The foam roller: an ally we love to hate!
The foam roller is a long cylinder of dense foam (it also exists as a half-cylinder). It’s a tool that we use regularly at the clinic and it’s gaining in popularity among athletes, not only because it is very effective, but also because the exercises we do with it are easy and simple to execute.
Pain in the Pelvic Region? No Problem!
Have you ever had a nagging pain in the region of the pelvis or hip? Pain or discomfort in the pelvic region and the hip may be related. Since the hip is a weight bearing joint, pain and discomfort in the hip can cause problems with sitting, standing and walking.
Hot or Cold?
Proper application of hot or cold can, depending on the case, greatly assist the healing process of an injured muscle or joint. But how do you know when to apply them?
The Benefits of Massage Therapy in Children
Caught between play, school, sports and countless demands, children have a good deal of stress. Stress raises blood pressure, lessens the immune defence and can contribute to problems such as obesity, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and depression. All of these consequences can force the child to live reactively, in the mode of defence, flight and combat.
How to Release a Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder (also called adhesive capsulitis) is a common disorder that causes pain, stiffness and loss of normal range of motion in the shoulder. It affects mainly people ages 40 to 60—women more often than men.
Occupational Therapy: Going Back to Work After an Injury
Do you worry that you will not be able to go back to work? Following an injury, and a prolonged leave from work, your body might show a decrease in functional abilities. This can prevent you from performing certain tasks at work. Upon returning to work, it is normal to fear that you will reinjure yourself.
Physiotherapy and Cancer
Contrarily to what one might think, several patients suffer more from the side-effects of cancer treatments than the cancer itself. Physiotherapy can help improve the quality of life of patients who have undergone these types of treatments.
How to Make the Most from Your Physiotherapy Appointment
An appointment with a physiotherapist is an excellent step towards improved function and injury prevention. To make the best use of your time, please use the following guidelines.
Physiotherapy Instead of Surgery?
Individuals who experience knee osteoarthritis respond well to physiotherapy, especially in the early stages. A well planned physiotherapy program has been shown to improve the body's ability to function by improving strength and coordination. This may reduce the need for surgery.
"Pre-hab": The Role of Exercise Before Surgery
Most individuals are familiar with the thought of rehabilitation after surgery, but the idea of pre-surgical rehabilitation is gaining recognition.