FREE PRENATAL E-BOOK

We are excited to share that LIFT’s own Brittany Pereira, Registered Physiotherapist has released a FREE E-Book that she has co-authored! Highlights of this E-Book include: > A Guide on how to manage injuries during pregnancy > Aches & pains explained > Using stretching & strengthening as a strategy for treatment > FAQs & Myths busted  > Written in collaboration …

ACTIVE RECOVERY SYSTEMS [ARS] – Self Suction Cup Therapy…what is it?

Traditional cupping dates back hundreds of years ago and is still practiced to date. The theory behind why cupping works is not properly researched and therefore has not been explained through scientific evidence. There are two ways to administer traditional cupping. Wet and dry techniques. We use a suction cup to present a novel (new) stimulus to superficial areas of …

4 tips on how to work from home pain free // Home office hacks

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an evolution in our workplace for the majority of desk workers, pushing them to create a comfortable and motivating environment to get work done at home. Unfortunately, most people are stuck working at the dining room or kitchen table. This does not bode well for someone who experiences neck and back pain from time to …

What is virtual physiotherapy? Is it for me? It probably won’t be helpful because I am not seeing the therapist in person and there is no hands on treatment…

Are you stuck working from home? Are you spending hours a day at your makeshift workstation? Have you gone down the Netflix or YouTube rabbit hole because of this crazy life-changing pandemic? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! Like many other industries, the private healthcare sector has been significantly impacted by COVID-19. …

Three exercises for treating your back pain-Part 2

Are you experiencing back pain that is increasingly getting worse? Are you frustrated at your lack of progress? If so, this blog is for you! Let us start off by saying that there are many different forms of back pain. The type of back pain you are experiencing will often dictate what exercises you will respond to. For simplicity, we …

Three exercises for treating your back pain -Part 1

Are you experiencing back pain that is increasingly getting worse? Are you frustrated at your lack of progress? If so, this blog is for you! Let us start off by saying that there are many different forms of back pain. The type of back pain you are experiencing will often dictate what exercises you will respond to. For simplicity, we …

A few tips for staying pain free during and after the Christmas Holidays

It is not uncommon to see people at our clinic either during or soon after the Christmas holidays. In most cases, people are off work and are very busy with shopping, cleaning, cooking and socializing. Some of us travel a distance to see family and friends, and others are preparing their homes for visitors. This means, you are either sitting …

Five exercises to prevent back pain from shoveling

It sure feels like winter is here. The temperature has fallen to below zero these past couple days. I hate to say it, but it just might snow soon. Gearing up for the winter should mean body preparation. If you live in a house and aren’t so lucky to have a snow-blower, you or your spouse probably spend several hours …

Recommended exercises for people taking care of an aging loved one

Whether you are in healthcare or taking care of a loved one, many of us are subjected to the demands of caring for the aging population. As we all know, the baby boomers are aging rapidly. This means that someone will have to care for them. Whether you are a trained healthcare professional, or a caring family member, you may …