Does the Chronic Neck Pain You’re Suffering From Have You Worried? Top 9 Questions That Have People Concerned About Neck Pain Are you tired of suffering from chronic neck pain? Do you find it difficult to complete your daily activities due to the discomfort? If so, you’re not alone. Neck pain is a common problemContinue Reading »
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Here for the Long Haul: The Effects of (Long) COVID and What Physiotherapy Can do to Help
With the COVID-19 case count rising in Ontario, as well as in the rest of the country, an increasing number of people are reporting persistent symptoms of COVID-19. Long COVID is a term created by patients living with on-going symptoms of COVID-19 that last longer than 4 weeks post infection. A survey performed in theContinue 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Boutique physiotherapy is unlike most other clinics you are probably familiar with. Imagine a physiotherapy centre where you are warmly greeted in a trendy yet soothing environment. The front staff ensures you have a place to hang your jacket and perhaps offers you some water, or even a coffee on a rather chilly day. Stop.Continue Reading »
Physiotherapy Doesn’t Equal Electricity – The Overuse of Electrotherapy Modalities in Physiotherapy
There seems to be a strong relationship in people’s mind that the only thing Physiotherapists do is apply various machines to clients. These machines can be anything like a pain control electrical current (TENS or Interferential Current), Therapeutic Ultrasound, LASER, muscle stimulator, etc. You would be surprised how many clients we see who have hadContinue 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 »
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 »