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

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