Self-Care for RMTs

While the worst of COVID-19 is now behind us, its effects on registered massage therapists (RMTs) still linger. There can be some lingering pain and discomfort that RMTs may still face as a result of their work. Injuries to the shoulders, elbows and wrists are particularly common among RMTs. Like other professionals that …

Spring Is in the Air

Spring is in the air, though those living in Western Canada may beg to differ, as one last snow storm blankets much of that region.  Here are a few tips to enjoy a favourite time of year, especially for gardeners: Move and stretch: Take a 10 – 15 minute walk around your garden/lawn as …

Postural Awareness

Spending so much time at home or at our desk can negatively affect posture.  The long term effects of poor posture can result in fatigue, joint and muscle stiffness, tension and pain, especially in the neck, shoulders, and lower back, headaches and migraines, faulty digestion …

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you’re feeling tingling, numbness, pain or weakness in the hand, you may be suffering from a common, progressive condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when there is compression of the median nerve at the wrist, resulting in numbness, tingling, and weakness of …

Guide for Computer Users

The purpose of ergonomics is to promote physical comfort, productivity, and efficiency, reduce physical injury, stress and fatigue, and  increase satisfaction with work and workspace.  With the never-ending lockdown in place, here are some ergonomic tips to help, since you’re spending more time at …