CSA Physio Blog

Why are my knees hurting when I run?
Posted on: March 1st, 2019 by Kevin Arkko

Why are my knees hurting when I run? Do you get pain at the front of your knee when you run? Well you’re not alone but the cause of your knee pain might not be what you think. If you’ve ever experienced knee pain when running, your first thought has probably been “What’s wrong with […]

Tennis elbow anyone?
Posted on: February 1st, 2019 by Herbin Samarumaraj

Tennis elbow.  It’s one of the most common yet complex musculoskeletal conditions affecting the elbow.  The name might make you thing the condition is caused by playing tennis.  In actual fact, studies shows it is more common in work related activities than in tennis players. The typical symptoms are pain in the outside of the […]

Shoulder pain while working out is not normal!
Posted on: January 18th, 2019 by Kevin Arkko

Shoulder pain while working out is not normal! It’s Monday, what I call “international bench press day” (for all the folks trying to get in shape again after a hard weekend).  The number of people who continue pressing through shoulder pain is phenomenal. In many gym circles shoulder pain with barbell pressing movements like the […]

How to avoid making a habit out of rolling your ankle
Posted on: December 12th, 2018 by Kevin Arkko

How to avoid making a habit out of rolling your ankle Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. In fact, in the USA alone about 23,000 ankles get sprained every day, so if you’ve sprained your ankle you are not alone. Immediately after the sprain RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) is a […]

Get A Grip On Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

Do you have numbness, burning and tingling in your hands? Is the pain worse at night? Does the loss of grip strength make it difficult to hold things? Is it getting hard for you to do your job?  If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve that runs down the underside […]

Chronic pain management: nutrition and diet
Posted on: October 6th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Management of chronic pain requires a multi-faceted approach.  This blog will deal with the eating habits you can develop to help reduce the impact that your diet may have on your pain. It is generally recommended to avoid anything that is sugary and processed.  Besides fried foods and candy, some unhealthy foods that are not quite […]

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 […]

My pelvic floor just isn’t the same after babies
Posted on: September 25th, 2018 by Carli Bennett

I have had babies.  I get it. When I began working as a physiotherapist I never thought pelvic health would be the field for me. And then I had a baby… and another baby… and things just didn’t feel the same down there as they did before. Not only this, I also had lots of ‘mom’ friends […]

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 […]

How Can Physiotherapy Help Your Athletic Performance?
Posted on: September 20th, 2018 by Bradley Green

If you’ve ever had an injury keep you away from what you love to do or from achieving your athletic goals, you’ll want to know what physiotherapy can do to help (hint:  quite a bit.  It’s kind of what we do).  Throughout my years of competing in various sports, I have learned a lot about […]

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