Core Stability and the Treatment of Neck & Back Pain

What is Core Stability?   The core is made up of a group of 4 muscles: Transversus Abdominis, Multifidus, Diaphragm and the Pelvic Floor.  These muscles work like a corset to stabilize the joints of the spine and pelvis in preparation for movement or loading.  They do this by increasing the tension in the connective tissue/fascia and by increasing the abdominal pressure.  Core muscles are intended to work at …

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Common Myths About Physiotherapy

If pain relief, return to exercise or upping your sporting preparation is on your list, remember how physiotherapy can help. Here are some common myths busted… Does Physiotherapy Just Mean Exercise?No, treatment includes exercises of various types to promote flexibility and strength. But it also includes hands-on treatment to promote healing and education on necessary or …

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Poor Posture Among Students | Surrey Hwy 10 Physiotherapy and Sport Injury Clinic

Poor Posture Among Students

Is your child guilty of carrying their school bag over one shoulder? Do they slouch over the desk while studying or sitting in class? Has your child been sleeping on their stomach with their head completely rotated to one side? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above your child may be paving the groundwork for future musculoskeletal problems. These …

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What is Laser Therapy?

How Does Laser Therapy Work? Laser Therapy uses light to promote healing by improving blood flow and restoring normal cell function as a means to speed up the body’s natural healing process. Laser is used in conjunction with other physiotherapy modalities such as spinal/joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques, massage/trigger point therapy, postural education, and customized rehabilitative …

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What is an Ankle Sprain?

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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Exercising with Resistance Bands

What are Resistance Band Exercises? Resistance bands are strips of stretchable rubber that come in a variety of resistance levels and colours.  They are used to perform strengthening exercises for your muscles by providing resistance during the entire movement, causing your muscles to work both concentrically (while shortening) and eccentrically (while lengthening). When would I consider Resistance Band exercises? …

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5 Tips to Reduce Your Back Pain!

Back pain can strike at any time. You could experience discomfort following a strenuous workout, after doing yard work or even just from bending over to pick something up. Back pain can stop you in your tracks, making it impossible to do the things you want to do, but it doesn’t have to! Here are five tips your physiotherapist recommends …

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Foam Rolling, is it For Me?

If you have been to a physiotherapy clinic in the last few years, then you have almost certainly witnessed, or felt first hand, the technique of foam rolling. Foam rolling is a popular technique that releases tight muscles and mobilizes the network of connective tissues. In this month’s newsletter, we discuss how foam rolling works, and how it can …

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Enhancing Your Recovery Through Education!

Shoulder Impingement What is impingement?When the structures (muscles/tendons/bursa) around the shoulder get pinched and/or inflamed between two bony surfaces. Causes• Repetitive overuse movements e.g lifting, throwing, pushing and pulling movements• Overloading the shoulder, e.g. lifting heavy objects• Poor posture and weak shoulder, neck and back muscles• Traumatic Injury namely, motor vehicle accidents, falls and sports injuries Signs …

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