Shedding Some Light on the Icy Hot Debate

The Icy Hot Debate

Inflammation, 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

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

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