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June 12, 2018

Different people have different phobias. Some are perfectly rational – like the fear of heights, the CRA, and clowns. These are well-founded fears, which help to keep us safe. Some phobias, however, do us a great disservice. Today we’re going to talk about kinesiophobi...

April 18, 2018

“I’m a size 10. I’m always a size 10.” This is the response I often get when I ask people what size shoe they’re wearing. Unfortunately, you’re not always a size 10. You can think of this like coffee cups. A medium coffee will be a different size at Tim Horton’s vs. Mc...

February 6, 2018

We learn a lot as we develop and grow. Many things that are common sense to us now were not innately understood as babies. Rarely do I eat rocks these days, and for the most part I can use words to express myself as opposed to simply screaming and crying. However, one...

February 6, 2018

We are incredibly excited to welcome Anton Filatov, Registered Massage Therapist, to the Oak Ridges Health team! When you’re the son of an Olympic gymnast, and have a background in competitive coaching yourself, you understand the demands that athletes place on their b...

February 5, 2018

You can use the analogy of not all cars are created equal, or not all coffee is great. But it probably makes more sense to compare ourselves to another profession – teachers. Within the teaching profession, you have those who posses that something ‘extra’ that makes th...

December 19, 2017

What is pain and why does it hurt?! In trying to think of the easiest way to explain this, I thought it best to first learn a bit of neuroanatomy. I’ll try and keep it simple and painless (admit it, that’s funny). You can divide our nervous system into two separate reg...

December 14, 2017

What type of pillow should I use?

Patients of ours know that we ask a lot of questions about sleep such as, do you get a good night sleep? Do you wake up throughout the night? Do you have pain in the morning? Are you a side/back/stomach sleep? etc.  

That’s because...