Physiotherapy Benefits Both Body and Mind

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When someone mentions physiotherapy, what is the first image that comes to your mind? Perhaps physiotherapy conjures thoughts of individuals whose bodies are riddled with pain. Indeed, physiotherapy is, in many cases, the first line of defense against physical pain. But did you know that physiotherapy can also help heal the pain of troubled emotions? To their delight and relief, … Read More

Physiotherapy Speeds up the Recovery Process

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Pain can be annoying, especially when it won’t go away. Have you ever struggled with an ache or pain that doesn’t heal? It is one thing to grit your teeth and get over a momentary blow, but when the same pain emerges over and over again, something needs to be done. Most of us can probably remember a time when … Read More

Foam Rolling To Reduce Pain

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If a physiotherapist recommends doing something for myofascial release, don’t be afraid. He or she is talking about foam rolling. Often used by professional athletes, this practice is gaining popularity as a home remedy for common hurts. While it is best to learn proper foam rolling technique from a certified physiotherapist, self-myofascial can be done independently, at little expense. Some … Read More

Is Rest the Best Medicine for Your Back Pain?

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Does your back pain cause other body parts to scream? Have you ever experienced pain that travels from your back into your thighs and knees? Or, is it common for your back pain to travel north, leaving you with an aching neck and pounding headache? When back pain strikes, our bodies can experience numbing pain in numerous locations. Still, there … Read More

Runner Gait Analysis Keeps Runners Running

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Is there a jogging path you like to follow, or a time of day that makes you want to lace up your running shoes? If yes, you know that running, no matter how repetitious it seems, is anything but boring. Runners tend to be creatures of habit, and the habitual life of a runner is what some runners call “exhilarating.” … Read More

Combat the Negative Effects of Sitting Too Much

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When someone asks, “Are you sitting down for this?” it implies shocking news is about to be delivered. However, realizing the realities of a sedentary life can seem so appalling that you may want to leap out of your seat and stand for the rest of the day. Are You Sitting Too Much? How many hours do you sit per … Read More

Escaping the Vicious Cycle of Pain

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Fear has been called debilitating, but can fear truly lead to chronic pain and disability? In some cases the answer may be yes. What Does Fear have to do with Pain? A blog post written by physiotherapist Tim Wideman asks, “…why [do] some of my patients with seemingly similar musculoskeletal injuries recover and why [do] others develop chronic pain and … Read More

Are Muscle Cramps Crippling Your Active Lifestyle?

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Picture this: your fast paced run comes to a quick halt when your left calf muscle twists and shoots pain throughout your leg. Or, you’re sprinting for home plate when the muscle in your groin begins stabbing you like a sword. For most athletes, picturing these scenarios requires no stretch of the imagination. Muscle cramps are common problems for athletes. … Read More

Balancing Your Child’s Sports Schedules

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Young athletes are often seen as strong and invincible. With seemingly limitless energy, they are known to bounce back quickly from injury and fatigue. However, just as aging athletes can sustain injuries, so can their youthful counterparts. Different from adults, children and adolescents are often enrolled in multiple sports programs that involve regular (if not daily) training practices. Without required … Read More