The Story of Gateway Physiotherapy
In honour of Canadian Physiotherapy Month, we would like to share with you the story of how Gateway Physiotherapy came to be the clinic that it is today. Let’s start from the beginning…
Charles Pépin was a student athlete who chose to attend a Human Kinetics program. While in this program he volunteered as an athletic therapist which led to his love of assessing and treating injuries. Combined with a passion for helping people this...
Posted on 2016-05-18
The Benefits of Aquatherapy
Aquatherapy is a form of monitored exercise and therapy that is performed in a warm pool. It is ideal for most musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. As an example, Physiotherapists often refer patients to this form of therapy who have arthritis and fibromyalgia as well as for post-operative treatment. In fact, studies have shown that attending aquatherapy 2 to 3 times per week can decrease the pain associated with arthritis and fibromyalgia up to 40%.
There are m...
Posted on 2016-04-18
The McKenzie Method - Your Solution for Low Back Pain
The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally recognized method of assessing and treating spinal and extremity pain. How does it work? It can be broken down into four important steps.
STEP 1 – Assessment
Your physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your symptoms and how they behave.
You will be asked to perform repeated movements and rest in specific positions.
Your physiotherapist wi...
Posted on 2016-03-13
No Hibernating in North Bay!
Well, the plan for this entry was to write about staying active in winter. Up until a week or so ago, those activities might have included biking, raking leaves, and maybe even cutting grass instead of snowshoeing and ice fishing! But the snow has finally arrived and the winter lovers are quite pleased.
There are many activities in the area that are available to people of all ages. Just in North Bay alone there is ringette, hockey, curling, and figure skating for o...
Posted on 2016-01-19
Christmas Around the World
The holidays are celebrated on every continent on Earth. It has many names and comes with unique traditions. Here are some of our favorites:
In France, Santa is called Père Noël. The children leave their shoes in front of the fireplace where he and Père Fouettard (Santa’s helper) leave chocolates and candy for the good little boys and girls and twigs for the bad ones.
Christkindle comes in the form of an angel dressed ...
Posted on 2015-12-16