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Manitoba Physiotherapy Association

MPA provides leadership for and direction to the physiotherapy profession; fosters excellence in practice, education and research; and positions the physiotherapy profession as integral to the health and wellness of Manitobans.

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Prevention Tips

Talk to your physiotherapist about what you can do to prevent and treat a variety of health problems related to your family history, living or work environment, and lifestyle activities. To find more information on physiotherapy as it relates to various conditions, click on any of the links below.

 

Backpacks

Carrying an overloaded backpack or wearing one improperly can lead to poor posture, over-stretching of the soft tissue in your neck and back, and unnecessary strain on muscles and joints.

Computer Ergonomics

More and more people experience aches and pains from sitting at a computer for too long. Don’t ignore the early warning signs, such as weakness of your grip, numbness, and discomfort or pain in the arms, hands, wrists, or shoulders.

Gardening

Gardening is an active pursuit that can cause muscle strain to the lower back, shoulders, knees, and arms. Follow these tips and techniques to make the most of your gardening season.

Preventing Falls

More than one-third of Canada’s elderly population (ages 65 and older) fall each year. Use these tips to prevent falls for yourself or a loved one.

Running

Running is a great way to improve your health and quality of life. Like all physical activity, however, running carries the risk of injury. It’s important to know how to prevent injury and what steps to take in case.