Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy: How to Get Started in 2019

Physiotherapy: How to Get Started in 2019

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?

Balance Exercises Featuring the Strongboard

Balance Exercises Featuring the Strongboard

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

Knee Pain: Everything You Kneed to Know

Knee Pain: Everything You Kneed to Know

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.

Importance of Scapular Stability

Importance of Scapular Stability

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. 

What is Text Neck?

What is Text Neck?

Text neck, is an overuse injury caused by repetitively looking down at a cellphone or other device, that places excessive strain on the neck. Read more below to learn how this often the cause of neck, shoulder and upper back pain and how you can correct it.

Importance of Thoracic (Upper Back) Mobility for Office Workers

Importance of Thoracic (Upper Back) Mobility for Office Workers

A lack of thoracic (upper back) mobility can lead to neck, low back and shoulder pain, especially in office workers with sedentary jobs. Check out this article to learn more about why thoracic mobility is important and how to improve it.

What is a herniated disc?

What is a herniated disc?

Many people who receive the diagnosis of a herniated disk worry how it will effect their ability to exercise or remain active. In the article below we will discuss what exactly is a herniated disk, what are the treatment options and how you can best remain active with a herniated disk. 

Physiotherapy for Vertigo

Physiotherapy for Vertigo

Vertigo and dizziness are often highly confused. However vertigo, specifically BPPV - a type of vertigo can easily be treated by physiotherapists who have additional specialization in the vestibular system. Click read more to learn about the symptoms of vertigo and how our physiotherapist specialists can help eliminate vertigo symptoms.