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.

 

Osteoporosis

October 13th, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on May 27, 2014 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/osteoporosis-article/   Osteoporosis is a condition that results in loss of bone mass and weakening of the bones, increasing the risk of fractures, such as a broken hip, crushed vertebra (spine), or fractured wrist. Osteoporosis-related fractures are often called fragility fractures because they happen with little or no trauma…. Read more »


Osteoarthritis

October 6th, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on April 30, 2014 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/osteoarthritis/   Joints change with time, and as we age we experience aches and pains and a gradual loss of mobility. However, osteoarthritis, one of 150 different forms of arthritis, is not simply a matter of getting older. It is a degenerative process that results in relatively rapid deterioration… Read more »


Back and neck pain – how physiotherapy can help

September 29th, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on February 2, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/back-and-neck-pain-how-physiotherapy-can-help/     How Physiotherapists Help Back and Neck Pain   Your physiotherapist will assess the causes for your back and neck pain, mobilize your spinal joints, and will give you advice on how to best maintain your thoracic mobility, essential for a healthy low back and neck.  … Read more »


Posture – A patient info sheet

September 22nd, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on February 13, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/posture-a-patient-info-sheet/   Posture     Having good posture not only makes you look strong and healthy — it’s also a critical factor in preventing pain and injuries. For recreational activities like golf, skating, yoga or running, posture actually plays an important role in performance. And posture is critical in… Read more »


Tips to reduce the risk of falling

September 15th, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on April 28, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/preventing-falls-a-patient-info-sheet/   More than one-third of Canada’s elderly population (ages 65 and older) fall each year. It’s estimated that 50% of those who fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as sprains, hip fractures, or head traumas that can permanently reduce their mobility and independence. Direct health care… Read more »


Tips on preventing and healing plantar fasciitis

September 8th, 2015 / admin

Originally posted on April 28, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/plantar-fasciitis-a-patient-info-sheet About plantar fasciitis   Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue in the sole of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. It runs from the ball of the foot to the heel, stretching to… Read more »


New to running? Here’s a handy guide on how to stay injury-free

September 1st, 2015 / admin

  Originally posted on May 4, 2015 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/running-for-beginners-a-patient-info-sheet So you’ve made the decision to start running. Congratulations! It’s a great way to improve your health and your quality of life. Like all physical activity, however, running carries the risk of injury. It’s important to know how to prevent injury and what steps to take… Read more »


Hope & Help for Upper Limb Amputees

March 9th, 2014 / Joanne S

  Over the past year, I have become aware of below-elbow prostheses at both ends of the price spectrum.   LN-4 Helper Arm   Cost: Free In 2012, I worked in Uganda with Olivia, a 10-year old who had lost both hands in a car accident.  Below-elbow prostheses are not made in Uganda and a high-tech… Read more »


Help for Leakage!

January 19th, 2014 / admin

Urinary leakage, or stress incontinence, is related to weak pelvic floor muscles which are unable to tighten strongly enough around the bladder opening to prevent leakage.  This leakage is often associated with postpartum women and elderly women. However, did you know that 51% of female athletes between the ages of 15-30 years complain of some… Read more »


New Year’s Resolutions? We Can Help

December 17th, 2013 / Darin C

The year 2013 is coming to an end.  Many of us are preparing for the holiday season,which usually consists of shopping and eating!  When January comes around,many people dedicate some attention to a list of resolutions.   Like many, your list may look like this:   ‘Exercise’ on a New Year’s Resolution List is a fantastic… Read more »