Regardless of the age of your baby, they should definitely be spending some time on their tummy. Tummy time helps with your baby’s development but at the same time limits the chances of developing plagiocephaly (flatness of the head) or torticollis (adaptive shortening of the muscles on one side of the neck), which are commonContinue Reading »
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The Use of Ice For Inflammation: A Prehistoric Approach That Should Be Discontinued
For decades it’s been common practice to apply ice to an injury to decrease swelling. The research supporting this approach has been very poor, and lately, studies are showing that ice may actually have a negative impact on healing. Why are so many health care professionals still using ice as a first line of defenseContinue Reading »
How To Avoid Slipping on Ice?
How to avoid slipping on ice? Living in Canada, our winters are filled with cold, snow and ice. Ice can be scary, since we don’t have the same level of traction as we do walking on asphalt or cement. Despite the unpredictable nature of ice, there are strategies and tips that you can follow toContinue Reading »
Skiing: Hitting the Slopes Without Injuries
The snow has come and the time to hit the slopes has finally arrived! Skiing, whether it’s downhill or cross-country, can be a fun and healthy way enjoy winter. Nevertheless, skiing, much like many other winter sports, doesn’t come without its own set of risks and possible injuries. Benefits of winter activity Skiing is aContinue Reading »
The Good, The Bad and The Extremely Frustrating About The Physiotherapy Profession
A while back, we received an e-mail from Bahram Jam about 5 physiotherapy frustrations. For those of you who don’t know Bahram, he is the founder and director of APTEI (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute), an organization that offers physiotherapists evidence based clinical courses. He is a strong believer in growing the profession of physiotherapyContinue Reading »
Is Your Diet Contributing To Your Pain and Inflammation?
As physiotherapists, we are often asked if our client’s diet can contribute to the inflammation and pain they are experiencing. What we know for sure is that food is fuel for the body. Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand, and it is important to maintain a balanced diet in any healthy lifestyle. Although physiotherapists do notContinue Reading »
Arthritis – Can Physiotherapy Help?
Did you know there are over 100 different types of arthritis? They come in different forms and have different symptoms. It can strike anyone at any time, regardless of age, physical condition or ethnic background, and often with devastating and debilitating effects. Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis. Facts and figures about Arthritis inContinue Reading »
Good Posture To Minimize Your Chance of Injury
Posture – Tips for healthy posture We’ve all done it – nagged a friend, family member, or loved one to sit up straight, shoulders back, chin up, etc. Truth is, most of us have probably been on the receiving end of the exact same comments too. Countless hours spent hunched over desks, watching TV, onContinue Reading »
Injury Prevention To Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolution
The month of January is a busy time in most gyms or training centers. Many people attempt a comeback or a first experience at the gym, hoping to get into shape as part of their New Year’s Resolution. But even with the best of intentions, the risk of injury is very real, particularly when itContinue Reading »
Safe Lifting To Prevent Injuries
If you work in an environment where you need to lift heavy objects, or if you participate in any sports or activities that require heavy lifting, knowledge about safe lifting techniques can save you from preventable injuries! Lifting heavy objects, whether just once or repeatedly over time, creates stress on our backs and other jointsContinue Reading »