physiotherapy

Strength and Power Training for Endurance Athletes

Strength and Power Training for Endurance Athletes

In this blog I address the most common reasons why endurance athletes avoid strength training, and provide counter arguments for why they should be.

Slips or Falls on Ice and Snow: Should you go to emergency, see a doctor, or consult a physiotherapist?

Slips or Falls on Ice and Snow:  Should you go to emergency, see a doctor, or consult a physiotherapist?

Winter is upon us, and with of all of this ice and snow, inevitably falls happen.  But do you go to the emergency room, see a doctor, or consult a physiotherapist?  This article addresses when to see which health care professional, as well as what you can do to help yourself after a fall.

Exercises for Sciatica

Exercises for Sciatica

Several different body structures or tissues can cause pain to refer down the leg. The problem is they all require different, often opposite, treatment. If you are experiencing leg pain and decide to Google ‘exercises for sciatica’ you can easily end up with exercises for the wrong diagnosis, and make your problem worse.  This is a plug for why you need a physiotherapist to help you with your leg pain.

Tips for Staying Consistent with Exercise while Traveling

Tips for Staying Consistent with Exercise while Traveling

The importance of exercise is generally not a hard sell, the hard part is committing to exercise.  The few fleeting moments of  ‘me time’ can be even more precious while traveling, regardless if you are away for work or pleasure.  As someone who loves spending time abroad and advocates for more of it, here are a few tips to help you stay consistent with your rehab or fitness program while traveling.

Video Blog: How to properly lift a canoe without hurting your back

Video Blog: How to properly lift a canoe without hurting your back

Backcountry canoe camping is an excellent way to decrease stress and improve your mental health. However, if you don't lift a canoe properly you risk back injuries or making an existing back issue worse.

Video Blog: Shoulder Pain and CrossFit

Video Blog: Shoulder Pain and CrossFit

Shoulder pain is a common complaint among CrossFit athletes.  Here is how I can help you recover from your shoulder injuries so you can keep pushing your fitness limits.

Running shoes and Rehabilitation: A Personal Account

Running shoes and Rehabilitation: A Personal Account

Yes it can matter which type of shoe you are running in to get you through an injury.  I am going to share with you my personal experience of why my last three pairs of running shoes have been quite different styles, and why I changed to a different style of shoe to rehab an injury. 

What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling?

Have you ever had a friend come from physiotherapy and tell you they were treated with ‘dry needling’?  You might think to yourself ‘well that sounds scary and painful, why would I ever consider doing that?’   This post covers where dry needling came from, how it works, why it works, and the recent research to support it.