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Through our blog we educate and offer suggestions on topics that relate to physiotherapy and healthy living.

muscle knot

What is a Muscle Knot?

The knots we get in our muscles aren’t nearly so exotic or desirable; they’re painful. In addition, they’re not actually knots. So, what are……

shin splint

What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints are caused when the leg’s muscles and bone tissue are overworked by repetitive physical activity. There are a number of physical reasons…

injury prevention

How to Exercise Without Injuries

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…

back pain

Does Back Pain Go Away on its Own?

Your back is probably one part of your body that doesn’t require much thought – unless it’s hurting. Unfortunately, according to Statistics Canada,…

maintain good posture

How to Maintain Good Posture as You Age

It varies, depending on whether you are sitting or standing. When sitting at a desk, your knees should be level with your hips and your feet should…

weekend warrior injuries

How to Avoid Weekend Warrior Injuries

Weekend warriors, as they’re commonly called, don’t use their muscles regularly, so it’s no surprise their bodies aren’t prepared for the strain put…

distracted driving

Distracted Driving in BC: What You Need to Know

Distracted driving refers to driving while participating in activities that impact the driver’s ability to focus on the road. It can result from…

physiotherapy exercises

Physiotherapy Exercises: Balance, Range of Motion and Strengthening

Whether you are seeing a physiotherapist for help in regaining leg strength after a hip replacement or to build up some aerobic capacity after heart…

What is Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their…

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

What is Shoulder Impingement Syndrome?

If your shoulder hurts when you try to reach behind your back or retrieve an object from a high shelf, you should see your physician. Since the…

Soft tissue injuries

What is a Soft Tissue Injury?

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…

frozen shoulder

What is a 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,…

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…

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15 Interesting Foot Facts

Look down at your feet, and, most likely, what you’ll see is 10 toes wriggling or flexing. Now, if you had X-ray vision like Superman, you’d soon…

Improve your posture

How to Improve Posture – Seven Tips

Everyday activities such as sitting on office chairs, standing, sleeping or carrying a bag on the same shoulder can cause poor posture. Poor posture…

physiotherapy in pregnancy

Why Women Should Do Physiotherapy in Pregnancy

Visiting a physiotherapist while prenatal, pregnant or postpartum can help both with the prevention and treatment of pain and pelvic issues caused by…

Car Crash

What To Do Following a Car Crash

Being the victim of a car crash can be a jarring and frightening experience. Whether it is a minor fender bender or a major motor vehicle accident,…

Preventing falls in seniors

How to Prevent Falls in Seniors

Falls in elderly Canadians are one of the main causes of moderate to severe injuries, including sprains, fractures, and head traumas.

preventing winter sport injuries

Preventing Winter Sport Injuries

During the winter months, people from all over the world participate in the popular winter sports of skiing and snowboarding. They are both fun and…

strains

Dealing with Strains

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. A strain occurs when a muscle is stretched beyond…