Introduction to Bursitis

Bursitis Pain

Inflammation, Joint Pain

Written by Nancy Baxter, PT You may have heard the word bursitis spoken by the elderly, but as physiotherapists we hear it quite often. Most likely to develop in older adults, bursitis results in pain, swelling, and tenderness around a joint. As physiotherapists we specialize in helping to eliminate, or decrease a patient’s pain. We understand how pain can affect … Read More

Introduction to Exercise Therapy & Knee Osteoarthritis

Kneww Osteoarthritis Pain

Arthritis, Fitness, Joint Pain

Physiotherapists, like ourselves, frequently see patients with knee osteoarthritis in our clinic and are intrigued by the specific muscle impairments that are present in patients with knee osteoarthritis. It is our goal to treat pain, functional disabilities and muscle impairments associated with osteoarthritis to minimize it’s impact on  your daily lifestyle as much as possible. What’s exciting is that  these … Read More

Pain After Childbirth

Pain After Childbirth

After Baby, Pelvic Health, Womens Pelvic Health

Pregnancy has a profound impact on your body.  While pregnancy and motherhood bring on new challenges and experiences, it’s almost impossible to be prepared for them all. We are your partners in a healthy, mobile, pain-free body. We hope you find this article on post-childbirth pain informative. If you’d like to speak with a women’s health physiotherapist one on one, … Read More

Pelvic Floor Health

Pelvic Floor Health

Pelvic Health, Womens Pelvic Health

Like many parts of our body, the pelvic floor is something that most people don’t think about until it starts presenting problems. Unbeknownst to most, the pelvic floor is one of the most important groups of muscles in our body. They work in conjunction with other muscle groups to assist with bladder and bowel control, support posture, and is important … Read More

Breathing for Health

Young Woman Enjoying a Deep Breath

Fitness, Pain Management, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation

Written by Barbara Ward, PT Good breathing has a profound effect on our health.  Even though most people agree with this statement very few people know how breathing effects our body chemistry and that in order to breathe well it is necessary to regulate our breathing chemistry. It is quite common to “over breathe” which results in expiring too much … Read More

What you Kneed to know about the Knee

Kneww Osteoarthritis Pain

Joint Pain, Rehabilitation

Anatomy Bones The knee consists of three bones: the femur (thigh bone), the tibia (shin bone), and the patella (knee cap). The fibula (smaller lower leg bone) makes a joint with the tibia, but is not involved in the articulation of the knee.  These bones are lined with hyaline cartilage, which makes the surfaces almost frictionless and helps to lubricate … Read More

Fall Proof Yourself!

Fall Prevention is Important

Rehabilitation, Senior's Health

Written by Barbara Ward, PT Each year, it is estimated that 1 out of 3 seniors will have a fall and about half of these people will sustain an injury.   As much as 40 % of these injuries are a broken hip which means time in the hospital.  Very often, these seniors are not capable of returning home or living … Read More

Clinical Pilates: from Physio to Fitness

Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates, Fitness, Rehabilitation

Written by Megan Jenkinson, PT Have you had the experience of successfully finishing a rehabilitation program, only to return to your previous fitness routine and find that you quickly fall into your old pain pattern again? Or maybe you’re having difficulty progressing the exercises prescribed by your physio in a way that feels safe for your body? Often the jump … Read More