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Any good comprehensive health insurance plan will have a certain yearly amount allotted for special services. This amount varies from provider to provider and not all plans cover massage therapy. What is massage therapy? Massage therapy is an essential treatment used to promote relaxation, healing and relieve body tension. By applying pressure, movement and vibration to the ailing part (or parts) of the body, this therapy can improve circulation, develop better muscle function, relieve pain and promote overall good health. Many people seek physical therapy after suffering a car accident or other physical injury. You can also visit a registered massage therapist to help with general joint stiffness or mental health related issues. How does massage therapy help? This type of physiotherapy comes with numerous benefits that range from relief from chronic pain to helping with anxiety and depression. Depending on what you are being treated for, your session can…

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Most new mothers often find that they need the help of a specialist or a physiotherapy clinic to help their body recover after pregnancy and childbirth. After childbirth, you need to take extra care of your body. In addition to the stretched pelvic floor muscles, your pregnancy hormones also soften your stomach and ligaments, making it easy to injure yourself during the first several months. Especially if your joints don’t have the necessary support. If you were following an exercise…

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Winter season comes with a myriad of exciting outdoor activities for athletes and families. From skiing and skating to snowboarding and snowshoeing, it is important that you get the right gear to protect you from the extreme cold and any physical injuries. When thinking about footwear, it is important that you not only consider the fit and protection, but also safety and comfort through the use of custom made foot orthotics. Whether you are an athlete participating in winter sports…

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Many people know the importance of good posture in avoiding back pain and spine injuries. You consciously try to keep your back straight when sitting, standing, or walking. But this can be quite difficult when facing freezing temperatures, slippery snow, and icy winds during winter sports. Visiting a sports injury clinic can help you manage winter body ache and prevent pain and injuries. Winter activities almost always expose you to various risks, from hypothermia to slips and falls. Risky winter…

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The benefits of massage are becoming increasingly apparent for many people with Parkinson’s disease. Previously found only in exotic spas and top tier health clubs, massage is now available in many different settings, including physiotherapy clinics and even your local clinics. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system (CNS) disorder that inhibits the production or transmission of dopamine. It affects your voluntary motor skills, causing muscle stiffness and rigidity, as well as fatigue and poor balance.…

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