Physiotherapy and Treating Your Concussions

Physiotherapy and Treating Your Concussions

June 16 2021

A concussion which is also referred to as a mild traumatic brain injury which results from either an indirect or direct blow to the head.  This type of brain injury can cause effects that can be long-lasting on the brain tissue and can even cause chemical imbalances in the brain.  This type of injury is not to be taken lightly, it is considered a serious injury by health care providers and it is important to seek treatment if your symptoms do not self-resolve after two weeks.  

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ICBC Rehab and Physiotherapy

ICBC Rehab and Physiotherapy

June 03 2021

An early intervention after an accident to see your physiotherapist for an assessment is highly imperative, due to the fact it may take a few days to even a few weeks for symptoms after an accident to creep up.  You may not notice that new nagging neck strain or lower back pain until it has gotten much worse, so it is of great importance to have a thorough assessment by a trained physiotherapist. 

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So now you’re working from home...

So now you’re working from home...

May 20 2021

How to avoid painful injuries as a result from working from home.

A lot of us are working from home due to office closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this has a lot of advantages such as wearing our pajama pants on a Zoom call or having extra time with our pets but there is the potential of getting a home injury from a workstation that is not ergonomically sound.  Your new home office may be causing that new pain in your neck or your sore back.   It might be time to reassess your home set up with questions such as: is it time to invest in a proper desk, is my chair suited for my needs?  Is it time to think about a desk rather than sharing a dining table with my partner and kids? 

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Physiotherapy Helps with not just your Physical Health but also your Mental Health

Physiotherapy Helps with not just your Physical Health but also you...

May 13 2021

A lot of people have been dealing with depression and anxiety during these Covid times. We’ve all had to slow down, smell the roses and as a result many have become more cognizant of the physical pain they have as it has been hard to distract ourselves when our social lives have diminished and workloads have changed so drastically.  The uncertainty of when life will go back to normal and the times of planning trips or seeing loved ones seems so far in the future so it has been a true test on many individual’s mental health.

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Patellofemoral Pain or Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Pain or Knee Pain

May 04 2021

The most common term for the pain in your knee is called patellofemoral pain!  The pain is usually felt in the front of the knee, up and around the knee cap. This knee pain can get worse with more movement, especially when there is a lot of knee range of movement that is required. As the knee moves more, the pain can get progressively worse. The knee joint is a synovial joint and it’s  under the umbrella of a hinge joint because it allows the leg to extend and bend back and forth with minimal side-to-side motion. The knee joint consists of bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues.

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Plantar Fasciitis Physio and Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Physio and Treatment

April 27 2021

What is plantar fasciitis?

This is a VERY common pain of the heel. Why this pain develops is because the ligament that supports your heel becomes inflamed and irritated.  Because of this irritation uncomfortable symptoms may develop in the area which can cause great discomfort.  Millions of people suffer from this and it is primarily seen amongst middle-aged people, those who are  flat-footed and potentially those who have a high BMI. The pain is considered generally chronic and not acute as it takes time to develop-it doesn’t usually happen overnight.

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.
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