At Expert Physio, we are constantly learning.  Here are some excellent resources we found for you! As always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about these blogs.

 

Diet trumps exercise in regards to weight loss

January 25th, 2017 / admin

If you’re planning to add more exercise to your 2017 regime, good for you! But if you’re exercising in an attempt to lose weight, you should know that diet plays a larger role in weight loss than exercise. A combination of diet and exercise will produce the greatest results! As Expert Physio’s Registered Dietitian, here… Read more »


Let’s get Local!

May 25th, 2016 / admin

  You make dozens of food choices every day, but how often do food miles weigh into your selection? On average, a Canadian meal travels 1200 km before making it to our kitchen table! The newly signed Paris Climate Treaty encourages Canadians to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By placing local produce in our baskets, we… Read more »


Running into problems: plantar fasciitis, or jogger’s heel

April 5th, 2016 / admin

Originally posted at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/jul/22/running-problems-plantar-fasciitis-joggers-heel on 22nd July 2014 This is the third in the series of injury blogs – after shin splints and ITB friction syndrome – and it tackles something that can be resistant to treatment, particularly if it is not caught early.   So what is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that… Read more »


Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

March 8th, 2016 / admin

Remember those song lyrics “The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone”? It’s actually a good anatomical reminder about the importance of seeing an injured or arthritic joint as part of your whole body and not something to be treated in isolation. If you are limping or… Read more »


Minimal exercise can counteract sedentary lifestyle

February 23rd, 2016 / admin

Originally posted 30th March 2015 at http://www.thestar.com/life/2015/03/30/minimal-exercise-can-counteract-sedentary-lifestyle.html Sitting is the new smoking. I hope you were standing for that. As a researcher in the rehabilitation sciences, I applaud the sentiment behind this catchphrase, radical as it may seem. Our culture has long underestimated the dangers of sedentary living. Until now, most of us thought we could… Read more »


Preventing Golf Injuries

February 9th, 2016 / admin

With the fantastic weather we saw this long weekend, especially on BC Family Day Monday, a lot of our clients are now looking forward to the Spring to tee off their Golf Season. This week’s blog post is a YouTube video presented by Amy Fahlman of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Amy walks us through some… Read more »


6 ways physiotherapy can relieve aches and pains

January 5th, 2016 / admin

Originally posted 2009 at http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/arthritis-and-pain/6-ways-physiotherapy-can-relieve-aches-and-pains Many people lump physiotherapy into the same category as less proven “alternative treatments” and it’s often confused with massage or chiropractic therapy. But physiotherapy is different. Could it work for you? It was the prospect of being forced to give up cooking that made me try physiotherapy. My hands and wrists… Read more »


Do I need to stretch before exercising?

December 15th, 2015 / admin

  Originally posted on June 30, 2015 at http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/Do-I-need-to-stretch-before-or-after-a-run-or-sports-and-exercise.aspx From weekend warriors to elite athletes, stretching before exercise is a common practice, but new research has cast doubt on its effectiveness. Research suggests that stretching before exercise is unlikely to reduce your risk of injury, improve your performance or prevent sore muscles. However, there’s no evidence… Read more »


How much you should(n’t) sit at work

December 1st, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on June 26, 2015 at http://blog.participaction.com/en/how-much-you-shouldnt-sit-at-work/ By now it’s likely that you’ve heard at least one news story telling you that “your chair is killing you” or that “sitting is the new smoking.” This has likely made you very concerned, very confused, or both. Well, we’ve known for a long time that moving more… Read more »


Are You in Pain

November 17th, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on April 30, 2014 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/are-you-in-pain/ Pain can be a warning sign that something is wrong; for example, when you sprain your ankle, or when your back hurts after shoveling snow. MSK, or musculoskeletal pain includes neck, joint, limb, low back, bone, and chronic widespread pain. Acute pain is temporary pain caused by injury…. Read more »