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Hope for Tinnitus: Understanding Habituation and Self-Help Strategies

Hope for Tinnitus: Understanding Habituation and Self-Help Strategies

Tinnitus, often described as ringing in the ears, affects millions of people worldwide. The constant presence of sound can be distressing and debilitating, impacting daily life and mental health. However, there is hope. By understanding habituation and employing self-help strategies, individuals with tinnitus can learn to manage their symptoms and regain control over their lives.

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Understanding Post-Concussion Symptoms and Recovery

Understanding Post-Concussion Symptoms and Recovery

Suffering a concussion can be a frightening experience, often leaving individuals unsure of what to expect in terms of symptoms and recovery. In this guide, we will delve into the realm of post-concussion symptoms (PCS) and shed light on the journey to recovery.

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Empowering Healing: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Chronic Pain Management

Empowering Healing: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain, a pervasive and complex condition, requires a multidimensional approach for effective management. While medical interventions play a crucial role, the holistic perspective offered by occupational therapy (OT) has gained recognition as a valuable complement to traditional treatments. We explore the empowering potential of occupational therapy in the context of chronic pain management.

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Rewiring Resilience: Exploring the Role of Neurofeedback in Chronic Pain Management

Rewiring Resilience: Exploring the Role of Neurofeedback in Chronic Pain Management

Chronic pain is a pervasive and challenging condition that affects millions worldwide, significantly impacting the quality of life for those who endure it. Traditional pain management approaches often involve medications with potential side effects, leading many to seek alternative therapies. One such emerging avenue is neurofeedback, a non-invasive technique that holds promise in the realm of chronic pain management.

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Navigating the Road to Recovery: Lifestyle Factors for Managing Long COVID

Navigating the Road to Recovery: Lifestyle Factors for Managing Long COVID

Long COVID, a complex and lingering condition following the acute phase of COVID-19, has left many individuals grappling with a range of symptoms affecting various aspects of their health. While medical interventions are essential, incorporating lifestyle factors into a comprehensive management plan can play a pivotal role in supporting recovery. In this blog post, we explore key lifestyle factors that can contribute to managing long COVID and promoting overall well-being.

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Unlocking Hope: The Potential of Neurofeedback in Long COVID Recovery

Unlocking Hope: The Potential of Neurofeedback in Long COVID Recovery

Long COVID, a persistent and often debilitating condition that follows the acute phase of COVID-19, has left many individuals grappling with a range of symptoms affecting various aspects of their health. As the medical community explores diverse approaches to alleviate these lingering effects, one promising avenue gaining attention is neurofeedback. This non-invasive therapy has shown potential in addressing cognitive and neurological symptoms associated with long COVID.

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Improving Athletic Performance in a Different Way

Improving Athletic Performance in a Different Way

When most people think about approaches that help with athletic performance, they think about strength training, attending to their diet, spending extra time training the skills required for their sport, seeking out physiotherapy and kinesiology treatment to address any injuries or physical concerns, and so forth. However, one major factor that is often overlooked despite its influential role is that of the athlete’s mental well-being and performance.

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The Role of a Kinesiologist in Concussion Rehab

The Role of a Kinesiologist in Concussion Rehab

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a blow to the head or body. They can be caused by sports injuries, falls, or car accidents, and can result in a range of symptoms including headache, dizziness, fatigue, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating.

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Perfectionism: A Healthy Drive or a Barrier?

Perfectionism: A Healthy Drive or a Barrier?

As with most things in life, there are pros and cons to perfectionism. It is important to bring awareness to the challenges and complications that can arise with this approach to our day-to-day lives and to consider what we can do about it.

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Long COVID: Self-Management Strategies

Long COVID: Self-Management Strategies

Long COVID is something that is emerging as a serious health issue for many people across the world. The symptoms vary, but among the most reported are severe fatigue, headaches, anxiety or depression, brain fog and in some cases, a shortness of breath. Researchers have been hard at work trying to find a pattern in the symptoms and a way to treat it.

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Calming the Nervous System

Calming the Nervous System

Pain has a way of overtaking the brain, and at times you may feel it is all you can think about. Your pain might be so unbearable that it makes a simple task, such as folding laundry, seem daunting.

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Breathing Techniques

Breathing Techniques

Your breath is a simple and powerful tool that can be used to regulate your nervous system. Breathing slowly and deeply activates your parasympathetic (“rest and digest”) nervous system.

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Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Healthy Habits for Better Sleep. Wake up and go to bed at the same time every day, even weekends! Create a relaxing, regular bedtime routine.

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