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Concussions – Common and Resolvable

Concussions – Common and Resolvable

Concussions: Common, complex, controversial, and challenging. There has been a significant increase in awareness of concussions over the past decade. Many people can say they personally know someone who has had a concussion, or have had one themselves. The definition of a concussion, according to the Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport, is “a complex pathophysiologicalContinue Reading »

Are Pictures Really Worth A Thousand Words?

Are Pictures Really Worth A Thousand Words?

Clients who have back and neck pain often ask us “Do I need an X-ray?” and “Can an MRI tell me what’s wrong?” In this blog we hope to help answer those questions and put you at ease that your physiotherapist has your best interest, health, and safety in mind when we decide whether orContinue Reading »

I’m Being Seen by a Physiotherapy Resident…. What Does That Mean For Me?

I’m Being Seen by a Physiotherapy Resident…. What Does That Mean For Me?

So you are being seen by a Physiotherapy Resident, what is that exactly? What is the difference between a Physiotherapy Resident (PT Resident) and Physiotherapist? The short answer is: not much! They are both physiotherapists. Both hold physiotherapy degrees from an accredited university and are licensed by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. The differenceContinue Reading »

The Good, The Bad and The Extremely Frustrating About The Physiotherapy Profession

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 »

Arthritis – Can Physiotherapy Help?

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 »

Vertigo and BPPV – Enough to Make Your Head Spin

Vertigo and BPPV – Enough to Make Your Head Spin

Vertigo and BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, frequently referred to as BPPV, is one of the most common causes of vertigo – the sudden sensation that you or the room around you is spinning. These brief periods of mild to intense spinning sensations are usually triggered by the sudden change in position of your headContinue Reading »

To Kegel or Not To Kegel?

To Kegel or Not To Kegel?

We have all heard of the use of Kegel exercises for low back pain to help strengthen and stabilize your pelvis.  But what really is a Kegel and do we need to all be doing this exercise?  We have noticed an upward trend of performing Kegels in Pilates and other core exercises, as well asContinue Reading »

Grasping the Graston Technique

Grasping the Graston Technique

Graston Technique and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) Clients often ask about the Graston Technique when what they are really referring to is the less commonly used name, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Graston as well as IASTM is gaining popularity not only with patients, but as well with practitioners due to itsContinue Reading »

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