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 …

Running Lesson #2 – Core & Hip Stability

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. Stability is Key! Improve …

Running Lesson #1 – Breathing/Posture

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. Improve Your Breathing, Run …

3 best ways to get rid of swelling

Many athletic trainers, therapists and strength coaches in North America are now avoiding the use of ice for post injury/performance recovery. We were always taught to Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate (RICE) for dealing with acute injuries that present with swelling or edema of some sort. Recent research suggests that icing can have a negative effect on the healing process. …

The Creation of LIFT Physiotherapy

On February 17, 2017, I quit my full-time contract job working as a Registered Physiotherapist. I did this to take on a big, scary, new adventure with my husband. Over the past two years, we have had a vision of starting our own practice, and now that vision has started to come to fruition. You may be wondering why we …