How Can I Prevent Falls?

Feeling unsteady on your feet can cause a lot of fear and anxiety when being mobile in our homes and the community. This fear is justifiable as falls are the #1 cause of injury-related deaths in seniors. As a result, individuals tend to become less active and mobile, no longer interact with their peers or…

Patient Review: Blair

For this month’s blog we decided to take a different approach and get the first person perspective from someone living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Blair was one of Rebalance Rehab’s first clients and I think I can speak for the whole team in saying that he has touched our lives, and his presence has made…

The Nag of Maintaining Good Posture Never Ends

Our entire world is set out in front of us. From our computers, tablets, phones and driving the list is endless of things that forces us into a curved forward position. This forward posture leads to a stretching of the mid-back muscles including the rhomboids, external rotators of the shoulders and trapezius muscles. In addition,…

The Vicious Cycle between Chronic Stress and Chronic Pain

This month we want to focus on the relationship between chronic stress and chronic pain. Approximately 1.5 million Canadians suffer from chronic pain and there is currently no single cause or treatment for it. Before we delve into the relationship between stress and chronic pain, it is important to know what each of these things…

Can Exercise Boost My Mental Health?

Both mental and physical health are discussed openly in our day to day lives. As we become more accepting of the mental health issues that each individual struggles with, we begin to look for alternative avenues for improving one’s mental health. This month, we want to talk about the effects exercise has on the brain;…

How does exercise change my heart?

The heart is muscle and a very important one at that. It is needed to provide oxygen to our brain, lungs and all other structures in our bodies. Everyone knows that exercise leads to a healthy heart but do you know why? Exercise acts as a form of stress on the heart, but good stress.…

Featured This Month: Our Vision and Hearing

As we age, we all experience varying changes throughout our bodies. Two areas that we want to focus on in this month’s blog is our vision and hearing. As we age, the structures that support out eyesight and ability to hear deteriorate at a slow but steady pace. Although it is normal to experience difficulties…

Diet, Exercise and Cancer Prevention

Many studies have been performed looking into the lifestyle behaviors that can have an effect on the risk of developing and dying from cancer. Lifestyle behaviors such as poor diet, physical inactivity, excessive alcohol and an unhealthy increase in body weight can account for over 20% of cancer cases. The World Cancer Research Fund and…