Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

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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 »

Preventing Golf Injuries

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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 »

Do I need to stretch before exercising?

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  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 »

Are You in Pain

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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 »

To ice or not to ice…

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Originally posted on June 13, 2014 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/to-ice-or-not-to-ice/ Things are changing with respect to the use of cryotherapy in acute injuries, and the way we use ice in physiotherapy practice. There has been some very good research done over the past decade or so indicating that RICE or PRICE may not be as effective as… Read more »

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

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Originally posted on May 23, 2014 at http://physiocanhelp.ca/repetitive-strain-injury-rsi-2/   A major occupational hazard   Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term used to describe more than 20 disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis. RSI can affect anyone involved in work that requires frequent repetitive motion of the arms or… Read more »

Osteoporosis

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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

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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

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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

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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 »