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The content below is not meant to replace assessments and diagnoses from trained medical professionals. The content being shared is a visual resource that compliments custom home programs created by certified athletic therapist, Melissa Deonaraine CAT(C), for patients whom she has physically assessed and treated in clinic.Always check with your medical provider before trying content found on the internet is safe for you to try. 


Ankle & Foot Towel Exercises

Exercises for your feet may not be exciting but they are necessary if you're working to improve your current mobility and function. 


These towel exercises are best performed without your socks on for a better grip with the towel. We'll leave my toes to be seen in-person during sandal season when I'm not at the clinic. 

Tells That Your Posture Gives Away

Believe it or not, medical professionals observe the patient before, during, and after orthopedic assessments to make a differential diagnosis. Our observations can provide us with clues, tells, and/or consider other areas to address depending on the presentation of the patient. We don't want to see you standing perfect because that won't help us figure out what's really going on with your body.  


If you notice that you do some of the things mentioned in the video and you currently experience pain and/or discomfort, it doesn't hurt to have an orthopedic assessment to make sure everything is good. 

Tells That Your Collar Bone Gives Away

We joke but athletic therapists and other medical professionals "people watch" all the time but it's tough when you have to know so much about the human body and naturally notice others not moving the way they should,  have poor posture, etc. 


Each part of your body gives us a clue about how you're doing and functioning before we ask you questions during an assessment. Find out in this video about your neck and shoulders.

Lower Leg Workout with Fabric Resistance Loop Band

Fabric resistance loop bands are your best friends when it

Sleeping Positions to Reduce Pain in Bed

Sleeping posture is one of the most challenging aspects to retrain your body  since it may take at least 6 months to change your sleep position. 

There's nothing wrong adjusting your bed to improve your sleep but consider that orthopedic devices (ie. pillows, etc.) may not resolve the root cause of your discomforts. 

You may want to try a session or two of manual therapy to help relax tight muscles and restore function/mobility before investing in add-ons for your bed. 

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