Health and Wellness Blog

OSTEOARTHRITIS: HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP?

September 1st, 2017

Many patients come into our clinic with pain in their spine, or knees, or shoulders, stating that they have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. What is Osteoarthritis (OA)? Osteoarthritis is a disease that breaks down the soft tissues and bones of joints in your body.   Simply put, it is wear and tear.  It is the most […]

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Treatment for Sciatica

June 11th, 2017

We have patients visiting us at the clinic everyday complaining of “sciatica”.  For some, they report pain along their buttock, going down to their calf.  For other patients, their discomfort starts in the groin and goes down the side of their knee.  Often, it is because they have either strained their back gardening or pulled […]

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PHYSICAL THERAPY – HELPING BOOMERITIS

April 1st, 2017

Aging used to go like this: get older, then slow down.   For boomers, aging now goes like this: get older, use free time to speed up, train for a triathlon or two, get knee surgery to fix various sports injuries, keep going as long as possible.   Are you experiencing elbow pain during gripping, […]

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Is It Me or Is the Room Spinning? Common Causes and Treatment for Dizziness/Vertigo

February 10th, 2017

Robert went on some amusement park rides with his grandson and noticed a week later that the room spun every time he laid down on his back.   Lucy suffered from chronic ear infections through her adult life, has been experiencing ringing in her ears and vertigo when she turns her head too rapidly, especially […]

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TOP 10 REASONS TO SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST

January 26th, 2017

Injuries are a part of using our bodies in life, but this does not mean it should impede your return to work, sport or a hobby. You should stay positive while you confront the difficulty of rehabilitation. For short term pain relief, medications are often prescribed by family doctors. However, if you are aiming for […]

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Top 10 tips for shoveling snow

December 18th, 2016

Top 10 tips for shoveling snow The wintery weather has brought snow to the Lower Mainland for the first time in 1000 days. Despite the picturesque scenery for this festive season, one must think about how to avoid injuries through shoveling your driveways and sidewalks. Here are our top 10 tips for shoveling snow: Warm-up […]

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What is a foam roller and why should I use one?

October 28th, 2016

You may have heard your colleagues or seen other gym attendees use a foam roller before. A foam roller is used for self massage. This relatively new trend exists as we cannot all afford a massage or athletic trainer regularly to work out areas of pain within our muscles. For this reason, foam rollers are […]

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Autumn Injury Prevention Guide

October 9th, 2016

As autumn has arrived, the leaves fall gracefully… upon our front lawns! Many of us get injured while raking leaves or just cleaning out all our summer supplies. Here are a few tips to prepare ourselves for this “fall”. Limber up. Before you shock your muscles with sudden exertion and cold weather, go for a […]

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