Total Therapy Blog - November 2010

Welcome to Our New Site!

As you've noticed, Total Therapy has a new look! We're also on: So don't forget to Like Us, Follow Us, and Subscribe to Us! To celebrate,...
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Acupuncture and Osteoarthritis of the Knee

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease which slowly wears away the cartilage (soft cushion between the bones) within the joint.  It is...
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All About Core – Myths Busted and Training Tips

What is Core Stability? Core stability comes from the muscles of the back and abdomen. These muscles act together to form a “back brace” that...
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Back to School Food Choices

Healthy school snacks and lunches can help instill life-long healthy habits and a positive relationship with wholesome foods. During childhood, children experience rapid growth, making...
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7 Signs You Should Never Ignore

If you're like most Canadians, you’ll notice that as the weather gets nicer, your activity level increases. As activity levels increase, however, so too do...
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How to Really Relax for this Summer

Stress, sports, and everyday activities can take a toll on the body. We get knots in our shoulders, our necks start to ache, our backs...
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Maximize the Burn

Starting out on a weight loss program can be a daunting undertaking at times. Between work, family, and everyday obligations, free time can be a...
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To Ice or Heat

Patients are always asking their physiotherapists or therapists whether they should be applying ice or heat to an injury. My answer is “it depends”. Here...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Fats)

There are good fats and there are bad fats. Artificially-produced trans-fatty acids (such as hydrogenated fats found in over-processed foods like store-bought potato chips or...
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No Pain, No Gain?

Whether you are training for a marathon, or just looking to become more physically active, it is important to listen to your body. Experiencing muscle...
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