It is a well-known fact that exercise is an important component for injury or post-surgical recovery. Unfortunately, we tend to make it difficult on ourselves to follow through on exercise. Group exercise, especially when done in a therapeutic setting, can help make regular movement and exercise a more achievable goal. Group Physiotherapy programs are takingContinue Reading »
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Personal Trainer vs Physiotherapist: Which of these 2 experts can benefit you more to achieve your goals?
As a physiotherapy company, we often have a Personal Trainer and Physiotherapist working together. As a result, we are often asked the difference between these 2 experts. Both professions are very important to the wellbeing of an individual, as they can give you the tools and support that you need to reach a health and/orContinue Reading »
Support Local Business – Yes, That Includes Physiotherapy!
You are injured. You know you need to fix the problem, your spouse has been nagging you to see someone, your doctor has suggested that you book with a Physiotherapist, so you finally take the plunge and google search physiotherapy in your area. Results: a bunch of sponsored ads from random physio companies and pagesContinue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 difference is thatContinue 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 »
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 »
Are All Physiotherapy Clinics the Same? 4 key questions to ask to ensure the best value
Important Questions to Ask Before Scheduling Your First Visit with a Physiotherapist You’ve been told you need Physiotherapy but how do you choose a good provider? Are all Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy clinics the same? Will you get the same type of treatment anywhere you go? It’s always good to do research and get feedback fromContinue Reading »
Is Physiotherapy Right For My Child?
When we think about physiotherapy, we too often forget to think about the little ones. Babies, infants, children, and youth of all ages can truly benefit from the services provided by a physiotherapist! Some childhood conditions that could benefit from physiotherapy include: torticollis, neurological conditions, hip dysplasia, development delays, and congenital issues. Here are justContinue Reading »