What is Kinesiology Tape (K-Tape)? Everyone has seen an athlete on TV sporting brightly covered tape on their shoulder or knee, with the strips in fun criss cross patterns. Have you ever wondered what that tape is? It is called Kinesiology Tape, more commonly known as K-Tape, and it does serve a purpose besides beingContinue Reading »
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Do You Have to Keep Living with Pain? 4 Tips to Help Deal with Annoying Aches or Pains
I know many people in their 40’s-60’s just like you who have aches and pains, and don’t know what to do about them. I know this because I hear it all the time! It can be incredibly frustrating when pain is stopping you from doing the things that you love. Below are 4 tips toContinue Reading »
Intimacy Without The Ouch – A Look At Pelvic Pain
Whether you are watching the latest Netflix series, or looking at the articles in magazines, there is an enhanced image of how amazing sex should be, and how we should be having it all the time. The unfortunate truth is that for 20% of women in North America, this isn’t the case. With 1 outContinue Reading »
What to expect during a pelvic floor assessment?
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is very similar to regular physiotherapy; however, we concentrate on a very different part of the body. Pelvic floor physiotherapists have advanced training on the muscles, ligaments, and nerves, that affect the pelvic region. Whether you have concerns about leakage of urine, are having pain with intercourse, are planning to conceive orContinue Reading »
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 »
Why Every Woman Who Has a Baby Needs To Consult A Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Are you planning to have a baby or are you already expecting? It can be an overwhelming time in a woman’s life, with all the physical and emotional changes occurring over several months. Changes are to be expected, but it’s always helpful getting knowledge to keep your body in good shape. Rest assured, there isContinue 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 »
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 »
Tingling hands, tight muscles and bad posture – the untold story of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Tingling hands, tight muscles and bad posture – the untold story of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Are you experiencing numbness or tingling in both hands when you are raising your arms over your head, washing/drying your hair, during prolonged cleaning or overhead activities? You may be experiencing the symptoms of condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. NowContinue Reading »
Back To School – A backpack shouldn’t mean back pain
With back to school just around the corner, shopping for new clothes and school supplies takes priority, but the most important purchase that should be made is a good backpack. A good bag could make the difference between a happy and healthy child, and one living with discomfort. Backpacks shouldn’t mean back pain, therefore choosingContinue Reading »