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I Feel Your Back Pain
Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

Back pain can be annoying and even debilitating. I know because I’ve been there. Over 25 years ago, I fell off a horse and broke my back. That was the beginning of my several year challenge with back pain. The next year, I got bucked off again – and this time I broke my pelvis. And […]

Groin and hip pain? It’s rarely “tight hip flexors”!
Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Groin and hip pain You’ve got that nagging pain in the front of your hip.  It’s sort of in the groin region, but a bit more in front.  When you sit, it’s basically somewhere along the fold your skin makes between your leg and your lower belly.  It’s been there for months, really, when you […]

Acupuncture vs Gunn IMS – Which is better for me?
Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

I am often asked about the difference between Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) and traditional Chinese acupuncture.   A common question is “which one is better?”  One is not necessarily “better” than the other.  The answer depends on your therapist’s training, the injury or condition that is being treated, and any previous experiences with either treatment approach […]

Dancing around pain
Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by Michelle Bibeau

Dance Injuries Interfere with your Love of Movement If you are a dancer, you know the many hours of training and dedication it takes to master this art form. You train multiple hours in a week, pushing your body to the limits and why?  Because you love dance. Dance is an expression of movement and […]

Dealing with figure skating Injuries
Posted on: March 19th, 2018 by Leanne Jacobs

The recipe of a great figure skater Watching the Olympics these last two weeks has made me fall in love with figure skating again while re-living some of my past figure skating injuries.  What I love about it, is that figure skating is a sport that combines power and grace, artistry and athleticism.  It’s the […]

Crick in the Neck?
Posted on: March 9th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Crick in the neck? What now? You woke up with quite a bit of neck pain.  You can’t turn your head to look over your shoulder.  In fact, you can hardly move your neck at all.  That’s not uncommon, and it usually isn’t anything serious.  Let’s assume you don’t have any prior neck injury or […]

The Secret is Out on Platelet Rich Plasma
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

As a physiotherapist for the past 23 years, I’ve seen a lot of progress in our profession and in pain management. One of the more recent advances is in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for joint, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries. This is an exciting opportunity for people with injuries that haven’t resolved […]

Arthritic Joint Pain – Will Platelet Rich Plasma Work?
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

As a specialist in ultrasound guided regenerative medicine, many of my clients have questions about platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP). Specifically, they want to know if PRP will help with their arthritic joint pain. They also want to know if PRP will help them move more easily. Put simply, the answer is yes. PRP is effective in reducing joint pain and […]

Steroid Injections – Concerns for Knee Osteoarthritis
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

In the medical field, we have often recommended steroid injections to help patients manage arthritic knee pain. That may soon change. There is new information and research that is now being discovered. Why have steroid injections been used for knee osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis can be quite painful and can limit your ability to do the […]

Stress incontinence; is it normal to pee when you cough?
Posted on: February 25th, 2018 by Jenna Lewis

Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects both men and women. 65% of women sitting in a doctors waiting room report some type of urinary incontinence. (Byles & Chiarelli, 2003). Yet, many people do not seek help for this type of problem. One reason people don’t seek help is that they think it is a normal part of the […]

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