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How Telehealth Works

How Telehealth Works

Despite COVID-19, North 49 is committed to keeping you active, mobile, and healthy. The clinic continues to be open its normal business hours. However, given the need for social distancing we have changed the way that we serve you. We are now available to perform...

What is vertigo, and how is it treated?

What is vertigo, and how is it treated?

It comes out of nowhere. The earth around you seems to tilt and sway and you feel like you might fall. Your stomach lurches. The lyrics from the the 1969 hit song by Tommy Roe aptly describe your state: “Dizzy, my head is spinning. Like a whirlpool it never ends..."...

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Should Gait Speed Be Considered A Vital Sign?

Should Gait Speed Be Considered A Vital Sign?

We are all familiar with vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, respiration rate, and body temperature. How accurate are these signs at determining health or predicting future health? Are there other signs that we should consider as a...

Online Physiotherapy for Saskatchewan Communities

Online Physiotherapy for Saskatchewan Communities

One of the most monumental steps forward in healthcare has been the ability to connect patients and health professionals by remote means. Online physiotherapy has been a valuable resource for people in rural communities. It is also for everyone who is mindful of...

Causes of Jaw Pain – Temporomandibular Therapy

Causes of Jaw Pain – Temporomandibular Therapy

There are many potential causes of jaw pain, and disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), as well as overuse of the muscles around the jaw are common reasons people feel pain in the jaw area. This is the area of your face connecting your jaw to your skull. The...

What is Mal de Débarquement Syndrome?

What is Mal de Débarquement Syndrome?

When you get to shore after a long day of boating with the family or friends do you ever feel like you are still in motion despite you are sitting or standing totally still? Then when you move this feeling is less noticeable? This sensation is called Mal de...

What Is BPPV? Saskatoon Physiotherapist Explains

What Is BPPV? Saskatoon Physiotherapist Explains

Are you suffering from the symptoms of vertigo? If so, you may be struggling with BPPV, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. At North 49 Physical Therapy, located at Saskatoon, SK, our experienced team is ready to help you understand and conquer this debilitating...

What is Hand Therapy, and Will It Help Me?

What is Hand Therapy, and Will It Help Me?

Hand therapy is the treatment of medical conditions related to the upper extremities, which includes your arms, hands, and fingers. At North 49 Physical Therapy in Saskatoon, SK, we can evaluate and treat your hand problems with non-surgical physiotherapy that can...

What is a Kinesiologist?

What is a Kinesiologist?

As many of you know I have been at North 49 since its beginning; 10 years to be exact. I was hired on when our facility had no flooring, a fresh paint smell and an optimistic outlook on what was to come. I have been the voice behind many phone calls, urgent scheduling...

A Review of BPPV

A Review of BPPV

BPPV What You Need to Know Does rolling over in bed make your world feel like it is spinning out of control? If it does you are not alone and you may have a condition called BPPV. So what is BPPV? Let’s review some of the basics.    What BPPV Stands For BPPV is...

Causes of Jaw Pain – Temporalmandimular Therapy

Causes of Jaw Pain – Temporalmandimular Therapy

There are many potential causes of jaw pain, and disorders of the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, are a common reason people feel pain in the jaw area. This is the area of your face connecting your jaw to your skull. The joints themselves are on either end of your...