Pregnancy and labour are miraculous events in a woman’s life. For some women, these wonderful experiences are clouded by the presence of low back and pelvic joint pain, also known as pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain (PGP). The pelvis is made
Many physiotherapists in BC are trained to use dry needling, also known as intramuscular stimulation (IMS), to address symptoms of chronic muscle pain and tension. Dry needling/IMS involves the use of an acupuncture needle but this type of physiotherapy treatment is not
So many patients come to our clinic with work-related neck and back pain. Often it comes down to posture at work. People working full-time will spend most of their waking hours at work, perhaps 40 hours per week or more.
After breast surgery, women may have questions about how to safely move the arms and avoid stiffness. Below is a guide answering some of these questions created by the Canadian Cancer Society in consultation with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. If
Here is an informative brochure jointly created by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Arthritis Society. It explains how to look upon exercise as a means to maintain mobility and protect your joints when you live with arthritis. The brochure
“I have neck and back pain following my car accident. What should I do?” Whiplash is the soft tissue injury that occurs when there is a rapid acceleration and deceleration of your head and upper body. It is most commonly
Core stability refers to the ability to stabilize our spine and body during movement, in particular the bodily region bounded by the diaphragm, abdominal wall corset and the pelvic floor. It is the action of these three groups of muscles
From the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Some chronic health conditions, including breast cancer, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence, are important concerns for women. These conditions can significantly affect a woman’s physical and mental well-being, participation in daily activities, and even her
by Winnie Chan, RPT One of the most used but least known joints in our bodies are the joints that control our jaw. They are known as the Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ). These joints are used daily for speech, swallowing, breathing
by Dawn Sparks, RMT Finally the sun is shining, the snow is gone and you can get out into the garden or onto the golf course. You spend all day digging or driving, planting or putting. It feels fantastic –
by Janet Leung, RPT Introduction Tendons are fibrous bands which attach muscles to bones, e.g. the Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Tendons have some ability to stretch because they are made in part of collagen.
by Janet Leung, RPT Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative arthritis is the most common type of arthritis. According to the Arthritis Society of Canada, 1 in 10 Canadians is affected by OA. The cartilage which rests between bones and protects