Will A New Pillow Help My Neck Pain?

Will a New Pillow Help Neck Pain?

Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Neck & Back 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, Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Neck & Back Pain, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation

Written by Nancy Baxter, PT Arthritis is associated with over 100 identifiable conditions that present in whole or part with joint pain, inflammation and stiffness. 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 … Read More

Addressing Men’s Pelvic Floor Issues

Discussing Male Pelvic Floor & Prostate Issues

Mens Pelvic Health

Written by Linc Pisio, PT 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 … Read More

Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain With Physiotherapy

Man Sitting On Bed With Back Pain

Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Neck & Back Pain, Pain Management, 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