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Ask the expert: Runners Knee
Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Stephanie Dumont

Runners Knee?  What?? I’m a physiotherapist, and I recently started training for a half marathon. My training was going well until I felt a sharp pain on the outside of my left knee during a long run. I don’t remember hurting it. The pain came on suddenly. Now it only seems to hurt at the […]

What’s a Wrist Dinner Fork Deformity?
Posted on: September 24th, 2018 by Zackary Yaremko

Skiing and snowboarding can be great past times.  You get to enjoy the powder and the view of the mountains.  It doubles as great exercise and physical activity. Challenging runs and terrain aren’t without risk however.  Injuries occur all the time on the mountainside.  Most of the demand is on the musculature of the lower […]

Jumping Injuries and Knee Pain
Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by Zackary Yaremko

I don’t play competitive basketball or volleyball anymore, but there was a time when I wanted to give up sports or take a year off because of the knee pain I experienced.  Most of the pain came from a jumping injury. Jumping is an activity that a variety of athletes perform.  It requires a great […]

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 […]

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 […]

Knee pain with running, walking and stairs – what can be done?
Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by Jamie Werenka

Do you get knee pain in front of your knee or around your kneecap? Do you mostly notice it with activities such as running, downhill walking/hiking or stairs? My experience with knee pain This summer I found myself with intense and debilitating knee pain in very specific situations. In my day to day life, I […]

How a body should live: Part 2
Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Previously, we talked about how a body should live from birth to 40 and from 40 to 60.  Here’s my final bit of advice: (and for the record, working with people after 60 to keep joints healthy is one of my favourite challenges). 60 and beyond:  Don’t fall. From birth to age 40: Have fun. […]

How a body should live: Part 1
Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Jeffrey Begg

Lately, I’ve come up with a simple bit of advice for how I think a body should live, based on 20 years in my profession watching people do it well, and often not so well. So, you want to live an active, healthy life? Welcome to the club. It doesn’t just happen by chance though. […]

Do your knees hurt when you squat?
Posted on: January 5th, 2018 by Bradley Green

Squats are one of the most commonly performed exercises in gyms worldwide. Physiotherapists hear all too often that people don’t do squats  because it hurts their knees. The squat itself is a complex movement that requires strength, mobility, and coordination. When it’s done properly, it can be pain free. I have worked with clients ranging […]

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