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Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain

We all have our metaphorical Achilles heels, but for people suffering from plantar fasciitis, the heel itself is actually their weak spot. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the tough, fibrous band of tissue that runs […]

Why Do Muscles Feel Tight?


We’ve all experienced the unpleasantness of stiff or sore muscles, whether they feel tight when we get out of bed in the morning or after a long walk or run. Even if the pain isn’t excruciating, the stiffness can be […]

Coping With Neck Pain and Headaches

neck pain and headaches

How many times have you thought of somebody to be “a pain in the neck”? Interestingly, however, a number of physical issues that affect the neck actually manifest themselves as “a pain in the head” – or a headache. Although […]

What is a Muscle Knot?

muscle knot

During the centuries when tall ships adorned with sails dominated the seas, any skilled sailor knew how to tie dozens of knots with intriguing names such as the anchor bend, the bowline and the half-hitch. The knots we get in […]

What are Shin Splints?

shin splint

What do runners, ballet dancers and military recruits have in common? One trait they all share is a susceptibility to shin splints. What are shin splints? A shin splint is  actually an inflammation of the tendons, muscles and bones surrounding […]

How to Exercise Without Injuries

injury prevention

It may be winter and cold or snowy, but exercise still figures prominently in many people’s schedules. If you’ve just started an exercise regimen or tend to just do what you’ve always done without giving it much thought, it’s time […]

Does Back Pain Go Away on its Own?

back pain

Your back is probably one part of your body that doesn’t require much thought – unless it’s hurting. Unfortunately, according to Statistics Canada, four out of five Canadians, or 80 per cent, will experience back pain during their lifetimes. In […]

What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy

A common question for people that have never visited a physiotherapist is the very basic question of “What is Physiotherapy?”. Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. The profession employs a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle […]

What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

Soft tissue injuries

Coping with a soft tissue injury can be hard, depending on its severity. For active people, it can mean being out of commission for six weeks or more. Without giving rest and recovery their proper due, however, soft tissue injuries […]

What is a Frozen Shoulder?

frozen shoulder

It’s understandable if the thought of a frozen shoulder sends a chill down your spine, because it is a condition that equates to loss of mobility, something no one wants to experience. Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is […]

Intimidated by the Gym?

Working out at a gym is a normal, and often even daily route for many Canadians. Some go to the gym to maintain a healthy exercise routine, others work on strengthening and toning their muscles, enhancing their endurance on a […]