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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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Is IMS (or Dry Needling) Right For Me?

Is IMS (or Dry Needling) Right For Me?

What is IMS? Intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique that physiotherapists use to release muscles which may be causing pain. There is a certification process that physiotherapists have to go through to perform this type of treatment. With treatment very fine...

What is Trigger Finger? A hand therapist explains

What is Trigger Finger? A hand therapist explains

Trigger finger is when one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. Your finger may bend or straighten with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released.   What causes trigger finger? Each of the tendons which flex your fingers passes through a tunnel in...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it goes through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your wrist. The median nerve provides sensation to the palm...

Knee Arthritis Treatment

Knee Arthritis Treatment

Have you ever wondered what knee arthritis was or were concerned about it? If that is the case, let us review some of the basics. What is knee arthritis? It can also be called osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. It results from wear and tear that leads to...

What is Bursitis?

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis how to pronounce? Bursitis is pronounced bur-SY-tis. What is a bursa? A bursa is a closed, fluid filled sac. Their role is to be a cushion between the tendons and surrounding tissues. They also provide a gliding surface to reduce friction between tendons and...

Rotator Cuff Injuries 101

Rotator Cuff Injuries 101

Do you have shoulder pain? Have been told that you or a family member has a rotator cuff injury, but you are not sure what that means? If this is you, this post is for you as we will cover: Where is your rotator cuff located? Rotator cuff vs frozen shoulder. How do...

Can Migraines Cause Dizziness?

Can Migraines Cause Dizziness?

Have you ever had headaches or dizziness impact your quality of life? With vestibular migraines individuals can unfortunately have a recurring problem with both.  What are Vestibular Migraines? A vestibular migraine (aka Migrainous Associated Vertigo) is a condition...

How to Make Your Workstation a Safe Place

Due to COVID, many individuals are now working from home and although working from home has its advantages, it has its disadvantages; one of those disadvantages is the possible neck, back and/or shoulder pain you're experiencing. Did you ever think it might be due to...