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 …

How to avoid getting injured during fall activities

We are into fall full throttle now. With the change of the seasons, we tend to notice a change in activities. Some of the most popular fall activities include yard work (raking and lawn maintenance), going apple picking, getting out for a hike, playing a game of football or putting a bit of mileage on those legs before taking the …

What is Video Running Analysis?

Many individuals rely on running as a form of exercise to keep them in shape. Although it remains a popular activity, running can sometimes do more harm than good. This is often the result of faulty movement patterns. But how does someone find out there is a problem with their running technique? That’s an easy answer. They can undergo a …

Exercise recommendations to help with repetitive strain injuries

The majority of society does some sort of clerical or computer work for extended periods throughout the day. In our practice we are constantly educating our clients on ways to improve posture and maintain mobility in people who have physically less demanding jobs that require sustained static postures. As our motto suggests, “Life Requires Movement”. Therefore, stagnation in any form …

“I need surgery, but I don’t know what to expect!”

This is a common question we get asked as physiotherapists. Having surgery is a big decision, certainly not one to be taken lightly. A big part of our job is to ensure that the patients we are seeing go in to surgery feeling prepared and having their questions answered. It is normal to feel apprehensive, uncertain or even scared. However, …

Running Lesson # 3 – Foot & Ankle Work

Whether you run recreationally, competitively, or even if you’re just looking to get started, the lessons we will share can help to improve performance and mitigate the risk of repetitive strain injury by addressing some of the key concerns. Areas of focus will include flexibility, strength, stability, breathing, and awareness specific to the activity of running. Increase your mileage! Build …