Complete Concussion Management

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Expert Physio – 8 Rinks is now recognized by Complete Concussion Management Inc.™ (CCMI) and joins a network of clinics around the world offering evidence-based concussion care. From initial pre-season multimodal baseline testing to concussion treatment and rehabilitation, our partnered CCMI practitioners collaborate with primary care physicians to co-manage concussions, helping patients and athletes safely… Read more »

Running into problems: plantar fasciitis, or jogger’s heel

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Originally posted at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2014/jul/22/running-problems-plantar-fasciitis-joggers-heel on 22nd July 2014 This is the third in the series of injury blogs – after shin splints and ITB friction syndrome – and it tackles something that can be resistant to treatment, particularly if it is not caught early.   So what is plantar fasciitis? The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that… Read more »

Minimal exercise can counteract sedentary lifestyle

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Originally posted 30th March 2015 at http://www.thestar.com/life/2015/03/30/minimal-exercise-can-counteract-sedentary-lifestyle.html Sitting is the new smoking. I hope you were standing for that. As a researcher in the rehabilitation sciences, I applaud the sentiment behind this catchphrase, radical as it may seem. Our culture has long underestimated the dangers of sedentary living. Until now, most of us thought we could… Read more »

6 ways physiotherapy can relieve aches and pains

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Originally posted 2009 at http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/arthritis-and-pain/6-ways-physiotherapy-can-relieve-aches-and-pains Many people lump physiotherapy into the same category as less proven “alternative treatments” and it’s often confused with massage or chiropractic therapy. But physiotherapy is different. Could it work for you? It was the prospect of being forced to give up cooking that made me try physiotherapy. My hands and wrists… Read more »

How much you should(n’t) sit at work

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Originally posted on June 26, 2015 at http://blog.participaction.com/en/how-much-you-shouldnt-sit-at-work/ By now it’s likely that you’ve heard at least one news story telling you that “your chair is killing you” or that “sitting is the new smoking.” This has likely made you very concerned, very confused, or both. Well, we’ve known for a long time that moving more… Read more »

Help for Leakage!

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Urinary leakage, or stress incontinence, is related to weak pelvic floor muscles which are unable to tighten strongly enough around the bladder opening to prevent leakage.  This leakage is often associated with postpartum women and elderly women. However, did you know that 51% of female athletes between the ages of 15-30 years complain of some… Read more »

Stretching

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Have you ever wondered about stretching? For example, is it important to stretch before or after you exercise? Does it help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness? What is the best way to improve flexibility? How often should I stretch? The answers to these questions were provided by the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s (PABC) practice… Read more »

Don’t Forget About Your Feet!

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During the summer, many people choose to wear flip flops or sandals to keep cool.Unfortunately, most of these types of shoes offer little to no support for the arch and muscles of the foot. If you have muscle weakness, muscle inflexibility or flat feet, this lack of support can create problems, not only in the… Read more »

Gardening with Arthritis

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These long days of glorious sunshine make many of us yearn to get outdoors and into the garden. The problem for many gardeners is that pain in their various body parts may limit their enjoyment. Gardening helps you maintain your strength and mobility, so it’s definitely worth pursuing! Here are a few suggestions that might… Read more »

Giro di Burnaby 2013

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    We have been Silver Sponsors of the Giro di Burnaby since its inception in 2006. A giro is a street bike race over a short course. It’s an exciting sport to watch! As the dedicated Physiotherapists for this event, we are always looking for problems on the course…but with some trepidation!   This… Read more »