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.

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

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

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