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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.

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.
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