Physiotherapy is most often confused with occupational therapy. However, these professions are actually very...
Physiotherapy Blog Posts
Kinesiology vs Physiotherapy If you’re a senior who is not involved in activities to continually develop muscle...
Over 1 billion people worldwide have experienced a migraine, but oftentimes, headaches get mistaken for migraines. Once you’re able to pinpoint whether or not you have a migraine, you’ll be able to learn how to treat or manage it.
Ready to start up running season? Want to improve your running speed and endurance? At Westcoast SCI, our Physiotherapists in Vancouver and Port Coquitlam offer one-on-one individualized running assessments focused on addressing injuries and correcting form.
Pain is Complex!
Modern pain science focuses on the biopsychosocial model of pain, which posits that our qualitative experience of pain is an holistic combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. This post will go through how pain works and how to manage it.
While most people have heard of physiotherapy, there are still plenty who don’t know exactly what a physiotherapist does. If you are in pain and you’ve never had physiotherapy before, or if you have had a bad experience in the past, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for advice. You might be concerned whether it will make your pain worse, or will it even work?
In this month’s physiotherapy post, we explore Thoracic Kyphosis – an outward curvature of the thoracic vertebrae in the upper back. The systems, routines, and technologies we are immersed in on a daily basis can lead to a tendency towards thoracic kyphosis.
Balance uses visual, vestibular, and somatosensory (proprioception mainly) systems to maintain a line of gravity from a base of support, minimizing lateral sway from that equilibrium. Balance, an often over-looked component of fitness, is a skill that can be tested and improved in a range of ways. One such way that we advocate for is using an unstable surface or specially-designed tool, like the Strongboard Balance Board
The largest joint in the human body, it is a hinge joint of the lower extremities that allows flexion, extension, and slight internal/external rotation. Stresses of the knee include weight-bearing, extension-locking, and impacts, twists, and turns.