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Get a Grip: Arthritis of the thumb and 3 things you can do to tell it to take a hike!

By Christina Prevett | July 10, 2016

Did you know: • Over 1/3rd of women have arthritis of the thumb after menopause? • Arthritis in the thumb is the second most common spot for arthritis • Arthritis is one of the leading causes of pain and disability in Canada and THE leading cause of disability in women. • So much of the […]

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Forget Me Nots: What happens to our memory with age

By Christina Prevett | July 2, 2016

“Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade.” ― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle We are delving into the last piece of the “normal” aging series. Item number 5 relates to memory concerns. Asking ourselves the question… is losing your memory a […]

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Hard as steel, tough as glass: building a strong heart through cardiac rehabilitation

By Christina Prevett | June 24, 2016

As we get older, all of the bad habits that we’ve had our entire lives starts to bite us in the butt. Almost every condition or disease happens more often as we get older. Age is therefore considered a “risk factor” for a disease. What this means is that statistically, its more likely as you […]

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How working with older adults changed my life

By Christina Prevett | June 23, 2016

My name is Christina Nowak and I’m one of the co-owners of STAVE OFF. As we start on our physical location, I wanted to take the time to share my story; what brought my fiancé and I here to this point in our life, and how working with older adults really did change my life. […]

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Marking aging with the pill bottles: do they accumulate with age?

By Christina Prevett | June 21, 2016

Part of the physiotherapy assessment is a medication review. You may not think this is an important piece for physiotherapists to know but ANY medication a person is on carries a risk for side effects that may effect the muscles in your body. Many medications have side effects that include dizziness, fatigue, nausea and muscle […]

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Meet Neill and how he has improved his walking!

By Christina Prevett | June 16, 2016

Meet Neill, retired and almost 75. Neill since he has started has shown HUGE improvements in his walking ability and mobility. We are so proud of you Neill!

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