Movement is a medicine
for creating change
in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.
Rediscovering the joy of movement.
BScPT, MSc Health Promotion, CMAc, PgCPain,
Certified Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) 4th Edition.
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Amarjit is a physiotherapist with over 25 years experience helping people live happier and active lives.
She completed her Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Toronto in 1990 and her post-graduate studies in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Medical Acupuncture and Inter-Disciplinary Pain Management through the University of Alberta.
Regular visits with your physician are important for your primary health care needs. A Physiotherapy consultation and/or short term followup can help you manage aged related changes, progressive or recurrent issues compromising your movement or activity level.
Amarjit integrates principles of neuroplasticity, exercise as medicine, Medical Acupuncture, pain care yoga, realistic goal setting and self management approaches into her physiotherapy practice.
She helps individuals take charge of their own health and wellbeing by improving daily function and increasing activity safely.
She is also certified to deliver PGAP a 10 week, goal-oriented approach to increase activity levels and reduce disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and chronic conditions.
Benefits of Physical Activity or Exercise
Everyone can gain health benefits from physical activity regardless of age, ethnicity, shape, size, medical or mental health condition. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health as it helps to:
- control weight
- reduce risk for cardiovascular disease
- reduce risk for Type 2 Diabetes
- reduce risk for some types of cancers
- strengthens your bones and muscles
- improves mental health and mood
- improves ability to do daily activities
- prevents falls in older adults
- increases your chance of living a longer and
Combining Physical Activity and Exercise
Injury or illness can cause individuals to become less active. Physical activities get your body moving and may include things like gardening, walking the dog, raking leaves or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Functional exercise involves taking time to learn how your body creates movement through the different muscles and joints. Ever wonder why some parts of the body are more prone to stiffness, pain or weakness? What is your body trying to tell you? A physiotherapy consult can help you understand you own movement patterns and challenges better. You can also learns specific exercise, adapt activities or consider alternate forms of exercise that keep your brain engaged and your body active.
Amarjit is not accepting referrals at this time.
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