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.
Physiotherapy Blog Posts
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.
Taping is a common modality used by many physiotherapists. Check out this article to read more about different taping techniques, and how it helps injury recovery.
Your shoulder joint does not act in isolation to create movement in your arm. The muscles of your shoulder and scapula ( shoulder blade ) act together to create all movements of the arm.
Often the importance of strengthening the muscles controlling the shoulder blade is forgotten. Having a strong, stable, and well moving scapula is important for all baseball, basketball, swimming, overhead lifting or any sport involving the arm.