Dr. Neil Craton, one of the longest standing sports medicine doctors in Manitoba, countless experiences and stories to tell.

Most people are relatively comfortable speaking about their physical challenges, which provide plentiful, diverse, challenging obstacles over the course of our lives.  Meanwhile most people are relatively uncomfortable having similar conversations about what is going on with their mental and emotional challenges.  We often compare the complexities of mental wellness to the complexities of physical […]

Quick Tips for Managing Aging

“Do not complain about growing old,” Mark Twain wrote. “It is a privilege denied to many.” Despite this truth, many people hate the idea of growing old. The reason is because with age often comes physical illness. However, there is plenty you can do to minimize health problems in your latter years.  Manage and Enjoy […]

How to Get Back to Your Former Lifestyle ASAP After Knee Surgery

Between 2016 and 2017, over 67,000 knee replacements were performed in Canada, which indicates a 17.8 percent increase since 2011. Knee replacement surgery can be life-altering. Patients stay in the hospital several days after their surgery, and the recovery time from knee surgery is approximately six months. One of the most frustrating things about knee […]

How Physiotherapists Treat a Concussion

Concussion is one of the most common types of mild traumatic brain injury. Physiocanhelp.ca stated that a concussion results from the head and neck moving too rapidly backward and forward. “The rapid movement, often caused by a blow or jolt to the head or body, can cause chemical changes in the brain. This makes it […]

What is Whiplash, and When Should It Be Treated?

Injuries caused by whiplash can create long-term suffering for those affected by them. There are at least 3 million new cases of whiplash each year, and more than half of those with whiplash ultimately experience chronic symptoms. “Whiplash–a soft tissue injury to the neck–is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a […]

How Physiotherapy Can Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Did you know that 11 million Canadians have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and that a Canadian is diagnosed with one of these conditions every 3 minutes? This is impacting the economy severely. “By 2026, an estimated 14 million Canadians will be living with diabetes at a cost of $5 billion to the public health care system,” […]

3 Common Myths About the Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor health doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. It’s important that the pelvic floor, which consists of a group of muscles that lie at the floor of the pelvic area, is properly toned — not too weak or too strong. When the pelvic floor muscles are imbalanced, pelvic floor dysfunction can result and […]

3 Ways Chronic Pain Reduces Your Productivity at Work (and What to Do About It)

In Canada, chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for more than 90 days, is a common condition. “Among people living in private households, 16% of those aged 18 to 64 and 27% of seniors reported chronic pain. The prevalence rose to 38% for seniors living in long-term health care institutions,” per Statistics Canada.  Those […]

Why Diabetics Should Work with a Physiotherapist

The diabetic population has risen drastically over the past few years. In October of 2018, the World Health Organization wrote, “The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. The global prevalence of diabetes* among adults over 18 years of age has risen from 4.7% in […]

3 Things You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, you are well aware of how limiting it can be. This condition, which is caused by the compression of the median nerve within the wrist, can cause pain and weakness in certain parts of the hand and/or wrist. Do you experience the effects of CTS? Do You Have […]