One of the most common areas of injuries we see at our clinic is the shoulder. The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints of the body but as such, it’s also very complex. Though a lot of shoulder issues present similarly, there are a few differences we can … Continue reading Are You Struggling with Shoulder Pain?
Maybe you are healing from a fractured wrist and have it in a cast. Maybe you are recovering from knee surgery and have a brace on. Maybe you have a torn Achilles and have a boot on. Maybe you dislocated your shoulder and have it in a sling. Or maybe … Continue reading What Happens When You Have A Body Part That Is Immobilized?
You’ve probably been told to “warm up” before working out or participating in an activity many times in your life. But what really is the importance of a warm-up and what does it look like? What are the benefits of dynamic warm-ups? In the past, warming up meant stretching out … Continue reading Dynamic Warm Up Magic
Are you familiar with the term contusion? A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. Muscle contusions are a result of direct impact or trauma to the area. The most common sites for this to occur are the thighs, knees, arms, or calves. This direct impact leads to muscle … Continue reading Muscle Contusions-Can Physiotherapy Help?
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. It can be caused by: Diagnosing a Concussion… Signs (observable by others): Symptoms (reported by the patient): Signs and symptoms might not be immediately apparent. They may appear hours or days after the injury. Therefore, it’s important to keep checking in after a … Continue reading What is a Concussion and How Can Physio Help?
An ankle sprain is a common musculoskeletal injury caused by a tear or damage to one of the ligaments surrounding the ankle joint. It is frequently the outcome of an event, such as a sports contact, a trip, or a misstep while walking. It can affect people of all ages and … Continue reading “It’s Just A Sprain” – The Importance Of Physio For Ankle Sprains
Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular, yet many people remain reluctant to use it as a form of treatment. So, what exactly is it, and how can it help you? We answer these and more below! What Is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique of inserting fine, one-time-use pre-sterilized needles into very … Continue reading Balancing the Body’s Harmony: The Ancient Art and Modern Science of Acupuncture
Chances are, if you’ve had back pain or leg pain, you’ve heard the term Sciatica. So what is it? Sciatica refers to an injury to or compression of the Sciatic Nerve. This is a very large nerve that originates in the lower back and runs down the back of each … Continue reading Is it Sciatica?
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects our bones by causing them to decrease in density, making them weaker and more prone to fractures. This condition is most common in women over the age of 50. The most frequent fractures associated with osteoporosis are those that occur in the wrist, hip, … Continue reading “Maintaining Good Bone Health: Preventing Osteoporosis through Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Changes”
Benefits of Stretching: Improved Flexibility: Stretching helps to increase your flexibility by lengthening your muscles and improving your range of motion. This can help prevent injuries and make everyday tasks easier to perform. Reduced Muscle Tension: Stretching can also help to reduce muscle tension and soreness. It can improve blood … Continue reading Why Stretching is Essential for a Healthy Body
With our world becoming more and more tech-driven and everyone spending more time on screens, we see lots of people with neck injuries in our Oakville clinic. Muscle Strains Strains of the muscles of the neck can be caused simply by overuse of the neck muscles – like sitting at … Continue reading A Physiotherapist’s Guide to Neck Injuries