What is Orthopaedic Physiotherapy? A High-Level Introduction

What is Orthopedic Physiotherapy? A High-Level Introduction

Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Physiotherapy

[dropcap]P[/dropcap]hysiotherapy is a profession of physical medicine – which applies specific exercises and hands-on treatments to help optimize a person’s movement. It is a profession that has a vast array of sub-disciplines. You may find Physiotherapists in a hospital setting helping patients recover from fractures and joint surgeries, spinal cord and brain injuries, lung conditions, and those with chronic or … Read More

Men’s Groin Pain: What’s So HIP About It

Main With Groin Pain

Pelvic Health

think most of us will grimace when we watch re-runs of the Simpson’s where the old man gets hit in the groin with a football. Okay, haha – it’s also a little bit funny. These comical collisions might be avoided by our beloved cartoon’s character’s lightning-speed reflexes, but in reality painful impact injuries to the groin do occur. The good … Read More

Shedding Some Light on the Icy Hot Debate

The Icy Hot Debate

Pain Management

Written by Gayle Hume and Nancy Baxter. There is a new wave of research that has proposed that using ice could be potentially harmful to the healing process of injured soft tissue and interfere with the body’s natural response to inflammation. But some clinicians are skeptical about tossing out such a useful pain-relieving tool. In this article, we hope to shed … Read More

How Physiotherapy Helps You Recover From Muscle Strains

Sprained Hamstring

Muscle Pain, Physiotherapy

If you’ve ever had a muscle strain, you might’ve been recommended to visit a physiotherapist by your doctor, a family member, or a friend. With no previous knowledge on the benefits of physiotherapy, it’s easy to choose medication as a temporary measure to reduce and control pain. However, choosing physiotherapy will treat the symptoms AND provide education on the extent of the injury, look at possible causes, and ways to prevent recurrence.

Will A New Pillow Help My Neck Pain?

Will a New Pillow Help Neck Pain?

General, Muscle Pain, Neck Pain

Written by Nancy Baxter, Physiotherapist Recently one of my patients attended exhausted and frustrated with her worsening neck pain and headaches. She looked at me and declared, “we need to have THE TALK”. The pillow talk is what she was referring to, as surely a new pillow would ease her pain. On September 20, 2017, Statistics Canada released a report … Read More

Addressing Arthritis Pain Through Physiotherapy

Lower Back Pain Due to Arthritis

Arthritis, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Physiotherapy

According to the Arthritis Society, over 4.6 million Canadian adults (one in six Canadians aged 15 years and older) report having arthritis. As the Canadian population grows, it is predicted that by the year 2036 that 7.5 million Canadian adults will have some form of arthritis. Arthritis is a chronic condition that is characterized by painful inflammation of the joints … Read More

Slouch is Ouch: Three Parts of Your Body Slouching Impacts

Slouching Contributes to Back & Shoulder Pain

General

Today, most people spend a good part of their day sitting down. Whether it’s working in an office, sitting in a classroom, or how we spend our recreational time, we (people) have never spent more time on our butts.

This isn’t doing your posture any favours- ditto for your back, neck, and shoulders.