Author / Christine Campbell, Physiotherapist

Christine Campbell is a Registered Physiotherapist. She provides quality one-on-one service that focuses on improving one’s overall function. She helps to restore normal function by assessing the whole person to identify and address underlying movement problems. “I love my work as a physiotherapist and believe in working as a team with my clients to achieve their goals. I love piecing together the puzzle and discovering the individual’s underlying movement dysfunction. Building a plan and striving to achieve it with the client is very rewarding. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet a variety of people through my work and enjoy connecting with each of them.” Christine acquired her Kinesiology degree from McMaster University in 2008 and her Masters in Physiotherapy from Queen’s University in 2011. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 1 Crossfit Instructor, and has her Level II Manual and Manipulative Therapy designation. Christine has additional training in acupuncture and dry needling, therapeutic taping, and running injury prevention. Christine maintains membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and is licensed by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She welcomes you to contact her at moveauthenticallyphysiotherapy@gmail.com.

Prevention is the Best Treatment for Osteoporosis

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There are many things that affect your risk for osteoporosis, with the primary modifiable factors being smoking, drinking and a sedentary lifestyle. However, the following exercises can help prevent or limit the effects of osteopenia and osteoporosis:

Strength Training: By using resistance of some type, whether it be weights or bands, we strengthen the muscle and, most importantly for osteoporosis, we strengthen the bone where the muscle attaches. Many women, who are more at risk than men, avoid strength training but this type of exercise is crucial to building and maintaining bone mass and quality. It is key to strengthen the posterior chain (or muscles through the back portion of our body) to maintain good posture and prevent rounding of the upper back (“hunchback”, or kyphosis), which can lead to vertebral fractures for those with osteoporosis.

Walk To Fight Arthritis: Volunteers Needed!

walk_logoThis June 4th, the first annual Arthritis Society’s Walk to Fight Arthritis will be held in Kingston and your help is required! The Arthritis Society Committee is currently looking for members of the community to join the fight, as we strive for an arthritis-free future. Kingston Integrated Healthcare’s Christine Campbell is the Marketing Coordinator for the Committee and is very excited to be a part of this event.

Healthy Gifts for the Holidays

presentsGift giving is one of my favorite things. Coming up with a special gift for people I care about means a great deal to me. I try and think about them as a person, the things that they love to do or want to do and that is how I base my creative thoughts. Maybe you are similar, or maybe you are a person who never knows what to get your friend or loved one. This year, think about their health as the primary focus. There are many great gift ideas that will let them know you’re thinking of them and will actually help them live happier and healthier.

Ontario Park Passes: Frontenac Park is in Kingston’s backyard and we often forget about it. There are many hikes of varying levels of difficulty to challenge you. A season’s pass to one of the local parks would be great gift for those who love to get outdoors and getaway from the hustle and bustle.

Did You Know? Physiotherapy can help with Peripheral Neuropathy!

christine-smallPhysiotherapists play a vital role in helping individuals improve and maintain functions that may be limited by Peripheral Neuropathy (PN). PN has a variety of causes, types and symptoms and therefore it is essential for each treatment plan to be tailored to help address each patient address their specific needs and goals. Physiotherapy may be helpful in maintaining strength, mobility, and function regardless of the underlying cause of PN.

Vertigo Treatments

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Did you know physiotherapy can assist patients with vertigo?

A bad spell of vertigo can leave people feeling very debilitated.  Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and difficulty walking. There are many causes of vertigo, or dizziness, which include: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo BPPV, acute vestibular neuronitis or labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease or migraine disorders. This article focuses on BPPV, which is the most common of vestibular disorders and the most easily treated. 

Smart Phones and Tablets Impacting Youth

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Christine Campbell, Physiotherapist

As technology advances, the number of device related injuries that I see in clinic rises, especially with children. As many of us know, the number of children and teens using mobile devices and the amount of time spent utilizing said devices is increasing dramatically. One of the issues with mobile device use is the posture that is adapted, which causes movement dysfunction and pain.

A survey recently conducted by MediaSmart in 2014 indicated that 25% of kids 9-10 years old have their own cell phone. ParticipACTION reports that children (in 2015) spent, on average, 7.5 hours/day in front of a screen.  Each year these numbers rise and the impact on our children’s health is evident.