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What is a physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist is a healthcare provider who helps treat illnesses, injuries and disabilities through manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. Many individuals know to see a physiotherapist for sports-related injuries and motor vehicle accidents, but they do much more than that! Physiotherapists go through undergraduate studies and 2 years Master of […]

Back Pain in Pregnancy

While pregnant, muscles in your body naturally become softer and stretch. It can force your lower back as well as pelvis in a way that can lead you to back pain.  That is why it is important that you, as a pregnant woman, do whatever you can to minimize the […]

What Is Soft-Tissue Therapy?

Many people have heard of this term, but they really don’t know its meaning or how it works. Soft tissue refers to all the connective tissue that is present in and around the muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc. The term comes from the fact that these tissues are “soft” rather than […]

Physiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain. Heel pain affects approximately 85% of people at some time in their life. It affects men and women equally, and it can occur at any age. Heel pain is often caused by a combination of factors such as obesity, lack […]

How can chiropractors help you with back pain?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints seen by chiropractors. They often recommend physical therapy, exercise, and other non-invasive treatments first. In more severe cases, a chiropractor may recommend surgery. How do chiropractors treat back pain? Back pain is extremely common. In fact, 80% of people will experience […]

Shockwave Therapy and Chiropractic Care

Shockwave Therapy is a great alternative to treatments when chronic issues arise! Not getting much help with chronic shoulder/rotator cuff injuries and plantar fasciitis? This may help! What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave therapy is non-invasive non-surgical modality that creates short bursts of acoustic wave pulsations and allows for accelerated healing […]

Physiotherapy scope of practice – who is doing what and why?

Scope of practice statement is a legal document that describes the conditions under which a particular health care professional may legally treat patients. The purpose of the scope of practice statement is to inform other doctors and other health care professionals who are treating the patient. By comparison, a “scope […]

Frozen Shoulder – Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive Capsulitis is a chronic inflammatory response to an injury or disease that can affect the shoulder, elbow or hand. In Adhesive Capsulitis, tissue beyond the skin becomes inflamed and then scarred, resulting in pain, decreased range of motion and deformity. The inflammation can be caused by an underlying systemic […]
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