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July 29, 2022

Direct Insurance Billing

Phoenix Physio Clinic is pleased to offer Direct Billing to the majority of Canadian insurance companies in Ontario. Once you provide us with your extended benefits insurance information, we can submit your treatment costs for direct reimbursement, saving you time and reducing your out-of-pocket expenses. We offer this service at no extra charge. The insurance companies use the phrase "direct billing" to describe when a service provider bills a client directly. Healthcare providers may charge an insurance company for services they perform directly, such as physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic or naturopathic doctor, by directly charging the insurance company. It relieves the patient of the burden of completing all of the necessary paperwork. In other words, it simplifies the task of submitting insurance claims.

July 11, 2022

The Gut - Brain Connection

Did you know that the brain and gut are directly connected? The brain can send signals down to the intestines and the intestines can send signals back to the brain. The brain and gut are directly connected by the vagus nerve and indirectly connected by chemical messengers that are sent between the gut and brain.

July 11, 2022

Insulin Resistance: What is it and how is it contributing to your symptoms?

After a meal, our blood sugar rises and insulin is released to move the sugar out of the blood and into the cells. Then insulin levels and blood sugar levels slowly begin to decrease. Sometimes our bodies may become less sensitive to insulin; this means that more insulin is needed in order to move sugar into the cells. This insulin resistance is one of the first signs of blood sugar dysregulation and when left unmanaged, this can lead to chronic inflammation, trouble losing weight, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

July 11, 2022

Are Your Hormones Imbalanced?

Hormones are chemical messengers in your body; they are produced in the endocrine glands and travel in your bloodstream to your tissues and organs to tell them what to do. Hormones play an important part in your overall health and contribute to your mood, appetite, and weight. Normally, hormone levels can fluctuate from day to day. Hormones also fluctuate as a result of the natural aging process. However, there can sometimes be too little or too much hormone produced in the body which can have a serious effect on your physical, mental and emotional health.

July 11, 2022

Working with a Naturopathic Doctor

The goal of a naturopathic doctor is to listen to your health concerns and give you the support you need in order to feel better. Naturopathic Doctors complete comprehensive investigations to identify the root cause of your symptoms which may include ordering laboratory and functional testing directly through Life Labs in order to properly diagnose and monitor your health. By understanding what is happening inside the body, naturopathic doctors can then customize a diet, lifestyle and supplement plan that works for you to help you feel better.

July 9, 2022

How Physiotherapy Helps with Knee Pain

The knee joint is one of the most active joints in the human body, which implies that knee discomfort is a typical occurrence. It has the power to sabotage even the most mundane aspects of everyday existence. It only has the ability to do two things: flex and extend. Bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments make up the intricate structure, all of which are prone to damage, injury, and degeneration. Physiotherapy is one of the quickest and safest methods to regain your strength and get back on the road to recovery if you are suffering from knee discomfort.

July 9, 2022

Spinal Osteoarthritis

Low back discomfort affects up to 80% of the population. In osteoarthritis, cartilage degeneration is a frequent source of low back discomfort (tissue covering the joint surfaces at the ends of bones).

June 9, 2022

Guide To Golfer's Elbow

Medial epicondylitis is commonly called golfer's elbow or thrower's elbow. Inflammation, discomfort, and irritability occur in the tendons on the inside of the forearm, resulting in this condition. Golfer's elbow is caused by overuse of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. People with this problem are often seen to be swinging a golf club or other things repeatedly. In addition to using a computer or doing yard labour, this might lead to the condition. It's especially dangerous for athletes who do a lot of overhead work, as well as for carpenters and plumbers. In males, golfer's elbow is more frequent beyond the age of 35 than it is in younger ones. Unlike tennis elbow, it is not as frequent (lateral epicondylitis). For those suffering from medial epicondylitis, a physiotherapist at Phoenix Physio Clinic can assist alleviate discomfort and increase the elbow's range of motion and strength.

June 9, 2022

What Is Dry Needling?

It's possible that you've heard about dry needling and wondered what precisely it is or whether it's a therapy that may benefit you. Even though dry needling's name may seem eerie, it is safe, non-invasive, and often helpful in treating musculoskeletal conditions. Physiotherapists who are trained and qualified in dry needling may provide the treatment. Neuromuscular discomfort and movement limitations may be alleviated by using a small monofilament needle that penetrates the skin and addresses underlying trigger points in the muscles. What is a "trigger point"? It's a local contraction or tight band of muscle fiber that disrupts function, restricts range of motion and causes discomfort or soreness in the affected area. Increasing blood flow and decreasing both local and referred pain are all possible outcomes of dry needling a damaged muscle or trigger point.