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May 3, 2022
Sports Therapy Services That Encourage a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

At Panther Sports Medicine, we aim to offer our patients excellent, tailored restorative healthcare in a sympathetic and informative environment. We provide sports therapy and sports physiotherapy services in Calgary. Moreover, we have ten convenient locations across the city. You can find us in Country Hills, Deer Valley, Oakridge, Marlborough Mall, Cranston Market, South Fish […]

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April 25, 2022
Back pain treatment services in Calgary

If you are suffering from back pain, whether it’s new or chronic, you are not alone. About 80% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are healthcare professionals with the expertise to help inform your choices regarding the management and treatment of your back pain. Why […]

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April 22, 2022
Pelvic floor Dysfunction and Physical Therapy

The pelvic floor is a muscular sheet that forms a hammock across the pelvis and supports the bladder, uterus, and rectum. The pelvic floor muscle plays a significant role in bowel and bladder control and sexual function. Frequently, dysfunction of the pelvic floor can occur as a result of overactivity, under activity of the muscles, […]

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April 20, 2022
Do Not Ignore Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

What is a bunion? A bunion is a progressive disorder of the big toe. It starts with the leaning of the big toe towards the smaller toes, eventually changing the alignment of bones over the years and resulting in a characteristic bump on the inner side of the big toe. It can occur on one […]

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April 18, 2022
Long Covid and Physical Therapy

Over the past two years, Covid 19 has been affecting people all over the world. Many individuals appear to recover from their symptoms while others experience persistent symptoms. Persistence of various symptoms that developed during Covid 19 infection and continue for greater than 12 weeks, or more is considered long Covid or Post Covid Syndrome. […]

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April 5, 2022
Experiencing Bodily Pain? These Health Products Can Help

Are you experiencing bodily pain? Do you have any aches that pulsate through certain limbs or joints? If so, then you may benefit greatly from the support provided by braces and orthotics in Calgary. Occasionally, your body just needs a little assistance with the injuries it has succumbed to. At Panther Sports Medicine, our mission […]

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April 4, 2022
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder | What It Is and How to Treat it

Panther Sports Medicine is your Calgary sports therapy clinic. A physical therapist rehabilitation company, our facilities provide a highly trained and dedicated team of healthcare workers to help you with your physical ailments – whatever they happen to be. Moreover, our mission is to provide the excellent, customized, restorative treatment you need to live a […]

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March 7, 2022
Are You an Active Person? Treat Your Injuries With This Unique Therapeutic Method

At Panther Sports Medicine, we offer rehabilitation services to meet the needs of those suffering from body hindrances and physical limitations. Panther therapy services in Calgary is a preeminent recovery and restoration company owned and operated by physical therapists. We have 10 locations across the city of Calgary. Our facilities can be found in Country […]

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March 2, 2022
Unexplainable Pain? This Therapeutic Treatment Option Can Help

Are you experiencing unexplainable aching? If there’s no visible tissue damage or inflammation present, but yet, you’re encountering bouts of inexplicable pain, it may be the result of involuntary muscle spasms. More specifically, shortening and contracting of the muscles, which produces the baffling pain. The solution to your problem may be found in IMS therapy […]

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March 2, 2022
You have a Painful Lump on Your Wrist – Now What?

Are you experiencing wrist pain? Do you have any lumps, protrusions, or swelling occurring on or around your wrist? If so, many factors can potentially be at play. And for this reason, visiting a physiotherapy clinic in Calgary can be useful in properly diagnosing your wrist pain. However, one potential cause for a painful swollen […]

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March 2, 2022
3 Differences Between Elite Runners and Average Runners

Did you know humans began running over 2 million years ago? And as a result, our bodies have developed and evolved for long-distance running. The majority of the animal kingdom can run faster than us. However, aside from the Ostrich, healthy and in shape humans can outrun almost every other animal. As a physiotherapist, I […]

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February 4, 2022
Biceps Tendonitis: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? Does the discomfort worsen when you perform overhead tasks or lifting motions? If so, then you may be experiencing a condition known as bicep tendonitis. As the name suggests, it is the inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon. Considered to be a fairly common cause of shoulder […]

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February 1, 2022
Patellar Tendonitis: Symptoms and Treatment

Are you a health-conscious person? Do you enjoy physical activity? If so, then it’s probably safe to assume you’ve experienced your fair share of injuries and physical hindrances. In fact, one of the most common injuries athletes – as well as everyday people are prone to – is a condition known as Patellar Tendonitis. As […]

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February 1, 2022
8 Excellent Massage Therapy Services That Will Ease Your Stress

At Panther Sports Medicine, we offer a myriad of massage therapy services in Calgary. Our collection of 10 centres situated throughout the city provides a vast array of solutions and services to assist you with revitalizing and optimizing your health and physical abilities. Our mission is simple; we aim to give all of our patients […]

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January 14, 2022
Hip Osteoarthritis: How to Know if You Have and What to Do to Treat it

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis, most commonly affects hips and knee joints. As we age, wear and tear of the joint results in osteoarthritis. Arthritic changes cause inflammation, pain, reduced mobility and strength in the affected joints. Many experience minor inflammation, pain, and stiffness as the cartilage in their hip deteriorates. However, for some […]

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January 4, 2022
How The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Your Posture (And How You Can Fix It)

Have you ever wondered why your neck, upper and lower back hurt since the pandemic started? This is due to Postural Pain Syndrome. It refers to a broad term for a condition where pain is felt in several locations such as the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back due to prolonged sitting, standing, or lying […]

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January 3, 2022
Improve Your Overall Wellbeing With These Physiotherapy Services in Calgary

Physiotherapy is important for your overall health, wellbeing, and happiness. It helps balance you out and heal unresolved emotional scars that may be hindering your life – oftentimes without you even knowing. Here at Panther Sports Medicine, we want to encourage you to take the first step to better your health through physiotherapy services in […]

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December 13, 2021
Is It Safe To Do A Deep Squat? Read This Before You Do

Deep squats are defined as squatting past parallel, or past 90 degrees. The question is - is this safe to do? It’s a controversial question with a gray answer. In short, the answer is: it depends. If you are happy with that answer, thanks for stopping by. But if you want to fully understand why […]

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December 8, 2021
Physiotherapy services in Calgary

Physiotherapy is a very advantageous form of treatment that can help the body recover from various injuries, diseases, and disorders. It can also be used to heal previously injured body parts. It is a very popular form of physical care as anyone -- regardless of age -- can experience the benefits of this treatment. And […]

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December 1, 2021
6 Tips for A Happy and Healthy Holiday

Season's greetings from all of our staff here at Panther Sports Medicine. We would like to take this moment to say thank you for choosing us. We appreciate your loyalty and we are thrilled at the opportunity to continue serving you going into 2022 and beyond! Here at Panther Sports Medicine, we pride ourselves on […]

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November 1, 2021
Working From Home? Do You Have Neck and Back Pain?

In recent months, society has seen an increase in people working from home and, as a result, physiotherapy offices in Calgary have seen an increase in people struggling with neck and back pain. Other symptoms can include increased shoulder and arm pain, hip and leg pain, and numbness and tingling episodes. If this sounds like […]

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November 1, 2021
Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Sports injuries have become very commonplace, whether you are playing on a competitive hockey team or are going out for beer league with your friends. Something to keep in mind is that there is always a risk when gearing up to play any sport, but the good news is that this is a risk you […]

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October 19, 2021
Can Physiotherapy Help With a Concussion?

In more recent years we – the public – have become more aware of what concussions are and the impact they have on people. You may have once only associated concussions with sport: a 200-pound football player getting hit by a 300-pound football player, or a hockey player getting checked into the boards headfirst going […]

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October 8, 2021
3 key recovery principles following a concussion

In the last 10 years, people have become increasingly aware of concussions, and as a result, significant amounts of research on concussions have been carried out. We are beginning to better understand how best to help people recover from a concussion, whether it be sports-related, motor vehicle-related, in young or old individuals. Below are 3 […]

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October 5, 2021
Don’t Let The Idea Of Exercise Stop You From Exercising

When you hear the word exercise, what do you think of? Often thoughts of sweat, push-ups, pain, discomfort, time, energy, and muscles creep into our minds. Some people love that these words are what comes to the forefront of their minds when they think of exercise, but others may cringe at the idea and find […]

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May 3, 2021
4 Proven Ways to Speed Up Muscle Injury Recovery

Physical activity is more important these days than ever before, and as such, it can be helpful to plan ahead for the unfortunate scenario of developing an injury that alters your ability to participate in your usual hobbies and activities. While maintaining a baseline level of activity can go a long way to help prevent […]

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April 16, 2021
3 expert tips for avoiding common sports injuries

Injuries are a common consequence of participating in sports and other related activities, but that doesn’t mean they are completely unavoidable. Professional athletes have the luxury of having a full team of healthcare professionals to guide them through injury prevention programs, but for the rest of us, this information isn’t so readily available. Therefore, the […]

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March 12, 2021
3 Ways physiotherapy can relieve aches and pains

Physiotherapy is a proven way to relieve aches and pains. Whether the pain is a result of a day-to-day activity or stemming from a traumatic event such as an injury or surgery, physiotherapists are experts in identifying the appropriate techniques for pain relief that can be catered to a patient’s current situation. However, many people […]

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March 4, 2021
Sports injuries and how to avoid them

Sports injuries have become very commonplace, whether you are playing on a competitive hockey team or are going out for beer league with your friends. Something to keep in mind is that there is always a risk when gearing up to play any sport, but the good news is that this is a risk you […]

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February 24, 2021
Benefits of physiotherapy treatment at a sports injury clinic

Physiotherapists play an important role at sports injury clinics, just like one of our 9 locations at Panther Sports Medicine in Calgary, Alberta. A physiotherapist is a specialist in physical rehabilitation and can help guide you back to sport in a safe and timely manner. The goal of physiotherapy is to restore, maintain, and improve […]

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February 19, 2021
Working from Home? Do you have Neck and Back Pain?

In recent months, society has seen an increase in people that work from home and as a result, physiotherapists have seen an increase in people struggling with neck and back pain. Other symptoms can include increased shoulder and arm pain, hip and leg pain, and numbness and tingling episodes. If this sounds like something you […]

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February 12, 2021
What is the buzz about Whiplash?

It’s Monday morning and you’re driving to work. It snowed last night, and the roads are icy. You’re in a rush to get to work in bumper to bumper traffic on Deerfoot. The brake lights flash on the car in front of you, causing you to slam on the brake pedal. There isn’t enough time […]

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February 7, 2021
Importance of Therapeutic Exercise Provided by a Sports Physiotherapy Clinic

Recreational sports and competitive athletics account for a significant number of injuries seen in a physiotherapy clinic. Rehabilitation of your injury should start as early as possible. Following a sports-related injury, it is recommended to book an assessment for proper diagnosis, treatment plan options, and quick and safe return to sport. The ultimate goal of […]

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January 31, 2021
What you should know about Disc Herniation

Are you experiencing low back pain? Let’s take a moment to go back in time and determine when it began. Maybe you were bending forward to lift a heavy object off the ground and experienced immediate pain. Or maybe you rotated your body while lifting a heavy object overhead. Or there was no clear mechanism […]

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January 29, 2021
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR)

There are several different ways to achieve blood flow restriction, however, for the sake of this blog post, we will be specifically talking about the Delfi PTS (personalized tourniquet systems) as it is one of few systems that monitor occlusion in real-time and has been certified by the FDA—being able to monitor occlusion precisely during […]

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January 22, 2021
What’s with the Buzz about Trigger Point Dry Needling?

Acupuncture, dry needling, intramuscular stimulation. You’ve heard of these before, right? Most people have heard a miraculous story from a co-worker, family member or a friend of a friend following a needling treatment. Surprisingly to some, needling is not the new treatment on the block. In fact, acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. […]

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January 22, 2021
Is Vertigo Making Your Head Spin?

Not quite, but vertigo is a common condition that can certainly make it feel like the room is spinning! The feeling of dizziness can take many forms, but if the room feels like it is moving around you - unless you are on a carnival ride - this is often a case of Vertigo, which […]

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January 17, 2021
Tendinitis or tendinopathy. Does it matter?

At one point or another maybe you have been told you have tendinitis or tendinopathy. What do these terms mean, and does it even matter? Here is a brief crash course on some of the similarities and differences between these various terms used to describe tendon injuries. What is Tendon? Before we dive into this […]

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January 6, 2021
Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) Injections – What’s that all about anyway?

Maybe you have seen it in the news, on social media, or know of a friend who has gotten it. Heard about it at the gym or maybe it has come up in discussions with your registered health care professional. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has been a popular topic of conversation in the orthopedic medicine […]

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December 16, 2020
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome explained

Wondering if you might have carpal tunnel syndrome? At first, you notice that your fingers “fall asleep” and become numb at night. When you wake up the next day your hands are numb and there is a tingling sensation. Throughout the day, your pain and numbness may flare while you’re holding something with your wrist […]

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December 7, 2020
Neck Pain after a Car Accident? It could be Whiplash Associated Disorder

Have you recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in neck pain? You may have a condition called Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). This condition is very common following vehicle collisions, but it may also occur during sporting activities, physical altercations or even falls. Imagine a snowboarder on a busy mountain near Calgary at […]

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November 26, 2020
An Overview of Achilles Tendinopathy

In March of 2010, a dramatic scene hit the televisions of thousands of worldwide viewers. During a soccer match in Milan, David Beckham had suddenly injured the back of his leg and limped tearfully to the sidelines. Early reports quickly confirmed that he had ruptured his Achilles tendon but was expected to make a full […]

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November 16, 2020
Tennis Elbow Explained

Are you experiencing pain on the outside of your elbow? Is it tender to touch? Is it worse when you actively extend your wrist and turn your palm up? Have you noticed a reduction in your grip strength? Difficulty with making a fist or gripping an object, such as a tennis racket? Pain when opening […]

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November 6, 2020
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Explained

Have you ever experienced knee pain while running? You’re out enjoying nature, feeling good and think to yourself, maybe I’ll go a little farther, or a little faster. You notice a dull, achy pain in the front of your knee – maybe both. You ignore it and keep running. The ache gradually worsens but you […]

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October 15, 2020
Classification and Treatment of Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint, yet there are many different reasons why people may experience this issue. A high-quality assessment is essential to correctly classify neck pain and ensure the most effective treatment is provided. A physiotherapist is well suited to manage neck pain and this article will provide a brief overview of the […]

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October 2, 2020
A Quick Guide on ACL Injury

Picture this; it is a Saturday night and the soccer game (or footy- depending on where you are from) is playing on the big screen. A player collapses, desperately grasping for their knee. Your buddy that supports the opposing team yells out, “He’s faking it!” but you’re not so sure. An instant replay rolls across […]

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September 25, 2020
Frequently asked questions about Orthopedic Massage

1. What is Orthopedic Massage Therapy? Orthopedic Massage Therapy is a multidisciplinary approach to relieve pain caused by dysfunctional joints and injuries. It focuses on the soft tissue surrounding the joints that create movement or limit its range. It is more specific than other massage therapies as it involves advanced and more effective techniques. 2. […]

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September 14, 2020
Tendonitis in the Wrist

Tendonitis in the wrist is a common overuse injury. The joint itself is made up of the radius and ulnar bones, as well as the proximal row of carpal bones including the lunate, the scaphoid, and, via ligamentous connections, the triquetral and pisiform. Tendonitis in the wrist can involve either the distal flexor or extensor […]

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September 3, 2020
All you need to know about neck and shoulder pain

Both neck and shoulder pain are common musculoskeletal complaints that account for many physician visits yearly. The primary drivers of shoulder symptoms are diverse and can include the rotator cuff complex, the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint, the sternoclavicular joint and other soft and inert tissue structures around the shoulder. However, the neck itself can […]

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August 28, 2020
What is a Sciatic Nerve Pain?

The sciatic nerve is a nerve that is derived from the low back after the merging of spinal nerve roots L4-S2 from the lumbosacral plexus. It travels from the low back down through the posterior hip through the sciatic notch and continues down the posterior thigh to just above the posterior knee. Pain from this […]

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August 10, 2020
Lower Back Pain- Symptoms and Treatments

Lower back pain affects 60-80% of people throughout their lifetime and is the 5th most common reason for physician visits. There can be many causes of low back pain which can include pain from mechanical, neurogenic, visceral, metabolic, or psychogenic origins. The clinical course can be described as acute, subacute, recurrent or chronic. There are […]

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July 20, 2020
Tennis Elbow- Causes and Treatment

Lateral epicondylitis, known commonly as “Tennis Elbow”, is a common overuse injury of the lateral elbow. The elbow joint itself is made up of three bones: the humerus, the radius and the ulna. The distal end of the humerus has both a medial and lateral epicondyle. Tennis Elbow commonly involves the extensor compartment of the […]

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July 7, 2020
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Symptoms and Treatment

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common injuries we treat, ranging from rotator cuff injuries to more complex neurological conditions. One such condition we treat is known as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). TOS can present in multiple ways as there are multiple structures in the shoulder that can be affected, which is why it […]

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June 25, 2020
Snapping Hip Syndrome

A common complaint we get from a wide variety of patients, whether they are high-level athletes or people getting back into an exercise routine, is that they experience a snapping or popping sensation in the front of their hip with activity. It can range from a small “click” to a deep “thud” kind of sound […]

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June 15, 2020
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and its Treatment

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is probably one of the most common types of injuries that we see. Part of the reason I say that is that PFPS is an umbrella term that includes several conditions but also because we will see it more often inactive individuals. PFPS itself is a condition that affects the patellofemoral […]

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June 3, 2020
Fibromyalgia- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a condition that we seem to hear a lot about but overall seems to be a bit of a mystery to those of us who don’t suffer from it. Part of the reason for the mystery is that Fibromyalgia is largely a diagnosis by exclusion, meaning that no other diagnosis seems to make […]

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May 1, 2020
Things to Know about Dupuytren Disease

Dupuytren disease (or contracture) is a condition that affects a person’s hand by locking 1 or more of the fingers into a bent position, and for that reason can have a huge impact on his or her day to day activities. Dupuytren disease is a progressive condition that affects the palmar fascia of the hand. […]

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April 17, 2020
4 Tips If You Have Pain on the Outside of Your Hip

Hip pain is very common and there can be a variety of causes for it. If your pain is mainly on the outside of your hip, appeared gradually over time and often comes on when laying on that side, crossing your legs or with repetitive movements like walking or stairs, it is typically related to […]

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March 16, 2020
FAQ answered about Osgood Schlatters Disease

What is Osgood Schlatters? Osgood Schlatters is a growth-related disease that can cause pain for active adolescent children (10-15 years old for males, 8-13 years old for females), typically after a growth spurt. There does not need to be any trauma for the pain from Osgood Schlatters to come on. Teenagers may complain of knee […]

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March 6, 2020
What is Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease and who gets it?

Osgood-Schlatter disease happens when the quadricep tendon repetitively pulls on the patella and patellar tendon that attaches to the growth plate of the shinbone. This condition is one of the most common causes of knee pain in children and adolescents that are in a growth spurt and around the age of puberty. In most cases, […]

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February 26, 2020
Hamstring Strain Treatment: How Can Physiotherapy Help?

What is a hamstring strain? The hamstrings are a group of three muscles that run along the back of the thigh and work to stabilize and flex (bend) the knee. The muscles that make up the hamstring include biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus. When one or more of these muscles are injured it is known […]

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February 20, 2020
Spinal Compression Fractures and Osteoporosis: How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Overview of Osteoporosis and Spinal Compression Fractures Osteoporosis is a disease where both bone quality and strength, are significantly reduced. The disease can range from mild to severe bone loss and without proper management, typically increases in severity over time. When living with osteoporosis, an important consideration is that you are at a much higher […]

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February 12, 2020
Scoliosis and Osteoporosis

The spine is very important to structure of the body. It holds and supports the entire body structure. Considered one of the most debilitating spine conditions, scoliosis is often also associated with a condition called osteoporosis. Let us discuss scoliosis and osteoporosis. What is Scoliosis? The spine is considered abnormal when it moves away from […]

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February 5, 2020
Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is the Iliotibial Band? The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia on the lateral aspect knee. It extends from outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The iliotibial band plays a very crucial role in stabilizing the knee during running, walking and standing. This […]

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January 29, 2020
Hamstrings strain & Management

What is the most common form of injury in sports? It would be muscular sprain and strain type injuries. In the leg, the Hamstrings and calf muscles are your most commonly affected by strain. Today, we will discuss the hamstring muscle, hamstring strain and management of these injuries. What is the Hamstring Muscle? A hamstring […]

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January 22, 2020
Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

There are vastly different types of joints in the human body. The elbow is a complex join, having multiple small joints within its structure. The elbow is a hinge – type joint. We will go through the anatomy of the elbow, and a common affliction of this rather complex joint, golfer's elbow. What is the […]

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January 15, 2020
Exercises & Arthritis

What is Exercise? Exercise is an activity that engages the person in physical activity and increasing the heart rate beyond the resting level. Exercise is helpful in improving physical and mental health. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint. It can happen to any joint in the human body. The two most […]

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January 8, 2020
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb

The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb is commonly injured by falling onto an outstretched hand or in sports where the thumb metacarpal phalangeal joint (MP) is hyperextended or hyper-abducted. This injury can have many names such as “skiers thumb”, “gamekeepers thumb”, and “break dancers thumb.” What is a ligament? A ligament is like […]

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January 3, 2020
What is Pes Anserine Bursitis?

Do you have pain around your knee? How do you know if the pain is coming from your knee or other structures in the area? Do you hear a click, a pop, feel like your knee is catching or going to give out? If not, it may not be the ligaments or meniscus in the […]

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December 31, 2019
Femoroactabular Impingement of the hip (FAI)

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, due to the ball-like the top of your thighbone fitting into a cup-like area within your pelvis.  Each surface is lined with a thin layer of smooth cartilage that is there to cushion and protect the integrity of the bones, as well as to reduce friction […]

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December 24, 2019
Triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries (TFCC)

The Triangular fibrocartilage complex of TFCC is a combination of ligamentous and cartilaginous tissue that is integral to helping cushion, as well as stabilize the space in between the ulna and radius bones on the small finger side of the wrist.  It consists of many different structures including an articular disc, meniscus homologue, ulnocarpal ligament […]

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December 21, 2019
Chondromalacia Patella- Grading System and Treatment

Chondromalacia patella, more commonly referred to as runners knee, is a condition where the cartilage along the underside of the kneecap begins to soften and deteriorates over time.  When looking at the anatomy of the knee, the patella, or kneecap is designed to glide over a narrow groove on the top of the femur.  Due […]

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December 18, 2019
Scaphoid Fracture- Symptoms and Treatments

The scaphoid is one of eight carpal bones that make up the wrist joint.  Relative to the rest of the carpal bones it has a long curved shape to it and is located on the thumb side of the wrist.  It functions as an important mobilizer and stabilizer within the wrist joint.  When looking at […]

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December 13, 2019
Wrist Pain: Could it be your TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex)?

What is the TFCC and how is it injured?  The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a small structure located between your ulna (a long bone of the forearm) and the lunate and triquetrum (small cube-like bones in your wrist). The TFCC is located on the pinky finger side of your wrist, right where the wrist […]

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December 11, 2019
Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: Are PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections Helpful?

An Overview of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis For a multitude of factors, many people will develop osteoarthritis (OA) as they age, with the most significant risk factors being obesity, previous joint injuries, genetics, older age, and being of the female gender. In its simplest terms, OA results from wear and tear of the joints over […]

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December 4, 2019
ACL Injuries - Treatments and Risks

ACL injuries occur typically from a non-contact force such as sudden deceleration. In these scenarios, the quick deceleration causes a forceful contraction of the quadriceps muscle, which pulls on the tibia (shin bone) causing it to dislocate anteriorly (forwards). However, these injuries can occur in traumatic fashions as well, such as a blow to the […]

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November 27, 2019
Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist

The wrist is made up of 8 small carpal bones arranged in two rows. The scaphoid bone is an obliquely oriented bone that can be found on the radial (thumb) side of the wrist. It is the most commonly fractured carpal bone in the hand accounting for 60-70% of all hand fractures. The majority of […]

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November 19, 2019
Hamstring Physiotherapy Explained

A hamstring injury is a result of the excessive load of the musculotendinous unit. These injuries can present a real challenge for both rehabilitation professionals and athletes alike, as muscle injuries account for ~ 1/3 of all sports-related injuries. It can occur in several manners such as a high velocity concentric (shortening) contraction of the […]

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November 13, 2019
Things to Know About Elbow Anatomy

Time for a quick anatomy tutorial on the elbow joint. This joint, located between the shoulder and wrist joints, plays a major role in our daily tasks. Hinge Joint The joint is known as a “hinge joint”. The movement at this joint takes place between 3 bones: The radius (1/2 of the forearm) The ulna […]

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November 5, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About Tendinopathy

“Tendonitis”. Common words that are used for all types of pain in joints, from the ankle, all the way up to the wrist, elbow and shoulder. But what does it mean? Tendinopathies are altered healing responses of the tendon, which, when we analyze this tendon, show features that include alterations in the cells that make […]

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October 29, 2019
Rotator cuff tears of the Shoulder

If you’ve suffered a recent injury to your shoulder and it is remaining sore and stiff … you may have a rotator cuff tear?  How will you know?  The first thing to do is to see your physiotherapist for an evaluation.  Taking a proper history of how and when your symptoms began is key in […]

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October 22, 2019
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy also commonly referred to as (PRP) is one of the evolving interventions in a new field in healthcare known as “regenerative medicine”.   Other interventions you may have heard of in this field include stem cell therapy, gene editing, or cellular reprogramming.  Although PRP has been available for several years it is […]

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October 15, 2019
Meniscal Injuries of the Knee

If you’ve suffered a recent injury to your knee and it is remaining swollen and/or you have difficulty bending or straightening your knee fully … you may have a meniscal tear?  How will you know?  What to do? The first thing to do is to see your physiotherapist for an evaluation.  Taking a proper history […]

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October 8, 2019
If You have Arthritis should You Exercise

That answer is not the same for everyone.  Generally, exercise is beneficial but there may be certain circumstances where you may want to take a pass on going for that run?  To understand how exercising may affect your arthritic joint you first need to understand arthritis.  The term itself is made up of two parts […]

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October 1, 2019
Things to Know About Knee Braces

Will my knee benefit from a brace?    That answer is not the same for everyone.  The decision to consider bracing for a knee involves weighing the pros and cons of what that brace may do for the problem at hand and how it might affect an individual's function?  Braces of any sort typically are […]

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September 18, 2019
Things to Know About the Gait Cycle

Gait is a fancy word for someone’s walking pattern. A gait cycle starts from the second one foot hits the ground, to when that same foot cycles through and contacts the ground again. Your gait can be changed by a lot of different factors. Pain, muscle weakness/ tightness, injury, casts /braces, or even just how your bones are formed can change your gait pattern. The gait cycle is broken […]

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September 10, 2019
Healthy Computer Habits

Is my 8-hour desk job creating my pain? Society is shifting towards a more sedentary work lifestyle, and it’s true, the majority of us shuffle off to our 8am-5pm workday knowing that we will be stationary, most likely staring at a screen for the majority of the workdays. So if I am not mindful of my posture, […]

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September 3, 2019
Knee Braces Explained

Knee Braces. They have been used for decades. From the weekend warrior to the elite level athlete, and everything in between, they have been a way to help individuals optimize their function and perform their activities of daily living with less pain. So how do they help? Firstly, it is important to understand the following:  […]

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August 28, 2019
Most Common Cause of Lower Back Pain

​You may be experiencing low back pain and are unsure what it means, why it occurs, or what you can do about it. There may be various symptoms that you are experiencing in the low back as well as symptoms in the hips, buttocks, and legs that may be connected to the low back. The […]

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August 20, 2019
How does Acupuncture Help

Conditions it may help include: Acupuncture. It’s been around for centuries. This therapeutic technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating disease has been shown over the years to help with a variety of conditions by inserting fine needles into specific points of the body. Chronic Low back, Neck Pain Headaches (both migraine and tension) Whiplash  Tendonitis Strains/Sprains […]

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August 14, 2019
Back Care For Office Workers

By Anup Keshruwala (B.P.T) Upper, mid and low back pain can easily affect your quality of life.  Office workers suffer from back pain for a variety of reasons. A physiotherapist is an excellent resource to assist office workers with their back pain. What are sprains and strains? A back strain is an injury to either a muscle or tendon, while a back sprain is the […]

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August 7, 2019
What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a modality or machine, that is used to treat common tendon, soft tissue and bone injuries.  It works by exerting a mechanical pressure (a sound wave) through the affected tissue that creates increased metabolism and blood flow, among other processes, in order to help encourage cellular repair and accelerate healing of the […]

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August 1, 2019
What should you know about Strains and Sprains?

If the “PRICE” isn’t right, we may need to call the “POLICE”:  A brief update on the management of acute sprains and strains of soft tissue. By Dan Krebs BSc MScPT MClSc FCAMPT CGIMS First off, I want to briefly talk about some terminology with respect to muscle (contractile tissue) and inert (non-contractile) tissue injuries. […]

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July 24, 2019
Why Your Office Should Be Ergonomic

The word ergonomic means “creating efficiency and comfort in the working environment”, which in turn helps workers to stay healthy and uninjured, as well as to perform better.  The typical office worker spends between 6-8 hours a day at their desk or workplace, which can accumulate up to 2088 hours per year!  Due to the […]

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July 17, 2019
Benefits of Acupuncture for your Health

Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating disease and/or relieving pain. It is done by gently inserting fine needles into specific points of the body. The basis for classical understanding of acupuncture’s effect is Taoism, an ancient philosophy which has as its first principle the concept of Yin and Yang. Taoists […]

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July 10, 2019
What is Ankle Sprain?

Ankle Sprain This information is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Before starting an exercise program, consult a physical therapist. All images authorized & copyright by Primal Picture Ltd. Initial care is the same as for all other acute injuries: RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Use ice for 20 to 30 minutes […]

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July 3, 2019
What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow is pain or discomfort localized over the bony prominence on the lateral (outside) aspect of the elbow. This is called the lateral epicondyle. The specific medical diagnosis for tennis elbow is referred to as lateral epicondylitis. Symptoms can also be present on the medial (inside) aspect of the elbow however these are less […]

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June 26, 2019
MVA Motor Vehicle Accident Treatment Information

Section B Insurer – The insurance company that covers the vehicle you were either the driver of or a passenger in when the accident occurred. Notice of Claim & Proof of Loss Form – also known as “AB-1 Form” Primary Benefits – Any coverage for benefits that you and/or your spouse, or your parent may have through work, […]

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June 19, 2019
TMJ Temporo Mandibular Joint

Temporo Mandibular Joint (TMJ): The joints between your mandible and your skull, or your jaw joint. About 60% of the general population has symptoms of TMD at some time in their lives. TMD has numerous causes: Congenital bony malformations Dental and occlusion problems Direct trauma Neck injuries, such as whiplash Stress TMD may be the result […]

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June 12, 2019
Show Jumping Athletes and Back Pain

Put Your Back Into It! Athletes participating in Show Jumping report low back pain as a common injury that interferes with training and competition. Although there are many reasons for low back pain, in show jumpers it is due often to muscle imbalances and poor posture in the tack. Our spine has a natural curvature […]

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May 29, 2019
Our Back, Our Seat, Our Ride

Our backs are complex structures that, in the absence of injury or pain, allow for a wide variety of movements. It is the flexibility and movement in our back that permit us the ability to sit through transitions, sit each gait, or even jump a 5-foot oxer (well some of us) without inhibiting our horse’s […]

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March 7, 2019
I Have Frozen Shoulder, What Now?

Frozen shoulder is reported to affect anywhere from 2-5% of the population. Should you have diabetes or thyroid disease...

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March 7, 2019
Back Pain Management

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions we see across all clinics, with injuries ranging from acute to chronic...

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March 7, 2019
Pain, Posture and Productivity: How to improve your workday

Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide? Not only does this act to decrease your quality of life...

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March 6, 2019
How Panther Physiotherapy Can Help

Many people seek out medical help when they are in pain. But often times, the cause of their pain can vary...

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