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What is an Ankle Strain?

An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments are stretched or torn and can vary in severity from a grade 1 sprain with a few torn fibres in the ligaments, to a grade 3 sprain where the ligament is completely torn. What Causes an Ankle Sprain?  Trauma or sudden movements, primarily twisting/turning/rolling of the foot and ankle, are …

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Understanding Neck Injuries

It is estimated that 75% of the working population will experience neck or back pain during their career. Today we will learn how the neck works, why these injuries happen and how physiotherapy can help treat neck injuries. Understanding your neckYour neck is the upper part of your spine known as the cervical spine. It is comprised of …

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ASTYM Overview

Come in to see one of our physiotherapist to learn more about ASTYM and how it can help you get back to your daily activities.

Postural Exercises

If you want to learn more or would like an individualized assessment and treatment please call or email us and ask for Jen Scott.

IMS: Intramuscular Stimulation

How it Works: There are multiple needle insertions into muscle tissue. (Does not leave the needle in like acupuncture). The goal is to hit taught bands in the muscle, that have contracted over time due to decreasing health of the nerve or a compensatory movement pattern. Looking to elicit a twitch response when possible or …

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S.M.A.R.T Gardening Tips

Planning on doing some gardening this spring? Follow these S.M.A.R.T tips to help prevent you from getting injured. Happy Gardening! STRETCH – BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER GARDENING Once you feel a stretch, hold the position for 10 – 15 seconds – do not bounce or jerk. Repeat each stretch two or three times. MOVE – …

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3 Common Volleyball Injuries: Knee, Shoulder, Thumb

By: Jennifer Scott, Registered Physiotherapist This week’s topic: Jumper’s Knee Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy) Symptoms: Pain around the knee cap, pain with jumping, discomfort when contracting the quadriceps muscle (front of thigh), pain when you push on the area just below your knee cap Cause: Repetitive knee extension (jumping), common in volleyball and basketball Physiotherapy can help: …

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Foam Rolling

The Who What is Foam Rolling? Foam rolling is a method in which a foam roller is used to release myofascial tightness.  It is a very cost effective and simple technique to learn, and a great adjunct to stretching to maintain and improve one’s mobility.  While stretching increases the length of muscles, foam rolling improves …

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