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SI Joint Dysfunction

SI Joint Dysfunction

Back, Back Pain
Definition/Layman’s terms for the condition Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a term used to describe the pain derived from the joint. It can be caused in issues with movement and alignment. It usually presents as low back pain. Cause/MOI SI joint dysfunction can be present during pregnancy when there are many changes to the body (physically, […]
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Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy

Uncategorized
What Is Bell’s Palsy? Bell’s palsy, also known as idiopathic facial palsy, is a sudden weakness or paralysis on one side of the face. It is caused by inflammation on the facial nerve, which is usually temporary.  What are the symptoms of Bell’s palsy? What are the causes of Bell’s palsy and what Is the […]
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Pediatric Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Toronto
Did you know children can benefit from pelvic physiotherapy too? Most children are dry at night by school age. Approximately, 30% of children wet the bed at 4 ½ years of  age. Fecal incontinence is also common in children. If a child has regular soiling or poo accidents after the age of 4 they should […]
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Plantar Foot Pain
What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition resulting from inflammation of a band of connective tissue located on the bottom side of the foot known as the Plantar Fascia. This band of connective tissue runs from the heel of the foot, all the way to the base of each toe, and it […]
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The Best Custom Orthotics and Knee Braces
What are orthotics? Orthotics are custom made inserts that are worn inside your shoe to control abnormal foot function.Orthotics solve a number of biomechanically related problems, for example, ankle and knee pain, pelvis, hip, spinal pain. This is achieved by preventing misalignment of the foot, which significantly alters the way in which the bones move […]
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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Injuries, Injuries & Conditions
What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment procedure that essentially involves creating a series of short energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to an injury.  It uses a pneumatic generator to physically deliver the shock wave through the skin, into the body. The short-energy acoustic waves that are transmitted through […]
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Physical Therapy After a Car Accident
If you met with a car accident and still are facing car accident injuries and other problems related to the mobility of your body or if it causes obstacles to function properly and efficiently, thinking what to do if you have a car accident? Then you should definitely go for Physical Therapy. Physical therapists are […]
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What is Spondylolisthesis

What is Spondylolisthesis

Injuries & Conditions
What is Spondylolisthesis? Derived from the Greek word spondylo means spine and listhsis stand for slipping down a slippery path. Spondylolisthesis is a disorder of the spine that results in a forward or backward slippage of one vertebra on an adjacent one. Spondylolisthesis usually happens in the lower back region, also known as the lumbar […]
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Physiologist vs Physical Therapist
Often, we get confused between Physiotherapy and Physiology both as both have many similarities, but they have a set of differences too. What is Physiotherapy and what does a physical therapist do? Physiotherapy or Physical Therapy is a medical treatment where patients face problems of mobility, function, and wellbeing; pain in specific locations of a […]
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Physiotherapy Exercises
Importance of Physiotherapy Exercises Physiotherapy exercises have a major role to play in the recovery plan for any injury or accident. It is directed towards specific objectives like restoring muscular and skeletal function, increase circulation, reduce muscle spasms and improve overall strength and well-being. Gone are the days when a patient was told to just […]
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Difference between injury and trauma
When it comes to patient care, it is important to understand the different severities of injuries. This classification is important as it helps the medical practitioners to address and prioritize the efforts. Here, we are going to talk about the difference between injury and trauma and help you understand how does physiotherapy help in the […]
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Which Spondylolisthesis exercises should you avoid?
Spondylolisthesis Exercises Spondylolisthesis is a condition that leads to back pain caused by the instability in the vertebrae. According to an article published in Spine, 6 to 11.5% of the adult population experiences Spondylolisthesis. People who are involved in football lor gymnastics are at a higher risk. While we understand that it’s a painful condition […]
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Benefits of Physiotherapy
Why Physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a highly beneficial niche treatment of injury, disorder and disease. Using specific physical methods, it aids in restoring the mobility, function and movement in the affected area. Physiotherapy uses experimented and researched information on how the body works and uses medically certified procedures for treatment.Physiotherapy also comes extremely advantageous in preventing […]
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What all things are done in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy is the study of science of movements. It is a healthcare profession that includes different treatment modalities like massages, electrotherapy, heat therapy, exercises, patient awareness and advice for treating an ailment, deformity or injury. When should I go to a Physiotherapist? This is a very common yet important question. If you have suffered an […]
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Low Back Pain & treating it with the McKenzie Method
Imagine you have the power to control your pain, and stiffness.You will not have to spend months in therapy. You will not need to buy or use expensive equipment. You will not have to rely on needles, injections or surgery.You will use your own skills and resources when you gain knowledge and guidance from a […]
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Pain in the butt? It could be Piriformis Syndrome!
Piriformis Syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. This muscle is important in lower body movement because it stabilizes the hip joint and lifts and rotates the […]
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Shoulder Prehabilitation (Prehab)
Shoulder Prehabilitation (prehab) involves the process of implementing a physical, psychological, nutritional intervention before an individual goes into surgery. The goal behind prehab programs is to maximize an individual’s physical and psychological fitness/health before surgery in order to reduce pain, increase physical function and allow you to return to your normal activities sooner following surgery.  […]
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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Chiropody
One of the most common runners’ complaints is Shin splints (also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)). The word shin splints describes pain/discomfort that gets worse during running or exercise around the front of the lower shin. Shin splints are usually developed by overuse, and a registered physiotherapist will do a detailed assessment to […]
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Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by the wear and tear of the cartilage and can affect all joints in the body. The most commonly affected areas are the knees, hips, low back, neck, and the digits of the hands and feet. Osteoarthritis affects 3.3%-3.6% of the population globally. The risk factors for osteoarthritis include age, gender, […]
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Kevin Durant & the “Calf Strain” Gone Wrong!
Kevin Durant, Durantula, easymoneysniper, whatever you want to call him is a superstar basketball player and is regarded by many as the second best basketball player in the world. Unless you have been living under a rock in Toronto, you should know his name and the impact of his eventual return to the NBA Finals.  […]
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Physiotherapy For Autistic Children
What is Autism? Autism is a developmental condition, present from early childhood, that is characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. It is also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). People with ASD have delays and limitations in many areas. They may have […]
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Custom Molded Hand Splint
What is a Custom Molded Splint? It is a hand-made brace which is usually made from a thermoplastic material and requires the skill of a therapist to measure, trace, and adjust in order to accurately fit their patient’s hand. Custom splinting is used to either immobilize or mobilize structures to promote healing or function. How […]
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The surprising problem you might have if you’re a runner
We’ve all heard how good running can be for you. Running helps to lose weight, prevent disease, lower stress, strengthen joints, manage blood pressure… the list goes on and on. But there’s a suprising problem you may be experiencing if you’re a long distance runner. It’s called leaky gut. I know, it sounds gross, but if […]
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Spondylolisthesis exercises
Exercises are great, and if done regularly they are one of the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. They help manage your weight and reduce the risk of chronic diseases development. For certain conditions, specific exercises can be even more beneficial as they can help with condition management and prevention. Spondylolisthesis exercises can help […]
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Knee brace for Osteoarthritis
Our knees support the weight of our bodies with each step we take. When we begin to experience knee pain, it can be very debilitating, especially if the pain is severe. Some common causes of knee pain are: joint strain or damage, patellar maltracking, obesity, poor foot biomechanics, and many others. In some cases, severe […]
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Ankle Anatomy

Ankle Anatomy

Ankle, Locations
Ankle Anatomy The ankle joint, or talocrural joint, is a synovial joint (meaning lubricated joint) which mimics a hinge. It has a unique design that allows it to withstand 1.5 times a person’s body weight when walking and about 8 times a person’s body weight when running. The ankle is divided into 5 main sections, […]
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Tips for proper sitting posture.
We have been told since childhood that we have to sit up straight. This has been drilled into us in school, at home, and in our extra-curricular activities. However, while it is important to sit up straight, it can be a bad thing to sit for a prolonged period of time. Prolonged sitting has been […]
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Waking up to a sore shoulder?
Isn’t it so unfair?! Last night you were all fine before going to bed but the next morning you woke up with a sore shoulder. The un-invited shoulder pain makes you continuously look back and think of how you might have injured it. Maybe it was an intense dance lesson from last week, a strenuous […]
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Chiropractors, our heroes in disguise!
Before the weather gets better and we start thinking about getting more active, it’s a good idea to keep some health tips in mind. Anything from a traumatic sports injury to even a minor fall can cause a big issue in our backs. If that happens, it is important to be aware of natural, non-medical […]
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Orthotics for Foot Related Conditions
Winter is on its way out and spring is almost upon us. With the warmer change in weather, we shake off our desire to hibernate and become more active, doing activities we haven’t done in months! However, we sometimes rush into things too quickly and can put too much pressure on our feet, leading to […]
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What does a Chiropodist do?

What does a Chiropodist do?

Back, Chiropody, Heel, Injuries
Our feet are likely the most used body parts of all of our limbs. Be it sitting or standing, we are always using our legs in one way or the other. In fact, the use of our feet and legs usually begins the moment we wake up. So it is safe to say that our […]
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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Women
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Women Did you know: 1 in 5 women who have had a baby suffer from poor bladder and bowel control 1 in 2 experience pelvic organ prolapse 1 in 5 suffer from pelvic or sexual pain Most physical activity will engage your Pelvic Floor Muscles Also read, Physiotherapy Clinic in Etobicoke […]
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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Pelvic Floor Disorders are a common occurrence but the treatments available for pelvic floor dysfunction are not widely known. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy has been proven to help with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and this is where we come in! Triangle Physiotherapy has state-of-the-art facilities with private rooms for pelvic health treatments. Your comfort is our priority […]
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Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture Treatment

Acupunture, Heel, Injuries
It is the belief in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that illness is caused when life force, known as Qi (pronounced “chi”), is not able to flow efficiently through the body, or when the two forms of Qi, yin & yang, were out of balance. Acupuncture is a healing technique used in TCM where practitioners stimulate […]
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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy
While muscular pain is an inevitable part of life, some suffer from it for a long period of time and others proactively seek pain relief through massage therapy. Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and it is used as a healing technique.  Our skin is the largest organ […]
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Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Heel, Injuries, Pelvic Floor, Posture
It is always an inconvenience when our bodies don’t perform the way we want them to. It is especially worrisome when we don’t understand why we aren’t feeling at our best. Many times, the feeling of being “off” can be attributed to a vestibular problem. Vestibular disorders can affect a person in numerous ways, and […]
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Physiotherapy – Your safety mate in winter
 We’ve all noticed that we tend to slow down a little during the winter. The drop in temperatures and the occasional snowfall can make us feel like not getting out of bed. This is the time of the year for skiing, snowboarding, skating, and many holiday parties! However, it’s important to make sure that we […]
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What is chiropractic ?
Overview: The term “Chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment that is administered by hand. It’s an alternative, non-invasive approach that focuses on the treatment of mechanical disorders of the muscles, joints, bones and nerves of the body. The goal of Chiropractic care is to tie all the above together in a functional […]
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Can a Physiotherapist take care of Sports Injuries? The Answer is Yes!
What do we mean by Sport Injuries? Its basically any sort of Injury which can be caused when we get too  involved and carried away in the spirit of any sport. When the passion is high, the energy is there we tend to suffer from small accidents related to Knee pain, Elbow etc. What qualifies […]
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Getting to the ‘Foot’ of the Problem
What is a Podiatrist? A podiatrist deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limbs and feet. What is a Chiropodist? A chiropodist deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limbs and feet. Sound familiar? That is because these two professions are one and the same! While there may be […]
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Perched on a Pillow?

Perched on a Pillow?

Ankle, Back, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Posture, Running
Are your worries all perched on a pillow? And we don’t mean figuratively, but literally, are your worries all about THE PILLOW? Well, you are not in as uncommon a dilemma as you may think. Physiotherapists frequently get queries about pillow related problems. Sleeping on the wrong, or too worn out a pillow, not only […]
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Stretch it with Physiotherapy

Stretch it with Physiotherapy

Ankle, Back, Heel, Injuries, Posture, Running, Uncategorized
Who doesn’t want to stay flexible, especially as they age? Well, stretching is one very good way to stay flexible! According to the American College of Sports Medicine it’s good to stretch all the major muscle groups at least two times a week.Stretching is an integral part of physiotherapy, and a physiotherapist is the perfect […]
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Orthotics for the Active!

Orthotics for the Active!

Ankle, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Orthotics, Running
Summer is here, and with the sun on one’s face and a cool breeze, everyone feels like going out and enjoying some fresh air. Be it a early morning run or a quick swim, a game of tennis with your buddies or you just dribbling the ball all by yourself at the basketball court; this […]
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Healing the Heels

Healing the Heels

Ankle, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Orthotics, Running, Uncategorized
Wearing heels maybe a fashion statement for some, but for others it is a work necessity. Studies have shown that 72% women wear high heels at some point or the other 50% of them wear them at parties 39% of them wear them everyday And 31% of them wear them to work But wearing heels […]
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Yoga – Just Do it!

Yoga – Just Do it!

Ankle, Back, Elbow, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Posture, Wrist/Hand, Yoga
Yoga has been gaining immense popularity lately, due to the short-term as well as long-term benefits that it provides. Practicing yoga provides a strong spiritual element that offers fitness and flexibility. People suffering from various health disorders can find solutions through yoga, and they may reap the extra benefits yoga provides through living a more […]
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Reward yourself with massage therapy

Reward yourself with massage therapy

Ankle, Back, Elbow, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Massage Therapy, Wrist/Hand
Massage therapy has a positive effect on a plethora of medical conditions. It rejuvenates both your mind and muscles. Everyone experiences pain, the only difference is some continue to suffer and some proactively seek pain relief through massage therapy.  Our skin is the largest organ on our body. The skin interfaces with the environment and […]
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What are Orthotics?

What are Orthotics?

Ankle, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Massage Therapy, Orthotics, Posture, Running
What are orthotics? Orthotics are custom made inserts that are worn inside your shoe to control abnormal foot function. Orthotics solve a number of biomechanically related problems, for example, ankle and knee pain, pelvis, hip, spinal pain. This is achieved by preventing misalignment of the foot, which significantly alters the way in which the bones […]
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Pacifying the Pain – All about Patella Tendon Tears

Pacifying the Pain – All about Patella Tendon Tears

Ankle, Braces, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Massage Therapy, Orthotics, Running, Uncategorized
Pacifying the Pain – All about Patella Tendon Tears Despite it being named a “Tendon”, the patella tendon is both a ligament and a tendon. It connects to two different bones, the patella and the tibia. The patella tendon works in unison with the quadricepmuscles and quadricep tendons allowing them to straighten the knee. The […]
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Combatting Shin Splints

Combatting Shin Splints

Foot, Heel, Injuries, Running, Uncategorized
What exactly is shin splints? Are they treatable? Shin splints is a condition characterized by damage and inflammation of the connective tissue joining muscles to the inner shin bone (tibia). Shin splints are known by many different names such as: Medial Tibial Tenoperiostitus, MTSS, Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, Tenoperiostitus of the Shin, Inflammatory Shin Pain, […]
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How to Feel when you’re Numb

How to Feel when you’re Numb

Back, Injuries, Massage Therapy, Posture, Uncategorized
Do your legs tingle, become numb, or feel weak? You may be experiencing Sciatica. The term Sciatica describes leg pain that originates from the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of each leg. Sciatica is not a medical diagnosis in and of itself –it is […]
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Running from Jumpers Knee

Running from Jumpers Knee

Heel, Injuries, Running, Uncategorized
Patellar tendinopathy (also known as: patellar tendonitis, and tendonitis) is an overuse injury affecting the knee. The patella tendon is a short but very wide tendon that runs from the patella (kneecap) to the top of the tibia. It works with the muscles at the front of the thigh to extend the knee so it […]
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Overcoming Stress from Hairline Fractures

Overcoming Stress from Hairline Fractures

Ankle, Back, Braces, Elbow, Foot, Heel, Injuries, Running, Wrist/Hand
There are many forms of fractures, each causing a dilemma in our lives and requiring the help of a physiotherapist in order to heal safely and properly. One of the most common types of fractures seen in sports medicine today is called a “hairline” or “stress” fracture. Hairline fractures are caused by repetitive strain and […]
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ACL Sprain Fast Facts and Treatment

ACL Sprain Fast Facts and Treatment

Braces, Injuries, Massage Therapy, Running, Uncategorized
A knee sprain is an injury of the ligaments; tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect the bones of the upper and lower leg at the knee joint. One of the main forms of knee sprain is in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) bridge the inside of […]
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Battling Against ALS with Physiotherapy

Battling Against ALS with Physiotherapy

Ankle, Back, Braces, Elbow, Foot, Heel, Massage Therapy, Uncategorized, Wrist/Hand
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common type of adult- onset motor neuron disease.  Neurological disorders are characterized primarily by progressive degeneration and loss of motor neurons. ALS involves upper and lower motor neurons and presents as an idiopathic , progressive degeneration of anterior horn cells and their associated neurons, resulting in progressive muscle […]
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Whipping Yourself Back into Shape After Whiplash
Are you feeling a bit of a pain in the neck lately? Does your neck feel stiff, painful, tender, or are you not able to turn it and move around as much as you used to? You may be victim to whiplash. Whiplash is most associated with traumatic events involving sudden acceleration-deceleration forces mainly on […]
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What to Expect When you’re Expecting…Incontinence
Incontinence can be a fairly sensitive or embarrassing subject to those who suffer from it. Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine or faeces from the bladder and bowel. But know this, incontinence is an ACCIDENT, it is something that is uncontrollable and can happen to any expecting mother. Urinary incontinence affects around 10-13 million […]
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Yoga & Your Back.

Yoga & Your Back.

Back, Pelvic Floor, Posture
Back pain? You are not alone. Over 80 % of Canadians will experience back pain atleast once in their life. However, about 90% of back pain is not caused by any serious injury or disease. That being said, it doesn’t make it any less painful or debilitating. For a lot of people traditional physiotherapy and […]
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car·pal tun·nel syn·drome
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a wrist and hand condition that occurs when a nerve becomes pinched within a tunnel created by the bones of the wrist. The wrist is composed of 8 small bones called Carpals,which, along with ligaments, create a ‘Carpal Tunnel’ on the palmer side of the […]
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Lateral Epicondylitis: a.k.a Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis: a.k.a Tennis Elbow

Braces, Elbow, Laser, Shockwave
What is Lateral Epicondylitis? Lateral Epicondylitis also known as “Tennis Elbow” is the most common overuse injury in the elbow. This injury involves partial or complete tears in the extensor tendons of the forearm muscles causing pain on the lateral (outside) elbow on a region known as the lateral epicondyle. Anatomy The elbow joint is […]
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Rectus Diastasis – Ab Separation: the Whys & Hows.
A Rectus Diastasis is a separation in the 6-pack muscle, the rectus abdominis. How does it occur? It most often occurs during pregnancy. Sometimes it will spontaneously correct following birth, but it does not always. It can also occur with overstretch of abdominal musculature. Why is it a problem? There is no pain with this […]
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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Foot, Heel, Orthotics
What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is a repetitive strain injury to the plantar surface of the foot. Tiny micro tears can develop in the ligament with repetitive use. This condition is most common in middle-aged populations however you can develop it at any age. […]
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Ice vs. Heat. The BIG debate.
One of the most common questions physiotherapists are asked on a daily basis is whether to apply ice or heat to an injury. The answer to this question is dependent on whether the injury is acute or chronic. An acute injury has a sudden onset, and is typically caused by a significant or traumatic event. […]
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Ankle Sprain? Here is all you need to know!
An ankle sprain refers to tearing of the ligaments of the ankle. The most common ankle sprain occurs on the lateral or outside part of the ankle. This is an extremely common injury which affects many people during a wide variety of activities. It can happen in the setting of an ankle fracture (i.e. when […]
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Low Back Pain
Low Back Pain/ Hip Dysfunction caused by poor posture The average person’s work week consists approximately of 40 hours, for a lot of those the majority of that time can consist of them sitting at a desk on a phone or computer. That time doesn’t even factor in commute time as well as dinner and […]
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Maintaining a Healthy and Strong Pelvic Floor
What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a set of muscles that spread across the bottom of the pelvic cavity like a hammock. The pelvic floor has three openings that run through it, the urethra, the vagina, and the rectum. The functions of the pelvic floor include: To support the pelvic organs, specifically […]
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Effects of poor posture
Working in a busy outpatient clinic with primarily an orthopedic focus, I see a lot of patients with postural dysfunction. Over time, I’ve developed a few key points that I talk to most of my patients about. Definition Posture is a “position or attitude of the body, the relative arrangement of body parts for a […]
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