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

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.

Addressing Men’s Pelvic Floor Issues

Discussing Male Pelvic Floor & Prostate Issues

General

While clinics specializing in women’s pelvic health are becoming increasingly common, centers with a focus on treating male pelvic issues are few and far between. Many men are surprised to learn that they have something called a “pelvic floor”. The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles that runs from the pubic bone in the front, across the underside, to … Read More

Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain With Physiotherapy

Man Sitting On Bed With Back Pain

Back Pain, Chronic Pain, General, Muscle Pain, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation

In September 1998, a study published by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Saskatchewan found that approximately 11% of Canadian adults had been significantly impacted by back pain. There are a lot of factors that influence that statistic, though we need to be clear that the number published by the University of Saskatchewan is not … Read More

Five Common Reasons Your Muscles Are Sore

Woman With Neck Pain

Muscle Pain, Physiotherapy

All of us come across having sore muscles at certain (and sometimes many) points in our lives. Most people attribute the onset of muscle soreness to occur after overexertion or injury physical activities such as exercise. When muscles are required to work harder than they are accustomed to, it is believed to cause microscopic damage to the muscle fibres which … Read More

Diastasis Recti – What Is It?

Fitness, General, Physiotherapy

Many women who are pregnant or who have just had a baby are concerned about the impact of having a baby on their core muscles. This is a valid concern, and sometimes moms are confused or misled about how to get help. There are so many misconceptions out there about how to “get your abs back” and how to train … Read More