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.


To ice or not to ice…

November 3rd, 2015

Originally posted on June 13, 2014 at 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)

October 20th, 2015

Originally posted on May 23, 2014 at   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 »


October 13th, 2015

Originally posted on May 27, 2014 at   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 »


October 6th, 2015

Originally posted on April 30, 2014 at   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

Originally posted on February 2, 2015 at 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. Your physiotherapist will start… Read more »

Posture – A patient info sheet

September 22nd, 2015

Originally posted on February 13, 2015 at 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 preventing workplace injuries… Read more »

Tips to reduce the risk of falling

September 15th, 2015

Originally posted on April 28, 2015 at   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

Originally posted on April 28, 2015 at 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

  Originally posted on May 4, 2015 at 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

  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 »