What is Orthopaedic Physiotherapy? A High-Level Introduction

What is Orthopedic Physiotherapy? A High-Level Introduction

Joint Pain, Muscle Pain, Physiotherapy

Written by Gayle Hulme, PT Physiotherapy 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, … 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?

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

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