A memorable November 11

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., close to 100 members of the community attended the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406 in Barry’s Bay and left 90 minutes later having experienced the very personal and private side of war. The Opeongo Reader’s Theatre, (pictured above) under the capable direction of Barry …

The dark side of fruitcake

What on earth would a Physiotherapist have to say about Fruitcake? Fruitcake, Sufganiyot,Khrustyky, Midnight Madness, Black Friday. These terms are synonymous with the holiday season and the aching legs, backs and shoulders associated with the preparations. As the holidays draw closer, experience tells me that I will be encountering patients …

Spring Meltdown

Photos submitted To everything there is a season and to each new season often a new set of aches and pains. As a physiotherapist I often see a sudden surge in patients with symptoms attributed to the challenges of the season change … foot pain when non-supportive rain boots are …

Physiotherapy … clearing the cobwebs

Photo: Sharon Gardiner My paternal grandfather, Mark Billings, started every day by, as he would say, “clearing the cobwebs”. He did this by downing an 8 ounce glass of pure grapefruit juice that cleared his head and opened his mind to the questions of the day. In my 40 years …

Fitness is a Four Letter Word

  A new year! A resolve to accomplish a personal goal to improve health and well-being often comes with the New Year. Sadly, statistics show that 88% of those who make resolutions do not see them through. Patients tell me time and again, “I tried to exercise more or I …