Injury Prevention and Recovery

How to Choose the Right Backpack

You are going on a trip and don’t know which backpack to choose from the wide selection offered in stores? Here's a video full of advice to help you pick the right one.

 

Golf Physiotherapy Assessment

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation

 

Concussion Management

ASP West Island physiotherapist Wendy Yu presents concussion management through the Complete Concussion Management protocol followed by our clinics. View this video to understand more about concussions.

 

The Right Posture

A good posture can prevent several aches and pain.


Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The IT band syndrome is an irritation of the iliotibial band, which is located on the outside of the thigh. This syndrome is found in sports that require repetitive movements such as running and cycling. In this video, you will find some tips to follow if you suffer from IT band syndrome.

 

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee connects the femur and tibia together. It plays a role in the static stability of the knee. An ACL injury is found in sports requiring quick and abrupt changes of direction. Here are three exercises to help prevent injury to this ligament.

 

Shoulder Tendinitis

Shoulder tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder. It is often caused by a wrong scapular movement, resulting in tendons inside the shoulders being crushed. This can cause a decrease in range of motion of the shoulder and pain with movement.

 

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition where the Achilles tendon is inflamed. This can be caused by repeated injury to the tendon and cause a decrease in ankle motion and increased pain when you walk, run or go up/down  stairs. This condition may last 3 to 6 months.

 

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a condition where the natural cushion between your knee joint – the cartilage – begins to thin. The bones will rub much more against each other and it can cause inflammation, pain and reduced range of motion of the knee.

 

Capsulitis

Capsulitis is a condition in which the soft tissues of the shoulder become inflamed. This can reduce the range of motion of the affected shoulder and can cause pain with movement. The exact cause of this condition is unknown and it can last from 5 months to 3 years.

 

Lumbar Strain

A lumbar strain is a condition in which the soft tissues such as muscles and tendons are pulled or torn. This can happen when you lift something improperly or result from repetitive movements. This can cause a decrease in range of motion of your back and pain can increase if you keep doing demanding physical activities.

 

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which the nerve within the wrist is pinched. This may cause numbness, pain and weakness of the wrist and hand.

 

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs

Plantar fasciitis or heel spurs is a condition in which the soft tissue that connects the heel bone to your toe is stretched and inflamed. This can cause pain when you walk or run, or even when you are standing.

 

Tennis and Golfer's Elbow

Tennis elbow or golfer's elbow is an inflammation of the tendons of the elbow. This is often caused by repetitive movements at the wrist, because the elbow muscles are connected to the wrist and hand. This condition can cause pain with wrist movement and may decrease the strength of your forearm.

 

Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is when one or more ligaments in the ankle are stretched or torn. This can cause a lot of swelling around the ankle, reduce the range of motion of the ankle and cause an increase in pain when you walk or run.