CSA Physio Blog

A surprisingly effective non-drug treatment for neck pain
Posted on: October 24th, 2019 by Herbin Samarumaraj

Does your job involve sitting in front of screen more than 80% of the time ? Do you get neck pain ? It might be due to a muscular imbalance at your neck and shoulder. This is what I specialize in, so lets talk about that. Most neck pain starts with muscular imbalance, this means […]

Did you sit out from the last Lululemon 10km run? You don’t have to miss the next big race. If you’re an avid runner with an injury, this one’s for you!
Posted on: October 24th, 2019 by Jessica Shannon

Running injuries are common among the general population. This is because running is an activity that does not require much training to get started. Most people are able to throw on some runners and go outside for a leisurely jog. However, running is actually an extremely complex movement when broken down into all its phases. […]

Joint injuries in kids.
Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by Jeffrey Begg

Adolescence shouldn’t hurt. Watching your child suffer knee or hip or back pain while they are playing their sport is frustrating.  Both for them, and for you, the parent.  While it is common for us adults to have a sore joint from years of abuse or inactivity, kids generally should not hurt.  And certainly not […]

Knee pain? It may be early-onset osteoarthritis.
Posted on: October 3rd, 2019 by Herbin Samarumaraj

More than 10 million Americans are affected by knee osteoarthritis (OA)  Presumably then, over a million Canadians are too. It commonly affects a population aged 45 and greater. This condition occurs as the cartilage in the knee wears away eventually causing bone-on-bone contact between joint surfaces. Knee osteoarthritis can be diagnosed with a clinic examination […]

Funding For Physiotherapy
Posted on: September 26th, 2019 by Jamie Werenka

Alberta Health Services Funding for Physiotherapy Unlike other provinces in Canada or even other cities in Alberta, specific funding has been allocated by the Alberta government for individuals to receive physiotherapy assessments and/or treatments at no “out of pocket” cost. This is known as the Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) through Alberta Health Services. Only certain […]

Sleep: A missing link in the treatment of pain
Posted on: September 26th, 2019 by Andrew Koppejan

We spend a third of our lives sleeping. Anyone who has experienced any disruption sleep will attest to the far-reaching effects of disrupted sleep to all areas of functioning.  In this article, I would like to provide a brief overview of insomnia, the most common sleep condition affecting people today, and then provide you four ways […]

When the room starts spinning
Posted on: September 25th, 2019 by Jessica Shannon

When the room starts spinning Some types of dizziness can be treated by physiotherapists Did you roll out of bed one day and the room started spinning??? Have you felt nauseous and sick to your stomach after tilting your head or looking up or under something? Do these symptoms last for a few minutes and […]

Inflammation: The Upside (and Downside)
Posted on: September 15th, 2019 by Lindsay Walker

The Upside, and the Downside of Inflammation An upside to inflammation? You might be thinking: “There’s an upside?  Isn’t inflammation bad?” We use ice to stop the inflammation in a sprained joint; we constantly hear about how inflammation can cause diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, even cancer; and there are foods that are better for […]

My Jaw Hurts! What Can I Do?
Posted on: September 6th, 2019 by Alexandra Stam

Is jaw pain getting you down?  Are you plagued by clicking in your jaw every time you chew something delicious? Is beef jerky out of the question for your aching jaw? Have you seen a dentist or doctor and been diagnosed with something called TMD?  What is TMJ? TMJ is actually the name of your […]

Insomnia, Acupuncture and You
Posted on: August 27th, 2019 by Alexandra Stam

A good night’s rest is an important part of our health, and insomnia is a real drag. Sleep influences everything from how we heal to how we perform.  Everyone knows how difficult it can be to function without a good night’s sleep.  Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep easily, waking up during the […]

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