling snow is one of the most strenuous and dangerous winter activities. Risk prevention tips from Absolute Rehab Centre.

Mon, Jan 11 2016

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