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.

Your Shoulder Pain Questions — Answered by a Physiotherapist!

Your Shoulder Pain Questions — Answered by a Physiotherapist!

November 27 2020

This is part 2 of our Shoulder Series Blog, and today we’ve got a bit of a treat for you- in today’s blog I’m going to be answering your TOP 4 most common shoulder pain questions. These are going to be questions I get in on a day to day basis in clinical practice and from my telehealth sessions with patients. 

These questions each can have nuanced answers, depending on the situation, and depending on the type of person and patient that I have in front of me. However, I’ve chosen the most common questions whereby the answers can hopefully provide you with a more experienced and balanced insight into questions that you might be thinking or asking yourself regarding your own shoulder pain.

How To Fix Your Shoulder Pain and Ask Questions Like a Physio!

How To Fix Your Shoulder Pain and Ask Questions Like a Physio!

November 20 2020

So I’ll admit that this is a bit of a click bait-y title, I do aim to do my best as a clinician to help you, the average person, suffering from shoulder pain, to understand how physios use their best skill to help manage and treat shoulder pain. In my humble opinion, I believe that the best skill and tool a physiotherapist has is their ability to perform a thorough, clinical assessment to diagnose your problem. 

Fall Health Tips

Fall Health Tips

November 13 2020
You enjoyed the excellent weather and sunshine all summer long.  You’ve been able to fit all kinds of exercise and sports into your routine. Summer is over, but that doesn’t mean your workout habits need to end. Here are some ideas on how you can stay physically active as the season changes and the weather gets colder.
Kinesiology Tape – Is It For You?

Kinesiology Tape – Is It For You?

November 06 2020
With over 50 brands of Kinesiology Tape on the market, you may have stumbled across one at some point and wondered what it was, and how it could support you. Kinesiology Tape was first developed in the late 1970s by Dr. Kenzo Kase, a Japanese chiropractor who wanted a tape that provided support but didn’t limit movement the way traditional athletic tapes do. Here’s what we know about how physical and sports therapists use it, its benefits, tips, and what to know.
5 Ways Massage Therapy Complements Physiotherapy

5 Ways Massage Therapy Complements Physiotherapy

October 30 2020

When it comes to drug-free treatments for various chronic and acute injuries, people can get confused between massage therapy and physiotherapy. While differences exist between both types of the natural healing process, the key to faster recovery is a mixture of both modalities

The primary goal of both physiotherapy and massage therapy is to relieve muscle tension, pain, and spasms to bring you back to optimal health.

However, before we dive into the five main ways this fantastic combination can alter your well being, it's essential to understand what each treatment stands for. That way, if you are interested in both you have a solid understanding of each individually.

How to Return to Physical Activity Safely During COVID-19

How to Return to Physical Activity Safely During COVID-19

October 02 2020
We have all faced a new challenge in our fitness routines this year with COVID-19 keeping us confined to our homes. As a result, many people may not have kept up their physical fitness levels. With the changing of seasons upon us and the start of a new school year, many of us feel a desire to return to routine, including our fitness routine. 

While you may want to dive back in, you should go easy as you build back up to your pre-COVID training regime to avoid any kind of injury. Whether you’re an athlete or not, easing back into it should be your priority. We have gathered some tips to get you back on track — safely. 
What May Be Causing Your Shin Pain and How To Treat it at Home

What May Be Causing Your Shin Pain and How To Treat it at Home

September 24 2020
If you have ever experienced shin splints or any other kind of shin pain, you know how it can be an ongoing pain that is often hard to treat yourself. You might think that shin pain only happens to runners, but this issue can happen to anyone who has recently intensified their level of physical activity. So how can you treat shin pain or “shin splints,” and better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place? Read on to learn more.
Reducing Arthritis Pain Through Exercise

Reducing Arthritis Pain Through Exercise

September 11 2020
Sticking to an exercise routine can be difficult, even for the healthiest of people. If you suffer from joint pain due to arthritis, moving your body may be the last thing you want to think about. But regular exercise can reduce painful symptoms, improve joint function and flexibility, increase range of motion, and boost mood.

We have compiled a list of our favourite exercises to incorporate into your lifestyle to improve your Arthritis pain — read on to learn more.
Tips for Runners To Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

Tips for Runners To Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

September 04 2020
Running or jogging is one of the most commonly performed and understood method of exercise, and as such, it comes as no surprise that a lot of injuries physios see are running-related, it’s no surprise that a lot of injuries we see in the physio office are related to running.

If you’re among the many people who take up running or are looking to increase your training regimen, we have some tips to improve your performance while keeping you injury-free.
How To Get Started Strengthening Your Ankles

How To Get Started Strengthening Your Ankles

August 27 2020

Many of us have experienced ankle injuries and sprains at some point in our lives and those that are fortunate enough to not have experienced such an injury – well, we won’t talk about them too much here.

But, if you’ve rolled your ankles in the past, want to strengthen your ankles, or understand how the ankle works a bit more- here are a couple of tips!

Using Your WorkSafe BC Benefits for Physiotherapy

Using Your WorkSafe BC Benefits for Physiotherapy

August 20 2020
When people have a work-related injury, Work Safe BC (WSBC) helps them get the health care and rehabilitation services they need. This may include consultation and treatment with a physiotherapist. Vancity Physiotherapy offers in-person and virtual rehabilitation to help you recover from work-related injuries. 

So what steps do you need to take? Read on to find out more.
Foam Roller

Make Foam Rolling a Regular Part of Your Routine

August 13 2020
Foam rolling is an amazing accessory for any athlete. Find out how it can improve your athletic performance.
strains and sprains

The Difference Between Strains and Sprains

August 06 2020
When clients come to us for physiotherapy treatment, they’ll use terms like sprains or strains to describe their injuries. These words are used interchangeably by many but they actually have different meanings. In this week’s blog, we’re going to look at the difference between these two types of common injuries and how we grade their severity.
home gym

How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget During COVID-19

July 30 2020
This week, I wanted to highlight the basic items a person needs to create killer workouts at home, all without breaking a bank. Here’s the equipment you need to build a home gym on a budget during COVID-19.
safe summer workout

5 Tips for a Safe Summer Workout Plan

July 23 2020
If you’re planning on taking some of your workouts outside this summer, here are 5 tips for a safe summer workout plan.
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