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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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