How often should I go to Physio?

How often should I go to Physio?

April 20 2021

When do I need to book in for physiotherapy treatment ?

You’re playing beach volleyball, you dive for the ball and land in the wrong way. You’re able to power through and play on but your forearm still feels sore. Good news it’s all worth it because your team wins the game! You make your way home and ice your injured forearm but you still feel sore three days later and it’s still hurting. This is about that time you should book an appointment to see your trusted physiotherapist.

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What to do when it hurts after you hit the tennis court this season

What to do when it hurts after you hit the tennis court this season

April 13 2021

Spring has sprung, so a lot of us will be hitting the tennis courts to participate in some fun outdoor activity! Unfortunately after hitting that racket too many times, you can develop an is that is called tennis elbow or also known as lateral epicondylitis.

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TMJ Dysfunction and Treatment with Physiotherapist

TMJ Dysfunction and treatment with your Physio

April 06 2021

Your TMJ is also known as your temporomandibular joint which is located in front of your ears. It’s what connects your mandible to your skull and is on both sides of your head.  It’s made up of two bones and a disc. The complex joint is important because it enables you to eat, speak and it allows your mouth to open or close.

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What is Intramuscular Stimulation and how is it a benefit in your physiotherapy treatment?

What is Intramuscular Stimulation and how is it a benefit in your p...

March 30 2021

Intramuscular Stimulation also commonly referred to as IMS, is a highly effective treatment which uses a dry needling technique to provide therapy to an irritated nerve which results in musculoskeletal pain symptoms. 

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Physiotherapy Kinesiology vs. Personal Trainer

Personal Training VS Kinesiologist

March 16 2021

Don’t know the difference between a personal trainer and kinesiologist? You are not the only one!

When trying to decide who you need to see, it is important to understand first off what your  goals are and what you need and what certain professions can offer. Another major thing you  should consider is ensuring that the personnel is “certified” and/or “registered” to ensure they  have the proper credentials and are in good standing with an accredited body. Essentially  anyone can call themselves a personal trainer for example: 

Degenerated Spine Physiotherapy

Help! My Doctor says my spine is degenerated! What do I do?

March 09 2021

This week we are talking about spinal degeneration and your concerns about changes that might be happening in your back.

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Clinical Pilates Benefits for Physiotherapy

Benefits Of Clinical Pilates

March 02 2021

Clinical Pilates is a method of exercise designed to help you stretch, strengthen, and balance your body by lengthening and firming muscles, therefore assisting your  body during day-to-day activities.

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

February 23 2021

Delayed onset muscle soreness presents as muscular pain that occurs after a workout. It is  thought to be due to temporary muscle damage and inflammation. 

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Help! I have Noisy Knees! What do I do?

Help! I have Noisy Knees! What do I do?

February 17 2021

Noise in the knee joint is a common symptom that often leads to outpatient clinic visits. It’s important to be able to differentiate between what the literature describes as either ‘pathological’ noises or ‘physiological’ noises. 

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Prolonged Sitting – Surprising Source of Calf Pain

February 09 2021

Prolonged sitting can be attributed to many aches and pains; something most of us can relate to it. Whether it be lower back pain or shoulder/neck discomfort, these issues can actually creep up on us without warning.

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Setting Fitness Goals & Keeping Yourself Accountable

Setting Fitness Goals & Keeping Yourself Accountable

January 26 2021

At the start of every year we all hear about New Year's resolutions and getting back into fitness  or eating better etc. Often, a lot of us create some goals for ourselves and the first few weeks  go great, but eventually you start to fall off the bandwagon.  Setting goals is an amazing thing to do and can be extremely beneficial in helping you achieve  what you want to.

Why Do Physiotherapists Give Exercises, Anyway?

Why Do Physiotherapists Give Exercises, Anyway?

January 14 2021
The word ‘exercise’ will trigger a plethora of different thoughts that come to mind, depending on who you ask. Some will think of a specific sport that they enjoy that comes to mind, while others might think of the sweaty cardio-bunnies at their local gym, running on the treadmill, or huffing and puffin on the spin bike. Some think of the weights they bought and left in their storage room collecting dust, to be picked up once every six months. Some may even vaguely remember the exercises they were given by a physiotherapist years ago for a pain they had a while back that they stopped doing.
Clinical Picture –  How I Treat Inner Knee Pain

Clinical Picture – How I Treat Inner Knee Pain

January 07 2021

Lately, I’ve had numerous clients report they’ve been struggling with inner knee pain. With gyms not easily accessible, they took up walking, hours of it! They reported the pain initially starting about 4-6 months ago, that it never really went away and that it progressively and slowly got worse. They reported that they never experienced pain throughout those months, only” irritation” (until recently of course, which is what forced them to come in). Mornings seem to be ok, a little stiffness which got better with some movement and a hot shower. Sitting didn’t hurt, walking usually aggravated it and walking downstairs seemed to be the most painful (walking upstairs was uncomfortable, but ok). They had full range of movement at the knee and only slightly tenderness. Certain key factors were observed in standing:

Heat or Ice, Which Should You Use?

Heat or Ice, Which Should You Use?

December 31 2020
Using ice and heat for therapy is an easy way to care for your injury or manage your pain at home. However, there’s a lot of confusion as to when to use ice vs. heat for injuries and pain. Both of these therapies are excellent ways to reduce inflammation and pressure and help reduce pain. In order for these therapies to work, however, they must be used appropriately.
5 Tips to Help You Practice Self-Care Over the Holidays

5 Tips to Help You Practice Self-Care Over the Holidays

December 24 2020
The 2020 holiday season is here, and even though some holiday celebrations may have moved online, there is still a lot of planning that has to take place! It’s easy to lose track of the things that we do throughout the rest of the year that keep us healthy and happy. Here are some tips to make sure that you take care of yourself this holiday season:
How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

December 17 2020
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition involving a nerve that runs down the front of the forearm and through a tunnel in the wrist where it is being compressed. The compression of this nerve results in pain, tingling and/or numbness in the fingers, palm and can extend into the forearm. CTS is more common in female’s and commonly related to overloading the wrist and/or fingers, previous wrist fracture or injury, or arthritis.
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Ranko Vukovic – MPT Class of 2015

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Ranko Vukovic – MPT Class of 2015

December 10 2020
This week we are sharing Ranko's Alumni Spotlight, published by UBC. Read the full article below! As the Founder and ...
Tips to Maximize Your Telephysio Experience

Tips to Maximize Your Telephysio Experience

December 04 2020

Telephysio has continued to grow in popularity with physiotherapists this year in the wake of the current pandemic – however, it has existed well before 2020 and will likely continue long after. The advantages, when done right, are huge and research has shown similar outcomes in clinical success between telephysio and in-person therapy.

In this article, we share our tips to enable you to get the most out of your telephysio session.

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