Good Health Can Be Yours on National Aboriginal Day


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 16-Jul-2018

Canada’s richly diverse history wouldn’t be complete without the contributions of the First Nations and other Indigenous tribes. Each year on June 21st, Canada seeks to acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions made by these tribal cultures on National Aboriginal day. The day aims to celebrate tribal heritage, Indigenous culture and the outstanding achievements of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.

Canada’s Tribal Population and Healthcare

It’s important to understand that there are key health areas where Canada’s Indigenous population is more at risk for certain health issues, one of the key areas being chronic pain and healthcare. Research shows that members of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit tribes are at greater risk for serious chronic health issues from negative outcomes from illnesses such as diabetes and respiratory problems.

Research from the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) states that one in four First Nations adults will struggle with arthritis at some point during their lifetime. Additional information provided by the FNIGC also advises that First Nations youth have a high incident of accidental falls requiring medical attention. Inuit populations surveyed during the Aboriginal people survey 2012 showed that over 45% of the population was struggling with chronic pain conditions.

If you struggle with chronic pain and other health-related problems, you’ll be glad to know that there are ways to lessen or reverse the effects through rehabilitative services. Rehabilitative treatments can be combined with proactive clinical practices that work to treat not just your current pain, but also works to prevent the development of pain in the future.

It’s important that if you’re wrestling with a chronic pain condition to know that help is available. Chronic pains can have long-lasting, debilitating effects on a patient’s quality of life, and utilizing a rehabilitative health service such as physical therapy has been proven to improve the condition of many. Treatments can help improve mobility, flexibility while also helping to prevent new injuries.

Rehabilitative Services: How They Can Help You

Still wondering why seeking rehabilitative services for your chronic condition could be beneficial?

Here are five ways it can help you.

  1. It improves balance

    If a therapist review shows you’re at high risk for falls, a comprehensive plan can be created to help challenge and correct balance issues from dizziness to vertigo, while also improving coordination.

  2. It improves age-related motion and musculoskeletal conditions

    The effects of arthritis and osteoporosis increase with age. It is important that if you’re struggling with age-related conditions, to understand that treatment options can be tailored to aid in the recovery of joint replacement, or to lessen the effects of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

  3. It can help patients avoid surgery

    Because physical therapy helps to eliminate pain and aids in healing from injuries, there is often less need for surgical intervention to treat the condition. If surgery is required, physical therapy patients often have better postoperative outcomes than patients who had no previous physical therapy at all.

  4. Mobility is improved

    If you’re struggling with mobility issues, rehabilitative services and treatment plans can be tailored to suit patients and target their specific concerns. Regardless of your age or condition, physical therapists will be able to create a comprehensive plan to get you on the path to recovery.

  5. Eliminates or reduces pain

    Physical therapy has been proven to improve joint function in chronic pain patients, which can help them return to their previous level of functioning. Once pain is reduced, prevention plans can be created to prevent pain from returning.

Make a Journey Back to Wellness

When you’re in need of therapeutic solutions to long-standing pain and inflammation, the physical therapy treatments and procedures at Physiomed can help make your journey back to wellness a much simpler process.

Completing a health assessment and working out a comprehensive treatment plan with healthcare providers at Physiomed can bring relief to several medical conditions such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Cystic fibrosis

These are just a few of the conditions that can benefit from treatment. These treatment options aren’t just about rehabilitation; they are about working to improve the overall wellness of the patient. Our healthcare professionals will work hand-in-hand with patients to create a healthier, stronger future.

For more information about rehabilitative services and treatment contact Physiomed today.


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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